The ninth meeting of the International Crane Stakeholders Assembly (ICSA) was held during the ConExpo exhibition in Las Vegas, USA, on Thursday 12 March. It was hosted jointly by the Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA) and the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM).
The format for the ICSA meetings is to hold separate user and manufacturer meetings in the morning and unite in the afternoon for a joint meeting of both groups.Topics discussed during the joint meeting included the following:
• Finalisation of, and agreement to publish, the latest guidance document titled “Mobile Crane Ground Preparation for Wind Farm Construction”, includes recommendations for the design and construction of access roads and working areas for mobile cranes.
• Status of the ICSA guidance document related to the use of cranes on barges scheduled for completion in October 2020.
• Agreement to collaborate on a new document that will provide guidance on the use of mobile cranes in pile driving and extraction applications.
• A summary of developments to various crane standards – EN 13000, CSA Z150 and the B30 series of standards.
The next ICSA meeting will be held in Adelaide, South Australia, during the Crane Industry Council of Australia (CICA) conference in October 2021.
ICSA members include the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), Crane Industry Council of Australia (CICA), Crane Rental Association of Canada (CRAoC), The European Association of Abnormal Road Transport and Mobile Cranes (ESTA), European Federation of Material Handling (FEM), Japan Crane Association (JCA) and Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA). The Japan Crane Association (JCA) is the newest member.
Further information about the ICSA is at: www.icsa-crane.org