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Amusement Park - Ride Support Engineering

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Amusement Parks ‘purchase’ rides from ride manufacturers, but there is a LOT more that goes into erecting a new ride than just the purchase.  

Amusement Parks require a lot of engineering in order to plan a ride’s layout, design its foundations, provide ride support structures, and obtain State approvals.  We call these services ‘Ride Support Engineering’ and have been providing these type of specialty engineering services for over 25 years.  This presentation gives a  walkthrough the ‘local engineering’ aspects of amusement rides, including design and construction considerations.

Richard Maloney, PE is a Structural Engineer, with more than 25 years experience providing local engineering services for over 100 amusement rides in theme parks nationwide. He has provided structural and other local engineering services for 5 out of the roller coasters listed in Time Magazine's "Top Ten Roller coasters in the US" list. A graduate of Villanova University (BS) and the University of Notre Dame (MS), Mr. Maloney is currently employed at Maser Consulting, P.A. a firm with over 850 employees and offices nationwide.


$45 ASCE Members & Professionals
$10 Students

Approved for 1 PDH (NJ) - currently pending 1 PDH for NY