On Friday, November 15th @ noon, Spectrum will host Professor Robert Bea of Civil and Environmental Engineering at UC Berkeley. This will be the first installment of the two part interview. In part one, Bea will discuss safety and risk management.
Dr. Bea served as an engineer with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Shell Oil, Shell Development, and Royal Dutch Shell around the world. His experience includes design of structures and foundations (fixed and floating platforms, pipelines), construction, operations (drilling, production, exploration), maintenance, and management in more than 60 locations around the world. His research and teaching have focused on risk assessment and management of engineered systems with specialization on human and organizational factors, criteria and guidelines for design and requalification, and margins of quality (factors of safety).