Tower crane conference

By Alex Dahm31 August 2010

International Tower Cranes 2011

International Tower Cranes 2011

International Tower Cranes 2011 is a new top-level one day conference and networking dinner for tower crane users and manufacturers worldwide. ITC 2011 will be held in central London, UK on 12 May 2011.

Organised by KHL Group, publisher of International Cranes and Specialized Transport, the event will be the culmination of extensive consultation and research. It has the backing of the UK's highly-respected Tower Crane Interest Group, part of the Construction Plant-hire Association.

The conference programme has yet to be finalised, but is expected include the global launch of new best-practice guidelines on the climbing - or jumping - of tower cranes, published by the TCIG and the CPA.

Other subjects covered are likely to include:

- the implementation of EN 14439

- analysis of recent high-profile accidents

- technological innovations

- the latest thinking in management and operator training.

Alex Dahm, IC editor, explained: "Moves to increase the harmonisation of tower crane standards and improve safety in the wake of a series of high-profile accidents means that tower crane issues are of great importance to a wide global audience that includes manufacturers and rental companies, contractors, contracts managers and developers."

More details will be announced as soon as they become available. In the meantime, for further information, please contact Graham Anderson at graham.anderson@khl.com or on +44 (0)1865 318123, or John Austin at john.austin@khl.com or on +44 (0)1892 786220.

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