IIMS launches handy guide publishing programme

The IIMS has launched a new series of reasonably priced handy guides
The IIMS has launched a new series of reasonably priced handy guides

The International Institute of Marine Surveying (IIMS) has launched a series of self help handy guides under the title ‘What a marine surveyor needs to know about’.

The guides are available in a compact and handy A5 size. The series is launched initially with four titles, but over the next year, it is expected to expand to cover over thirty different subjects and topics.

Typically the guides are published at various price points between £20 and £30, equivalent to about US$30 to US$45. The publications are currently only being sold directly from IIMS in paperback, but will also soon be available electronically to download as e-books through the web site as well as via Kindle.

Commenting on this striking new initiative, Mike Schwarz, IIMS CEO, said, ”It occurred to me that there is a gap in the market place for a range of sensibly priced books that would be of direct benefit to IIMS members as well as many other surveyors and those associated with the marine and maritime world in general. The range of scheduled specialist topics is vast and I expect the series to grow to 30 plus booklets over the coming year.“

Available to purchase now:
What a marine surveyor needs to know about small craft metal hulls and ultrasonics
by Jeffrey Casciani-Wood
ISBN: 978-1-911058-03-8
64 pages
Published at £25

What a marine surveyor needs to know about working in enclosed spaces
by Capt Michael Lloyd and Adam Allan
ISBN: 978-1-911058-00-7
68 pages
Published at £25

What a marine surveyor needs to know about imaging techniques
by Milind Tambe
ISBN: 978-1-911058-02-1
96 pages
Published at £27

What a marine surveyor needs to know about small craft, ship and boat-building terminology
by Jeffrey Casciani-Wood
ISBN: 978-1-911058-01-4
148 pages
Published at £30

Postage and packaging is charged extra at £3.50 per handy guide.

Click here to order any of the handy guides in paperback

About the books:

What a marine surveyor needs to know about small craft metal hulls and ultrasonics
Hull survey methods are the means and procedures necessary to detect defects and damage at an early stage in order to prevent failure and/or breakdown. They are, therefore, not only a comprehensive means of detecting such deficiencies and/or monitoring the vessel’s structural condition, but also defining schemes for inspection between the last overhaul and before the occurrence of failure.

What a marine surveyor needs to know about working in enclosed spaces
It is generally accepted that the definition of ‘an enclosed space’ is a space which has limited openings for entry and exit and it not intended for continuous worker occupancy, which inevitably leads them being hazardous environments. Too many surveyors (and other maritime crew and workers) have come to harm because of a lack of knowledge about how to operate safely in enclosed spaces. In Working in Enclosed Space, the authors Capt Michael Lloyd and Adam Allan, (who are both highly experienced in this field of operation), have written a concise, technical reference for surveyor personnel involved in entering enclosed spaces for inspection purposes.

What a marine surveyor needs to know about imaging techniques
In Imaging Techniques, Milind Tambe sets out to explain the science and aesthetics of photography which would benefit a marine surveyor. His aim is not to teach photography, but to help surveyors understand their cameras better and then create better images, and if possible artistic ones that speak for themselves of the situation and condition that the surveyor has seen on board the ship or boat. Milind is an established marine surveyor with a strong interest in photography and practices this as an art form for pleasure. He is a Fellow of the International Institute of Marine Surveying and a Life Member of The Photographic Society of India.

What a marine surveyor needs to know about small craft, ship and boat-building terminology
For 70 years Jeffrey Casciani-Wood has been ‘messing about with and on boats and ships’ as he likes to put it. He has devoted a life time to his profession and craft as well as to the art of marine surveying. This unique and remarkable book is the culmination of his 70 years’ knowledge and experience built up in the boat and shipping industry. In What a Marine Surveyor Needs to Know About Small Craft, Ship and Boatbuilding Terminology, the author has pulled together a glossary of terms for literally hundreds of words relating to wood and steel boats, timber, fibre reinforced plastic boats, rigid inflatable and ferro-cement boats in what must surely rank as one of the most comprehensive publications of its kind. This book is quite simply an essential resource and guide for marine surveyors, no matter what their level of experience, or where in the world they live and practice.

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