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- Professional infrastructure and environmental services company
- Operating since 1945
- Employees worldwide: around 6,000 (as at February 2017)
- Listed on the ASX in 2004 – Symbol: CDD
- HY2017 Revenue: A$575.7 million
- 130 offices worldwide – head office located in Brisbane, Australia
- Chairman – Michael Alscher
- Interim CEO - Neville Buch
Cardno is an ASX-listed professional infrastructure and environmental services company, with expertise in the development and improvement of physical and social infrastructure for communities around the world. professional infrastructure and environmental services company, with expertise in the development and improvement of physical and social infrastructure for communities around the world.
Cardno’s team comprises about 6,000 professionals who plan, design, manage and deliver sustainable projects and community programs in over 100 countries around the world.
Cardno is represented in the majority of states and territories in Australia and has offices in the United States, Belgium, Canada, Colombia, Ecuador, Germany, Indonesia, Kenya, Myanmar, New Zealand, Nigeria, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Singapore, Timor-Leste and the United Kingdom and project offices located globally.
Cardno delivers consulting services to governments and government institutions at all levels, and private clients ranging from individuals to multi-national corporations across the entire range of civil engineering, environmental and international development assistance activities. Cardno is active and expert in the fields of environmental assessment and restoration, structural engineering and building, engineering design and construction, sustainable international aid and development, mining, resources and energy, coastal and ocean, transportation, water resources, management services and defence.
Increasingly, Cardno is working in the fields of environmental assessment and restoration, particularly in the US, and partners with government, industry, developers, landowners and the community to deliver commercially strategic environmental management services to conserve and enhance natural resources.
Cardno also has a 40-year history of working in partnership with private clients, sovereign governments and communities to create appropriate and sustainable solutions to local issues. Cardno’s international development assistance areas of expertise include governance and public sector reform, private sector development, community development, health & HIV/AIDS, and reconstruction and rehabilitation.
Cardno History 2005 to 2016
From early beginnings as a Brisbane-based engineering firm, Cardno is now a publicly listed international company on a mission to shape the future for communities around the world.
Cardno’s continuing success is largely attributable to the provision of diverse and complementary services, an emphasis on client service and a growth strategy which positions the Company to make the most of strategic markets that deliver new services and accelerate organic growth.
Through strategic mergers, the Cardno group has continued to strategically merge with businesses with augment and enhance the Company's capabilities. This expansion has been supported by internal growth of existing services throughout its operations.
Cardno now has a strong regional focus which complements specialist teams in major cities. About 6,000 staff working in 130 offices, on projects across more than 100 countries around the world.
Leading US industry publication ZweigWhite awarded Cardno the top spot on the 2013 Zweig Letter Hot Firms List, and the Company was recently ranked as the fastest growing engineering and environmental firm in North America. Cardno was officially the fastest growing engineering and environmental firm in North America (as at August 2013) and has expanded its service offerings in the environmental and energy markets to complement existing services, as well as social infrastructure services for emerging markets globally.
1999 to 2004
In what was a pivotal move for the Company, in 1999 Cardno & Davies merged with McMillan, Britton & Kell, a consulting engineering practice based in New South Wales with origins dating back to 1936. At this time the Company was known as Cardno MBK.
Following the 1999 merger, Cardno grew from strength to strength through the acquisition of local and international firms and organic growth of its existing operations. Cardno’s service areas steadily grew to encompass a broad range of planning, surveying, engineering and environmental services, as well as project management of development assistance programs internationally.
In 2004 Cardno Limited listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX: CDD) to position the firm for further growth.
Mergers and acquisitions
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1945 to 1999
The original engineering practice from which the Cardno group evolved commenced operations in Brisbane, Queensland in 1945 as Cardno & Davies.
Gerry Cardno and Harold Davies met while employed by the United States Army Australian Base Command. Davies was a visionary engineer who was part of the team that created one of the most internationally recognisable Australian structures, the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Following the end of World War II, the two men combined their engineering expertise to establish Brisbane-based consultancy Cardno & Davies.
During the post-war boom years through to the 1970s, Cardno & Davies was a driving force in the development of Queensland. The company designed and supervised water supplies, bridges, dams and roads throughout the state, as well as sewerage systems in Brisbane and regional towns.
From its early foundations, Cardno has made strong inroads to become an international company working on a diverse range of projects worldwide.