Cranes & Transport Latin America 2012

SPEAKERS  PRESENTATIONS

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Rainer Auerbacher

Area Sales Manager, Heavy Duty Modules, Goldhofer

Presentation title: Effective teamwork: how manufacturers and users can work together to deliver successful specialized transport projects

Biography

Rainer Auerbacher studied at the University of Kempten in the south of Germany), and completed a number of industrial internships, notable at BMW, in Germany and South Africa). He joined Goldhofer as an industrial engineer and after working in project engineering, design, production and technical training, he started in the sales department of Goldhofer. Since 2007 he ihas been responsible for the North, Central and South American markets and special market niches such as the wind power sector..

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Graham Brent

Executive Director, National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators

Presentation title: Certification in the lifting zone: Can global standards apply in Latin America?

What this presentation will cover:

  • Certification as the “new normal” of construction
  • Documenting safety benefits that accrue from certification
  • What test data analysis tells us about crane operation
  • How certification stimulates training and employment
  • The case for global certification

Biography

Graham J. Brent has been Executive Director of the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) since 1996. He is responsible for the management of all aspects of the administration and development of NCCCO's national crane-related personnel certification programs.

Prior to joining NCCCO, Mr. Brent served as an NCCCO Commissioner, and instructed operators, inspectors and management on hazard recognition and equipment safety, as well as OSHA/ANSI standards compliance.

He is a member of the International Conformity Assessment Committee (ICAC) of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI); the ASTM International E36 Accreditation and Certification Committee; and the Associated General Contractors’ National Safety and Health Committee. He is also Secretary-Elect of the TC96-SC8 International Subcommittee on Jib Cranes.

Previous professional appointments include: OSHA Construction Safety and Health Advisory Committee, Subpart N Work Group; the Cal-OSHA Committee on Crane Operator Qualifications; the Veterans’ Corporation Professional Certification Advisory Board (PCAB); the Board of the Coalition for Professional Certification (CPC); the Constructor Certification Committee of the American Institute of Constructors (AIC); and the ANSI Personnel Certification Accreditation Committee (PCAC).

Mr. Brent has previously served as the Editor of several crane-related publications, including Cranes Today (1979-86), Lifting & Transportation International (1987-89); The Crane Report (1990-94); The Crane Safety Report (1994-96); and the Exxon Crane Guide (1997).

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Marco J. van Daal

Founder and owner, The Works International

Presentation title: Global best practice in heavy transport. The need for worldwide standarization in traning, safety and engineering practice

Marco van Daal's presentation will explain

  • the global need for a standardization of training, engineering and safety practices for the heavy transport sector worldwide
  • loom at the examples of mature industries that have already established such standards and implemented them
  • ask why a specialized industry such as heavy transport has not adopted them yet.
  • show how equipment manufacturers, transport companies and end clients alike would all benefit from standardization

Biography

Marco J. van Daal has been in the heavy lift & transport industry since 1993 starting with Mammoet Transport from the Netherlands and later with Fagioli PSC from Italy, both leading authorities in the industry. Since 2005 he heads Caribbean Heavy Lift & Transport, focusing on servicing the Caribbean
islands. Marco is a great believer in sharing knowledge, with that thought in mind and his extensive experience in over 50 countries he founded The Works international (TWI) in 2006. TWI offers worldwide heavy transport & lift training both in a classroom environment as well as hands-on. He authored the industry-leading textbook The Art of Heavy Transport, the first and only textbook of its kind that covers the application, principles and engineering of hydraulic platform transporters.
Marco currently resides in Aruba, Dutch Caribbean, with his wife and two daughters.

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João B Dominici

Executive Vice-President, Sindipesa

Presentation title: Barriers to development; the main challenges for Brazil’s heavy transport and crane sectors

The presentation will cover the key issues facing Brazil’s heavy transportation sector and its prospects.

The sector is dealing with:

  • Antiquated infrastructure
  • Qualified work-force shortages

But the prospects are good:

  • Brazil has a huge domestic market with a population of 200 million
  • It is the sixth largest economy in the world and growing
  • More than US$ 700 billion in investments by 2016 and preparation are underway for the World Cup and the Olympic Games

Biography

Rapid economic growth is a cause for celebration, but brings its own problems. Sindipesa’s João B Dominici is in a unique position to consider the issues facing Brazil’s heavy transport sector – regulation, infrastructure investment, training and more.

A civil engineering graduate and a specialist in transportation, João Batista Dominici has been with Sindipesa -  the Sindicato Nacional das Empresas de Transporte e Movimentação de Cargas Pesadas e Excepcionais - for 15 years specializing in management, regulatory and legislative affairs, development, communications and marketing.

Previously, he spent 14 years heading up the department responsible for control and inspection of heavy transport in the largest city in Brazil, São Paulo.

Sindipesa’s members are the some of the biggest and most important companies involved with heavy transport and cranes in Brazil.

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Camilo Filho

Technical director, IPS Enghenharia de Rigging, and member of Sindipesa

Presentation title: Safety and the operation of hydraulic gantries

This presentation will cover:

  • The main components of hydraulic gantries
  • Hydraulic gantries as a real option for heavy lifting
  • Mobilisation and demobilisation of gantry systems is cheap and easy compared to other equipment
  • The hydraulic gantry is a lower cost substitute for cranes both in confined and open areas
  • As with any load moving equipment, its use needs operator training and pre job planning

Biography

Camilo Filho is a mechanical engineer and heavy lift specialist with more than 30 years of experience in crane operations, heavy transportation and machinery moving. He has worked and trained in the USA, Germany and Italy, is a member of ACRP (USA) and presently is the technical director of IPS Engenharia de Rigging.

Previously, he spent four years with Manitowoc where his role included being responsible for training throughout Latin America. Before that, he was operations director with Locar for over 10 years.

He is a graduate in mechanical engineering from Fluminense Federal University.

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Andreas Heipl

Presentation title: The latest technology of tower cranes for the safety on job-sites.

This presentation will cover:

  • Safety-related control systems
  • Standards and regulations
  • Inspections of tower cranes

Andreas Heipl is working as a project manager at Liebherr-Werk Biberach GmbH.

Previously, he was head of the engineering department for fast-erecting cranes in Biberach. He also worked for 13 years for Liebherr Brazil as head of the engineering department.

He has been working for the Liebherr company for 44 years.

 

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François Jourdan

Vice President, Terex Cranes Global Marketing

Presentation title: How manufacturers can improve their response to customers’ changing needs and fast growing markets

This presentation will cover:

  • How a global Cranes manufacturer can respond to local needs
  • Understanding Growin Markets and customer needs
  • Improving Customer Responsiveness
  • Think Global Act Local

Biography

With more than 20 years’ experience in international sales and marketing, in positions of increasing responsibility at Ford, New Holland and CNH, in the Middle East, Latin America, London and Chicago, François Jourdan joined Terex Cranes in 2007.

Over the past five years as global marketing vice president, reporting to the president, he has led the global marketing team in building the Terex Cranes brand. His responsibility focuses on all elements of the marketing mix from research and analysis, product communication and the development of marketing plans, to the initiation of commercial organisation processes (sales board president), including the migration of the company’s multiple legacy brands.

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Helen Joyce

Brazil Bureau Chief, The Economist, São Paulo

Title: Prospects for the construction economy – a global and Latin American perspective

Biography

Helen Joyce moved to Brazil in 2010 to become The Economist’s São Paulo Bureau Chief. In this capacity she has written about subjects as diverse as Brazil’s sub-salt oil finds, the slow recovery of São Paulo’s degraded Tietê river, deforestation in the Amazon, political corruption and difficulties of doing business in Brazil. Previously she was education correspondent for the paper, based in London. Before joining The Economist she edited “Plus”, an online magazine about mathematics published by the University of Cambridge, and was founding editor for the Royal Statistical Society’s quarterly magazine, “Significance”. She has a BA in mathematics from Trinity College Dublin and a PhD in geometric measure theory from University College London.

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Javier Martinez

Executive Director Spain and the Americas, ALE
Technical Advisor, Civil Construction Engineering Division, ALE

Title: ALE's Mega Jack System – an industry innovation shows its strength in Latin America

This presentation will cover:

  • Focusing on the constant challenge present with the heavylift and transportation sector to lift and move increasingly heavy items.
  • Looking at how new equipment is being developed to meet this challenge.
  • A case study on the Mega Jack system and its application within the heavylifting industry.

 

Biography

Javier Martínez was born in Madrid, Spain. He graduated in Naval Architecture at the Polytechnic University of Madrid in 1980. After graduating his interest turned towards the transportation and installation of heavy items, both offshore and onshore, and in 1983, he founded the company LASTRA in Spain. LASTRA specialized in engineering and final installation of heavy elements which couldn’t be installed by crane. He participated in designing new skidding and lifting tools and concepts. In the late eighties major civil projects were performed due to Spain joining the European Community, getting the World Exhibition in Seville and Olympics in Barcelona. LASTRA defined and executed innovative solutions all over the country and also exported these skills to other countries. In 1991 LASTRA was sold to the Australian Industrial Group BRAMBLES, who gave financial support to continue the developments and new designs. Then in 2002 the company was bought by the English worldwide heavy contractor ALE, where Javier is currently Executive Director for Spain and The Americas as well as Technical Advisor for the Civil Construction Division. Throughout the last 25 years his concepts, ideas, knowledge and expertise have been used to improve the constructability of many bridges in Europe and America.

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Giancarlo Rigon

Director, BSM Engenharia and member of Sobratema

Presentation title: Dealing with growth: Key issues facing the crane rental market in Brazil


This presentation will cover:

  • The overall construction equipment market in Brazil has been growing strongly
  • This trend should continue, thanks to major investments in infrastructure
  • Crane demand is mainly driven by great expansion of the offshore oil industry
  • Several international crane manufacturers sell in Brazil, along side some local firms; quality and training are key

 

Biography

Giancarlo Rigon, CEO of BSM Engenharia S.A., will describe how the Brazil market for construction equipment has been growing strongly in recent years, and is expected to continue expanding. The main drivers are increased investment in infrastructure, with a particular emphasis on expansion of the oil industry. Brazil is gearing up to exploit major offshore sub-salt petroleum reserves. This involves the local construction of dozens of ultra-deepwater rigs and floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) units. Two new refineries are planned and most existing ones are being upgraded/expanded. New ports and hydroelectric plants are under development, and there are several large sports arenas under construction for the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics. Mr. Rigon will present new, unpublished data from The Brazilian Association of Technology for Equipment and Maintenance (Sobratema) that shows the distribution of the national crane fleet among major construction and rental companies, divided by type, age and location. He will also describe the market, major players, and key factors relating to quality, competition and training.

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David Rodrigues

CCO, Makro Engenharia

Presentation title: Safety and wind turbine construction and transportation

This presentation will cover:

  • History of the cranes and technology.
  • History of the wind turbine market and technology.
  • Special cranes applications for wind sector.
  • Special transports for wind sector.
  • Risk factors for wind Market.
  • Future outlook.

Biography

David Rodrigues is Commercial Director at Makro Enghenaria. He has been with the company since 1996.
Makro is one of Brazil's leading crane and lifting companies with a strong presence in many sectors, from mining, petrochemicals and energy to steel, cement and port operations.
The company says it has one of the youngest fleets in the country, has attained international quality standards ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 and is implementing OHSAS 18001.
Located in Fortaleza (Ceará), the company operates throughout Brazil.

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Ledio Augusto Vidotti

Engineer
Director of GTM Maquinas e Equipamentos Ltda, a brazillian company with 25 years in the crane market and XCMG representative and distributor in Brazil.
With 20 years experience in construction equipment market.

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