Eleven lift planners from the ALL Erection & Crane Rental Corp. Family of Companies recently attended a three-day intensive Boot Camp training course on all features of 3D Lift Plan from AIA Software, a lift planning and crane selection application.
The Boot Camp teaches attendees how to successfully create a complicated tandem lift, critical lift plan, video of the lift, and utilize every feature of 3D Lift Plan. Along with classroom exercises, Boot Camp participants then have to tackle three certification exams. Students who successfully pass all three exams become Certified Experts. Those who successfully complete the first two exams become Certified Professionals. All of the 11 participants from ALL completed the second-level test, earning the title of Certified Professional, and two from ALL completed the third-level test, attaining the title of Certified Expert.
Operators can enter the weight and dimensions of the object being lifted and the location and size of any obstructions and 3D Lift Plan searches the load charts for all cranes involved to find the most economical crane configurations for the lift. Then the entire lift can be simulated in 3D Lift Plan to save time and increase efficiency on the jobsite.
The course was partially sponsored by Link-Belt Cranes and was held at the Link-Belt headquarters in Lexington, Kentucky, at the end of March. In total there were 46 participants, including 11 from ALL.