The annual meeting of the International Crane Stakeholders Assembly (ICSA) was held March 7, 2020 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV. The event was was hosted jointly by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) and the Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA).
The event brought together crane and rigging users and manufacturers from around the globe to address the current issues impacting the industry. 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, the company said. Key items discussed during the event include the following:
- 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.
ICSA Members include the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), The Crane Industry Council of Australia (CICA), Crane Rental Association of Canada (CRAC), The European Association of Abnormal Road Transport & 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 of ICSA.