Cranes ,and Rigging, and Heavy Lift Expert

Technical Consultant #2133


Expertise

  • Cranes and Rigging - for National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER)
  • Developed, coordinated, and proctored crane and rigging training exams.
  • OSHA heavy- lift safety procedures.
  • Load distribution systems for large cranes.
  • Crane operator qualification and documentation audits.
  • Critical lift planning and execution.

Expert Witness Experience

  • Crane and rigging accidents and incidents litigation, equipment damage, and OSHA safety violation disputes.

Experience

Undisclosed Company, Heavy lift and Subject Matter Expert, Present

  • Subject matter expert for clients and agencies.
  • Educator: Certifying staff for heavy equipment operating.
  • Promoting and creating new procedures and policies for the heavy equipment industry.
  • Developing new guidelines and drafts for OSHA and C-DAC.
  • Promoting nationwide changes in the regulation agencies and industries.

Zachry Construction Corporation, Crane Department

Crane Operators

  • Managed Crane Operator Qualification Program in accordance with National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) requirements.
  • Performed audits to assure compliance with OSHA required crane operator qualification and documentation.
  • Trained and appointed field practical examiners.
  • Maintained active files and OSHA required records for crane operator qualification/certification.
  • Performed federally required annual crane inspections.
  • Developed and maintained the company Crane Inspection programs to meet federal and state requirements.
  • Performed major and minor crane repairs including replacement of engines, transmissions, hydraulic systems, electrical, mechanical drive systems, electronic and hydraulic control systems
  • Assisted major contractors with sizing and cost projections for bidding purposes.
  • Authored a crane and rigging policy manual for a major construction contractor (ZCC).
  • Established and trained an erection team to exclusively erect and dismantle all large cranes.
  • Coordinated transportation for relocation of large cranes.
  • Recommended purchase and sales of cranes to management.
  • Critical Lift Planning and Execution.
  • Developed and executed critical and super lift plans.
  • Assisted in the development of engineered lift studies.
  • Developed ground bearing analysis and installed load distribution systems for large cranes.
  • Advised ZCC Technical Services Department of engineered lift studies.
  • Maintained a team of expert crane operators to operate cranes for heavy lifts.
  • Developed ground bearing analysis and installed load distribution systems for large cranes.

Honors & Publications

Academic and Professional Affiliations

  • Served as a member of the Cranes and Derrick Advisory Committee (C-DAC) to OSHA, which wrote and delivered the current draft of the OSHA Crane Safety Standard
  • Served as Vice President of the Board of Directors for the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO).

Publications

  • Authored the Safe Crane Policy and Procedure Manual

Education

Certifications

  • Tower Crane Management Committee Member, managing the Tower Crane Certification program.
  • Master Crane Operator Task Force Member.
  • Associated General Contractors National Training Committee (AGC), organizing and monitoring training programs.
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