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CRC | ICHC Agenda-At-A-Glance


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Tuesday, Dec. 2
Pre-Conference Workshop: 1 Day Assembly/Disassembly Director Overview
Hosted by NACB 
North American Crane Bureau will offer an in-depth workshop for crane and rigging workers interested in learning more about becoming qualified as a Crane A/D Director. The workshop comes with accompanying Continuing Education Credits.

  • Crew communication
  • Safe work procedures
  • Determining load weights
  • Rigging requirements
  • Component selection

Wednesday, Dec. 3


Time Session Speaker
7:15- 8:15 am Registration, Breakfast & Exhibits Open  Sponsored by Cranes 101
8:15 -8:30 am Welcome and Opening Remarks  Tracy Bennett, Mighty Mo Media Partners
8:30-9:30 am Evaluating the True Costs of Training  Kenneth Reynolds,  Lifting & Hoisting Team Lead,  Shell Oil CompanyZack Parnell,  Vice President,  Industrial Training International
9:30-10:30 am Adult Learning Styles for Developing an Effective Training Program Jim Headley,  Director,  Crane Institute of America
9:30-10:30 am Understanding the Differences in CMAA and FEM Design Standards for Overhead Cranes and Hoists Mark Erny, Progressive Crane
10:30-11:00 am Break  Sponsored by Morrow Equipment Company
11:00-12:00 am Setting Up for Success: Understanding the relationship dynamics between the load, crane mat, and ground. Kris Koberg, CEO, DICA
11:00-12:00 pm Breakout Session: Safe Rigging with Lever Hoists Chris Hess and Dave Decker, Becket Training & Consulting
12:00-1:30 pm Lunch and Exhibits Open
1:40-2:40 pm Worst Rigging Practices in Construction and Heavy Industry and How to Avoid Them Dave Decker, President, Becket Training & Consulting
2:45-3:45 pm Using Simulators in Crane & Rigging Training. It’s Not Just for Beginners Monty Chisolm, Rigging Operations Trainer, Bechtel Equipment OperationsPaul Freedman, President, Simlog Inc.
2:45-3:45 pm Breakout Session: Creating Value through Preventative Maintenance of Overhead Cranes  Tad Dunville, TigerTracks
3:45 Wireless Camera Demo and End of Day Networking Event

Thursday, Dec. 4

Time Session Speaker
7:15-8:05 am Registration, Breakfast & Exhibits Open  Sponsored by Bishop Lifting Products
8:05-8:15 am Welcome Back
8:15-9:15 pm Putting Labor Statistics to Work for Crane & Rigging Labor Providers Brian Stamper, Member Concierge for Construction Users Roundtable and Director of Sales and Business Development for Construction Labor Market Analyzer
9:15-10:30 am Positive, Negative, and Unintended Consequences of Using Visual Aids on Mobile, Tower, and Overhead Cranes Frank Hegan, President, Crane Tech Solutions
10:30-11:00 am Break  Sponsored by Morrow Equipment Company
11:00-12:00 pm Call of the Wild. Working in a New State: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You Ryan Warren, Shareholder, Polsinelli Construction Litigation
11:00-12:00 pm Breakout Session: Lift Planning and Engineering for Gantries in Heavy Industrial Applications David Duerr, President, 2DM Associates
12:00-1:30 pm Lunch and Exhibits Open
1:40-2:40 pm The Employers Responsibility for Qualifying Crane Operators. Mike Eggenberger Sr., Crane Safety Manager, Bay Ltd.
1:40-2:40 pm Breakout Session: Intelligent Design: Overhead Cranes that integrate Maintenance and Productivity Data with Facility Processes. Calvin LeClair, New Business Development, Service, Konecranes Inc.
2:45-4:00 pm Enhance Your Company Quality Controls through Hybrid Risk Management. Kevin Cunningham, President, Construction Div. of Houston International Insurance Group, followed by a panel discussion with insurance agents and crane safety managers.
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