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ASNE is the leading professional engineering society for engineers, scientists and allied professionals who conceive, design, develop, test, construct, outfit, operate and maintain complex naval and maritime ships, submarines and aircraft and their associated systems and subsystems.  ASNE also serves the educators who train the professionals, researchers who develop related technology, and students who are preparing for the profession.  Society activities provide support for the U.S. Navy; U.S. Coast Guard; U.S. Marine Corps; U.S. Merchant Marine and U.S. Army.

ASNE is the seventh oldest technical society in the United States.  It was founded in 1888 by a group of naval engineering pioneers, most of them officers of the U.S. Navy's Engineering Corps, who sought a unified approach to their profession in order to make the most of new advances in technology. The purposes of ASNE are:           

  • to advance the knowledge and practice of naval engineering in public and private applications and operations,
  • to enhance the professionalism and well-being of members, and
  • to promote naval engineering as a career field.

For 125 years, the Society’s objectives have been strengthened and preserved to meet the changing needs of a time-honored profession. Today ASNE conducts a variety of technical meetings and symposia, publishes the highly regarded Naval Engineers Journal and a number of other technical proceedings and publications, and fosters professional development and technical information exchange through technical committees, local section activities and cooperative efforts with government organizations and other professional societies.

The Society's annual meeting, ASNE Day, is typically held in February of each year in the Washington, DC, area. The meeting features major addresses by high level industry and government leaders and panel discussions by leading members of the profession.  It also includes presentation and discussion of technical papers on a variety of timely naval engineering topics, presentation of the Society's prestigious annual awards and a large exposition with government and industry exhibits covering the full spectrum of naval engineering technology. ASNE Day is highlighted by the Society’s annual Honors Gala, attended by hundreds of executives and senior managers from both government and industry.

Our website is designed to not only serve our members, but also to support scholars, students and others interested in the varied field of naval engineering.  We welcome your suggestions on ways we can improve your experience. 

Goal Based Standards and Their Application - webinar cancelled

Course Title: Goal Based Standards and Their Application
Instructor: CAPT Rich Delpizzo, USNR (Ret.)
Location: Webinar

Course Sponsored by: 

Date: 29 March 2016

Time: 1400 - 1500

Instructor Bio: Richard Delpizzo has worked in both the naval and commercial maritime industries for over 30 years, and is the Manager for Government Operations and Global Gas Solutions at American Bureau of Shipping. He chairs both the SNAME Ship’s Machinery Committee and Panel M-45 on Fuel Cells, and serves as Classification Society Representative to the ISO Subcommittee on Marine Machinery and Piping Systems (ISO TC8/SC3); He has served as the Chair of the ASNE Professional Development Committee since 2013. A retired Captain in the US Navy Reserve, he represents ABS in both the Naval Ship Classification Association (Chair) and International Naval Safety Association (Steering Committee), and was a contributor to the newly released ABS International Naval Ship Guide (INSG). Rich held an Engineer’s license in the U.S. Merchant Marine, and is a graduate of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. 


Course Description: 

Our current environment of ever-increasing computational speeds, along with complex analytical methods available to designers, has resulted in many new, novel approaches to ship design, on both a system scale as well as overall arrangement of the marine platform. In this changing maritime design world, the traditional approach of prescriptive-based standards is proving more and more challenging to apply. As a result, attention has recently been given to the increased use of a goal-based philosophy over technical standards, rules and regulations now used to govern the industry. 

Goal-based standards (GBS) are high-level goals which are stated in order to provide overall guidance for the development of standards. Typical GBS contains multi-layers, or tiers, that provide greater detailed information as one goes from one level to the next. In essence, GBS are intended for developers of standards, not the standard itself. Once the standard is created, designers will then apply it to their marine product. 

This webinar will provide a broad overview of Goal Based Standards, and discuss current examples such as NATO’s Naval Ship Code (ANEP 77). 


1. Define Goal Based Standards (GBS), and provide a broad overview of their principal characteristics. 

2. Provide examples of the application of GBS philosophy. 

Audience: Introductory (100 Level) – Learner requires little knowledge of this topic area

Enrollment Fee:

Member - complimentary

Non-Member - $50


Please contact ASNE Senior Education Manager, Ms. Erica Smedley Cox, at (703) 836-6727 or ecox@navalengineers.org

*Please make sure to read the Terms and Conditions. Undergraduate students may be eligible for a reduced rate.