The paper focuses on the business of vary large US naval architecture and marine engineering firms with a staff of approximately 500 or more. Such companies can exist today because the US Navy, the Coast Guard and other marine related governmental agencies rely heavily on private firms to accomplish their research and development, engineering and ship design projects. The paper describes the evolvement of the ultra large firms and details of the multiple roles they attempt to play. Descriptions of six selected projects are presented to illustrate the diversity of the business. Attention is drawn to the prevailing naval architecture business environment in the US, and a few thoughts are offered on the potential opportunities and challenges for the near future.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • RINA Intl Conf NEWBUILD 2000 & the Role of the Naval Architect in Ship and Offshore Projects; 24-25 Oct 1995; London, UK. Pprs. Publ by RINA, London, UK. Ppr 4 [12 p, 10 ref, 4 fig]
  • Authors:
    • Maniar, N M
  • Publication Date: 1995


  • English

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00718815
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 27 1996 12:00AM