Research

The SC&R Foundation funds industry specific research to benefit the SC&RA member companies and the industry as a whole. Over the years, more than $290,000 in projects have been funded.

Foundation Research Projects

  •  Guidelines for Determining the Value of a Crane or Rigging Related Co.
  • Computer Applications for the Crane & Rigging Industry
  • Crane & Rigging Safety Program Guidelines
  • A Report on North American Crane Operators
  • Overall Assessments of the Crane & Rigging Industry
  • Accounting Guidelines for the Growing Crane & Rigging Company
  • 1996: Injury Case Description Safety Survey of Specialized Carriers & Rigging Companies
  • 1997: Injury Case Description Safety Survey of Specialized Carriers & Rigging Companies
  • 1998: Injury Case Description Safety Survey of Specialized Carriers & Rigging Companies by Association Research Institute (ARI)
  • 1999: Economic Benefits of Permit Uniformity for Oversize/Overweight Movements   by Cambridge Systematic, Inc.
  • 2000: MIT Reports
  • 2001: Oversize/Overweight Transportation Study
  • 2002: M.E. Rinker, Sr. School of Building Construction at the University of Florida
  • Glossary of Common Crane & Rigging Terms
    • Reprinted to be pocketsize/ Spanish (2003)
  • ARI (Association Research Institute) Reports
  • 2004: Moving the World video/DVD
  • 2005: Virtis software enhancement to incorporate non-standard gage-length axles. Used by American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)
  • 2005: Recommended Practices for Telescopic Hydraulic Gantry Systems DVD
  • 2006: Municipality Permit Uniformity Study
  • 2007: Pilot Car Regional Uniformity Study
  • 2009: An analysis and update of SC&RA’s Pilot Car Escort: Best Practices Guidelines
  • 2010: Arizona DOT project – Trailers Trusses and Tridems
  • 2011: Continuation of Arizona DOT project – Trailers Trusses and Tridems
  • 2013: HirePatriots.com Partnership
  • 2014: Recruiting Video (VIEW NOW)

  • 2015: Mobile App of Industry Terms
    (To be Released in late January)