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Fundamentals of Crane Lift Plan Preparation Course Outline

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      Week 1: Introduction to ASME and OSHA codes and standards

      Learning Outcomes:

      • Identify the codes and standards that apply to the preparation of safe and practical lift plans.
      • List the restrictions and/or constraints that are required by the codes and standards.
      Topics:
      • Course Objectives/Outcomes
      • Course Content
      • ASME P30.1-2014 Planning for Load Handling Activities
      • ASME B30.5-2014 Mobile and Locomotive Cranes 6. 29CFR1926.1400 Cranes and Derricks in Construction

      Week 2: Types of Mobile Cranes and Their Advantages/Disadvantages on Construction Projects

      Learning Outcomes:

      • Identify the 5 major types of mobile cranes used in the construction industry.
      • Explain the advantages and disadvantages of each type of mobile crane as to how it is used in the construction industry.
      Topics:
      • Rough Terrain Cranes
      • Hydraulic Truck Cranes
      • Hydraulic Crawler Cranes
      • Lattice Boom Crawler Cranes
      • Lattice Boom Truck Cranes

      Week 3: Rigging and Rigging Hardware

      Learning Outcomes:

      • Explain the uses and limitations of the major types of rigging and rigging hardware.

      Topics:

      Types of Rigging

      • Wire Rope Slings
      • Chain Slings
      • Synthetic Web Slings
      • Synthetic Roundslings

      Rigging Hardware

      • Shackles
      • Turnbuckles
      • Hoist Rings and Eye Bolts
      • Rings and Links
      • Blocks

      Week 4: Center of Gravity of Loads and Proper Rigging Selection

      Learning Outcomes:

      • Calculate the center of gravity of a load.
      • Calculate actual loads applied to rigging, based on the center of gravity of the load.
      • Select the proper rigging and rigging hardware to be used based on actual loads.
      • Calculate gross loads.
      • Identify the proper information that should be shown on a safe, practical, rigging plan.
      Topics:
      • Calculating Center of Gravity
      • Calculate Actual Rigging Loads
      • Selecting Proper Rigging and Rigging Hardware
      • Gross Loads
      • Rigging Plans

      Week 5: Introduction to Mobile Crane Load Charts

      Learning Outcomes:

      • Understand the terminology used in crane load charts.
      • Identify the sections of a load chart and what information the sections contain.
      • Explain the differences between loads charts of different types of cranes and different manufacturers of cranes.
      Topics:
      • Load Chart Definitions
      • Load Chart Sections

      Week 6: Gross Capacity Calculations for Mobile Cranes

      Learning Outcomes:

      • Calculate the gross capacity of different types of mobile cranes.
      Topics:
      • Gross Capacity for Rough Terrain Cranes
      • Gross Capacity for Hydraulic Truck Cranes
      • Gross Capacity for Hydraulic Crawler Cranes
      • Gross Capacity for Lattice Boom Crawler Cranes
      • Gross Capacity for Boom Trucks

      Week 7: Capacity Deductions for Mobile Cranes

      Learning Outcomes:

      • Calculate capacity deductions for different types of mobile cranes.
      Topics:
      • Capacity Deductions for Rough Terrain Cranes
      • Capacity Deductions for Hydraulic Truck Cranes
      • Capacity Deductions for Hydraulic Crawler Cranes
      • Capacity Deductions for Lattice Boom Crawler Cranes
      • Capacity Deductions for Boom Trucks

      Week 8: Special Topics on Mobile Crane Load Charts

      Learning Outcomes:

      • Identify different crane configurations and the advantages/disadvantages of each.
      Topics:
      • Lifting Jibs
      • Super Lift Attachments
      • Trailing Counterweights
      • Boom Modes
      • Lattice Boom Tips
      • Outrigger Extension

      Week 9: Crane Placement on Jobsite and Tandem Lifts

      Learning Outcomes:

      • Identify job site hazards that may affect crane placement.
      • Determine crane placement on jobsite.
      • Determine controlling factors in tandem lifts.
      Topics:
      • Jobsite Hazards
      • Other Jobsite/Lift Considerations
      • Determining Crane Placement
      • Tandem Lifts

      Week 10: Ground Bearing

      Learning Outcomes:

      • Determine ground bearing pressures exerted by the crane during the lift.
      • Determine proper load spreading methods based on allowable ground bearing pressures.
      Topics:
      • Ground Bearing Pressure by Manufacturer’s Applications
      • Ground Bearing Pressure by Independent Calculation
      • Load Spreading Methods

      Week 11: Critical Lift Plan

      Learning Outcomes:

      • Produce a complete, safe, and practical lift plan incorporating mobile crane capacities, rigging plan, site conditions, and ground bearing requirements.
      Topics:
      • Lift Data Sheet
      • Rigging Diagram
      • Lift Diagram

      Week 12: Lift Plan Considerations for Alternative Lifting Methods

      Learning Outcomes:

      • Describe alternative lifting methods and how lift plans will need to be modified to incorporate these methods.
      Topics:
      • Gantry Lifts
      • Lifting Frames
      • Hydraulic Platform Trailers
      • Storage Beams and Stands

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        This course outline is subject to change

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