Heavy Lift Manager
Mr. Collins has over 40 years experience in the heavy lift industry, with 20 of those years as manager of Zachry Construction Corporation’s crane fleet and lift operations. He recently served as Vice President of the Board of Directors for the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO), an independent, not-for-profit organization established in 1995 to administer a nationwide program for the certification of crane operators. Joe also served as a member of the Cranes and Derrick Advisory Committee (C-DAC) to OSHA, which wrote and delivered the initial draft of the new OSHA Crane Safety Standard. In January 2011, Engineering News Record magazine honored Joe as one of the “Top 25 Newsmakers” for his work with C-DAC.
Joe’s long-term exposure to the industry in several key positions has made him a respected expert throughout the trade. He has applied his expertise to OSHA compliance audits, crane inspections, crane repairs, crane erection and dismantling, due diligence in crane purchases, transport or relocation of large cranes, sizing of cranes, and cost projections for bidding purposes. The holistic exposure through the complete chain of lifting operations enables Joe to conduct crane accident investigations, wherein he manages accident sites, including the removal of wreckage and determine the root cause of the accident.