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Bechtel Collaborates with ITI to Broaden Workforce Development Opportunities

RESTON, VA, September 21, 2017— Bechtel, a global leader in engineering, procurement, and construction, and Industrial Training International (ITI), a global leader in training and technical services for users of load-handling equipment, will collaborate to expand the scope of the most widely used virtual reality (VR) crane simulator on the market. The collaboration will use Bechtel’s global expertise in rigging, safety and crane operation and ITI’s extensive VR and craft training experience to expand the training module library of crane types and assessments endorsed by the National Commission for Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO).



ITI Crane Training VR Simulators Arrive in Australia

Industrial Training International (ITI), makers of the industry’s premier crane training VR simulation platform, today announced its pending launch in Australia. ITI VR will be available in Australia on October 16, 2017 with demonstrations available in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane and Perth.


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Industry News: FEM Releases New Guidelines for High-Performance Ropes in Mobile Crane Applications

Ferndale, WA, September 12, 2017 - Samson, the worldwide leader in high-performance synthetic rope, was a proud participant on the working team that helped the FEM (European Materials Handling Federation) develop guidelines for use of high-performance synthetic ropes in mobile crane applications. The guidelines represent the first formal industry guidance for the use of synthetic rope for mobile cranes. It is recognized by most as the first important step in the widespread advancement of synthetics in the crane and construction markets. Samson application engineer Dustin Heins, as well as research and development manager Greg Mozsgai, were contributors to the development of this document as participants on the FEM committee that drafted the guidelines.



From the Bookstore

Cranes and Derricks, Fourth Edition

Fully revised throughout, Cranes and Derricks Fourth Edition, offers comprehensive coverage of the selection, installation, and safe use of cranes and derricks on construction sites. Written for both engineers and non-engineers by the principals of an engineering consulting firm that has helped to define the state-of-the-art in crane and derrick engineering, this authoritative guide discusses a wide range of equipment and the operations, capabilities, advantages, and disadvantages of each device.  


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