ATLCGA Board of Directors
Donald develops and implements education and training for the Locating and Ground Disturbance (Excavation) industries.
He collaborates with subject matter experts, locators, facility owners and IT professionals to build and deliver education, training, and assessment of Locators. Donald continues to be instrumental in the development of Locator competencies, standards, education and training courses, and assessment and certification programs in Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.
He played a key role in the development of, and continues to maintain, the Underground Facility Locator (UFL) Field Task Competency Manual endorsed by CAPULC.
Donald is active in and serves in vary capacities within industry associations:
Chris has worked for municipal governments in utilities and construction management for over 15 years. He joined the City of Dieppe while studying civil engineering at Université de Moncton and later Dalhousie University; working as a summer student inspecting water, sewer, and natural gas installations, and locating municipal infrastructure in advance of new gas main construction.
After graduation, Chris joined Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) as Right of Way Engineer, and later became the manager of the department. As manager, Chris leads a team of technical and support staff who review and approve permits for on-street utility construction, as well as the team of inspectors who manage these sites through the construction and reinstatement phases.
HRM has the distinction of being the 1st municipal member of Info-Excavation in Nova Scotia. This is thanks to Chris’s efforts to ensure the municipality is leading the way in the best practices for damage prevention in the province. It is through this work that he became involved with the ATLCGA. He now sits on the ATLCGA and Info-Excavation Boards of Directors.