||GHD appointed Ashley Wright as CEO, following the retirement of
Ian Shepherd on 31 March. We integrated VR Space, a team of
technology specialists in Brisbane to boost our Advisory business.
In the USA and Canada, GHD is ranked #27 in Engineering News
Record’s Top 500 Design Firms survey. We received a US Congress
Commendation for outstanding efforts during the response and
recovery of the Northern Mariana Islands following Typhoon
Soudelor. We also opened an office in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. In
Australia, we were named the fifth most attractive employer to work
for by Randstad, and crowned the best large consultant for waste by
Inside Magazine for the fifth year in a row. Our architecture
practice, GHD Woodhead was ranked #90 on the highly regarded World
Architecture 100 listing. As part of our growing commitment to
diversity and inclusion, we announced a 10-year partnership with
CareerTrackers to provide training and employment opportunities for
||GHD and Conestoga-Rovers & Associates (CRA) completed the
merger integration, with the merged company beginning operations as
GHD on 1 July 2015. We boosted our UK presence by merging with GHA
Livigunn, an award-winning, multidisciplinary, consulting
engineering business serving the water, nuclear, power, waste,
bioenergy and chemical sectors. GHD’s business in the USA and
Canada is ranked #27 in Engineering News-Record’s 2015 Top 500
Design Firms survey. In Australia, we were named Large Firm of the
Year by Consult Australia, and the best large consultancy in the
waste sector for the fourth consecutive year. Our approach to
diversity and gender equality was validated with the 2015 Employer
of Choice for Gender Equality Citation from the Workplace Gender
Equality Agency together with a high commendation from Consult
Australia’s annual awards. The company delivered revenues of AUD1.6
billion (USD1.3 billion) and projects in more than 135 countries.
In terms of safety, GHD’s Total Recordable Incident Rate (TRIR)
increased in 2015 due to the addition of new reporting entities,
however it is still below industry practice standards for
engineering services and environmental consulting services. GHD is
one of the top six 100 percent employee-owned companies in our
||On 2 July 2014, GHD and Conestoga‐Rovers & Associates (CRA)
merge to establish one of the world’s leading professional services
companies providing engineering, architecture, environmental and
construction management services. The merger includes all of CRA
and its family of companies, including Inspec-Sol and eSolutions.
This union forms a connected global network of more than 8500
people, including 4000 in North America. In addition, GHD expands
its architecture, interior design and planning practice with the
addition of the team from Woodhead Architects. In the USA, GHD
acquires the Protection Engineering Group to boost its fire, life
safety, security and technology practices. The company continues
its high standard of safety, recording an 89 percent reduction in
Total Incident Frequency Rate since 2007. Once again, the company
is ranked #1 waste consultant in Australia by Inside Waste
Magazine. The company delivers revenues of $1.5 billion (combined
with CRA). In addition, Carlton Engineering Inc. joins GHD,
diversifying and deepening engineering, land surveying, and
environmental service offerings in Sacramento, California,
||GHD acquires Hill Michael Engineering to boost its
business in the power sector and ProMet Engineers to broaden mining
capabilities. The company delivers a revenue of $1.04 billion. It
is voted #1 Waste Consultant in Australia and ranked #38 in
Engineering News-Record Top 150 Global Design Firms. Safety
performance continues with 7.3 million Lost Time Injury (LTI) free
||GHD acquires The Sernas Group in Canada's Greater
Toronto Region in Whitby, Mississauga and Kitchener and in the USA,
in Madison, Wisconsin. We also broadened our water services with
the acquisition of the Water Sciences Group of Australian
Laboratory Services. We have been named the fourth most attractive
company to work for in Australia by recruitment firm Randstad and
recognised as the best waste consultant in Australia according to a
survey completed by Inside Waste Magazine.
||GHD merges with MGF Consultants in North Queensland,
Australia, CollinsonDutton Ltd (CDL) in the UK as well as Winzler
& Kelly, Commonwealth Engineering & Technology, Inc (CET)
and RobsonWoese in the USA. We also expanded our capabilities in
the energy and resources sector and registered significant wins in
transportation. We achieved a period of 3.4 million hours free Lost
Time Injury and continued to engage in a range of Corporate Social
Responsibility initiatives including community contributions in New
Zealand following the earthquake in Christchurch.
||GHD continues to grow its operations including
strategic mergers with SMGC in the mining sector in Australia and
China Water International Engineering Consulting Company (CWIECC)
in China. Health and safety of our workforce was recognised with
the 2010 Best Workplace Health and Safety Management System Award.
Community engagement was strengthened with ‘GHD in the Community’
contributing to the MSABI project in Tanzania, supporting vital
charities and making contributions to natural disasters around the
||GHD now employs 6000 people. Four strategic mergers are
completed in the USA, including RoseWater Engineering, the Arizona
Engineering Company, CSA Engineering and Stearns & Wheler.
||GHD celebrates 80 years. Hassall & Associates, a consulting
firm specialising in international development assistance,
agriculture, natural resource and environmental issues joins
GHD. Offices are opened in Ireland and Canada.
||Three companies joined GHD including Leddy Sergiacomi &
Associates, a Queensland engineering and environmental consultancy
company, ProAnd, a New Zealand specialist meat process design
engineering consultancy and PCT Engineers, a Western
Australia/Queensland consultancy company.
||GHD broadens its reach in Hong Kong, China and the UK,
completing mergers with Rankine & Hill, a Hong Kong consulting
engineering company, and Archispace, a provider of urban
planning, architectural and landscape design services throughout
China. An alliance is formed with London-based AMCL and GHD offices
open in York and London.
||Mergers completed with AJP, Malaysia, Qest Consulting, NSW,
City Design, SA, and Civil Design Services, NZ.
||GHD celebrates its 75th
year of operations.
||Mergers completed with Geo-Eng Group and EGIS Consulting
Australia and GHD now employs more than 2300.
||Smith and Wood Consultants, NZ join GHD. The company also
acquires MME in Doha, Qatar and in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.
||Martin & Co in Gladstone join GHD.
||Manukau Consultants Ltd (NZ) join GHD.
||GHD acquires WORKS Australia and LongMac Group.
||GHD acquires the Water Corporation of Western Australia's
water engineering group.
||GHD earns ISO 9001: 1987 accreditation.
||International projects burgeon and GHD opens offices in
the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.
||GHD carries out planning services for World Expo 88 in Brisbane
and opens an office in Coffs Harbour.
||GHD-Wright joint venture established.
||Offices opened in Alice Springs and Wollongong.
||Offices opened in Katherine, Port Hedland and Rockhampton.
||Gladstone office opened. Merger with Planner West Pty Ltd.
Joint venture of GHD-Black & Veatch established. GHD-Wood
Geotechnical Pty Ltd established.
||GHD employs more than 700 people. Bunbury and Newcastle offices
||GHD begins international expansion and establishes a joint
venture in Malaysia.
||Offices opened in Adelaide, Bundaberg, Mackay and the Sunshine
||Offices opened in Albury/Wodonga and Perth.
||Formation of GHD-Parsons Brinkerhoff Pty Ltd. GHD plays a major
role in the design of a new city and infrastructure for Darwin,
following Cyclone Tracy.
||Townsville office opened.
||GHD employs 500 people and provides extensive services for
Hobart’s landmark Wrest Point Casino.
||GHD opens Gold Coast office.
||GHD employs 300 people.
||GHD expands into transport infrastructure, manufacturing
plants, building and civil works, energy, mining and dams.
||Innovative sewerage design for Cairns, the largest city in
Australia at the time without sewerage.
||Gerald Haskins & Geoffrey Davey joins the partnership.
||Hobart office established.
||Gordon Gutteridge founded GHD in Melbourne and focuses on water