T&R Bulletin 7-11
This document provides a guide to be used during the pre-contract stage of ship design to achieve a "lean" design with reduced work scope. It provides a collection of documented best-practices and design guidelines based on a world-class product-oriented ship design processes stressing the need to make all key ship arrangement, system design, and construction decisions early in Basic or Pre-contract Design.
The document is intended as a reference for ship design managers and Integrated Product Teams (IPT) charted with development of high-quality and low-cost contract designs. Additionally, the guide provides state-of-the-art training material for students of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering.