Crane and Rigging Experts to address the CRC/ICHC Conference

Crane & Rigging Hot Line and Industrial Lift & Hoist magazines announced a high impact program of industry experts who will lead discussions on crane and rigging safety, operations, and productivity at CRC/ICHC, which will take place Dec. 3-4.

Held consecutively for the last five years at locations in the Midwest and Gulf Coast, the Crane & Rigging Conference and Industrial Crane & Hoist Conference return to Houston, Texas, in 2014. Safety and risk managers, crane and rigging supervisors, lift directors, and facilities managers, will have the opportunity to attend more than a dozen educational sessions addressing the newest standards and regulations, industry trends, and risk management practices.

During the conference, attendees will have a chance to interact with products and services vendors of interest to crane and rigging operations. Mark Bridger, Director of Business Development for CRC/ICHC, announces the first two exhibitors to join the program. “Lifting Gear Hire, a lifting equipment rental specialist, is a five-time returning exhibitor. With 17 locations across the United States, LGH stocks more than 40,000 pieces of hoisting, pulling, jacking, and rigging equipment,” he said.

A new vendor joining the controlled exhibition is MetalEZ, part of the Adjutant suite of Business Automation Solutions, Houston, Texas. The company designs software for all business processes with real-time key performance indicators. A limited number of booths are available. For more information, contact

Added Value Workshop

As an added value to CRC/ICHC attendees, North American Crane Bureau will present Pre-Conference Workshop for crane and rigging workers at on becoming qualified as a Crane Assembly/Disassembly Director. Among the topics covered in the full-day workshop, to be held Dec. 2, are crew communication, safe work procedures, determining load weights, rigging requirements, and component election.

Attendees who register for both CRC/ICHC and the Pre-Conference A/D Director Workshop receive a total discount of $225 of both registrations.

The Workshop comes with accompanying Continuing Education Credits and is conveniently located at the conference hotel at the Hilton NASA Clear Lake.

Fresh, Innovative Education

Conference speakers will cover topics related to mobile cranes, overhead cranes and rigging. The CRC/ICHC lineup of speakers comprises of leaders in their fields who have their finger on the pulse of industry trends.

Evaluating the True Costs of Training. Speakers: Kenneth Reynolds, Lifting & Hoisting Team Lead, Shell Oil Company and Zack Parnell, Vice President, Industrial Training International

Understanding Adult Learning Styles when Developing an Effective Training Program. Speaker: Jim Headley, Director, Crane Institute of America

Worst Rigging Practices in Construction and Heavy Industry and How to Avoid Them. Speaker: Dave Decker, President, Becket Training & Consulting

Using Simulators in Crane & Rigging Training. It's Not Just for Beginners. Speakers: Monty Chisolm, Rigging Operations Trainer, Bechtel Equipment Operations, and Paul Freedman, President, Simlog Inc.

Transient Voltages: Cause, Effect, and Remediation. Speaker: Roy Peterson, Senior Controls Engineer, Duct-O-Wire

Putting Labor Statistics to work for Crane & Rigging Labor Providers. Speaker: Brian Stamper, Member Concierge for Construction Users Roundtable and Director of Sales and Business Development for Construction Labor Market Analyzer

Positive, Negative, and Unintended Consequences of Using Visual Aids on Mobile, Tower, and Overhead Cranes. Speaker: Frank Hegan, President, Crane Tech Solutions

Call of the Wild. Working in a New State: What You Don't Know Can Hurt You. Speaker: Ryan Warren, Shareholder, Polsinelli Construction Litigation

The Employer's Responsibility for Qualifying Crane Operators. Speaker: Mike Eggenberger Sr., Crane Safety Manager, Bay Ltd.

Enhance Your Company Quality Controls through Hybrid Risk Managent. Speaker: Kevin Cunningham, President, Construction Division of Houston International Insurance Group, followed by panel discussion with insurance agents and crane safety managers.

Lift Planning and Engineering for Gantries in Heavy Industrial Applications. Speaker: David Duerr, President, 2DM Associates

Intelligent Design: Overhead Cranes that Integrate Maintenance and Productivity Data with Facility Processes. Speaker: Calvin LeClaire, New Business Development and Service, Konecranes

Register Now

Early bird rates end August 1, 2014. Conference registration for CRC/ICHC is $495 and the Pre-Conference Assembly/Disassembly Director Workshop is $499. Register for both and receive a $225 discount.

Source: Crane and Rigging Hotline

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