Eureka! Naval Architeture

Recorded: March 25, 2020
Duration: 1 hour 43 minutes


Naval architecture is at the forefront of all we do in marine insurance but we understand so little of the history of naval architecture in the US. Join us for this presentation to include: What is Naval Architecture?; Origins as a form engineering “Field of Study”; Rules and Regulations including SOLAS, Class Societies, Flag Administrations; Sub-Disciplines including powering and resistance, hydro-aerodynamics and construction; Vessel and Structure Types including cargo, naval, work, offshore and recreational; Naval Architecture and Shipyards in the US from new build yards, repair facilities, impact of Jones Act and need for US Flag vessels to major design consultancies. Presentation will close with Career Paths; Locations of Study in the US and Future Trends and Challenges in Naval Architecture.

History of Naval Architecture

  • What is Naval Architecture?
  • Origins as a formal engineering “Field of Study”
  • Rules and Regulations
  • Sub-Disciplines
  • Vessel and Structure Types
  • Materials
  • Naval Architecture and Shipyards in the US
  • Career Paths
  • Locations of Study in the US
  • Future Trends and Challenges in Naval Architecture

Who Should Attend:
Underwriters, Underwriting Managers, Claims Adjusters and Managers, and all insurance professionals

Chris B. Law, Aon


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