June 11 & 12, 2024 – Music City Center, Nashville •

Conference

The conference program will address key issues facing tower crane owners and users, including risk mitigation, safety, crane inspections, wind monitoring, construction activity forecasts and legislation.

2024 Speaker Line-up

General Manager
ALL Tower Crane LLC.

Keynote address

Shareholder
May Potenza Baran & Gillespie, P.C.

Topic: The ‘Borrowed servant’ concept and minimising contract risks

Founder/Chairman
Crane Risk Logic Inc.

Topic: Preparing for severe wind and weather conditions

President & COO
Morrow Equipment Company

Topic: Site report: Crazy Horse Memorial – three generations of passion

Vice President & CEO Espamex Mexico

The Rise Tower, Mexico: how tower cranes can optimise CapEx and OpEx on a major project

 

Executive Vice-President at Vita Industrial

Topic: Using technology to improve worker safety and site productivity for lifting operations

Principal Engineer
Structures and Fabrication, WireCo

Topic: Synthetic rope versus wire rope: the two distinctions

Kennedy Wire Rope

Topic: Synthetic rope versus wire rope: the two distinctions

Associate, Hartline Barger

Topic: Heavy Lifting to Avoid Legal Pitfalls

Partner, Bowman and Brooke

Topic: Heavy Lifting to Avoid Legal Pitfalls

Roundtable Panel

Tower crane procedures: assembly, climbing & disassembly

Owner
Finnco Services

Director of Crane Operations
Brasfield & Gorrie

President, Compass Equipment (Uperio)

Director of Engineering & Service, Tower Cranes North America, Manitowoc

Roundtable Panel

Challenges of workforce development, best practices for luring and retaining employees

Director of Marketing, Select Crane Sales

Panel: challenges of workforce development, best practices for luring and retaining employees 

General Manager Cranes Americas, 
Terex USA, LLC

Panel: challenges of workforce development, best practices for luring and retaining employees 

Conference Program

Note: please be aware that the program may change

Tuesday 11th June
Music City Center - Davidson Ballroom Foyer

6:00 - 8:00 pm

Welcome Networking Drinks Reception

SPONSORED BY

Wednesday 12th June
Music City Center - Davidson Ballroom

8:00 - 9:30 am

Registration and coffee

BREAKFAST SPONSORED BY

9:30 - 9:35 am

Welcome

Alex Dahm
Editor, International Cranes and Specialized Transport

D.Ann Shiffler
Editor, American Cranes & Transport (ACT)

9:35 - 10:00 am

Keynote Address

Sam Moyer
General manager, ALL Tower Crane LLC.

10:00 - 10.25 am

Preparing for severe wind and weather conditions

Jim D. Wiethorn
Founder/chairman, Crane Risk Logic Inc.

10:25 - 10:50 am

Synthetic rope versus wire rope: the two distinctions

Timothy W. Klein
Principal Engineer - Structures and Fabrication, WireCo
Brooks Nunley,
Kennedy Wire Rope

10:50 - 11:30 am

Networking coffee

BREAK SPONSORED BY

11:30 - 11:55 am

The Rise Tower project, Mexico: how tower cranes can optimize CAPEX/OPEX on a major project

Pedro Alonso
CEO & owner, Espamex

11:55 - 12:40 pm

Panel discussion: tower crane procedures: assembly, climbing & disassembly

Moderator:
Alex Dahm, Editor, International Cranes and Specialized Transport

Matt Finnerty, Owner, Finnco Services

Kelly Hadland, President, Compass Equipment (Uperio)

JR Moran, Director of crane operations, Brasfield & Gorrie

Chris K. Noblit, Director of engineering & service, Tower Cranes North America, Manitowoc

12:40 - 2:10 pm

Networking Lunch

SPONSORED BY

2:10 - 2:35 pm

The ‘Borrowed servant’ concept and minimising contract risks

Jesse Callahan
Shareholder, May Potenza Baran & Gillespie, P.C.

2:35 - 3:05 pm

Heavy lifting to avoid legal pitfalls

Darell Barger, Partner, Hartline Barger

Anna Dodds, Associate, Hartline Barger

Clayton J. Callen, Partner, Bowman and Brooke

3:05 - 3:35 pm

Site report: Crazy Horse Memorial – three generations of passion

Peter Juhren
President & COO, Morrow Equipment Company

3:35 - 4:15 pm

Networking coffee

BREAK SPONSORED BY

4:15 - 4:40 pm

Panel discussion: challenges of workforce development, best practices for luring and retaining employees

Moderator:
D.Ann Shiffler, editor, American Cranes & Transport (ACT)

Andreas W Ernst, General manager Cranes Americas, Terex USA, LLC

Shelly Gayring, director of marketing, Select Crane Sales

Other participants to be confirmed

4:40 - 5:05 pm

Using technology to improve safety on lifting operations (provisional title)

Casey Savlov
Executive vice president at Vita Industrial

5:05 - 5:10 pm

Conclusion

Alex Dahm
Editor, International Cranes and Specialized Transport

D.Ann Shiffler
Editor, American Cranes & Transport (ACT)

5:10 - 7:00 pm

Drinks reception

Submit a paper

If you have any questions regarding the speakers, program or want to submit a paper, please contact:

Alex Dahm

Editor, International Cranes and Specialized Transport 

Tel: +44 (0)1892 786 206 
alex.dahm@khl.com 

D.Ann Shiffler

Editor, American Cranes & Transport (ACT)

Tel: +1 512 869 8838 
d.ann.shiffler@khl.com 

Beth A. O’Quinn

Senior vice president, SC&RA

Tel: +1 703-698-0291 
BOQuinn@scranet.org