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The 2014 Q1 Recipient of the ITI Scholarship is...

Posted by Industrial Training International on May 9, 2014 10:06:00 AM

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Contact: Jonah Hobson, Marketing Manager
Telephone: 1-800-727-6355
Email: jonah@iti.com

The 2014 Q1 Recipient of the ITI Scholarship is...

Industrial Training International (iti.com) has drawn its quarterly “ITI Scholarship” ITI Scholarshipfor Q1 2014. The ITI Scholarship Program grants the winner free registration to a training course of their choice. The recipient of the ITI Scholarship has the opportunity to:

  • Attend a training course of their choice at an ITI Training Center in North America, choosing from three world-class training facilities located in: 
    • Woodland, Washington
    • Memphis, Tennessee
    • Edmonton, Alberta
  • Learn directly from industry experts by seeing, speaking, and doing
  • Build skills that will further their career and the industry as a whole

ITI congratulates Soleil Aellen, EHS Admin, Wajax as the 2014 Q1 scholarship recipient. 

Industrial Training International is committed to its mission to be regarded as the world’s foremost provider of educational and technical services for those who use cranes, rigging, and load handling equipment. 

The ITI Scholarship is awarded one time per quarter. All entrants will be notified of each quarterly winner. The Scholarship covers ITI Course Registration Fees only and must be used in a single visit. To apply for the ITI Scholarship please visit iti.com/iti-scholarship

For more updates on ITI news and events, be sure to visit the ITI Newsroom at iti.com/news.

Topics: rigging training, crane training, Scholarship

ITI Honored as Fastest Growing Company in 2014 by VBJ

Posted by Industrial Training International on May 6, 2014 10:29:00 AM

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Contact: Jonah Hobson, Marketing Manager

Telephone: 1-800-727-6355

Email: jonah@iti.com

Industrial Training International Honored as Fastest Growing Company in 2014 by VBJ

On April 24, 2014 the Vancouver/Southwest Washington Business Journal celebrated success stories at its annual Business Growth Awards Banquet. Over 200 companies were nominated for awards in five subcategories. Of the initial 200+ nominations, 14 finalists were recognized at the awards banquet, with six eventually honored as winners in their respective categories.

Industrial Training International (iti.com), a world leader in crane, rigging, and lifting educational services, was recognized as the winner of the “Fastest Growing Company 10 Years or Older” category at the awards banquet. ITI was one of three finalists in the category, along with two accounting firms. You can read more about the three finalists here. Companies were assessed by an independent third-party board and evaluated on the following metrics:

  • Revenue Growth
  • Projected Revenue Growth
  • Job Creation
  • Expansion
VBJ Award   PS

ITI was acknowledged for its work spanning multiple industries, including aerospace, power generation, mining, pulp and paper, and more. With offices in Woodland (WA), Edmonton, and Rio de Janeiro, the business growth award reflects a nearly 30% increase in the company’s full-time staff since 2011. 

ITI has experienced an average annual growth rate of 23% since 2008 and is maneuvering to facilitate additional growth in 2014 with two significant developments.  

The Edmonton office is growing with the addition of two business development representatives and ITI’s headquarters in Woodland, Washington will undergo an expansion project. Currently home to the company’s original training center, maintenance shop, and business operations headquarters, the project is set to break ground in Q2 and conclude by the end of Q3. Project highlights include construction of a new 2,500 sq. ft. maintenance and fabrication shop and expansion of office space and the ITI Bookstore.

New Curriculum Development 

A driving force behind ITI’s physical growth is the development and execution of new, cutting-edge course curriculum. Staying in line with one of the organization’s core values of innovation, a major strength of the ITI Field Services Team is recognizing key knowledge gaps within the lifting and hoisting industry and developing relevant education to help close those gaps. 

The latest example of such innovation is a new, ground-breaking programFoRE Logo set to launch in January of 2015 – Fundamentals of Rigging Engineering. This program was built to prepare key personnel with foundational knowledge in rigging engineering, exposing students to what they need to consider, and provide them with the resources to solve a challenge when it arises.

Heavy crane, rigging, and lifting activities take place in a variety of industrial environments. Engineers come on the scene with backgrounds in mechanical, civil, structural or other branches of engineering. However, in most engineering programs, students learn little to nothing about crane and rigging activities. Most engineers who enter this field are then required to learn on-the-job.

Others who conduct lifting activities include a multitude ofFoRE eBook non-engineers who have graduated through the ranks to take on roles of lift planner, equipment superintendent, or master rigger. In general, these individuals have learned a great deal on-the-job, but lack the formal education that the risky activities they are conducting call for.

Fundamentals of Rigging Engineering seeks to serve both of the aforementioned groups with a dynamic program format and delivery method. The program consists of five required courses and five electives; two electives are required to complete the program. Each course is comprised of three to six modules, with participants moving through the following program tasks within each module:

  • Reading and Media Viewing
  • Lecture Videos and Presentation Review
  • Discussion Questions
  • Assignments and Workshops
  • Exams

With the overwhelming majority of program students working full-time, one of the greatest benefits to Fundamentals of Rigging Engineering is the flexibility of the Program. It is possible to complete the entire program online, at the individual participant’s own speed. Hands-on training options at ITI Training Centers are also available as electives. 

For more details on Fundamentals of Rigging Engineering please visit http://riggingengineering.com to download the program eBook that includes:

  • Program Format and Delivery Method
  • Profiles on All 14 Instructors
  • A Complete Program Outline
  • Individual Outlines for All 10 Courses
  • Program Pricing Options
  • A List of Program Supporters and Customers

Topics: Fundamentals of Rigging Engineering, ITI, Business Growth Awards

ASME P30.1 Standard for Load Handling Activities Workshop - May 22

Posted by Industrial Training International on Apr 23, 2014 9:49:00 AM

ASME P30 Workshop

Application of ASME P30.1 Standard for Load Handling Activities

A half-day interactive workshop led by

Mike Parnell, Chair P30 Standard Committee

May 22, 2014 | 8:00 - 11:30am | 3.5 PDHs

Sheraton Baltimore City Center Hotel, Baltimore, MD

To be held in conjunction with the ASME B30 Committee Meeting, this interactive workshop will be presented over a half-day session on May 22, 2014, and will provide a broad understanding of the application of the new P30.1 Standard for Load Handling Activities. ASME Mike Bio

ASME has been defining crane safety since 1916 with its series of B30 Standards. As load handling activities grow in complexity there has been an increased need to establish a set of recognized planning guidelines. Now, for the first time in print, ASME's P30.1-2014 Standard provides guidance on general planning considerations and practices for load handling operations occurring in all industries, so that users could apply this Standard as a template and adapt it to the needs of their specific industry or situation.

The workshop will review in detail the newly released standard with emphasis on Lift Considerations and Categorization, Roles and Responsibilities and Planning for Standard and Critical Lifts. Practical examples including a Lift Planning exercise requiring active group participation will be used to demonstrate the application of the new P30.1 Standard to assist in the development of Standard and Critical Lift Plans. 

Attendance at this workshop will ensure:

  • A detailed understanding of the Lifting Considerations decision tree
  • Essential knowledge of lift categorization; Standard vs. Critical and of personnel assignment based on qualification and competency
  • Clear comprehension of the 10 primary elements that should be addressed during lift plan development
  • A better awareness of lift planning by completing a sample lift data sheet, a safety checklist, a simple crane placement drawing, a rigging diagram and a sequence of load handling list as relates to personnel and crane/load movement

Who Should Attend

This workshop is intended for those who have direct or indirect responsibilities in the areas of crane operating, crane task supervision, job planning, construction site supervision, rigging,ASME LOGO with TAGLINE equipment installation using LHE's, safety supervision, heavy manufacturing and component handling and rigging engineering.

Prior knowledge of mobile crane operations and rigging methods are essential. Understanding general work practices, use of qualified personnel and routine job planning are a prerequisite for this course. 

For more information, visit: http://go.asme.org/P30.1Workshop.

For registration assistance:

Phone: 1.800.843.2763

Email: customercare@asme.org

Register for the Workshop

Topics: mike parnell, ASME P30.1, Load Handling

Program eBook Now Available - Fundamentals of Rigging Engineering

Posted by Industrial Training International on Apr 21, 2014 7:07:00 AM

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Contact: Jonah Hobson, Marketing Manager
Telephone: 1-800-727-6355
Email: jonah@iti.com

Program eBook Now Available

In February of 2014, Industrial Training International (iti.com), a world leader in crane, rigging and lifting educational services, announced plans for a groundbreaking new program that aims to provide foundational knowledge in the discipline of rigging engineering.

Fundamentals of Rigging Engineering seeks to serve engineers who come on the crane and rigging scene with backgrounds in mechanical, civil, structural or other branches of engineering, but with little to no formal education when it specifically applies to cranes and riggingFoRE eBook activities. 

Another student profile that would benefit from the program are field-experienced crane and rigging managers who have graduated through the ranks to key roles such as lift planner, crane or rigging superintendent, or master rigger. These professionals have learned a great deal on-the-job, but lack the technical engineering education behind load handling activities.  

Fundamentals of Rigging Engineering seeks to serve both of these groups, as well as anyone else that can be categorized as a lifting or hoisting authority by providing foundational knowledge in rigging engineering through exposing participants to lifting challenges and provide them with the resources needed to solve those challenges.

eBook

To better understand the breadth and depth of this cutting-edge new program, ITI has made the Fundamentals of Rigging Engineering Program eBook available to all wishing to learn more. The program eBook covers the following topics:

  • Program format and delivery method
  • Profiles on all 14 instructors/curriculum developers
  • A complete program outline
  • Individual outlines for all 10 courses
  • Program pricing options
  • A list of program supporters and customers

The program eBook is available for download in a convenient, easy to use pdf format. For instant access to the eBook you can click here, or visit http://riggingengineering.com

Topics: Rigging Engineering, eBook, Download

Hydraulic Skidding Leader Partners with ITI for Master Rigger Course

Posted by Industrial Training International on Apr 9, 2014 12:54:00 PM

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Contact: Jonah Hobson, Marketing Manager
Telephone: 1-800-727-6355
Email: jonah@iti.com

Hydra-Slide and ITI Partner to Expand Load Moving Solutions

Industrial Training International (iti.com), a world leader in crane, rigging and lifting educational services, is proud to announce a new partnership with Hydra-Slide Ltd., designer and supplier of the signature Hydra-Slide hydraulic skidding systems.  The collaboration Hydra-Slide Logowill result in a brand new module to the world-renowned Master Rigger Course, featuring the Hydra-Slide LP-400 Low Profile Skid System.  ITI’s Master Rigger Course is the premier advanced rigging applications training program in the industry and has been in-demand for nearly 30 years.  The Master Rigging Program fills the gap for those who seek the next level of information, knowledge and innovation in the rigging world and the addition of the Hydra-Slide Module will push the envelope even further.

Why Hydra-Slide?

Hydra-Slide Hydraulic Skidding Systems provide superior load moving capabilities for moving, loading and unloading all types of heavy cargo including transformers, generators, compressors, machinery and more. Both the HT (Heavy-Track), and LP (Low Profile), skid systems exemplify the company motto – Strong. Safe. Simple.  

The HT model comes in 300 and 500 ton capacities (load charts: 300-ton and 500-ton), and the LP model is available in 150 and 400 ton capacities.  

Venn Diagram for Hydra Slide PR

In February 2014, representatives from Hydra-Slide and ITI had the privilege of seeing the HT and LP systems in action, on location in Alberta.  

Transformer - Hydra-Slide

First, the teams witnessed the HT-300 Skid System in Pincher Creek, Alberta load a 250 ton transformer from a railcar on to a Mammoet Scheuerle Trailer. The move was executed by a crew from Donald Rigging, and offered an excellent look into the versatility of Hydra-Slide Skidding Systems. Although the crew had to brave -30 degree (C) temperatures, intermittent snow showers, and wind gusts up to 40 miles per hour, the elements had little to no effect on the HT System.

Transformer on trailer

The demonstration of the LP-400 Skid System took place in the ITI Edmonton Training Centre at the Enform Campus in Nisku, Alberta. In the training centre skills area, the teams from Hydra-Slide and ITI assembled and tested the LP System by skidding a five ton load nest. Although the five ton load was just over 1% of the system’s capacity, the exercise offered plenty of insight into the system's ease of use, convenience and overall safety of the LP System. After familiarizing themselves with the system, the teams assembled the skid track by hand in less than 15 minutes, jacked and blocked the load, lowered the load onto the skid tracks, then got to sit back and watch the module slide along the track. 

Watch the Hydra-Slide LP-400 in Action!

The Master Rigger Program featuring the Hydra-Slide Module is currently available at the ITI Edmonton Training Centre. Open enrollment Edmonton Master Rigger Programs for the remainder of 2014 are as follows:

Hydra-Slide founder and President, Don Mahnke, P. Eng., has been an industry thought-leader for decades. Mr. Mahnke co-founded and operated ETARCO (Engineered Transport & Rigging Company) in Ontario, in 1991. His company was acquired by Mammoet in 2000. He served Mammoet as a Senior Vice President in Canada until his retirement in 2005. 

For more information on Hydra-Slide please email info@hydra-slide.com, call Janine Smith at 519-496-4008, or visit www.hydra-slide.com.  

For more information on ITI or the Master Rigger Program, call 1-800-727-6355 to speak with a Training Solutions Expert, or visit iti.com.  

Topics: master rigger, Hydra-Slide, Horizontal Load Moving

Accident Investigation Course Set for April 14-15

Posted by Industrial Training International on Apr 1, 2014 9:04:00 AM

Accident Investigation Course Set for April 14-15

Industrial Training International (iti.com), a world leader in crane and rigging training, is gearing up to host its first crane and rigging accident investigation training course of 2014. Set for April 14-15, at the ITI Woodland, Washington Training Center and officially titled, Accident Investigation for Cranes, Rigging and Material Handling Operations, the course will feature three accident scenes to be analyzed by participants. Scenes include a mobile crane, rigging, and forklift accident.



The ultimate goal of those who perform lifting activities is to complete lifts while staying accident free; unfortunately, lifting accidents occur worldwide on an almost daily basis. ITI’s Accident Investigation Course is the first step an organization can take to prepare for proper response to a load handling incident.

“Our Field Services team has conducted accident investigations for nearly 30 years. We wanted to bring what we've learned to organizational management teams, so that they would have the knowledge and skills to conduct internal investigations and help prevent future incidents,” commented Mike Parnell, President/CEO of ITI.

Major Investments in the Course

To do the Accident Investigation course justice, and the "ITI way", a substantial investment was made in both human capital and physical assets. After hundreds of man-hours were spent in planning and course development, ITI Instructors systematically tipped over a Grove TM-180 (18-ton truck-mounted crane) at the ITI Training Center in Woodland, Washington. A "dropped load" rigging accident was also setup as well as a forklift, which was turned onto its side.

AI - Crane w/sign

Learning Objectives

Students participating in the Accident Investigation Course will work in investigative teams to determine causation, violations, and corrective actions. 

Learning Objectives include:

  • Understanding Equipment Operations
    AI   Forklift side

  • Federal, State and Provincial Regulations and Standards

  • Operator/Rigger Assignments & Performance

  • Fact vs. Fiction

  • Leading Cause Identification

  • Violations of Corporate and Jurisdictional Requirements

  • Corrective Action Plan 

Following a successful pilot program in September 2013, the April dates mark the first of three sessions scheduled for 2014. A limited number of seats are available for the April Course, with the latter two sessions taking place:

Pricing for the open-enrollment course is $1,195 per student. Please contact ITI for customer-location pricing.

Register for the April 14-15  Accident Investigation Course!

For more information please visit iti.com/accident-investigation-course or call 1-800-727-6355 to speak with a member of the ITI Training Solutions Team today.

Topics: rigging training, crane training, accident investigation

What in the Heck is the Advanced Rigging & Lifting Workshop?

Posted by Industrial Training International on Mar 27, 2014 4:11:00 PM

What in the Heck is the Advanced Rigging & Lifting Workshop?

Rigging and hoisting activities are constantly evolving, which means that those carrying out these important responsibilities have to learn new strategies and tactics, how to use new technology, and stay abreast of any updates to regulatory requirements from a number of governing bodies. One way to accomplish this unfathomable task is to march up to your training manager or safety director and demand daily crane and rigging training sessions. Good luck with that.

A better option might be to attend the Advanced Rigging & Lifting Workshop coming up June 17-19, in Edmonton, Alberta. ARLW EdmontonThis is the only crane and rigging training event that will broaden your technical knowledge in the crane and rigging world, bring to light the newest developments in technology, and give you the first look at new regulatory standards.

Advanced Rigging & Lifting Workshop vs. Heavy Rigging & Lifting Workshop

The Heavy Rigging & Lifting Workshop might sound familiar to some. This workshop event came to Edmonton in 2013, and 130+ attendees walked away with a learning experience that stood out from the crowd. The goal of the Heavy Rigging & Lifting Workshop was to bring ITI course curriculum and technical knowledge from local subject matter experts to a regional industry center and package everything into an easily digestible 2.5 day training event.

The Advanced Rigging & Lifting Workshop is the evolution of previous workshop training events. It offers some of the highest level courses in the crane and rigging world, taught by instructors who literally “wrote the book” on certain aspects of the industry.

One of the major changes from the Heavy Rigging & Lifting Workshop to the Advanced Rigging & Lifting Workshop is the student material package. This year, students will walk away from the Workshop with three invaluable resource books that will no doubt be used for years to come.

Advanced Rigging & Lifting Workshop Student Workbook

The Advanced Rigging & Lifting Workshop Student Workbook contains over 150 pages of training curriculum, field resources and presentation slides from every Workshop session. This one-of-a-kind reference tool is the only place to find training curriculum from ITI, The Crosby Group, The Works International, and others in a single convenient text. 

The Art of Heavy Transport

Newly Revised 2nd Edition! This title is a reference guideThe Art of Heavy Transport and engineering base for a safe execution of all heavy transports. It covers every aspect such as Hydraulic stability calculations, structural stability calculations, axle groups/suspension, dunnage & lashing, external forces such as wind, curve impact, center of gravity, and much, much more. Author Marco van Daal will serve as an instructor at the Advanced Rigging & Lifting Workshop.

Rigging Engineering Basics

Cranes are the visible indicator of lifting activities. Lifting is everywhere in construction, everything you remove or add has to be handled, sometimes multiple times. Then Rigging Engineering Basicsthere is lifting in general industry, in steel works, in fabrication, in routine handling at docks and so on. As well as being universal, lifting is also one of the most hazardous activities routinely encountered on a construction job. This book is intended to inform people planning rigging operations and point them in the direction of best practice; to alert them to pitfalls and how to avoid them; to instruct in how to do certain basic rigging engineering tasks. Author J. Keith Anderson, P.E. will serve as an instructor at the Advanced Rigging & Lifting Workshop.

How is this Workshop Different from a Conference?

We have all attended boring conferences where you do nothing but sit in your uncomfortable seat for hours on end, listening to a single speaker. And we have all been to trade shows where attendees are looked at like a piece of meat, while all the "lions" manning the exhibit booths are ready to pounce with their overbearing sales pitches.

The Advanced Rigging & Lifting Workshop is not like either of those nightmare situations. First and probably most importantly, Workshop sessions are interactive. Attendees are given background information and the resources to solve a complex crane or rigging issue, and then are asked to go do it! There are no “death by PowerPoint” sessions to be found here. Also, with an accomplished speaker line-up of four, the chances for “instructor burnout” are slim to none.

How to Get Started With the Advanced Rigging & Lifting Workshop

Ok, so now you know what the Advanced Rigging & Lifting Workshop is and you know what it most definitely is not. So what is the next step? Checking out the website is a good place to start. Visit http://www.iti.com/edmonton to learn more about individual workshop sessions, speaker profiles, and the brand new venue. Another good idea is to call 780-490-6611 and ask for Marketing and Event Specialist, Sean Smith. Sean can answer any question you might have and let you know about group saving options.

Here are a few questions you might want to consider when evaluating if the Advanced Rigging & Lifting Workshop is a fit for you:

  • If you could change one thing about your current crane and rigging training process what would it be?
  • Have you ever received crane and rigging training from an outside training organization?
  • On a scale of 1-10 how would you rate your organization’s current crane and rigging operations?
  • How could a properly trained team impact your company’s bottom line?
Register for the Workshop!

Topics: rigging training, crane training

ASME P30.1 - Planning for Load Handling Activities

Posted by Industrial Training International on Mar 18, 2014 5:37:00 AM

ASME P30 Announcement

ASME P30.1 - Planning for Load Handling Activities

Standards for Engineers and Safety Professionals Worldwide

ASME has been defining crane safety since 1916 with its series of B30 Standards. As load handling activities grow in complexity, there has been an increased need to establish a set of recognized planning guidelines. Now, for the first time in print, ASME's P30.1 Standard provides guidance on general planning considerations and practices for load handling operations occurring in all industries, so that users could apply this Standard as a template and adapt it to the needs of their specific industry or situation.

ASME P30.1-2014 Planning for Load Handling Activities

P30.1 establishes planning considerations and practices that apply to Load Handling Equipment (LHE), other associated equipment, and activities when moving loads vertically or horizontally. The planning guidance contained in this Standard is divided into two categories dependent upon the nature of the load handling activity and the degree of exposure to the issues that impact safety. These two categories are designated as Standard Lift Plan and Critical Lift Plan. The Standard does not preclude the user of this standard from creating subcategories based on their specific load handling activity considerations.

Careful application of P30.1 and B30 Standards will help users to comply with applicable regulation within their jurisdictions, while achieving the operational and safety benefits to be gained from the many industry best-practices detailed in these standards.

Intended for those who have direct or indirect responsibilities in the areas of; crane operating, crane task supervision, job planning, construction site supervision, rigging, equipment installation using LHE's, safety supervision, heavy manufacturing and component handling and rigging engineering.

Ordering Information:

ASME P30.1-2014 Planning for Load Handling Activities

  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-6913-0
  • Pages: 28
  • List Price: $62.00 USD

Free ASME P30.1-2014 Webinar

Mike Parnell, President of ITI Field Services and Michael Mills, Senior Technical Consultant at Liberty Mutual Insurance Group, will present a free webinar covering planning guidance contained in this important, new ASME P30.1-2014 Standard. Key learning points include:

  • How to determine if a lift will require a Standard Lift Plan or Critical Lift Plan
  • Identification of Personnel involved in the lift and their responsibilities
  • Detailed considerations to assist in the development of Standard and Critical Lift Plans
The live webinar will take place Thursday, April 10, 2014, 1:00 - 1:30 p.m. EDT.

Register today at: http://go.asme.org/P30.1Webinar


Topics: mike parnell, ASME P30.1, Load Handling

Houston Heavy Rigging & Transport Workshop Delights, Educates and Inspires Attendees

Posted by Industrial Training International on Mar 6, 2014 5:45:00 AM

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Contact: Sean Smith, Marketing & Events Specialist
Telephone: 1-800-727-6355
Email: sean@iti.com

Houston Heavy Rigging & Transport Workshop Delights, Educates and Inspires Attendees

Gulf Coast lifting and transport challenges addressed

More than 90 heavy lift and transport leaders congregated in Houston, Texas on February 19-21 for the Heavy Rigging & Transport WorkshopHRTW   Keith AndersonThe interactive training event aimed to fulfill its mission of – Improving lifting operation by educating organizational leaders, and according to attendees, the Heavy Rigging & Transport Workshop did just that. The Houston event was highlighted by an impressive lineup of subject matter experts,an outstanding group of event partners, and included valuable take-home references for all in attendance.  

Presenters and instructors at the Workshop truly represented a “who’s who” of thought leaders in the heavy rigging, lifting and transport industries. The lineup included:

Attendees tabbed the Stability Considerations in Lifting Arrangements Session (J. Keith Anderson), as a Workshop favorite.  Other favored sessions included:

The Heavy Rigging & Transport Workshop featured a student material set that has to be considered world-class. All in attendance walked away with a bundle of resources that will prove to be important reference tools for years to come. Student resources included:

The Art of Heavy Transport

Author: Marco van DaalThe Art of Heavy Transport

Retail Value: $199.95

Newly Revised 2nd Edition! This title is a reference guide and engineering base for a safe execution of all heavy transports. It covers every aspect such as: Hydraulic stability calculations, structural stability calculations, axle groups/suspension, dunnage & lashing, external forces such as wind, curve impact, center of gravity, and much, much more.

Rigging Engineering Basics

Author: J. Keith Anderson, P.E.Rigging Engineering Basics

Retail Value: $139.00

When you pass a construction job site, what do you invariably see? Crane booms. When someone wants to illustrate "construction", pictures of what do they reach for? Cranes. Cranes are the visible indicator of lifting activities. Lifting is everywhere in construction, everything you remove or add has to be handled, sometimes multiple times. Then there is lifting in general industry, in steel works, in fabrication, in routine handling at docks and so on. As well as being universal, lifting is also one of the most hazardous activities routinely encountered on a construction job. This book is intended to inform people planning rigging operations and point them in the direction of best practice; to alert them to pitfalls and how to avoid them; to instruct in how to do certain basic rigging engineering tasks.

Heavy Rigging & Transport Workshop Workbook

Retail Value: Not available for re-saleHRTW Workbook

The Heavy Rigging & Transport Workshop Student Workbook contains over 150 pages of training curriculum, field resources and presentation slides from every Workshop session. This one-of-a-kind reference tool is the only place to find training curriculum from ITI, The Crosby Group, Shell, Barnhart Crane and Rigging, and others in a single convenient text. 

The success of the Heavy Rigging & Transport Workshop would not have been possible without the participation of an outstanding group of exclusive event partners. These organizations added to the Workshop by demonstrating cutting edge technology, products, services and standards. Workshop partners included:

Gold Partner

Silver PartnersHRTW Partners

Bronze Partners

Media Partners

The Heavy Rigging & Transport Workshop is the first of four ITI Workshop Events scheduled for 2014. Next on the schedule is the Heavy Rigging & Lifting Workshop, June 17–19, in Edmonton, Alberta at the DoubleTree by Hilton-West Edmonton. To maintain an optimal learning environment, attendance is limited to 150. Reserve your spot today by visiting heavyriggingworkshop.com.  

Please contact Sean Smith, Marketing & Events Specialist, with questions about ITI Workshop Events at 1-800-727-6355 or sean@iti.com.

Topics: rigging training, Heavy Transport Training

Heavy Transport Best-Seller Now Available in Updated 2nd Edition

Posted by Industrial Training International on Feb 24, 2014 9:29:00 AM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Carol Winten, ITI Bookstore General Manager
Telephone: 1-888-567-8472
Email: bookstore@iti.com

Heavy Transport Best-Seller Now Available in Updated 2nd Edition

A reference guide and engineering base for the safe execution of all heavy transports

Marco J. van Daal, owner and founder of The Works International, proudly offers an updated 2nd edition of his best-selling heavy transport guidebook.The Art of Heavy Transport A reference guide and engineering base for all heavy transports executed by hydraulic platform transporters, The Art of Heavy Transport offers information, guidance, best practices and engineering principles backed  by color images and case studies from actual executed transports.

The Art of Heavy Transport is a must-read for heavy transport engineers, field personnel, site or operations mangers, rigging engineers, cargo owners, consultants or anyone else involved in a heavy move.  Every section within the book’s 11 chapters addresses a single topic in a sequential, logical order that strategically builds foundational knowledge of all phases of a heavy transport.  Highlighted topics include: Hydraulic stability calculations, structural stability calculations, axle groups and suspension, dunnage and lashing, external forces, curve impact, center of gravity and much more.

Since its initial release in 2010, The Art of Heavy Transport has been sold in over 50 countries and has further established Mr. van Daal as an international thought leader in the heavy transport industry.  This status is reinforced by the continuous demand for Mr. van Daal’s Seminar Series, both open enrollment public events around the world and in-house sessions on site at various companies’ request.  Additionally, Mr. van Daal is set to be featured as a speaker at a number of ITI Workshop events in 2014.  ITI Workshops are single-track, interactive learning events that bring ITI course content and guest subject matter experts to a specific region, tailored to a specific industry.

Mr. van Daal started his heavy lift and transport career in 1993 with MammoetMarco van Daal Transport BV in the Netherlands.  He later went to spend time with Italian heavy transport organization Fagioli PSC.  Over his 20+ years in the industry, Mr. van Daal has executed heavy transport and lift projects in over 50 countries and on every continent.  Mr. van Daal created The Works International with two main objectives in mind.  First, to offer heavy transport and lift training that covers every aspect associated with the execution of any heavy lift project; and second, to share and spread knowledge to heavy transport and lift service providers, clients, insurance companies, manufacturers, site supervisors and operational personnel. 

The Art of Heavy Transport is available through the ITI Bookstore.  Learn more at http://store.iti.com/info/About_Us or call 1-888-567-8472. 

Topics: Marco van Daal, The Art of Heavy Transport