The Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association’s (SC&RA) 2022 Crane & Rigging Workshop will be held October 3-5, at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel, in Dallas, Texas. 

Each year, the Workshop covers everything from cutting-edge technology and safety practices to legal education, consensus standards, and regulatory updates. Workshop sessions also emphasize training, equipment maintenance, and current issues affecting the industry.

Representing one of SC&RA’s four prominent annual meetings, the Workshop signifies the industry’s premier crane and rigging event of the year—bringing together over 600 of the top managers, safety directors, legal experts, operations personnel, and crane operators from many of the industry’s foremost companies.
Similar to every SC&RA event, networking opportunities at the Workshop are world-class, with nearly a dozen countries represented, including the First Timers’ reception, two evening receptions and the popular Exhibit Center—which features 78 booths this year and represents an annual must-attend item on the schedule for those looking to learn about the latest products, equipment, and information in the industry today.

This year’s Workshop will also recognize the 2022 Rigging Jobs of the Year Winners: Under $150,000: Standard Cartage Company; $150K – $750K: Barnhart; $750K – $2 million: Fagioli SPA; and over $2 million: Fagioli SPA.

Best and Brightest 

An additional highlight of the Crane & Rigging Workshop are the committee meetings: Safety Education & Training, Labor, Tower Crane, and Governing. These gatherings allow attendees to gain an understanding on SC&RA activities in specific industry areas and identify other Association members who are confronting similar issues with whom they can network.

Moreover, the Workshop boasts a notable roster of speakers—from opening sessions to keynotes to educational tracks. 

A sampling includes Bogdan Gaita, president, TMSYS, LLC, and Roger Phillips, CEO, Arc Energy Services, Inc., as they discuss 3D Modeling & Animation: Your Client’s Perspective—which will explore the advantages and cost savings of using 3D modeling and animation for heavy rigging projects, as well as smaller projects.

Additionally, Lisa Walden, co-founder, Good Company Consulting, will deliver Leadership Redefined: A Critical Shift for the Modern Workforce—which will inform attendees on how if they’re not adapting to the new rules of the leadership game for the modern workforce, they could be facing a workplace rife with frustrated employers, high attrition rates, and broken lines of communication.

And NBIS’s own Billy Smith, EVP, Claims & Risk Management, will be presenting a session along with Chris Mikolay of National Interstate Insurance Company, titled: Managing Your Risk, a Collaborative Session. Mr. Smith and Mr. Mikolay will moderate industry breakout teams to review case studies and best practices in the following areas: understanding performance metrics; care, custody, and control concerns; risk financing (SIR’s and deductibles); managing workers’ comp impacts; and leveraging the power of your policy. 

Also specific to the Crane & Rigging Workshop is the SC&RA Leadership Forum, which encompasses an inclusive program designed to help fast-track the best and brightest young minds to the next levels of professional and Association leadership. Accepted applicants meet throughout the day via group work and networking, and are matched with a mentor in order to learn from various industry veterans about workplace trends and industry issues.

For more information or to register for the 2022 SC&RA Crane & Rigging Workshop, visit