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Programme 2013

4 November 2013

 

Registration and evening networking drinks in the foyer Schloss-Saal on 4 November, the evening before the conference.

 

Time: 19.00 – 20.30

Venue: Foyer Schloss-Saal, Kempinski Hotel Bristol Berlin

5 November 2013

 

MORNING SESSION

 

08.00 – 08.45

Registration, networking and morning coffee

 

08.45 – 09.00

Welcome and opening remarks:

Conference chairperson:

Alex Dahm, editor, International Cranes and Specialized Transport

 

09.00 – 09.25

Global construction markets

• Construction market conditions around the world

• Overall economic outlook and how this will impact on construction activity

• Forecasts for the construction industry

• The world’s largest contractors and their profitability

• Trends in international work and regional hot spots

Chris Sleight, editor, International Construction

 

09.25 – 09.50

“The perfect jobsite” – How manufacturers and contractors
jointly manage modern day challenges on job sites

• Choosing the right equipment

• Collaboration during the design process and building of the anchors

• Erection and disassembly planning

• Managing wind effects

• Ensuring job site safety

Nicola Castenetto, director customer care, Terex Tower Cranes. Peter Jehle, CEO at P&J Arcomet

 

09.50 – 10.30

Radio remote control: improving safety in tower crane operations.

• General safety aspects: working with radio remote controls vs working from the cabin.

• Enhancing safety by technical developments in radio remote technology.

• Latest frequency management systems.

• Summary / Outlook / Discussion

Thomas Stegmaier, product manager, HBC-radiomatic

 

10.30 – 10.45 Q&A session

10.45 – 11.15 Morning coffee

 

11.15 – 11.40

Quality control 2.0

• An in-depth look at the importance of expanding quality control to all aspects of your business. Putting the proper checks and balances in place to keep your programme current

• How to verify that your programme stacks up

• Verifying that you follow through with your commitments

• Ensuring that your people are on board and not just rubber-stamping the programme.

• How to recover if your programme breaks down

Peter Juhren, national service manager, Morrow Equipment

 

11.40 – 12.05

Adding value and improving customer experience in the tower crane supply chain

• UK construction market – major contractors, method of operation, who owns what, who supplies what

• UK tower crane market – major operators, fleet mix, compliance and then more compliance

•  Adding value – front end engineering studies, detailed method statements, maintenance regimes, supply of operators, third party inspections, and more

• Future trends – what the contractor and customer is looking for and how tower crane suppliers are reacting

Duncan Salt, director and general manager, HTC Plant

 

12.05 – 12.30

Tower crane solutions for customer benefits

• Customers benefit of the new Liebherr tower crane structure

• Special solutions - versus series

• Fresh ideas for new market demands

Dominique Tasch, managing director, and Thorsten Hesselbein, head of tower crane solutions, Liebherr-Werk Biberach

 

12.30 – 12.45 Q&A session

12.45 – 14.00 Lunch

 

 

AFTERNOON SESSION

 

14.00 – 14.25

Application of top slewing tower cranes in a modular bridge construction project

Huang Qun, senior engineer and general manager, Zoomlion Hoisting Machinery Branch Company (ZHMB) subsidiary of Zoomlion Group, China

 

14.25 – 14.50

Choosing the best ropes for your tower crane

• Rope characteristics

• Rope selection

• Rope maintenance

Dr Oliver Fries, vice president global R&D, innovation and technology, WireCo Group Europe

 

14.50 – 15.20

Financing tower cranes: A look at the current situation and the way forward.

• Despite solid recovery of the construction industry, banks remain hesitant in financing of construction equipment, preventing contracting and rental equipment companies from investing in new tower cranes

• Current reluctance of the financial sector has far reaching negative implications on the business of both the crane buying, i.e. crane operating companies, as well as the crane manufacturing companies

• CECE Tower Crane Section has identified the general lack of knowledge about tower cranes as a key factor for the restrictive financing policy and aims to provide the financial sector with a clearer understanding about tower cranes and the value of this asset

Dr Peter Schiefer, CEO Wolffkran / CECE

 

15.20 – 15.30 Q&A session

15.30 – 16.00 Afternoon tea

 

16.00 – 16.25

Collision avoidance systems – their benefits and potential for development.

Rémi Déporte, global product director, Manitowoc cranes

 

16.25 – 16.50

A perspective on tower crane rental and distribution in the Middle East.

Nabil Al Zahlawi, managing partner, NFT

 

16.50

Questions followed by closing remarks and drinks reception in the Foyer Schloss-Saal

 

 

 

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2013 speaker presentation

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MORNING SESSION

Global construction markets

Chris Sleight, editor, International Construction

“The perfect jobsite” – How manufacturers and contractors jointly manage modern day challenges on job sites

Nicola Castenetto, director customer care, Terex Tower Cranes. Peter Jehle, CEO at P&J Arcomet

Radio remote control: improving safety in tower crane operations.

Thomas Stegmaier, product manager, HBC-radiomatic

Quality control 2.0

Peter Juhren, national service manager, Morrow Equipment

Adding value and improving customer experience in the tower crane supply chain

Duncan Salt, director and general manager, HTC Plant

Tower crane solutions for customer benefits   (PRESENTATION NOT AVAILABLE AT PRESENT)

Dominique Tasch, managing director, and Thorsten Hesselbein, head of tower crane solutions, Liebherr-Werk Biberach

AFTERNOON SESSION

Application of top slewing tower cranes in a modular bridge construction project

Huang Qun, senior engineer and general manager, Zoomlion Hoisting Machinery Branch Company (ZHMB) subsidiary of Zoomlion Group, China

Choosing the best ropes for your tower crane

Dr Oliver Fries, vice president global R&D, innovation and technology, WireCo Group Europe

Financing tower cranes: A look at the current situation and the way forward.

Dr Peter Schiefer, CEO Wolffkran / CECE

Collision avoidance systems – their benefits and potential for development.

Rémi Déporte, global product director, Manitowoc cranes

A perspective on tower crane rental and distribution in the Middle East.

Nabil Al Zahlawi, managing partner, NFT

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