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Chicago Expo III to Feature New Seminars for Attendees

Tue December 02, 2008 - Midwest Edition
Construction Equipment Guide

Next year, the Chicago Construction Expo III welcomes new seminars to complement the showcase of the latest models from all of the major manufacturers at the Renaissance Convention Center in Schaumburg, Ill., Jan. 7 and 8, 2009.

The Chicago Construction Expo tabbed Stephen Tivy of PetroLiance and Roger Smith of Zurich Services Corporation to present these new seminars.

PetroLiance will lead discussions on the topics of “Never Buy Another Oil Sample” and “Is 500 Hours Really Safe?”

Zurich Services Corporation will talk about “Hoisting the Curtain Off the New Crane Standard.”

Tivy of PetroLiance said “Never Buy Another Oil Sample” will discuss the difference between oil samples and a predictive maintenance program.

“We will introduce or refresh the ’systems approach’ or ’holistic approach’ to predictive maintenance for key production assets in construction equipment,” Tivy said.

“For ’Is 500 Hours Really Safe,’ some major engine manufacturers have recommended radically extended oil drain intervals for their newer machines,” Tivy said. “We will pull data from a variety of sources and equipment and share the findings with participants.”

Tivy has been doing seminars similar to this for more than 15 years.

“This presentation will be the first time we’ve presented these particular topics,” Tivy said.

“During tough times, one approach is to de-emphasize maintenance,” Tivy continued. “The coal business learned years ago that ’no maintenance equals no coal.’ We can take a page from an industry that lives and dies by equipment maintenance and learn to capture the value in a good predictive maintenance approach to major construction equipment.

“We are excited about the prospect of presenting at the Chicago Construction Expo,” Tivy said. “When things are ’great’ it’s easy to be lackadaisical about maintenance, but if we’re to make it through the lull, we need to be ready to hit the next rise with all our assets at prime. … That does require some investment, and that’s what we’ll be discussing.”

Smith told Construction Equipment Guide that “Hoisting the Curtain Off the New Crane Standard” is designed to help people understand the new OSHA regulations and how they apply to a company’s operations.

“You’ll learn about new and specific duties resulting from the new standards that apply to project owners, construction managers and general contractors whether or not you own, rent or directly use cranes on your land or project,” Smith said.

Show hours are 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days. Parking and admission are free.

The show is produced by the trade show division of Construction Equipment Guide.

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For more information on exhibiting, call Bob Buckley at 800/992-7116 or visit CEG

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