Celebrating 75 Years

1945 - 2020


A lot can change in 75 years. From technology to our environments and our cultures. We’ve been making a difference in all corners of the globe for each of those 75 years.

World War II was ending and the average cost of a home was $5,000. It was 1945. Two young entrepreneurial engineers from a small town in Australia, called Brisbane, had their sights set on the big picture.
Fast forward 75 years to 2020. Housing certainly isn’t as affordable and the year started in a way no one could have predicted.
As we acknowledge our 75th anniversary, we have taken some time to celebrate our history, our evolution, and what it means to be Cardno. Share our passion for making a difference through 75 different moments, projects, people and good news stories that shaped us to become the company we are today.
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Counter-trafficking of persons in ASEAN


Providing tailored training to improve the criminal justice response to trafficking in persons.

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Trusted leadership in funds management


Implementing nearly 400 PFM and governance activities for USAID and other donors.

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Cardno’s commitment to the Balkans


Working with USAID in the Balkans for more than 20 years.

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Environmentally beneficial interlocal agreement


Transmitting reclaimed water from Fort Myers to Cape Coral.

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Cardno turns to agribusiness


Applied principles in agriculture markets.

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Sustainability


…our science-based corporate climate commitment.

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A culture of care


We care for our environment, clients and communities, empowering each other through opportunities.

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BUILDER SMS Software Implementation, Training, Analysis


Cardno pioneers in BUILDER innovations.

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Understanding health and environmental risks


Cardno ChemRisk provides state-of-the-art scientific solutions to solve challenges.

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Engineering in Papua New Guinea since 1963


Cardno was the first engineering firm to work in Papua New Guinea.

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Cardno International Development award-winning programs


Recognised for our work impacting people’s lives around the world.

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The Cardno Way


Our common purpose and company values guide all aspects of who we are and how we behave.

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Overcoming COVID-19


Cardno is ready to help you through the COVID-19 recovery phase.

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Zero Harm. Every Job. Every Day.


Our global safety program is a fundamental part of our work environment.

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Disaster resilience and rebuilding communities


Well planned infrastructure improving the lives of local people.

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Recognising the difference makers


Our scholarship program shows our commitment to our people.

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Improving road safety in Liberia


Reducing the numbers of injuries and fatalities on Liberian roads.

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Richard Kell AM


Engineering thought leader celebrates 60 years of service in our company’s 75th year.

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Cardno founder talented all-rounder


Gerry Cardno, joint founder of Cardno gifted scholar, sportsman and engineer.

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Adapting our way of working


We live in an evolving world – our work must evolve, too.

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Working in fragile environments


Promoting social cohesion in conflict communities.

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Women’s anti-corruption movement


The power individual women wield to raise awareness of anti-corruption within Indonesia.

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Our human approach


Small gestures from our team continue to make a difference for the communities we operate in.

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Impetus for the Oil Pollution Act


Responding to a number of oil spills over the past 30 years.

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Logan Water Alliance


Collaborating to bring water to a growing Logan.

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Cardno’s first female CEO


We proudly appointed Susan Reisbord to Cardno CEO and Managing Director.

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Cardno’s iconic bridges


Bridge design plays an integral part in Cardno’s history.

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Providing water security


Developing innovative and cost-effective solutions for our regional communities.

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Commitment to the Indo-Pacific


Supporting prosperity, reducing poverty and enhancing stability.

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Law and justice support to PNG


Our commitment to community safety, effective law and justice, and anti-corruption in PNG.

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Strengthening Grantham


How Cardno helped establish a flood-free development for the Grantham community.

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Bringing sports lovers together


Cardno is building recreation facilities, uniting sports fans across Australia

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Evolving transport networks


Graduate’s mission to communities switch from horse to peddle power.

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Community-driven development


Bringing basic infrastructure and services to rural Myanmar areas.

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Promoting better business practices


Leveraging private sector to improve to social issues.

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Queensland Children’s Hospital


Ensuring a safe and fit-for-purpose building for sick kids.

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Sustainable and prosperous communities


Delivering transformative developments for the Australian market.

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Tampa’s crosstown connector


Cardno’s integral role in the development of I-4 Expressway

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Military aircraft assessment experts


We are premier experts in the NEPA process for the Joint Strike Fighter.

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Entering the International Development sector


How International Development shaped Cardno as we know it.

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Helping honor those lost on Sept. 11, 2001


More than 16,000 native plants supplied to Flight 93 National Memorial.

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Our digital history in the developing world


Meeting challenges in the developing world with technology.

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Voice


Every employee at Cardno can freely Voice real selves, every day.

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Creating well-functioning markets


We support businesses and governments to expand global trade.

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Transformative technology...


We create immersive design experiences for our clients with the use of virtual reality technology.

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Improving parking at large Florida airport


Providing integrated services to improve airport parking.

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Cardno in the skies


In the age of drones, we use aerial data acquisition to promote safety and savings for clients.

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Decades of experience in environmental remediation


Leading remediation provider across America.

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Cardno enters Americas market


Cardno entered the world’s biggest market in 2007, solidifying our growth opportunities.

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Evolution of our engagement in global health


We have implemented over 200 global health programs spanning 30 years.

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Shaping the future of Cardno


Longstanding CEO, Andrew Buckely helped shape the Cardno we know today.

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Cardno bringing resilience to life


Imagine a world where all communities across the globe shifted towards resilience.

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The ‘Coathanger’


Australia’s ‘Coathanger’ remains an iconic symbol and part of Cardno’s long history.

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Founder behind Brisbane’s iconic development


Harold Davies, a defining piece of Cardno’s history.

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The more we move, the healthier we are


Cardno transport planners finding better ways to move.

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O'Reilly's Autoparts


Providing services to largest automotive aftermarket retailer.

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Accommodating growing sewage demands


Design and permitting expansion project for wastewater treatment plant.

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Experts in consulting for US DoD


Cardno cements position in American Department of Defense consulting.

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Connecting communities


Delivering transportation and traffic projects across Asia Pacific.

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Maintaining mission critical equipment


Cardno developed the cornerstones of the US Coast Guard Civil Engineering Program.

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Lasting relationship ensuring sustainability


Renewable energy in Manila.

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Millionaires row


Cardno behind the Gold Coast's most luxurious address.

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Reviving brownfields across the United States


Solving challenging brownfields problems to assist the redevelopment of cities.

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Our commitment to Inclusion and Diversity


Diverse perspectives, cultures and ideas fuel better solutions for all.

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Bringing restoration projects to life


Cardno Native Plant Nursery – continuing growth, expanding success.

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Focussed technical practice


Transport focus opens East Africa markets.

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Uncovering historic cemeteries


National cultural resources team uncovering history throughout the United States.

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Reconciliation Action Plan


Our commitment to Australia’s reconciliation.

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Unsurpassed in providing critical NEPA services


NEPA experts ensure the future state of our environment.

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Getting the all-important work-life balance right


Balancing work, life and well-being is important to Cardno.

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Connecting Florida neighborhoods


Providing structural engineering services for the St. Petersburg Bridge.

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Women’s Leadership in the Pacific


Gender equality key for true change to occur.

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Living, working and investing locally


World class teams in local environments.

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Commitment to air quality


Cardno is a twenty-year partner with Hill Air Force Base ensuring air quality compliance.

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Making tomorrow accessible


Using technology to provide an accessible future for Australians.