Dear SAWE Members,
With the summer’s end fast approaching, so too does the 2018 Hampton Roads Coastal Virginia Regional Conference and Planning Meeting on Mass Properties Engineering. I wanted to remind as many as I could that registration is available through the SAWE website here and more importantly, the deadline for registering is September 6th, to ensure that we plan accordingly with the hotel for all those in attendance. The conference is being held on Friday, September 14th at the Hilton Norfolk, “The Main”, in downtown Norfolk, VA with training on Saturday, September 15th.
Exhibitors and Sponsors:
5 Exhibitors (Intercomp, HII, ShipWeight, Altair, The Scale People)
2 Silver Sponsors (Aerospace Corp – exhibiting, Space Electronics)
2 Break Sponsors (Intercomp, GEC)
Technical Conference – Friday, September 14th
We have scheduled a full day of technical presentations. This will include the Executive VP of Engineering at Liebherr, Bryant Ward, giving a presentation titled “Designing the World’s Largest Mining Truck,” which I think will be a real treat for all of us as they are assembled locally in Hampton Roads. Also, our lunchtime speaker is Jeanne Willoz-Egnor, the Director of Collections at the Mariner’s Museum in Newport News, dubbed America’s Maritime Museum by Congress, giving a presentation titled “The Technology of the America’s Cup. The actual vehicle used in the 2013 race where America came back from being down as much as 8-1 is on display at the museum and worth a visit if you have time.
Training – Saturday, September 15th
We have scheduled three training opportunities for the conference to include a class on Developing Basic Parametric Methods, which pertains to all of our industries, a new class titled Introduction to Marine Weight Engineering for Non-Naval Architects, and finally, Marine Systems Weight Estimating Methods based on SAWE RP-14. Registration for training is available through the registration process. Please see the conference website and the August 7th blog post for more details. If you are attending the conference, these are great opportunities to take advantage of while you are already here!
As always, these conferences are a great opportunity to continue our involvement with the SAWE, stay connected on mass properties engineering related topics, exhibit our products and services, provide support through sponsorship, attend training, and visit a new location to take advantage of all the area has to offer.
I sincerely hope to see as many of you there as possible and the Hampton Roads Chapter Host Committee is standing by to support you!
David S. Cash – Hampton Roads Chapter President