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International Naval Design Standards (4-hour Introductory)
Professional Developement VIRTUAL Course

Instructors: CAPT Richard Delpizzo, USN (Ret.), Derek Novak, Chief Engineer for ABS
Date & Time: July 14, 2020 1:00-5:00PM ET - (4 sessions with built in breaks)
Enrollment Fee: ASNE Members $75.00, Non-Members $100.00
PDHs:  4Hours
Virtual Course Format:

  • An invitation to participate will be emailed prior to the virtual course event.
  • Course content available for attendees on course date Tuesday, July 14th.
  • Questions can be submitted during and after the course.
  • An instructor live Q&A session to be held Friday, July 17th at 10:00 AM EDT.
Register Online

For questions, please contact: education@navalengineers.org

Instructor Biography

Rich Delpizzo (CAPT, USNR ret) has over 30 years’ experience working in ship design, construction and operations, regulatory requirements application, and defense acquisition. He has worked for the American Bureau of Shipping at its New York, New Jersey and Washington, DC offices, and is currently the Director for Global Government Services. He chairs both the SNAME Ship’s Machinery Committee and Panel M-45 on Fuel Cells, and is the Classification Society Representative to the ISO Subcommittee on Marine Machinery and Piping Systems (ISO TC8/SC) and US Technical Advisory Group (US TAG) to ISO. He was the ABS representative to NATO’s International Naval Safety Association from 2013-2019 and has served as ASNE’s Professional Development Chair since 2015.

Derek Novak is the Chief Engineer for ABS and oversees interpretation, application and compliance with ABS Rules across all ABS Engineering offices worldwide. Novak joined ABS in 1994 after receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in ocean engineering from Florida Institute of Technology. He has held a number of senior management roles within the organization, including Senior Vice President for Engineering and Technology, President and Chief Operating Officer – Pacific Division, Vice President of Operations – Pacific Division, Vice President of Operations, Vice President of Engineering, and Manager – Naval Engineering.

Course Summary

With government budgets becoming more challenging, navies worldwide are relying more and more on commercial practices and standards for the core of their warship designs. This has precipitated in moving 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 (draft). This course will provide a broad overview to these two ABS rule sets and the NATO standard.

Course Details:
Classes 1 & 2: ABS Rules for Building and Classing High Speed Naval Craft (HSNC)
The HSNC was developed as a collaborative partnership between US Navy and ABS for keeping design and construction rules for naval craft current. HSNC recognizes military use and specific design features while maintaining basis in commercial design standards. It has a broad scope, applying to craft as low as 10m RHIBS, up to 100m Catamarans and 130m Monohulls.
Class 3: ABS International Naval Ship Guide (INSG)
ABS International Naval Ship Guide (INSG) is applicable to large ships owned and operated by Navies and Governments with missions related to safety, security, or defense. It is available worldwide to designers, builders and owners. The class will include an overview of this rule set, including optional notations such as shock, ballistics protection and UNREP (underway replenishment).
Class 4: The NATO Naval Ship Code (NSC) - ANEP 77
The Naval Ship Code (NSC) is a cost-effective goal-based standard that determines a minimum level of safety for naval ships. Accepted by many representatives of the global naval community and intergovernmental bodies, it is the formal document published by NATO as ANEP 77. The class will include an overview of this standard, with an emphasis of its application philosophy for naval vessels.