Gainesville, Fla.— NCCER announces the 2010 release of the Contren® Learning Series Tower Crane Operator curriculum.

NCCER worked with subject matter experts representing industry from across the country to introduce relevant industry material into the new book.  

“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 Company. “Having first-hand knowledge of the commitment NCCER has put forth in existing curriculum, such as Heavy Equipment Operations, Mobile Crane Operations, Rigging Fundamentals, and Rigging, I am sure Tower Crane Operations will be an industry leading training curriculum, dedicated to safe tower crane operation.”

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. 

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: Ted Blanton Sr., North American Crane Bureau (NACB); Thomas Barth, Barth Crane Inspections LLC; Michael J. Eggenberger, Bay Ltd., A Berry Company; Russell Harden, Miller & Long Concrete, Inc.; Tomas Heitchue, Terex; Mike Hundley, Heedesoutheast; Doyle Hundley, AMECO; Alan Jenkins, Miller & Long Concrete, Inc.; Roy Laney, Baker Concrete Construction; Bryan McClure, LPR Construction; Nelson Plumb, Crossland Construction Co.; Larry Proemsey, Skyview Construction & Engineering, Inc.; Jim Robertson, General Crane; Mickey Rood, North American Crane Bureau (NACB); David Wolf, The Shaw Group