2019 Crane & Rigging Workshop

Thursday, September 19
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

Jeff Steiner Bio

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Jeff Steiner is owner of Bigfoot Construction Equipment. He has built, tested and designed outrigger pads for Bigfoot since 1991. Drawing on his experience in the U.S. Army 82nd Airborne Unit, Steiner was a journeyman lineman for 18 years. He is OSHA 20 trained for 40-ton cranes while working high line work. He is a level 2 operator with robotic arm for live line work as well.

Mike Walsh Bio

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Mike Walsh is president and CEO of the Dearborn Companies, a 65-year old engineering and nondestructive examination (NDE) firm that specializes in ground condition surveys and ground stabilization design for cranes and heavy transport, rigging and shoring engineering, and 3D documentation of underground utilities and above ground facilities in a wide variety of demanding, and hostile environments including power generating stations, refineries and heavy manufacturing plants, transportation, and mission critical facilities. Walsh holds an undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering with post graduate studies in structural and geotechnical engineering.


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