8–10 June 2014 • Sheraton Station Square Hotel • Pittsburgh, Pa., USA
The symposium will deliver practical information and experiences from crane maintenance personnel, crane manufacturers, equipment manufacturers and engineering consultants who strive to make the electric overhead traveling (EOT) cranes and their runways the safest, most reliable, durable machinery and equipment in the industry. This two-day program will include presentations focused on safe work practices and ergonomics, electrical, mechanical and structural maintenance techniques, crane inspection technologies, and best practices in EOT crane modernizations. As part of the Crane Symposium program, the Crane Innovator of the Year Award winner will be announced, recognizing the individual who has brought forth the latest in technology, or increased efficiencies in operational and maintenance practices for the continuous improvement of heavy industrial cranes.
Plant maintenance staff; applications, electrical, mechanical, safety, service and design engineers; operations and maintenance personnel and management; and those people who supply parts, equipment and services to the industry. Anyone who has responsibility for cranes and crane service and is interested in improvements and incidents in this area should attend.
AIST’s Cranes Technology Committee
This course may qualify for up to 14 Professional Development Hour (PDH) credits. Each attendee will receive a certificate listing the quantity of PDH credits earned for the course. This course is not approved for PDH credit in New York, Florida, North Carolina and Oklahoma.
Advance registration by 28 April 2014: Member US$795; Non-member US$1010. Registration fee after 28 April 2014: Member US$895; Non-member US$1,110. Registration fees include Sunday reception, continental breakfasts, lunches and continuous breaks Monday and Tuesday, dinner at the Hofbräuhaus Monday evening, and a course workbook.
The AIST Foundation is pleased to provide assistance to students interested in attending AIST Specialty Training Conferences. Program details are available online at the Steel to Students Web page or contact Niccole Reichel at 1.724.814.3070.
Three or more individuals from the same facility attending any one seminar can receive a 10% discount per person. All registrations must be received together along with payment to qualify for the discount. Not applicable with any other discount.
If you must cancel, please email or fax a notice of cancellation to Niccole Reichel at +1.724.814.3070 and a refund will be issued. Cancellations received less than two weeks prior to the event are non-refundable. If you would like to send a substitute, a new registration form must be faxed for that person, indicating the replaced person on the form. Be certain that the membership status is equivalent or note otherwise.
Non-member registration fees include membership in AIST through 31 December 2015. Membership is not automatic. A completed membership application must be returned to AIST.
A block of rooms has been reserved at The Sheraton Station Square Hotel. Please call the hotel at +1.412.261.2000 or book your reservation online by 16 May 2014 to secure the AIST discount rate of US$159 per night for single/double occupancy.
North American Crane Bureau Group consists of several divisions and corporate entities, all in active support of the crane, hoist and rigging industry. Members of the executive staff actively participate in the development of various national consensus safety standards under the ASME B30 umbrella, are members of the U.S. tag of ISO, and support several national trade associations,. NACB is a founding member of the Association of Crane and Rigging Professionals.
NACB Group and its subsidiaries are directed by company co-founders Ted Blanton, Sr. and Joe Crispell, with Diana Blanton heading up the day-to-day office operations. Since its incorporation in 1986, NACB Group has been committed to provide the industry with a standard of excellence unparalleled in the field of safety.
NACB offers a wide variety of services to the crane and lifting industry. Everything from auditing employer's facilities and operations to identifying areas where improvements are needed, to assisting employers engineer solutions to resolve any issues identified including complete program and training development and implementation.
Training and certification of operators, inspectors, and riggers is only part of what NACB is about. NorAm Productions, an NACB subsidiary provides an entire line of training products including videos, and pre-packaged training programs. NACB Interactive Educational Systems INC, another NACB subsidiary provides the latest in teaching technology through it's line of world class crane training simulators.
NACB's Technical Services Division offers lift planning and should the need ever arise accident investigation and litigation support. What does NACB offer? We offer peace of mind that you will be dealing with a internationally recognized leader ready to provide solutions whatever your need might be.
NACB leads the crane and lifting industries into the future by being an active participant in determining what the future will bring.
We do this by actively serving on various consensus rule making committees such as the ASME B30 subcommittees as well as playing an active role in various industry and safety organizations such as the American Society of Safety Engineers, the National Safety Council, Associated Builders and Contractors, the Association of Crane and Rigging Professionals, the Crane Certification Association of America, and as a contributing partner with the National Center for Construction Education and Research, as well as many others.
Federal and State requirements are constantly changing. The equipment being used for lift service is evolving daily. NACB stays on top of these changes. Our personnel are dedicated to keeping you up to date by keeping up to date ourselves.