IIMS US Conference Baltimore


24/01/2020 - 25/01/2020    
All Day


The Marine Conference Center, MITAGS-Maritime Institute of Technology and Graduate Studies
692 Maritime BLVD, Linthicum Heights , Baltimore, MD , 21090

Event Type

“Very New Tools for the Old Schooled” Or “What you don’t know about mold can hurt you” …

Network with fellow surveyors and industry sector professionals, meet the experts, view new tech and rethink procedures on Friday January 24th and Saturday January 25th.

Contact: James “Randy” Renn 410-490-0216

Day One: Friday 24th 2020

0800 Registration and Coffee

0830 Mike Schwarz CEO IIMS
Status of International Institute of Marine Surveying and Interagency Participation.
09:00-9:20. Van Macomb, Softpoint Industries Director of Marketing
Surface coatings for non-skid surfaces.

09:20-9:50 James Renn AMS, FIIMS, Surveyor, Marine Forensic Technicians.
Measure of slip resistance in non-skid surfaces per OSHA, CFR’s and NACE.

10:00-11:00 Chloe Kay-Coltraco Ultrasonics.
Latest in ultrasound measurements of storage tanks, fire suppression equipment, UT testing and bearing wear monitoring.

11:00-12:00 On Campus Ships Simulator demonstration. As one of the most advanced ships simulators in the world this is as exciting as any Disney ride you could imagine. The very real thing run by Professionals for Professionals. You may wish to bring some Dramamine!

12:00 Lunch included in the registration cost.

13:30-14:15 Michael Pinto-President, Wonder Makers Environmental.
International expert on mold will discuss the basic parameters which support growth, identification and the unique challenges of remediation.

14:30-15:00 Bartosz A. Dagnowski-President, GC Lasers Systems.
An upfront and in person live demonstration of Pulse Laser cleaning or descaling. Have we ever heard of a Femtosecond and blasting or vaporizing corrosion with 400 watts and without residue? A must-see fascinating technology.

15:00-15:45 Capt. William Ackley. Owner, Marine Forensic East Coast.
Practices and regulations for safety in the workplace. How some get it right and many get it so wrong from a working supply ship Captain.

15:45-16:45 Jeffery Casciani-Wood, FIIMS and IIMS Past President, Fellow RINA., President and Fellow at the Institute of Diagnostic Engineers.
Biological Attack on Iron and Steel (pre-recorded video). It may look like rust however you may need more than just sight to see what is going on. We have known about the situation and now an expert in the field explains them.

16:45- 17:00 Closing remarks and Thank You.

Day Two: Saturday 25th January 2020

08:00-08:30 Coffee

08:30-09:00 Mike Schwarz CEO IIMS
State of the Institute, Building Purchase, Institute Expansion and Industry Growth.

09:00-09:30 Dennis David, President, RGS Distributors, SAMS Aff.
Tools to detect mold-visible or invisible, identify types, remove and prohibit future growth from Star Wars Electrostatic Weapons to Non-volatile Chemical Treatments.

09:30-10:15 Capt. Bill Weyant and Robert Kissinger
Ethical Situations and how to handle them as played by two AMS Marine Surveyors.

10:30-11:00 Capt. Todd Taylor. SAMS SA-Todd T. Taylor Marine Surveying and Consultant
Surveying for Donations or Charities. As former Donations Manager for the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum Todd has a unique perspective on the needs and legal requirements of Donation Surveys.

11:00-11:45 Col. James Sweeney, Via Clean Technologies
The Causes and Long Term Dangers of exposure to mold and global repercussions of consistently inadequate methods of treatment and prevention. Learn about Trihydroxysilyl and possibly Propyldimethylloctadecyl Amonium Chloride or how to spell them as well as Coconut Fiber filters.

11:45-12:30 Dan Phelan-Groco Mechanical Laboratories-Vice President
Demonstration of Self Actuating Seacocks and Macerating Seawater Strainers. One of the oldest and best-known producers of underwater ships hardware in the world.

13:00-14:15 Todd Lochner, Lochner Law-Admiralty Attorney
Clarification of responsibility as to whom the Surveyor and their Report is responsible to. There are sharks in the water.

14:15-15:00 George Zeitler-Reliable Maritime Solutions
Understanding “Environmental Surveys”, what they are and why we do or do not perform them as well their needed place in our industry.

15:15-16:00 Capt. Lloyd Griffin, Frigate Marine Services & Coastal Thermal Imaging
What we see and cannot believe. “You just can’t make this up”. Inspired foolishness on the waterfront.

16:00-close Ian Nicolson, HonMIIMS
Lessons learned and continue to be learned after 75 years of marine surveying. Many books written and more to read. This zoomed pre-recorded video will be a lesson to everyone.

Seeing You there!

IIMS, SAMS, NAMS and others welcome to participate. Cost including lunch $225.00 for both days.

Online only delegate $200.00 for both days.

Check your organization’s policy for CE’s or CPD’s.

Accommodation is available at the Conference Centre at a reasonable rate and includes meals. Call 410 859 5700 or 866 900 3517.

Registration can be made by email to iims.usa@aol.com or by calling 410 490 0216. Alternatively use the form below to indicate your preference and we will invoice you.

Payment can be made by cheque made 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.

    IIMS Baltimore Conference 2020 Reservation Form

    Please reserve my place at the IIMS Baltimore Conference on 24 and 25 January 2020. I agree to pay $225 if attending in person or $200 if joining as an online delegate
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