DICA and ITI collaborate for education courses

9 June 2021

Outrigger pad manufacturer DICA and Industrial Training International (ITI) are collaborating to create education courses focused on ground conditions and preparation when using mobile cranes.

The initial courses, titled Ground Conditions and Outrigger Equipment Support and Ground Conditions and Crawler Equipment Support, respectively, will be available through ITI’s online Learning Hub.

Learning objectives for Ground Conditions & Outrigger Equipment Support include: understanding how equipment with outriggers exert loads and pressure on the ground; the performance properties of various support structures; and methods for effectively spreading a crane or equipment’s weight.

The Ground Conditions & Crawler Equipment Support course will cover how a crawler crane and crawler-based equipment places loads on the ground; the performance properties of various support structures for crawler equipment; and methods for effectively spreading a crawler equipment’s weight.

Jonathan Parnell, SVP – Product Development at ITI, tells Cranes Today that they are working fast to prepare the courses. “While end of the quarter is the target date, it's looking more like end of July for delivery."

“The importance of ground conditions and proper outrigger support for mobile cranes cannot be overstated, as following best practices in this area provides the foundation to any successful crane pick,” said Kris Koberg, CEO of DICA. “We appreciate the opportunity to work and collaborate with ITI to make this subject matter available to the industry through a very accessible digital platform.”