IIMS Baltimore Conference 2019

Date(s) - 18/01/2019 - 19/01/2019
All Day

The Marine Conference Center, MITAGS-Maritime Institute of Technology and Graduate Studies


IIMS US Baltimore Conference 2019 speaker schedule announced

James Renn, IIMS Regional Director, has assembled a wide variety of speakers covering an array of surveying topics for the two day Conference to be held on Friday 18 and Saturday 19 January 2019 at The Marine Conference Center, MITAGS-Maritime Institute of Technology and Graduate Studies, 692 Maritime BLVD, Linthicum Heights MD 21090. This event, becoming something of a regular annual occurrence, is open to IIMS members and non-members alike. Furthermore, more distant delegates are invited to join via zoom and take an active part, receiving a copy of the presentation video presentations that will be made on both days.

Entitled “New Products for Old Practices” this Conference gives delegates the opportunity to network with fellow surveyors and to chat with industry sector professionals and experts. Hear their views and question their ideas! Discover new thinking and extend your knowledge as a surveyor. 14 CE’s suggested.

Venue details:
The Marine Conference Center, MITAGS-Maritime Institute of Technology and Graduate Studies
692 Maritime BLVD, Linthicum Heights MD 21090
Phone: 866-900-3517 or 410-859-5700
IIMS Conference contact: James “Randy” Renn on 410-490-0216

Day One — Friday 18th January 2019
(Ship simulator sessions are hoped for during the day)
0800 Registration and Coffee

Session One
0830 IIMS CEO Mike Schwarz gives an update, introduction and explanation of current and future IIMS and Joint Agency Programs.

0900-1000 Capt. John McDevitt, SAMS AMS, Performing Vessel Electrical Surveys.
John possesses a near encyclopedic knowledge of US electrical codes and standards on stands on ABYC and NFPA electrical panels. Email: jmcdevittcaptain@aol.com. Telephone: 610-220-5619.

1000-1015 Break

1015-1115 Craig Norton, SAMS AMS, InspectX
Craig explains the tough book survey program with accented icons to speed and ensure survey content and accuracy. Craig developed his program by surveyors for surveyors. Email: Craig@inspectx. Telephone: 561-600-0098

1115-1215 Robert “Bob” Stefanowicz, SAMS AMS, Susquehanna Marine Surveys
Vessel mold inspection, detection and mitigation. Bob is one of the very few surveyors with the training and equipment to be considered competent in this area of increasing concern which we are faced with on a regular basis. Email: smsurveys@msn.com. Telephone: 717-497-8974.

1215-1330 Lunch at the on-campus dining hall and included in the registration fee.

1330-1430 Jeff Smith, Cool2sea and Clear2sea enclosure panels.
As an inventor and distributor of these acrylic panel materials and systems, Jeff is in the position to explain how and for how long the systems function. The products block 23% of radiant heat and 98% of UV radiation normally found in enclosure situations. This can greatly increase accommodation space comfort and decrease fabric and component decay. Website: www.cool2sea.com. Telephone: 410-507-1122

1430-1530 Andrew Tuhan MIIMS, SAMS AMS, Yacht Pro Solutions (Super Yacht Inspections and Management).
Andrew is involved in major yacht and ship systems and inspections on a worldwide basis. He will be able to unlock many of those questions we have about this rarified and growing branch of our profession. Email: Info@yachtprosolutions.com. Telephone: 954-648-0824.

1530-1545 Coffee Break

1545-1615 Craig Stevens, Eco Blast of Maryland.
Low-pressure high volume material removal using a powered recycled media-bottle glass. Material or surfaces can be effectively cleaned/prepped with little or no substrate depletion. Website: www.MarylandEcoBlast.com. Telephone: 410-608-0371.

1615-1645 James Renn Sr. FIIMS, SAMS AMS. Marine Forensic Technicians.
Introduction to the resurrection of a nearly century-old super technology in the form of Fletner Rotors and Magnus Effect-Gustav Magnus and A. Fletner sail towers. The towers are cylinders that rotate and provide vessel propulsion in a manner not totally dissimilar to golf ball flight.

1645 Close for the day.

Day Two 19th January 2019

0800 Registration and coffee

0830-0900 Michael Richardson, President, Entratech Systems.
Since the advent of Ethanol enhanced petrol/gasoline we as an industry have been plagued by water ingested engines. Entratech will introduce its fully approved fuel water separator with alarm that informs the operator of a water peril before water can reach the engine. It has been a long time coming. Website: www.entratech.com. Telephone: 419-433-7683.

0900-1000 Gary Lowell, SAMS AMS, Owner Lowell Boats.
Wooden Boat Inspections. Gary Lowell brings decades of wooden boat building and repairs to the meeting with experience in all aspects of construction design and repair procedures. A great source for a part of our industry fading with our greying fleet. Email: boats@lowell.to. Telephone: 336-274-0892.

1000-1015 Coffee and snacks

1015-1115 Dylan Bailey, SAMS AMS, Florida, SAMS Regional Director, Owner of Dylan Baileys Yacht Service.Non Destructive Testing.
Dylan comes from a family of boat and small shipbuilders and brings to the meeting experience and methodologies likely unknown or unpracticed by many other surveyors. Dylan has extensive rig and design experience from which we can likely all benefit. Email: dbyachtservices@gmail.com. Telephone: 904-537-1104.

1115-1215 Kenneth Wienbrecht, SAMS AMS, Charter Member, SAMS current Vice President of Education, Owner of Ocean Bay Marine Services Inc.
“The Value of Our Services”. It may be that we as surveyors do ourselves a serious disservice in deeming to put a value on what we produce. How do we know what we are worth to our clients? Having heard Ken’s program in the past I am certain a refresher is needed. This should be part of very early surveyor training and is a fine lesson for skilled individuals of any profession. Website: www.oceanbaymarine.com. Telephone: 516-697-1113.

1215-1330 Lunch in the campus dining hall.

1330-1430 Ted Thies, President Eco Seal-Will.
Ted will be reporting on the development and application of the next step in polymer coating protection against corrosion and marine growth fouling. Ultra-tight surface structure results in no penetration, moisture migration or marine growth adhesion to this material developed from the sub-molecular level up. Website: EcoSealSafe.com. Telephone: 443-336-2511.

1430-1530 Nate Baugher, Maritime Applied Physics.
The design, development and construction of 50’ Public Transportation Vessels-water taxis, for a specific harbor use. The expected and unexpected activities and complications. Planning and implantation of safety, propulsion and performance parameters. Maritime Applied Physics Corp Baltimore. Telephone 443-524-3330.

1530-1545 Break and coffee.

1545-1645 Craig McBurney, President, Vet Real Property Development.
Using vessel maintenance, service and refitting as springboards in Disabled Veterans rehabilitation and training in all vessel associated venues. Website: www.veteranbuilt.com. Telephone: 305-240-4158.

1645-1700 Closing remarks.

Conference costs for both days (including lunch, coffee, tea and snacks)
IIMS, SAMS, NAMS members and others: $225.00 for two days

Online only delegate (join by zoom and receive copies of the videos made of the presentations): $200.00
Check your organization’s policy for CE’s or CPD’s for online Conference attendance.

Accommodation options
Accommodation is available at the Conference Centre at a special rate and includes meals. Call 410 859 5700 or 866 900 3517 for details and to make a reservation.

Registration for the conference can be made by email or by calling 410-490-0216 or by using the reservation form below on this page. Payment can be made by cheque made payable to IIMS or by credit card by calling 1 410 604 2327. Cheques may be sent to: Marine Forensics, P.O. Box 1041, Stevensville MD 21666.

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