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Cardno ranks No.8 in 2018 top 50 trenchless engineering firms list

Infrastructure and environmental professional services firm Cardno has been rated as the 8th largest trenchless engineering firm by Trenchless Technology Magazine.

Cardno’s trenchless expertise lies in the delivery of Subsurface Utility Engineering (SUE) services to help clients map underground utility networks and reduce project risk. The company’s work on the Phoenix South Central Light Rail Transit project was highlighted in the publication. The 5.5-mile light rail extension will connect south Phoenix to the city’s downtown.

Cardno’s team provided SUE services, using ASCE 38-02 standards as well as land surveying services. Field investigations discovered 80 percent more utilities than were on record, including over two miles of undocumented utilities. Following mapping, Cardno updated and optimized the design which reduced the number of test holes required, saving the client more than $2.5 million in project fees.

Cardno field  crew performing a subsurface utility investigation
“This ranking supports our reputation for providing high-quality SUE services throughout the U.S. and Canada,” said Lawrence Arcand, Cardno Utility Engineering & Surveying (UES) Area Manager.

“Cardno has invested in industry-leading technologies as well as training for our professional engineers and technicians which allows us to provide top-quality UES and SUE deliverables.”

Cardno is a founding and sustaining member of the ASCE Utility Engineering & Surveying Institute (UESI), working to advance the standards and the use of leading SUE technology. Cardno is also a founding member of the SUE Association, working to promote the use of Subsurface Utility Engineering throughout North America.

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The publication’s rankings are designed to provide viewers a snapshot of the work completed by the top trenchless engineering companies supporting construction across North America. The ranking reports firms’ trenchless revenue, total company revenue, number of trenchless specialists, and projects completed in the past five years. Cardno’s revenue includes SUE services performed by T2 Utility Engineers, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cardno based in Canada.

The complete Top 50 rankings for 2018 are available online.