The last date to register for this course is June 1, 2023.

Instructor facilitation from January 23 – April 14. On-demand from April 15 – August 24.

After April 14, the course will remain open, but will be monitored by ASCE staff only until September 7, 2023.

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2.4 CEUs / 24 PDHs


Member $1045 | Non-member $1345 —new lower pricing


Richard L Mikut, Jr., P.E., M.ASCE 

Purpose & background

In this course, we will be going over the fundamentals of rigging in the construction industry, which can carry over into the manufacturing and material handling industries as well. We will start with going over center of gravity, weights, and reactions and then move on to individual components of rigging. We will walk through rigging safety and major laws that affect the industry. After learning about the components, we will work through basic lifting lug design and spreader design. Then, we will complete full rigging design on modules from the lug to the crane hook. After this course, a person should be able to start with a piece to lift and be able to design a complete rigging system to safely and efficiently lift that piece.

Learning outcomes

  • Identify and calculate the center of gravity of a piece and know its significance.
  • Identify individual pieces of rigging and understand their intended use.
  • Calculate reaction loads going to each lifting point.
  • Design a basic lifting lug and a rigging system to lift a module.
  • Size a basic lifting spreader.
  • Identify and understand critical information required to size and design lifting components.
  • Describe practical safety guidelines related to rigging.
  • Identify and size adjustable rigging components and understand when they may be required.
  • Describe where to find rigging information and the various manufacturers of the components.

Who should attend?

  • Field engineers
  • Construction engineers
  • Construction managers
  • Structural engineers
  • Experienced crane operators

Policies & system requirements