Trevor Freeman

Trevor graduated from the University of Calgary in 1996 with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. As a principal partner of Beck Engineering (BEL), he offers more than 15 years of experience and expertise in the oil and gas, light industrial and commercial industries. He began his career with BEL in 1996 and takes pride in the successful growth of BEL.

Trevor has been involved in a variety of civil and structural engineering projects including the design of foundations for buildings, skid packages, storage and process tanks, horizontal vessels, compressors, and flare stacks; as well he has worked on the analysis and design of jib cranes, overhead cranes, and monorails. He has also been involved in the design of engineered lift procedures of heavy equipment. Trevor has extensive experience in the analysis and design of structures using computer modeling and analysis techniques; structures include steel skid packages, piperacks, control buildings, vessel supports, tower and stack bases, and sulphur pits.

Trevor enjoys finding new and creative ways of solving unique problems. A dedicated family man who enjoys spending time with his wife and two beautiful girls. Trevor can also be found enjoying a good round of golf or on one of the many lakes in the area fishing during his downtime.
 
Michael Hayden

Michael Hayden is a senior civil/structural engineer and a principal of Beck Engineering (BEL). Mike received his degree from the University of Calgary in 1993. He began his career in the fields of geotechnical and materials engineering prior to moving to BEL in 1998. He has worked on a wide variety of projects including modular tank prototypes, commercial Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage (SAGD) project, conventional oil and gas facilities and underground structures capable of withstanding armored combat tank traffic. His diversified experience is one of his strongest assets. Whether working as an individual or as part of a larger team, Mike prides himself on his proactive, collaborative approach to problem solving.

Mike has a strong dedication to the craft and the art of engineering and firmly believes that quality can always be maintained without sacrificing practicality or cost-efficiency. Life-long learning is a passion for Mike and he continues to stay technically current, bringing the latest tools and advancements to everything he does. Mike feels that mentoring is a responsibility and a privilege and he works hard to support the growth and advancement of young professionals and enhance the overall professionalism and standing of engineering within the community.

When it is time to recharge, Mike can be found on the baseball field, on the ski slopes or enjoying a finely crafted pint. Mike's thoughts on the formula for success: work hard, play hard, study your craft and stay true to who you are.
 
Shane Newman

Shane Newman is a principal partner of Beck Engineering (BEL) with more than 20 years of experience in industrial projects. He graduated from the University of Calgary in 1993 with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. Having started with BEL in 1994, Shane takes pride in growing with the company from three employees to a staff of more than 35 diverse professionals.

Shane has been involved in a wide variety of civil and structural engineering projects worldwide. Some projects include foundations for a Natural Gas Liquids (NGL) plant near Langley, Kentucky, USA which had to accommodate a river flooding the site yearly; foundations and structures for brine plants in northeastern Russia using precast concrete piles; a sulphur pit near Long Lake, Alberta that had to protect the high plastic clay subgrade from shrinkage; concrete foundations in the Feni Gas Plant, Bangladesh using broken ancient brick as aggregate; heavy lift rigging studies for large turbines for wind farms near Pincher Creek, Alberta; analysis of temporary shoring structures in Calgary including Millennium Tower, Hyatt Hotel, and TransCanada Tower; myriad custom lift devices, structures, and procedures for use in industrial plants and shops; and foundations and structures for a bio-refinery near Hairy Hill, Alberta.