Analysis and Design of Marine Structures by Jani Romanoff, Carlos Guedes Soares

By Jani Romanoff, Carlos Guedes Soares

Research and layout of Marine constructions comprises the papers from MARSTRUCT 2013, the 4th overseas convention on Marine constructions (Espoo, Finland, 25-27 March 2013). The MARSTRUCT sequence of meetings begun in Glasgow, united kingdom in 2007, through the second one convention in Lisbon, Portugal (March 2009), whereas the 3rd convention was once held in Hamburg, Germany (March 2011). All MARSTRUCT-conferences take care of Ship Read more...

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If you are the boss—that is it! c. We are unwilling to change our own behavior. Incentives and/or priority to do RCAs are lacking—19% a. It is not expected of them. b. There is no personal incentive to do so. c. The work environment does not condone, or accommodate, such a proactive activity. Nelms, Robert (2004). What Are the Obstacles to Learning from Things That Go Wrong? [Online]. RCA takes time/we have no time—14% a. People are too busy due to daily work/problems. b. Ill- or misdefined RCA processes—12% a.

C. Process the recommendations—How are recommendations from RCAs going to be handled in the current work order system? How does improvement (proactive) work get executed in a reactive work order system? d. Provide technical resources—What technical resources are going to be made available to the analysts to prove and disprove their hypotheses using the “Whatever It Takes” mentality? e. Provide skill-based training—How will we educate RCA team members and ensure that they are competent enough to participate on such a team?

Make no bones about it; if an organization has never had a formal RCA effort, or it had one that failed, such an endeavor is an uphill battle. Without an RCA Champion, sometimes it can feel like you are on an island by yourself. THE ROLE OF THE RCA DRIVER The RCA Driver can be synonymous with the RCA Team Leaders. These are the people who organize all the details and are closest to the work. Drivers carry the burden of producing bottom-line results for the RCA effort. Their teams will meet, analyze, hypothesize, verify, and draw factual conclusions as to why undesirable outcomes occur.

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