2019 Crane & Rigging Workshop

Schedule

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  • Tuesday, September 17, 2019
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    2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM
    Registration/Information Desk
  • Wednesday, September 18, 2019
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    7:00 AM  -  8:00 AM
    Crane & Rigging Group Tower Crane Committee
    All attendees welcome.
    7:30 AM  -  5:00 PM
    Registration/Information Desk
    8:15 AM  -  9:15 AM
    Crane & Rigging Group Safety Education & Training Committee
    All attendees welcome.
    8:30 AM  -  4:30 PM
    Leadership Forum (By Invitation Only)
    This inclusive program is designed to help fast-track the best and brightest young minds to the next levels of professional and Association leadership and connect with other young industry leaders. Accepted applicants will be matched with a hand-picked mentor and spend one-on-one time with various industry veterans discussing workplace trends and industry issues.

    Apply now by visiting www.scranet.org/leadership.
    9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM
    Crane & Rigging Group Labor Committee
    All attendees welcome.
    10:45 AM  -  12:15 PM
    Crane & Rigging Group Governing Committee

    All attendees welcome.

    1:15 PM  -  2:45 PM
    Opening Session: How to Be a Better Leader

    Hone your leadership skills by learning how to educate, train, mentor and empower your employees using proven methods. Operating under the premise that “there are no bad teams, only bad leaders,” participants will learn the concepts of ownership and leadership to continuously improve their operational and safety cultures.

    Speakers: Kevin D. Kelley Sr., President, Environmental, Health & Safety Solutions, Inc.
    James Junkin, Partner, Environmental, Health & Safety Solutions Inc.

    2:45 PM  -  3:15 PM
    Networking Break
    Sponsor: Liebherr
    3:15 PM  -  4:30 PM
    Breakout Session: How the Latest Regulations Impact Your Business
    Regulations impact every part of your operation so it’s important to continuously evaluate your Risk Management/Safety Plan and initiatives against the 2019/2020 regulatory landscape. In this session, gain unique insights into upcoming changes to the FMCSA Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) program, timely details on the upcoming CDL Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse mandate, the likely Hours-of-Service (HOS) rule changes, as well as an important enforcement information related to final ELD compliance date in December.

    Speaker: Dave Osiecki, President and CEO, Scopelitis Transportation Consulting, LLC

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    3:15 PM  -  4:30 PM
    Breakout Session: Navigating the Haze of Legalized Marijuana in the Construction Industry

    With 17 states having legalized marijuana, companies are left to figure out how to address the legal and practical aspects of marijuana usage. Learn how companies from the U.S. and Canada are tackling the issue and what you can do today to start managing it within your own company.

    Panelists: Pat Collins, Director, Product Marketing, Link-Belt Cranes
    Ryan Long, Regional Manager for Southern NB & Nova Scotia, Irving Equipment Limited
    Bob Picken,Vice President Global Risk Management, Sterling Crane
    Victoria O’Neil, Health & Safety Coordinator, Matcom

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    4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM
    2019 Rigging Jobs of the Year
    What does it take to win the Rigging Job of the Year? SC&RA members—all demonstrating outstanding organization, skill and commitment to safety—were recognized for meeting some of the industry’s most complicated challenges and responding with superior professionalism. Get inspired for your own entry next year!

    Over $2 Million: Barnhart
    $750,000 - $2 Million: Fagioli SPA
    $150,000 - $750,000: Burkhalter
    Under $150,000: Emmert International
    6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM
    First Timers’ Briefing

    Is this your first time attending an SC&RA event? This briefing provides you the opportunity to meet with officers, staff and other first-time attendees to network and learn more about how to best leverage the event for business success.

     Optional 
    7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM
    Reception
    Sponsors: Link-Belt Cranes and NBIS (NationsBuilders Insurance Services, Inc.)
  • Thursday, September 19, 2019
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    7:30 AM  -  8:30 AM
    Continental Breakfast
    Sponsors: Enerpac, H&E Equipment Services, National Interstate Insurance Company, Rigging Gear Sales, Inc.
    7:30 AM  -  5:00 PM
    Registration/Information Desk
    8:30 AM  -  10:00 AM
    A Crisis of Disengagement: 6 Steps to Increase Engagement, Performance and Retention
    Nearly 87% of employees worldwide are disengaged, and yet companies that have highly engaged workforces outperform their counterparts by almost 147%. Many companies are experiencing a crisis of engagement and either aren’t aware of it or are ignoring the problem, especially with millennials and Gen Zs. Our ability to attract, train, manage and retain this next generation of leaders is critical to the future success of our businesses. Entrepreneur, CEO, and best-selling author Dan Negroni has developed an inside out approach and 6-step framework that helps organizations transform their culture and workforce from disengaged to engaged. Using practical relationship-based techniques and tools, Dan will help you uncover what areas your organization needs to focus on and how to begin the journey to increased engagement, performance and retention of your top talent.

    Speaker: Dan Negroni, Founder and CEO, launchbox

    Sponsors: Riggers Manufacturing Company, Rigging Gear Sales, Inc., Terex USA, LLC
    10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM
    Networking Break
    Sponsor: Liebherr
    10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM
    Breakout Session: Looking Up: FAA Guidelines for Cranes
    The Federal Aviation Administration’s Obstruction Evaluation Group (OEG) will review the evaluation process, filing procedures, lighting requirements for cranes plus more, including an in-depth look at their new website for the crane industry.

    Speaker: Mike Blaich, OEG Airspace Specialist, FAA Obstruction Evaluation Group
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    10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM
    Breakout Session: Understanding Ground Bearing Capacities
    Ground stability is one of the most important factors to be considered with crane set up. This session will review the underlying physics and reaction forces, as well as group pressures. Learn best practices in ground stabilization methods and techniques including crane pads and mats; cribbing and shoring; crawler crane pads and more.

    Speakers: Jeff Steiner, Owner, Bigfoot Construction Equipment
    Mike Walsh, President, Dearborn Companies
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    11:30 AM  -  3:00 PM
    Exhibit Center (Buffet lunch & refreshments provided)

    SC&RA brings together 94 of the industry’s top manufacturers, software and training providers, insurance representatives and media all in one place. With no conflicting sessions or distractions, the Exhibit Center is the best place to meet with your customers and make new contacts quickly and easily.

    12:00 pm - 2:00 pm Lunch Sponsors: Deep South Crane And Rigging, LLC, J&R Engineering Co., Inc., Lift Systems, Inc., Terex USA, LLC

    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Refreshment Sponsor: Tadano America Corporation


    3:15 PM  -  4:30 PM
    Breakout Session: Design, Fabrication and Testing of Cantilever Beams and Triangle Plates
    Cantilever beams and triangle plates are valuable specialty rigging tools, but the engineering fundamentals behind their design and use are simpler than they may appear. This presentation will provide examples of commonly used rigging applications and will identify resources for design, fabrication, load testing and lift planning.

    Speaker: Chad Fox, PE, Project Manager, ruby+associates


     Optional 
    3:15 PM  -  4:30 PM
    Breakout Session: Insurance Q&A: Ask the Industry Expert

    This session will be an open discussion about what to do to help protect your company before you have a claim, what changes you can make to put your company in a better position to defend it, and tips to prepare for attorney tactics. Bring your questions for our expert to answer.

    Speaker: Bill Smith, EVP, Claims & Risk Management, NIBS (NationsBuilder Insurance Services, Inc.)

     Optional 
    4:30 PM  -  5:00 PM
    Networking Break
    Sponsor: Liebherr
    5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM
    Breakout Session: How to Use Data to Revitalize Your Marketing
    During this informative round-table discussion, three heavy-construction industry professionals with experience in publishing, marketing, and digital analytics will discuss proven strategies for using information to drive brand awareness and sales. The discussion will cover advertising best practices; fundamentals of brand strategy; and demystifying SEO. Learn how to use analytics, research, and good-old-fashioned listening to drive brand value.

    Panelists: Tim Hillegonds, Chief Strategist, Thrive Creative
    Trevor Pease, President & COO, KHL Group Americas
    Izzy Crouch, Campaign & Traffic Analyst, KHL Group
     Optional 
    5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM
    Breakout Session: Inside Scoop: How Crane Operator Certification and Evaluation is Really Going
    Nearly a year after OSHA published its final rule on Operator Qualification, some companies still have questions about training and certification. How should employers evaluate their operators, and how often? What documentation is required? What implications, if any, are there to existing crane operator certifications? Hear from an industry expert on how his company implemented the requirements and learn the latest developments from NCCCO leadership.

    Speakers: Bret Shields, Director of Safety, Buckner HeavyLift Cranes
    Thom Sicklesteel, CEO, National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO)
     Optional 
    6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM
    Reception
    Sponsor: The Manitowoc Company, Inc.
    8:00 PM  -  10:00 PM
    Leadership Forum Dinner (By Invitation Only)
  • Friday, September 20, 2019
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    7:30 AM  -  8:30 AM
    Continental Breakfast
    Sponsors: Liebherr and USI Insurance Services LLC
    8:30 AM  -  10:30 AM
    Breakout Session: Cut to the Chase: Best Practices in Sling Protection
    Sling protection is a critical consideration in all load handling activities whenever the possibility of damage to slings may occur. While some slings are more robust than others, “cut proof” slings and/or “cut proof” sling protection does not exist. The presentation will include valuable information relative to direct and indirect forms of sling protection, as well as key considerations relative to damage caused by abrasion and/or cutting, appropriate mitigation methods, inspection and removal from service criteria.

    Speaker: Mike Gelskey, Jr., Vice President and General Manager, Lift-It Manufacturing
     Optional 
    8:30 AM  -  10:30 AM
    Breakout Session: Tech Trends in Crane & Rigging
    The impact of technology on your personal life is obvious. But are you leveraging the latest technology to make your company more efficient and safer? Learn from a panel of experts about the benefits and limitations of emerging technology and how it will affect the industry.

    Panelists: Ted Blanton, Founder and Consultant, North American Crane Bureau (NACB)
    Jane Intrieri, Director of Marketing,
    Fleet Cost & Care
    Tawnia Weiss, President, AIA Software
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