Robert Hawkes C.E.T. as the 2009 Technologist of the Year

Robert Hawkes C.E.T.
Announcement by B.A. Rieb P.Eng.
Region Technical Manager
BJ Service Company Canada Ltd.

On Thursday March 5, 2009 announced:

It is with great pleasure that I can announce that ASET, The Association of Science and Engineering Technology Professionals of Alberta have nominated our friend and colleague Robert Hawkes C.E.T. as the 2009 Technologist of the Year. Robert was nominated by his peers and selected from a group of impressive candidates by a review committee within ASET. This award is in recognition of Robert's dedication of petroleum engineering and the many technical accomplishments during his career.

This prestidigious award will be given to Robert at the Awards Luncheon during the annual general meeting of ASET, March 27-28 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, 700 Centre Street, Calgary. The awards luncheon is held on Saturday the 28th, is a rather large affair and this award is the primary focus.

Anyone wishing to attend the luncheon in support of Robert can register via the ASET site or phone @ 1 800 272 5619.Please join in congratulating Robert on this wonderful achievement

What Ben Does

Ben Wrote:

Jess, a developer will want to build a mutli story building on a
land that he has just bought. He will will want to then sell the
units?office spaceĀ in his buidling to pay the construction/design and
then make a handy bit of cash.

An architect then talks with the builder (but usually the architect
will have most of the say) and come up with a design. Size rooms,
spacing of columns ( tall skinny things supporting roof…..the thing
over your head…………the head which is on your shoulders) to make
rooms big a possible etc. they wil decide on how tall the buidling can
be, this depends on planning rules and how much money the developer has
or can get back. He/she will decide what the awnings and fancy crap
will be.

Once the architect has got some preliminary drawings they come to
us. Our client can be the builder or the architect. We tell the
architect what size the columns have to be and how thick the slabs have
to be. This will aid him in his design also. The building must also be
designed for lateral loads as well as dead ( self weight, tiles,
furniture, walls etc) and live loads ( people walking and living).

This process usually happens no matter what the size of the job,
although in many smaller jobs we can usually come up with something but
usaully there is an architect.

So now you know.

As far as what i do, tell them i make sure structures don't blow away, fall down or crack (for slab on ground stuff).

Reo – reinforcement bars

Lateral Load – Wind loading

Slab – The thing you walk on

Beams – the things that support the thing you walk on