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OCT 22

2020

 

CHICAGO, USA

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NEW DATE & LOCATION

CONFERENCE PROGRAM

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.

 

 

 

08:15 – 09:30

REGISTRATION, COFFEE & PASTRIES

 

09:30 – 09:35

WELCOME

Beth O’Quinn, senior vice president, Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association

& Alex Dahm, editor, International Cranes and Specialized Transport

 

09:35 – 10:00

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Business cycles in the tower crane market

Mike Heacock, vice president, Americas Sales – Tower Cranes, Manitowoc Cranes

 

10:00 – 10:25

Forecasts for construction activity levels

Kenneth D. Simonson, chief economist, Associated General Contractors of America (AGC)

 

10:25 – 10:50

Wind monitoring & logging system for tower cranes

Eduardo Estelles, managing director, Windcrane

 

10:50 – 11:30

COFFEE BREAK

 

11:30 – 11:55

Safe assembly & disassembly of tower cranes

Mike Walsh, president, Dearborn Engineers & Constructors, Inc.

 

11:55 – 12:40

Round-table on crane inspections:

Chris Smith, corporate service manager, Morrow

JR Moran, director of crane operations, Brasfield & Gorrie (B&G)

Jeffrey Hammons, president, JHam Group Consulting

 

12:40 – 14:00

LUNCH

 

14:00 – 14:25

Rental companies and contractual obligations

Stephen Jehle, president, P&J/Arcomet

 

14:25 – 14:50

Legislation impacting on tower cranes

Michael Vlaming, owner, Vlaming & Associates

 

14:50 – 15:30

COFFEE BREAK

 

15:30 – 15:55

Anti-collision systems used on Microsoft construction sites

Representatives, AMCS & Morrow (to be confirmed)

 

15:55 – 16:20

Tower crane insurance and risk mitigation

Jeff Haynes, national construction practice leader, USI Insurance Services

 

16:20 – 16:25

CONCLUDING REMARKS

 

16:25 – 18:00

FAREWELL DRINKS RECEPTION

 

 

(NOTE: program and speakers subject to change.)

 

 

 

 

Submit a proposal

 

If you would like to give a presentation at Tower Cranes North America, please submit a proposal to any of the following:

 

Alex Dahm, editor

International Cranes and Specialized Transport

E: alex.dahm@khl.com

T: +44 (0)1892 786206

 

D.Ann Shiffler, editor

American Cranes & Transport (ACT)

E: D.Ann.Shiffler@khl.com

T: 512-868-7482

 

Murray Pollok, events director

KHL Group

E: murray.pollok@khl.com

T: +44 (0)1505 850043

 

Beth A. O’Quinn, senior vice president

Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association

E: BOQuinn@scranet.org

T: 703-698-0291

 

 

 

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