• Design
        • The most significant opportunities to impact the cost of building and operating a ship are found in the design and engineering phase.

          Initial Design  |  Basic Design  |  Detailed Design

        • Build
        • Even a smaller shipbuilding project is immense in scope and scale. Manage the challenges that are unique to ship construction.

          Prepare  |  Fabricate  |  Assemble

        • Maintain
        • With the majority of a ship’s life taking place after it’s been built, it’s crucial to ensure that the organization has a clear picture of the vessel at all times.

          Digital Twin  |  Repair / Refit  |  Operations

        • Nexus
        • SSI Nexus is the place where users, creators, & implementers of SSI software get together. Here they discuss best practices & industry trends, tackle common challenges, gain access to the latest software, and provide input into the future of the products that bring them together.

        • MyLearning
        • SSI MyLearning is where SSI users can access detailed training exercises, materials, courses, and certifications. The self-directed training curriculum ensures that training happens on your schedule and when you need it most.

        • SSI Blogs
        • The SSI blog is your place to get insights into the intersection of shipbuilding and technology, how our industry is moving forward, and keep up with SSI news. It’s the only place to read the latest from Denis Morais and Darren Larkins, SSI’s co-CEOs.

          Lighthouse Waveform  |  Shipbuilding Solutions

        • ShipConstructor
        • Engineering information is a shipbuilder’s most important asset. Getting that information to fit your business means using a solution that is built to handle shipbuilding’s unique challenges and information requirements throughout each stage of a vessel’s lifecycle.

        • EnterprisePlatform
        • Every process in a shipyard requires data. Seamlessly sharing that data across tools in the correct format needed allows for meaningful, actionable information to be consumed throughout the organization. Providing the freedom to choose the tailored tools required for a shipbuilding project.

        • ShipbuildingPLM
        • ShipbuildingPLM is the only product lifecycle management (PLM) platform that is specifically built for the business of shipbuilding. It allows your shipyard to manage and organize information, understand change, build a foundation for digital innovation, and support MRO activities – without the risks and costs of traditional PLM implementations.

        • Company
        • Learn more about SSI and our leadership.

        • Locations & Contact
        • You need a partner with a global presence.

        • News
        • The latest on SSI and shipbuilding.

        • Events
        • Join us at our next event, conference, or trade show.

        • Partners
        • Learn more about our Platform and Development Partners.

        • Clients
        • See the industry leaders who trust SSI.

        • Careers
        • Help us make the business of shipbuilding possible.

July 27, 2016
SSI News

This is a significant honor. Congratulations to Pat!


Elected by the Industry

Congratulations to SSI’s Director of US Operations Patrick Roberts. Shipbuilders from across the United States have elected him Vice Chair of the new National Shipbuilding Research Program (NSRP) Business Technologies Panel.

Recognition from his Peers

This election is as a recognition by his peers of the practical results that Pat has delivered during years of involvement in NSRP programs. Since 1998, Pat has worked on many projects to help reduce US Navy lifecycle and acquisition costs. These projects have led to advancements in US shipbuilding in business practices, IT infrastructure, ship design, ship production, welding and workforce development. For instance, Pat was heavily involved in a project to develop a shipyard-neutral data schema and format that automatically translates material data attributes from a CAD/Product Information Model system into an Enterprise Resource System. 

Real Results

Examples that are more recent include Pat’s work on two NSRP projects: Dynamic Change Awareness and Computer Aided Robotic Welding (CAR-W). The Dynamic Change Awareness Project is about streamlining Change Implementation to reduce cycle time, rework and waste. The impressive results of this project will be unveiled later this summer while the CAR-W project has already proven to be an astounding success—at a recent demonstration, it was shown that Wolf Robotics welding machines can now be driven directly from CAD software output!

New Panel, New Responsibilities

The experience Pat has developed in working on so many projects fit well with his role as Vice Chair of the newly created Business Technologies Panel. This new panel merges the NSRP Business Processes and Information Technologies Panels and has responsibility for research and development to enhance:

  • Shipyard Business Processes
  • Data Content and Configuration Management
  • Information Assurance and Cybersecurity
  • Shipbuilding Informatics (Data Analysis)
  • Enterprise Process and Tool Integration
  • Model-Based Enterprise (MBE) Processes

Experience in Action

A signification portion of the panel’s research will be about sharing and integrating data across multiple technology platforms from Engineering to other software systems. Pat’s training as an industrial engineer and years of experience in implementing IT solutions in a shipbuilding context will help him to serve the panel so that US Shipbuilders can continue to enhance efficiency.


Don't Miss These Shipbuilding Strategies

Subscribe to the Shipbuilding Solutions blog and get actionable strategies and best practices from industry experts.

We don’t spam! Read our privacy policy for more info.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.