||Gordon Gutteridge founded GHD and focuses on water and
||Hobart office established.
||Gerald Haskins & Geoffrey Davey joins the partnership.
||Innovative sewerage design for Cairns, the largest city in
Australia at the time without sewerage.
||GHD expands into transport infrastructure, manufacturing
plants, building and civil works, energy, mining and dams.
||GHD employs 300 people.
||GHD opens Gold Coast office.
||GHD employs 500 people and provides extensive services for
Hobart’s landmark Wrestpoint Casino.
||Townsville office opened.
||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 Tracey.
||Offices opened in Albury/Wodonga and Perth.
||Offices opened in Adelaide, Bundaberg, Mackay and the Sunshine
||GHD begins international expansion and establishes a joint
venture in Malaysia.
||GHD employs more than 700 people. Bunbury and Newcastle offices
||Gladstone office opened. Merger with Planner West Pty Ltd.
Joint venture of GHD-Black & Veatch established. GHD-Wood
Geotechnical Pty Ltd established.
||Offices opened in Katherine, Port Hedland and Rockhampton.
||Offices opened in Alice Springs and Wollongong.
||GHD-Wright joint venture established.
||GHD carries out planning services for World Expo 88 in Brisbane
and opens an office in Coffs Harbour.
||International projects burgeon and GHD opens offices in
the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.
||GHD earns ISO 9001: 1987 accreditation.
||GHD acquires the Water Corporation of Western Australia's
water engineering group.
||GHD acquires WORKS Australia and LongMac Group.
||Manukau Consultants Ltd (NZ) join GHD.
||Martin & Co in Gladstone join GHD.
||Smith and Wood Consultants, NZ join GHD. The company also
acquires MME in Doha, Qatar and in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.
||Mergers completed with Geo-Eng Group and EGIS Consulting
Australia and GHD now employs more than 2300.
||GHD celebrates its 75th
year of operations.
||Baker Saran, NSW, joins GHD.
||Mergers completed with AJP, Malaysia, Qest Consulting, NSW,
City Design, SA, and Civil Design Services, NZ.
||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.
||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 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.
||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 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 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 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. Employee numbers reach