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Course # RE-120: Crane & Derrick Engineering,
Installation & Planning

Course Overview

This Course may be taken by students wishing to complete the entire Program, or as a standalone course.  This course is available online and on demand.

Course Length

This Course is 12 weeks in duration and follows the following weekly framework:

  • Reading Assignments
  • Instructor Lecture Videos
  • Knowledge Checks
  • Final Exam

The student should expect to spend between 7 to 10 hours per week on the Course Curriculum.

Course Fee

The course fee is $2,195*.

Course Outline

Module 1: Introduction to Cranes & Derricks

  • Module Introduction & Major Considerations
  • Hoisting, Drums & Sheaves
  • Wire Rope & Fittings
  • Powered Lifting, Luffing, Derricks & the Contemporary Crane
  • Basis for Load Ratings

Module 2: Crane Configurations

  • Module Introduction & Major Considerations
  • Derricks
  • Mobile Cranes
  • Load Spreading
  • Tower Cranes
  • Various Cranes

Module 3: Loads & Forces

  • Module Introduction & Major Considerations
  • Static Loads
  • Dynamic Loads
  • Wind Loads

Module 4: Stability Against Overturning

  • Module Introduction & Major Considerations
  • Mobile Cranes
  • Tower & Self-Erecting Cranes
  • Dynamic Stability

Module 5: Crane Use & Planning

  • Module Introduction & Major Considerations
  • Mobile Crane Installations
  • Tower Crane Installations
  • Derrick Installations
  • Ground Surveying
  • Controlling Risk
  • Load Charts - Rating Charts & Overloading
  • Mobile Cranes on Barges

*All prices are in US Dollars