Cardno Enhances Brownfields Program

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Addition of seven brownfields specialists broadens solutions portfolio and geographic reach.

Engineering and environmental consulting firm Cardno added seven associates that specialize in brownfields redevelopment services. Cardno reached an agreement with Concurrent Technologies Corporation (CTC) and CTC Public Benefit Corporation to transition the employees and associated brownfields client contracts to Cardno’s Engineering and Environmental Division, allowing both firms to focus on their respective areas of strength. Cardno’s new employees will be based in Columbia, SC, Richmond, VA, and Washington, DC.

Cardno’s brownfield services group specializes in helping clients obtain Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) brownfield grants and related redevelopment grants. This past year, Cardno and CTC Public Benefit Corporation helped clients receive over $6.5 million in brownfields-related funding. Cardno also provides brownfields programmatic support, environmental services, redevelopment planning, community outreach, and site design services in support of these redevelopment projects.

Steven Howarth, PE, Cardno’s Development and Environmental Services Business Unit Manager, said, “We are extremely pleased to add these professionals because they increase the geographic reach of Cardno’s brownfield services and provide additional resources to serve our clients – all supporting our goal of exceeding client expectations and promoting true brownfields redevelopment.”

Cardno has helped over 50 communities nationwide secure funding, provide brownfields support and redevelopment planning and design to transform distressed sites to functional developments. Projects include the nationally recognized Encore Redevelopment project in Tampa, FL which involved changing a 40-acre blighted housing project into a mixed use development community; turning an abandoned wastewater treatment plant into a community park for North Palm Beach, FL; assisting Grady County, GA Joint Development Authority to prepare a former gas station property for redevelopment; and assisting Moss Point, MS secure EPA brownfield assessment funding to promote job creation and community health in the downtown core area.

Similarly, the new associates also have an extensive history of partnering with communities on brownfield projects. Their experience includes assisting the City of Columbia, SC, to redevelop a vacant, former manufacturing facility into the South Carolina Research Authority Technology Incubator; redeveloping the former Western Auto building into a mixed-use, retail and residential development for the City of Wilson, NC; and beginning the cleanup and redevelopment of the former Poe Mill site into a recreational area with educational wetlands, historical plaza, splash pad, and skate park for the Greenville County Redevelopment Authority, SC.

Joe Morici, PE, who leads this group of new associates, stated, “Our focus has been to help clients obtain grant funding and then work with them to implement the right solutions to enhance their community. By joining Cardno, we are able to truly deliver concept-to-completion services to our clients.”

About Cardno: Founded in 1945, Cardno partners with public and private clients to solve engineering, environmental and social challenges. With over 230 offices in the Americas and 300 offices worldwide, Cardno provides clients with access to over 8,000 professionals focused on delivering customized consulting solutions to plan, design and construct social and physical infrastructure. Cardno currently ranks 26th on Engineering News-Record's 2013 Top 500 Design Firms. Visit to learn more.

Cardno is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange [ASX: CDD].

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