It is the premise of this paper that a major contribution to his client may well be the advice and assistance that the naval architect gives during the pricing and contracting phases of new vessel acquisition. Accordingly, the naval architect's responsibility under the conditions existing today (and for the foreseeable future) must be extended to cover the total delivered cost of the vessel. This responsibility must certainly include assisting the owner to eliminate the ambiguities in the contract documents. The term "contract documents" as used herein includes the contracts, the specifications, the contract and guidance plans, and such codes or standards as apply to the vessel. In the light of the foregoing, the author examines certain changes in ship construction contracting which need to be incorporated. Being realistic as to timing, one expects such changes no sooner than the 1980's.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Paper presented at the Spring Meeting/STAR Symposium, New London, Connecticut, April 26-29, 1978. Available only in bound proceedings.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

    601 Pavonia Avenue
    Jersey City, NJ  United States  07306-2907
  • Authors:
    • Bachko, N
  • Publication Date: 1978

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  • Accession Number: 00173973
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
  • Report/Paper Numbers: No. 18
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 3 1978 12:00AM