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Course Description

As budgets have become more and more restrictive, and navies worldwide rely more and more on commercial practices and standards for the core of their warship designs, there has been a continuing trend away from traditional naval design approaches, and towards a baseline centered in common international requirements. Factors such as acquisition reform initiatives of the 1990’s, and a decreased emphasis on national military design documents, have navies worldwide relying on a more global approach to design and acquisition through instruments and organizations such as ASTM F25 Committee, ISO TC8, NATO’s standard ANEP 77, and Classification Society Rules and Guides such as the ABS Rules for Building and Classing High Speed Naval Craft (HSNC) and International Naval Ship Guide. This course will provide a broad overview to two ABS rule sets and the NATO standard.

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Logistical Information

Instructors: Mr. Richard Delpizzo (Email: rdelpizzo@eagle.org), Mr. Ethan Reinhardt, and Mr. Mario Gitte
Location: Virginia Beach Convention Center, held in conjunction with the 2018 Fleet Maintenance and Modernization Symposium
Date: 9/17/2018
Time: 1300-1700
Professional Development Hours (PDHs): 4 Hours
Audience: Introductory (100 Level) – Learner requires little knowledge of this topic area

Course Outline

1. ABS Rules for Building and Classing High Speed Naval Craft (HSNC)
overview of the rule set
structural analysis and operating envelope criteria
2. ABS International Naval Ship Guide (INSG)
overview of the rule set
application to international designs
3. The NATO Naval Ship Code (NSC) – ANEP 77
overview of the standard
application of standard for naval vessels
4. Summary/Conclusion

Registration Information

Capacity: 25
Enrollment Fee: Member $150, Non-Member $200
Terms and Conditions

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Instructor Biographies

Rich Delpizzo has over 30 years of experience working in ship design, construction and operations, technical review, regulatory requirements application and Navy project management and defense acquisition. He has worked for the American Bureau of Shipping at its New York, New Jersey and Washington, DC offices, and in their Government Operations office since 1991. Since 2004, he led the Washington DC Naval Engineering office as its Senior Managing Principal Engineer; in January 2010, he was promoted to Manager of Government Operations. In 2013, he was assigned the additional position of Manager, Global Gas Solutions, principally working on Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) applications. In 2016, he became Director of International Government Services, leading all ABS initiatives for worldwide naval, coast guard, constabulary and other government services. In addition to chairing both the SNAME Ship’s Machinery Committee and Panel M-45 on Fuel Cells, he also serves as Classification Society Representative to the ISO Subcommittee on Marine Machinery and Piping Systems, as well as a member of the US TAG (Technical Advisory Group) to ISO. He is the Chairman of ASNE’s Professional Development Committee, and the ABS representative to NATO’s International Naval Safety Association (INSA). Rich has served in the U.S. Navy Reserve for 28 years, retiring in 2012 with the rank of Captain.

Ethan Reinhardt has worked in the maritime and energy industries for 4 years, in various roles including structural design, project management and business development. He worked at the American Bureau of Shipping’s Philadelphia office in New Construction Survey and Houston office in Offshore Project Management, Ship Engineering and is currently an Senior Engineer Analyst within the International Government Services group. Ethan Reinhardt holds a BS degree in Ocean Engineering from Texas A&M University.

Mario J. Gitte has more than 15 years of engineering experience. He holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the USCG Academy and M.S. in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from the University of New Orleans. He served for 6 years in the Dominican Navy as a Supply Officer and Operations Officer onboard a 133’ Buoy Tender. He also served as Junior Aid to the Chief of Naval Operations. He worked at Swiftships Shipbuilders in Morgan City, Louisiana as Owner’s Representative for the Dominican Navy on the construction and re-powering of (8) patrol crafts and as Assistant Naval Architect. He has worked for the ABS at its Headquarters in Houston, Texas since January 2008. In 2014, he was promoted to his current position as Managing Principal Engineer (Hull Structures) in ABS’ Ship Engineering Department. Among his current daily activities are the review and verification of ship’s general arrangements, structures, structural fire protection and hydrostatics and stability drawings and documents. He is a member of SNAME.