Dave Maguire Senior Vice President 3-D Line Locating Ltd.
We are more than excited to have Dave Maguire join our 3-D Team as Senior Vice President. Dave joins us with many years’ experience in and around our Industry and is definitely not a stranger to many. Dave will actively manage our client accounts and assist in the growth and development of the company and it’s personnel. He is also known as one of the first gentlemen who gave Mike & Lindsay (owners of 3-D) a warm welcome and a head start to what grew to a valued work and personal relationship almost 7 years ago now.
We wanted to introduce Dave to everyone and so we asked him to share his “story” with us!
I was born in Winnipeg, Mb, October 27, 1955 and shortly after moved to Edmonton; spending most of my youth there from 1955 to 1969. I attended Lynnwood Elementary and 2 years at Hillcrest Junior High. After moving back to Winnipeg in 1969, I later became a Fort Richmond Collegiate graduate in 1973.
I began working after one term, of Civil Technology, at Red River Community College. I began work as a rod man for a Land Survey company in 1975, progressed to a Crew Chief after 6 months and after a few years I returned to Red River Community College to obtain my Survey Technology Diploma in 1978.
Happily married in the summer of 1978 I started working for Pollock & Wright Land Surveyors in Winnipeg. In 1980, I moved over to TransCanada Pipelines and worked on construction projects as a Regional Party Chief based at station 41 in Ile-des-Chenes, Mb. Over the next 10 years I was involved in several large diameter pipeline projects throughout Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec.
My wife and I resided in Regina for 2 years and had 4 beautiful children during this period. We later moved to Calgary in 1990 and I began work at TCPL’s head office as the Survey Supervisor and later moved to Manager of Drafting.
In 1996, I started Geographic Mapping Solutions Ltd. and Ted & Dave Custom Golf, where I worked a combination of pipeline survey projects, golf club manufacturing, repairs and custom fittings. In 2010, I started D. Maguire Survey Consulting Ltd. and worked for Stuart Weir as Manager of the pipeline group in Sherwood Park, AB. After a successful few years in the pipeline group, I then accepted the position of VP Utilities and worked up until August of 2016.
Early in 2017, I accepted the position of Senior VP at 3-D Line Locating Ltd. and began working in January. I currently hold the responsibilities of managing client accounts and participating in the overall growth and direction of the company.
I have been fortunate in my career to have my son and daughters work with me on various projects, along with many other people. There have been numerous relationships developed over the past 40 years that have been so important to my past and continued success.
In the end; I have been an avid sports fan all my life, participating in hockey, baseball, skiing, golf and football. I spend most of my free time lately watching these sports either live or on TV. I still participate in golfing and hope to play a few rounds this summer with my new friends and family at 3-D Line Locating Ltd.
Tailings ponds have a long history, and for the most part they are safely engineered structures that help mining companies operate sustainably while being environmentally conscious. Worldwide, the average number of tailings pond leaks is only 3 per year. When they do fail however, the results can be anything from a small leak to having disastrous consequences. In order to reduce the risk associated with even a demonstrably small chance of failure, it is prudent and essential to have a solution which can precisely determine leaks and strains on the structure.
Working with our Partners at Roctest, 3-D’s fiber optic based solution and integrity management system can detect and localize seepage on every meter of the tailings pond. Detecting internal erosion is difficult, so for this reason our solution becomes essential to a full safety management and damage prevention plan. Our systems are customized to both the requirements of the dam and the client’s specific needs. It is best to install during construction, but it is possible to apply our solution to dams that are already built.
Accurate and early detection ensures that mitigation can be determined prior to catastrophic failures affecting people, wildlife, and the environment for potentially hundreds of kilometers away from the tailings pond.
For more technical details on damage prevention and Dam Integrity Management click here.
At 3-D we provide Integrity Management Solutions for our clients to help them manage their assets by reducing the risk of structural failures on critical infrastructure projects. This includes the Pipeline, Oil & Gas, Industrial Plant, Tailings Ponds, and Power Line industries. Integrity Management helps ensure our clients can attain full operational quality from their equipment by the maximizing a project’s lifespan. Our solutions are proven and assist our clients in realizing full value on their investments.
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