Sean is a Halifax native who attended St. FX University for his Diploma in Engineering and then completed his Bachelor of Civil Engineering at Dalhousie University in 2010. As a student, Sean was employed as a materials technician at AMEC from 2006 to 2010. He currently works with Stantec Consulting Ltd as a Materials Engineer and Project Manager. Sean is also a member of CTAA and Engineers Nova Scotia.
Stephen obtained his engineering degree from TUNS in 1998 before embarking on his road building career. He joined Ocean Contractors Limited upon graduation, and worked as a project coordinator and estimator until joining Lafarge Canada’s Halifax Construction Group in 2003. He worked as an estimator and project manager until 2007 before taking on the role of Construction Manager, overseeing Lafarge’s construction activity and asphalt manufacturing business in Metro. Stephen joined the Municipal Group of Companies in 2010. As part of the Dexter Team, Stephen became involved with several heavy-civil and earth moving projects, and also helped manage several high profile paving projects in the region. In July of 2013, he accepted the role of General Manager for General Liquids Canada (GLC). Stephen is a member in good standing with Engineers Nova Scotia.
Jeff was born and raised in Fredericton, New Brunswick and graduated from the UNB with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering in 2003. His summer work experience was spent surveying for the New Brunswick Department of Transportation. Upon finishing his degree, he moved to Portland, Maine and started working for Bridgecorp as a Field Engineer. Jeff left Maine in 2004 and moved to Toronto where he worked for John Emery Geotechnical Engineering Limited as a geotechnical and materials engineer in training. He spent three years in Toronto before finally settling in Halifax with Jacques Whitford (now Stantec), where he worked as a Materials Engineer and Project Manager until 2012. Jeff worked for the HRM as their Pavement Management Coordinator until 2016 when he took the position of Construction Supervisor for the Construction Division of Road Operations.
Guy is a graduate of Mabou High School on Cape Breton Island. Guy attended Acadia University & St. Mary’s University, graduating in 1987. During his university years, Guy was employed with the NSTIR Materials Laboratory in Miller Lake working in the asphalt section, where duties included HMA mix designs, chip seal designs, pre-construction road surveys, HMA field QC, on-site QC manager mobile paving plant #1, plus various experience in the soils & concrete sections. Guy joined McAsphalt Industries Ltd. in 2002 is now the Marketing Manager for Atlantic Canada. Guy’s industry involvement includes: NBUPG Steering Committee 2001-2010, NSRBA Board of Directors 2007-2009, CTAA (Local Co-Chair) LAC Halifax Convention 2003, CTAA Board of Directors 2002-2007, NSUPA Steering Committee 2007- Present. While on the NSRBA Board of Directors, Guy co-chaired three AGM charity auctions, raising a total of $110,000.
William is President of Costin Paving and Contracting Limited. He started working in the family business at the age of 14 and raked his first load of asphalt at 16. In 1970 he decided not to study engineering but to follow his skills and talents as a musician. He holds Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees and worked as a professional musician for 20 years, as a performer, teacher and arts administrator throughout Canada and Europe.
Because of his Dad’s illness, he returned to Nova Scotia in 1987 to take over the reigns of the family business. He is constantly upgrading his skill sets and has a Gold Seal Certificate as a Project Manager in Roadbuilding and Heavy Construction from the Canadian Construction Association. He resides in Amherst and has two grown children, Andrew and Jillian. When time permits, he still performs concerts with several jazz and classical music groups.
Matthew graduated from Dalhousie University with a Bachelor of Civil Engineering in 2007. Upon graduation he began working for Maritime Testing Ltd as a Project Manager in the Materials Engineering Division. In 2011, He then moved to Dexter Construction as a Quality Control Engineer for the mobile asphalt division based out of Truro, Nova Scotia. Matthew is a member in good standing with Engineers Nova Scotia and is also a member of CTAA.
Jim is originally from Guysborough County and after high school joined the Army, returning to Nova Scotia in the fall of 1983 as a surveyor. Upon returning home he became involved in construction and spend the next twenty eight years operating concrete and asphalt plants. During his career he performed the roles of plant operator, manager, quality control and operations manager for a number of Nova Scotia companies including Dartmouth Ready Mix (Quality Concrete), Ocean Contractors, Ideal Concrete, KC MacPhee Contracting and SW Weeks Construction. In 2011 Jim joined NSTIR as the supervisor of the Department’s asphalt plant. After NSTIR divested themselves of the plant he applied for and got a position at Highway Construction Services at Miller Lake and is currently in the role of inspector.
Ed is currently the Pavement Management Coordinator for the Halifax Regional Municipality. Prior to joining the Municipality in September 2016, Ed worked for Stantec Consulting Ltd. as a Materials Engineer for two and a half years and as a Materials Engineer and Project Manager with Maritime Testing Limited (now Englobe) for nearly five years. He graduated with his bachelor of engineering degree from Dalhousie University in 2002 where he continued his graduate studies, completing his M.A.Sc. in 2005 and working part time to complete his Ph.D. in 2014. He is currently a member of CTAA, TAC and a member of the board of directors for ACI Atlantic Chapter. Ed currently resides in Middle Sackville with his wife Denise and their two sons, Gavin and Owen.
Julie is originally from PEI, graduating from the University of PEI with a Bachelor of Science (Math) in 2002 and continued on to obtain a Bachelor of Civil Engineering in 2006 from Dalhousie University. During her university career, she worked with a local consultant as a municipal inspector around the City of Charlottetown and continued on to complete a summer work-term with Lafarge Canada Inc. in Halifax. Following her graduation, Julie began her engineering career at Amec Foster in Dartmouth, NS. Currently, Julie is a Materials Engineer and Project Manager with Amec Foster Wheeler. In addition, Julie acts as the Quality Systems Manager for Amec Foster Wheeler’s AASHTO certified laboratory for the testing of hot mix asphalt, aggregate and bituminous materials. She has been heavily involved with numerous materials related projects for the provincial governments the Maritime Provinces and Ontario and Alberta over the years. Other clients have included Halifax Regional Municipality, the Cities of St. John’s and Corner Brook, local airport authorities and contractors. Julie is a current member of Engineers Nova Scotia, CTAA, NSRBA, NSUPA and NBUPG.
Originally from Prince Edward Island, Graham started studying at UPEI before completing his Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering at the University of New Brunswick. In 2007, Graham began working with Brun-Way Highways Operations in operating, maintaining and rehabilitating 275 km’s of the Trans-Canada Highway in New Brunswick. In 2014, he moved to Halifax to work for Cumberland Paving and Contracting (Miller Group) and is currently the Construction Manager of the Halifax office. Graham has over 10 years of experience in road construction and the asphalt industry. He is a registered professional engineer in both New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.
Yuri started his career in heavy equipment sales more than 20 years ago at Lounsbury Ltd. in Truro. He is currently Corporate Account Manger for Brandt Tractor and travels the Maritime Provinces selling John Deer, Bomag and NPK. Yuri is past board member of the NSRBA and Forest Products Association of Nova Scotia. Yuri resides in Pictou County with his wife Tracey and their two daughters who are both attending St. FX University.