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Shipyard Projects: Planning and Management
Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  1. General Observations – Causes of Project Problems
  2. Assess all Risks, and Listen to the Professionals
  3. “Homemade” Ship Refit Planning
  4. Small Differences Rarely Exist
  5. Contracting Strategies Central to Success of Project
  6. Two Owners Means Two Different Vessels
  7. The Second Translation of Technical Requirements
  8. Unusual Contracting Brings Risks to Owners and Builders
  9. Identifying All Contract Deliverables
  10. Relying On As-Built Drawings
  11. Good Shipbuilding Practice (“GSP”)
  12. Oral vs. Written Specifications
  13. Remaining Responsible –– General Disclaimers Don't Work
  14. Design Completion Responsibility -- Whose Naval Architect?
  15. Pre-Contract Agreements May Be Binding
  16. Amateur Contracts: a Cause of Disaster
  17. Definitions vs. Controversy in Ship Repair and Construction
  18. The Impact of Contracts on Ship Design Preparation
  19. Identify All Project Participants In Advance
  20. Sisters, Not Twins -- A Source of Specification Errors
  21. OFE for Multiple Ships – Identical Items Expected
  22. Location Change Leads to Cost Changes
  23. Owner-Furnished Equipment -- Potential Contract Risks
  24. Integration Between Subcontractors’ Equipment
  25. Color-Coded Features -- The Vanishing Information
  26. The Flow of Contract Information
  27. Repaired During Construction: Is it 'New'?
  28. Installation has to Include Complete Testing
  29. Contractually, is it a Good Deed or a Misdeed?
  30. VLCCs for FPSO Conversions
  31. What Does ”Approval” Mean? (Use ”Acceptance” Instead)
  32. Damage Due to Erroneous Docking Plans
  1. False Economies Prove Costly – Safety Pays Benefits
  2. Owner’s Pre-Contract Responsibilities
  3. Shipyard Safety Concerns –– Put it in Writing
  4. Proper Staffing for Conversion Projects
  5. Weights, Costs and Revenue
  6. The “Attractiveness” of Project Mismanagement
  7. OFE Includes Certifications
  8. A Coating Supplier Defends Its Contractual Rights
  9. Conflicting Categories of Drawings in Contracts
  10. Designers Should be Indemnified Against Errors and Omissions
  11. Consultancies Need to Define Their Deliverables
  12. The Impacts on Shipbuilders of More Customer Inspectors
  13. Confirm with Vendors Before Specifying
  14. The Art (and Risks) of Managing Owner-Furnished Equipment
  15. Two Owners Means Two Different Vessels
  16. Resolving Disputes Quickly and Cost Effectively
  17. A Test is a Test – Something Might Go Wrong
  18. Emergency Evacuations
  19. Avoid Selling Knowingly Defective Products
  20. A Ship Owner’s Representative’s Authority
  21. Buying Used Vessels Creates Certain Risks
  22. Subcontractor Capability Assumptions
  23. Dispute Avoidance – Reminder to Vessel Designers
  24. Fundamental Rules for Vessel Owners
  25. Define Achievement of Design Objectives
  26. Identify Necessary Decision-Making Participants
  27. Cost and Schedule Impacts of Changes
  28. Authority For Changes And Growth
  29. Reuse Assumptions Create Risks
  30. Allowing for Multiple Locations
  31. Intellectual Property Rights – Advice to Designers
  32. Pre-Work Procedures vs. Post-Work Assessments
  33. Independent Priorities vs Project Schedules
  1. Resources to Change the Focus of a Project
  2. Contractual Information Flow: Content, Form, and Timing
  3. Lower Costs vs. Warranty
  4. Different Interpretations of “Zero”
  5. The Timing of Owner-Furnished Information
  6. Risks of Supplier Failures
  7. Managing Warranties in the Maritime Industry
  8. Commercial vs. Naval Construction Rules
  9. Unusual Vessel = Unusual Costs for Designers
  10. Optimism Cannot Replace Planning
  11. Who is Coming, and from Where?
  12. Seasonal Differences Can Be Expensive
  13. Special Note: Why is it ”Better”?
  14. Projects Start – and Some End Prematurely
  15. The Value of an Early, Complete Risk Analysis
  16. Performance Requirements and Trials
  17. Avoiding Subcontract Inconsistencies
  18. Respect the Deadlines of Warranty Clauses
  19. Wishful Thinking vs. Safety Procedures
  20. Consider the Concerns of All Stakeholders
  21. Explicit Communications Are Necessary
  22. Risks at Exposed Anchorage During Refits
  23. ”We know where it is!”
  24. Remember the Purpose of a Contract
  25. Sales Talk -- Trust, but Verify
  26. Risks from Not Responding to “False” Alarms
  27. The Meaning of “Disconnect and Remove”
  28. Relying on Secondhand Information
  29. Marinization of Materials and Equipment
  30. Integration of OFE is Never Neglectable
  31. Lack of Specification Creates Costly Surprises
  32. Security -- Vessels Sometimes Disappear
  33. Data Collection and Analysis is Always Essential
  34. Principles of Contract Managment

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