ICSAThe International Crane Stakeholders Assembly (ICSA) converged at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2020 in Las Vegas last month. 

This international crane organization event was hosted jointly by AEM and the Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA)

ICSA is devoted to the international crane industry by representing both crane and rigging industry users and manufacturers, with the goal of sharing information, networking, providing guidance and best practices for promoting safe use.

Members of the ICSA include the following associations:

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 identified and discussed during the joint meeting include:

  • Finalization and agreement to publish the latest guidance document titled “Mobile Crane Ground Preparation for Wind Farm Construction” which includes recommendations for the design and construction of access roads and working areas for mobile cranes used in wind farm applications.
  • Status of the ICSA guidance document related to the use of cranes on barges scheduled for completion in October of 2020.
  • Agreement to collaborate on a new document that will provide guidance on the use of mobile cranes in pile driving/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 of 2021.

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