GHD's heritage in Canada extends back over 50 years. We
continue to operate locally while drawing on a global network of
In Canada, GHD has more than 250 people across three offices
located in Whitby, Markham and Mississauga, which are supported by
our global network of over 8500 people. We proudly work with
private and public clients in Canada and across the world in the
markets of water, energy and resources, environment, property and
buildings, transportation, and business consulting.
- We are committed to making a difference in the communities we
serve throughout the Americas and globally through a broad range of
contributions. Since 2006 we have been a proud supporter of
CANstruction, and annual charity design and build competition of
structures made entirely out of canned food. As part of this
competition our Canada team has donated over 17,000 lbs of food to
the Toronto Daily Bread Food Bank.
Our network of engineers, architects, planners, scientists,
project managers and designers collaborate to improve the built,
economic and social environment of the communities we serve. In
everything we do, we look at projects from a total life-cycle
perspective. Our services encompass all phases of a project or
asset’s life including:
- Water & wastewater
- Water resources, geomorphology & environmental
- Community development
- Transport planning & infrastructure design
- Business consulting
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GHD is committed to making a difference in the communities we
serve, by caring for our clients, people and communities. Under the
umbrella of our GHD in the Community program, we contribute to a
range of not-for-profit organisations, support the volunteer
activities our people, provide pro-bono services and respond to
Cans stack up to a great contribution at CANstruction
GHD’s team with their canned food structure which won "Best
Since 2006, GHD has been a proud supporter of CANstruction, an
annual charity design and build competition of structures made
entirely out of canned food. As part of this competition our Canada
team has donated more than 17,000 lbs. of food to the Toronto Daily
Bread Food Bank.
CANstruction aims to fight world hunger, and GHD's people
contributed their time and financial support by collecting food and
financial donations for the cause. GHD's participation in the 2013
competition resulted in the donation of more than 2200 lbs. of food
while the structure won in the 'Best Meal" category.
To view the CANstruction night time lapse video, visit GHD’s
Rain (or hail or snow) or shine, GHD supports Sporting
Life 10k Run
The team relaxes after the exciting race day
GHD participated in this year’s Sporting Life 10k run/walk event
in Toronto. More than 40 GHD people took part in the run/walk
event, contributing to the fundraising goal of CAD 2.4 million.
Funds support the operation of Camp Oochigeas, a privately funded,
volunteer based organisation that provides kids affected by cancer
with a unique opportunity for growth through challenging, fun,
enriching and magical experiences. With a united spirit, GHD's
participants completed the event in harrowing conditions,
experiencing rain, hail and snow as they completed the event.
GHD serves up support at Heatwave
2013 Beach Volleyball Corporate Team Challenge
GHD’s team gets into the game at Heatwave 2013
On July 6, 2013, a team of GHD people
participated in the 19th annual Heatwave Beach Volley Ball
Corporate Team challenge at Ashbridges Bay, Toronto. The team
raised CAD578 for the SickKids Foundation which is a pioneer in the
study of cancer stem cells. Each year, approximately 1400 Canadian
children are diagnosed with cancer of which a quarter will come to
SickKids, making it the largest pediatric cancer centre in
GHD operates in diverse and complex communities across the world. As we grow, our responsibility expands. We define sustainability as improving human well-being without compromising the local or global environment. This means integrating social, economic and environmental issues into core business to achieve responsible operations.
Recent initiatives and policies:
- Participation in the 2008 UN Climate Change Summit.
- Support of core environmental activities around the world including World Environment Day, Earth Hour, Clean Up Australia, Clean Up the World.
- Global agenda: GHD recognizes the rapidly increasing urgency for society and business to address the global sustainability challenges of efficient use of natural and human capital, loss of biodiversity, poverty and population growth.
- Policy: Our Sustainability and Environment policy reflects GHD's commitment to being a responsible corporate citizen.
- Strategy: In 2008, we established a Sustainability Advisory Group (SAG) to guide the implementation of our sustainability strategy.
GHD LEED gurus present insights on certification process
Gretchen BeVard and Peter Lindabury, of our Syracuse, NY office, recently presented at the annual ESF Environmental School of Forestry Green Building Conference in Syracuse. Their presentation focused on LEED certification and the detailed process and individual credits associated with building design and construction.
After completing the LEED certification review process more than 30 times, Peter and Gretchen exhibit significant experience regarding the review process and criteria. Their presentation explained what the LEED certification process entails, including a credit by credit breakdown explaining what the concept of the credit is, what the submittal requirements are and what to include for extra documentation.
Recycle at Work Business Program award goes to pragmatic Portland office
GHD's Portland office won Washington County's 2011 Recycle at Work Business Program award for buying 100% recycled office products and furniture, equipment with EnergyStar ratings, recycling all allowable content, using motion sensor lighting throughout the office, adopting sustainable printing practices, and using reusable kitchen dishware, silverware and water bottles.
GHD Sustainable Seminar Series
GHD is bringing industry and academic leaders together to discuss environmental issues at the GHD Sustainable Seminar Series held in New York and Connecticut. The most recent forum focused on the long-term management and monitoring of green infrastructure practices. By hosting and facilitating these seminars GHD is providing a forum for knowledge sharing and collaboration around sustainability.
We're committed to excellence and take great pride in the performance of our projects and people. Together with our clients and partners, we celebrate our success and value the recognition of our achievements.
Business Review Weekly (BRW)
- 2012 GHD ranked 37th in the BRW Top 500 Private Companies Listing
- 2012 GHD ranked 16th in the Top 50 Trenchless Design Firms in the US
Engineering News Record
- 2012 GHD ranked 41st in the Top 150 Global Design Firms
- 2012 GHD ranked 53rd in the Top 200 International Design Firms
- 2012 GHD ranked 8th in the global award market
- 2012 GHD ranked 9th in the international sewerage and waste market
- Stormwater Asset Management Plans for the City of Barrie
2013 Capacity Building Award - Association of Municipalities Ontario (AMO)
- Arizona Department of Transportation Facilities
2013 Award of Merit for outstanding safety record, Arizona Water Association
- Don Ferlow
2013 Top Award for Environmental Preservation, Cazenovia Preservation Foundation
- Borough of Huntingdon Wastewater Treatment Facilities Improvements Project
American Council of Engineering Companies of Pennsylvania Diamond Honor
- Beth Ann Smith
Engineer of the Year, New York State Society of Professional Engineers (Broome County Area Chapter)
- Business of the Year finalist, CenterState CEO (Corporation for Economic Opportunity)
Syracuse, New York
- Malheur National Wildlife Refuge - Fish Screening and passage Projects
Engineering Excellence Honor Award, American Council of Engineering Companies of Oregon
- Otisco Lake Water Treatment Plant Improvements
Platinum Award, Water Resources Category, American Council of Engineering Companies
- Portland State University Campus Infrastructure for Steam and Chilled Water Utilities
Grand Award, Building/Technology Systems, American Council of Engineering Companies
- Water Transmission Covered Storage Program - Marcy 3MG Water Storage Facility
Environmental Project of the Year, American Public Works Association NY Central Branch
- Larry Brown
2012 Educational Outreach Award, Central Pennsylvania Engineers Week Council
- City of Santa Rosa Utilities Field Office
- Outstanding Architectural Engineering Project of the Year State Award (region 9), American Society of Civil Engineers
- Green Award, Top Project Award, North Bay Business Journal
- Sandy Tripp
Stanley E. Kappe Award, International American Academy of Environmental Engineering
- Onondaga County Water Authority
Technical and Management Innovation Award, Projects > USD15 million, American Public Works Association
- Town of Chatham Comprehensive Wastewater Management Planning
Grand Prize for Planning, International American Academy of Environmental Engineering
- Canal Landing Park, Village of Fayetteville
Environmental Project of the Year Award, American Public Works Association
- City of Santa Rosa De Turk Round Barn
Historic Restoration Award, Top Project Award, North Bay Business Journal
- Downtown Scottsdale Booster Station 179
- Honor Award (Small Projects), American Academy of Environmental Engineers
- Global Honor Award (Small Projects), International Water Association'
- Public Works Project of the Year (Arizona), Environment Category > USD5 million, American Public Works Association