New to WOC 2015, this exciting event will feature two crane operator competition courses: A boom truck course (using an Elliott 36127R telescopic boom truck); and an articulating boom course (using a Hiab articulating boom crane). Both events will feature multiple challenges designed to assess precision and depth perception. Tasks will reflect typical activities experienced on real job sites. In addition, operators will be evaluated on proper rigging selection.

Four Articulating Crane Operators with the lowest scores will win cash and other prizes. Four Telescopic Boom Crane Operators will vie for a chance to move onto a Championship Crane Operator & Rigger Skills Competition to be held at a high-profile venue in late 2015. These four operators will win an expense-paid trip sponsored by Crane Institute of America to the location of the Championship event where big money and bragging rights are at stake. Grand prize is $10,000.

This event is being brought together in cooperation with the World of Concrete, Crane Institute Certification (CIC) and Crane Institute of America (CIA). It is supported by the Tilt-Up Concrete Association, the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute, and the Concrete Foundations Association. Crane operators who are members of these associations will receive $10 discount on the registration fee.

Space is limited, so register early! After registering for WOC, participants must register at the Crane Institute Certification. Once registered, you will receive notification directly from CIC with detailed instructions and verification of equipment and preferred day/time for competing.

Questions about the skills competition or certification program can be answered by Crane Institute of America at email or 407-332-6800.

Register for World of Concrete 2015 and mark your calendars to stop by the Gold Lot, Tuesday, February 2-Thursday, February 5, during show hours to check out the Crane Operator & Rigger Skills Competition!