The SC&RA Tower Crane Assembly/Disassembly Procedures Task Force, chaired by JR Moran, B&G Equipment & Supply, met at the SC&RA headquarters in Centreville, Virginia, USA, to develop industry best practices for tower crane assembly, disassembly and climbing.

Additional topics covered by the task force included pre-planning and reconfigurations.

The following individuals from member companies are volunteering their time and expertise on this effort: Sam Moyer, ALL Tower Crane LLC; Steve Crawford; Bechtel Equipment Operations, Inc.; Henry Volante, Blue Hat Crane & Equip.; Joe Patton, Linden Comansa America; Matt Finnerty, Finco Services Inc.; Mathieu Chaudanson, Howard I. Shapiro Associates Consulting; David Brown, IUOE Local 14-14b; Walter White, Leavitt Cranes USA, Inc.; Daiane Quinlan, The Manitowoc Company, Inc.; Dan Durrett, Maxim Crane Works, L.P.; Jon Alberson, Means & Methods Engineering; Mike Heacock, Morrow Equipment Company, LLC; Brian Burres, Uperio USA; and John Gangi, Wolffkran.

A draft document will be presented during the Tower Crane Committee at the Crane & Rigging Workshop, Sept. 26-28. For more information, contact SC&RA Senior V.P. Crane & Rigging Beth O’Quinn.