C-Job Naval Architects is proud to announce that two of its engineers have been asked to participate in the International Ship and Offshore Structures Congress (ISSC). Lead Naval Architect Claudia Loureiro Garcia will be joining the ‘Special Vessels’ specialist committee, and Naval Architect Mark Slagmolen will take part in the technical committee concerning ‘Design Methods’.



The ISSC is an information exchange forum held by experts undertaking and applying marine structural research. Its main objectives are:

  • reviewing research in progress and facilitating evaluation;
  • disseminating results from recent investigations;
  • identifying areas requiring future research;
  • suggesting improvements in ship design, production and operations procedures.

The ISSC consists of 16 different committees composed of international experts from universities, research institutions, class societies and businesses within the industry worldwide. Each committee focuses on a different structural aspect to further understand the various disciplines underpinning marine structural design, production and operation.

TU Delft Professor Mirek Kaminski, former ISSC Chairman and current standing committee member, said: “Contribution of practicing engineers is essential for achieving practical recommendations of the ISSC committees which also consists of scientists and researchers. C-Job has shown their CSR attitude as they contribute to a common interest of achieving safer marine structures.”



A great opportunity

The subject of Research and Development plays a major role in C-Job’s long-term goals. Recent projects include Accelerated Concept Design, which was nominated for the Maritime Designer Award 2018, and the recently launched Buckling Tool. The C-Job Buckling Tool allows ship structures to be optimised at the earliest stages of Concept Design and gives a better understanding of plated structures in Basic and Detail Design.

Talking about the announcement, Claudia said: “This is a great opportunity for us to share the practical side of engineering with the committees when reviewing and discussing theoretical research. I am excited to have been selected for the ‘Special Vessels’ committee and I’m looking forward to work together with my fellow committee members.”



Sharing knowledge

“C-Job Naval Architects has a strong focus on Research and Development and is always looking for new ways to improve and be innovative with both its designs as well as in the creation of these designs,” Mark added. “It’s an honour to have been chosen by ISSC to share C-Job’s knowledge and work together with international experts on the ‘Design Methods’ committee.”



Research recommendations

Claudia and Mark will be participating in what is known as the ‘2018 – 2021 committees’. These committees will review literature and research published between September 2017 and September 2020. Committee findings and recommendations for future research will be written up in a report that will be presented at the 21st International Ship and Offshore Structure Congress in Vancouver, Canada in September 2021.


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