NCCER Releases Tower Crane Operator Curriculum

The National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER), Gainesville, Fla., has announced the 2010 release of the Contren® Learning Series Tower Crane Operator curriculum. NCCER worked with industry subject-matter experts from across the country to introduce relevant material into the new book. Tower Crane Operator offers technical hints and tips from the crane industry, presenting real-life scenarios similar to those one might encounter on the job site.

The content covers a variety of topics, including introduction to the trade, principles of tower cranes, safety, rigging, load charts, and tower crane operations. Additional features include a list of key trade terms, module trade term quizzes, and a color insert.

“I am extremely excited in anticipation of the upcoming release of the NCCER curriculum for tower crane operation,” said Mike Eggenberger, crane safety manager, Bay Ltd., A Berry Co. “Having first-hand knowledge of the commitment NCCER has put forth in existing curriculum, I am sure Tower Crane Operations will be an industry-leading training curriculum, dedicated to safe tower crane operation.”

NCCER develops the Contren Learning Series crane curriculum in partnership with leading textbook publisher, Pearson. Students successfully completing Tower Crane Operator through an NCCER accredited training sponsor will earn industry-recognized credentials through NCCER's National Registry.

The following subject matter experts contributed to this curriculum: Eggenberger; Ted Blanton Sr., and Mickey Rood, North American Crane Bureau (NACB); Thomas Barth, Barth Crane Inspections LLC; Russell Harden and Alan Jenkins, Miller & Long Concrete, Inc.; Tomas Heitchue, Terex; Mike Hundley, Heede Southeast; Doyle Hundley, AMECO; Roy Laney, Baker Concrete Construction; Bryan McClure, LPR Construction; Nelson Plumb, Crossland Construction Co.; Larry Proemsey, Skyview Construction & Engineering, Inc.; Jim Robertson, General Crane; and David Wolf, The Shaw Group.