After five years of development effort, approach to sustainable drainage design.”
water engineering software firm Micro
Drainage® Limited has released version “Moreover, the new version incorporates
12 of their drainage design software, 196 customer requests for additions and 1
WinDes®. improvements to the software.”
WinDes has been designed by engineers, Productivity and seamless integration
for engineers and uses proven and have also been the driving forces behind
universally adopted methodologies to the upgrade.
design and analyze drainage systems.
“Providing a refreshed platform to
The original WinDes program has been keep pace with the newest software
completely re-written from scratch in technologies was another key objective,”
parallel with the ongoing development said Ms. Middleton.
and release of updated modules. The
“The new suite is compatible with 64-bit
program is now a powerful and flexible
computing to facilitate greater dataset
tool that can satisfy the changing needs
handling, faster run time and improved
of civil engineering consultants and
The revised software
produces a single file format.
WinDes has been designed by This enables the software
engineers for engineers and uses to morph around the site
or project. Modules can be
proven and universally adopted added or removed and run
methodologies to design and analyse simultaneously so changes
made in one module will
drainage systems. automatically be applied
to active modules.
WinDes is used by every
Micro Drainage Managing Director water services company in
Jane Middleton said the new version, the UK and 90 percent of the top UK civil
WinDes W.12, was developed to meet engineering consultancies
the increasing emphasis on sustainability as well as by engineers across the world.
and legislative demands being imposed Therefore, Micro Drainage has taken
on developers globally. care not to compromise the workflow
that current WinDes users are used to.
“We work closely with regulatory bodies
and approving authorities, as well as with The new capabilities are options that
our customers, to build a suite that equips can be switched on or off, according to
engineers to confront the challenges of the users preferred way of working.
legislation, climate change, sustainability
and combined urban and rural drainage,” A complete portfolio of training courses
said Ms. Middleton. is available to help users gain the
maximum productive value from every
“New capabilities take into account the module of WinDes.
latest government directives on flooding
and water management, including Micro Drainage has also been working
Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems, closely with the wider Cardno group Contact Cardno
flood flow path modelling and the use of to look at developing local products Peter Coombs, Marketing Manager,
green roofs,” she said. suitable for the Australasian and North Micro Drainage
American markets. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
“WinDes W.12 allows engineers to follow Phone: +44 1635 582555
the principles of Quantity, Quality and Website: www.windesw12.co.uk
Amenity, which shape the systematic
Cardno expands engineering
In February, Cardno announced a major new merger with Australian-based building
services engineering firm, ITC Group.
The multi-disciplinary consultancy
brings a broad range of new engineering
disciplines to Cardno including electrical,
mechanical, fire, hydraulic, sustainability,
facility solutions, audio/visual, asset
auditing, security, vertical transportation,
lighting, acoustic, telecommunications and
The multi-disciplinary consultancy brings a broad range of new The 100-person business, which is now known as Cardno ITC, has
engineering disciplines to Cardno including electrical, mechanical, offices in five Australian States and Territories.
fire, hydraulic, sustainability, facility solutions, audio/visual,
asset auditing, security, vertical transportation, lighting, acoustic, In its 12 year history, Cardno ITC has developed a solid client
telecommunications and environmental auditing. base, working with the Commonwealth Bank, Bovis Lend Lease,
AMP and Telstra. The firm also works extensively with government
Cardno’s Managing Director Andrew Buckley said electrical and organizations such as the Australian Tax Office, Department of
mechanical engineering for the building sector is an area that Treasury & Finance and Australian Customs.
Cardno has been targeting for expansion for some time.
The firm has worked on client assignments throughout Australia
“The complementary nature of ITC’s electrical, mechanical and including in capital cities, regional centers and remote mining areas,
specialist engineering services with Cardno’s existing capability as well projects overseas in countries that include
provides an excellent opportunity for further growth through Hong Kong, China, Cambodia, South Korea, Laos, France and
cross selling,” he said. New Zealand.
Cardno ITC also offers significant experience in environmental / Cardno
energy auditing and has green building rating credentials. NEWS
Jason Varker-Miles, Managing Director and founder of ITC, said
the group provides sustainability consulting, strategy and policy well
“Cardno ITC is currently providing building sustainability services for
several major banks and developments in Australia. We’ve
also worked on international sustainability projects, including
providing assistance to the Australian Embassy in Cambodia and
Laos,” he said.
“In addition, we provided engineering services to the University
of New South Wales (UNSW) for one of their major new buildings,
the NSG Building. The UNSW campus has well over a billion
Australian dollars of real estate, with the NSG Building now the most
energy efficient building on campus,” said Mr. Varker-Miles.
The partnership fits well with Cardno’s existing physical
Mr. Varker-Miles said the merger would benefit the wider Cardno
group as well as clients and staff.
“There are significant opportunities for Cardno ITC to partner with
other members of the Cardno group. We’re already seeing results
with Cardno ITC referring work to teams on the Gold Coast, in
Melbourne, Canberra and Sydney,” he said.
“We can now provide our clients with a broader range of services in
Australia and overseas,” he added.
“Finally, due to the vast array of markets Cardno operates in, our
staff will have increased opportunities to work on major projects and
also work in areas we have not previously been exposed to.”
Cardno ITC is currently working on several major building projects
including the Work Cover tenancy in Victoria, which will have a floor
area of over 200,000 square feet, two major projects for CBA in New
South Wales, both in the order of over 530,000 square feet, and
a number of significant public sector projects in Brisbane.
Jason Varker-Miles, Division Manager,
Phone: +61 2 9495 8100
Creating a vision for
After decades of displacement and being future growth and investment,” she said. nearby schools and
dispersed across the state of Oregon, water suppliers,” he said.
the Native American community of Grand Cardno WRG’s planners worked with the
Ronde now has a vision for the future. Tribal leaders in establishing a common Given the Tribal Council’s desire to draw
vision and future framework for the Grand people back to Grand Ronde, population
While the US Government returned the Ronde Community. While Cardno WRG’s projections were also a major component
ownership of the land to the people of civil engineers provided transportation of the Master Plan.
Grand Ronde in 1983, until recently the and infrastructure analysis as part of the
community did not have a plan for the use master planning process. Ordinarily planners would use past
of the land or a strategy to encourage tribal population figures to project future growth,
members to return to Grand Ronde. The Grand Ronde Community Master but due to the nature of the community
Plan builds upon the community’s this data was not available. Instead,
Cardno WRG’s Portland office has been existing attributes, amenities and public Cardno WRG worked with the Tribal
working with the Confederated Tribes of investments including a Tribal Council, Council to determine growth goals and
the Grand Ronde to develop a Community administration staff, school, library, dentist, what infrastructure was necessary to
Master Plan, which is a visioning document hospital and tribal housing. support the community.
for the Tribes.
Cardno WRG Senior Community Planner, “Through the Master Plan we’ve been
Mimi Doukas, Cardno WRG’s Director of Ryan Givens said the plan needed to able to translate where the Grand Ronde
Planning, said the plan was conceptualized incorporate facilities that attracted tribal community wants to be into a physical
from the Tribal Council’s desire to create members back to the area. plan,” said Mr. Givens.
a self sufficient, tribal homeland rooted in
the Tribes’ cultural past. “For the Confederated Tribes of the Grand “Now that the plan for the future has been
Ronde, it was important for people to have articulated, Cardno WRG hopes it can
“Grand Ronde is a rural area located in an emotional connection to Grand Ronde work with the Tribe to make the vision
Oregon. The community is home to a few to encourage them to return and stay in a reality,” he said.
thousand people who are mostly tribal the community, which is why we developed
people,” Ms. Doukas explained. a master plan,” said Mr. Givens.
“The Master Plan was created to provide “To achieve this, as well as to support
a physical design that outlines how the the future growth of the community, we WRG
community will develop and grow over the created a series of nodes including a town
next 25 years. It also serves as a guide for square, government center and
open space network.” Contact Cardno
Cardno WRG’s planners guided “Having core infrastructure
Ryan Givens, Senior Urban Designer,
the Tribal leaders in establishing a means Grand Ronde will Email: Ryan.Givens@cardnowrg.com
be a complete community.
common vision and future framework Currently the tribes have
Phone: +1 503 419 2513
for the Grand Ronde Community. shared agreements with
locating business through
Cardno is set to increase its service locating “We see AUS as a highly strategic partner Cardno
business following the strategic acquisition of to help drive the growth of SUE services in
Australian Underground Services Pty Ltd (AUS), Australia,” said Mr. Buckley.
an Australian utility detection and mapping
services firm. Cardno AUS has developed a solid
client base since commencing operations
The 30-person business, which is now known as in January 2005, which includes state
Cardno AUS, is based in Victoria. road authorities, national contractors
and major engineering
Cardno believes that the Australian
Mr. Buckley noted that
infrastructure market is ready for Cardno is currently working
the introduction of subsurface utility with Standards Australia to
introduce a standard for SUE
engineering as a means of improving the services for Australia and
accuracy of the utility information used New Zealand along the lines
of the standards used in the
for design and construction of physical US and Canada.
infrastructure projects. Scott Guy, Managing Director
and founder of AUS, said the
Cardno AUS undertakes services location acquisition by Cardno
through surface geophysical technologies, state will enable the business to increase its
of the art non-destructive vacuum excavation service offering and be positioned to
and data management services. be the premier provider of SUE services
Cardno Managing Director Andrew Buckley
said further developing our services locating “Through our partnership with Cardno,
business is a strategy that Cardno has been we can now offer our clients a wider
targeting since the acquisition of US-based range of services throughout Australia,”
Cardno TBE in said Mr. Guy.
“We can also leverage Cardno’s expansive
“The acquisition of AUS will allow us to transfer network of offices in Australia and New
our professional Subsurface Utility Engineering Zealand to grow our presence and provide
(SUE) global expertise from Cardno TBE to Cardno’s existing clients with our specialist
Australia and leverage off AUS’s existing client services. For example, we recently
base. Cardno TBE has already successfully commenced work with Cardno’s Canberra
achieved this in Canada and the UK.” office on the redesign of the Anzac Avenue
intersection in Canberra.”
Cardno believes that the Australian
infrastructure market is ready for the “Moreover, we already have a strong
introduction of SUE as a means of improving working relationship with the company,
having worked with Melbourne-based
the accuracy of the utility information used
Cardno Grogan Richards for more than
for design and construction of physical Scott Guy, Business Unit Manager,
infrastructure projects. It is documented three years.”
that SUE will reduce costs and provide Email: email@example.com
Cardno AUS is currently expanding into
accountability through the certification of Phone: + 61 3 9553 7236
New South Wales and setting up a base
the location, identification and mapping of Website: www.cardno.com
in Sydney. The office will provide Cardno
underground utilities prior to construction.
AUS’s full suite of services.
Building an education
revolution in Indonesia
In December, Cardno’s Emerging Markets Division will complete one of the largest
education development programs ever undertaken by the Australian Government,
delivering more than 2,000 new schools and a raft of reforms to help the Indonesian
Government revolutionize its education system.
The AU$385 million AusAID project The program has trained thousands As part of the program, 60 new schools
was developed as part of Australia’s of school principals, teachers, will be constructed to help replace those
AU$1 billion aid package to Indonesia parents and members of school destroyed in two earthquakes which
following the devastating Boxing Day management committees as well hit the region in September 2009, killing
tsunami of 2005. as helped develop policies across more than 1,000 people and damaging
key areas like gender equity, inclusive thousands of educational facilities.
The Australian and Indonesian education and quality assurance.
Governments have worked in partnership, SRP Team Leader Gerome Rich said
with the help of Cardno as Managing With Cardno’s help, a new National Cardno would facilitate a community
Contractor, to roll out this remarkable Strategic Plan was developed, giving driven approach to the project.
package of education assistance. momentum to Indonesia’s goal of
achieving universal education. “A key feature of the program is that
The four-year Australia Indonesia Basic the schools will be built using community-
Education Program (AIBEP) has delivered Dr. Spicer is particularly proud of Cardno’s based construction,” said Mr. Rich,
2,014 junior secondary schools, providing support of the Indonesian Government’s a former project manager on the
places for more than 330,000 new students Education Quality Assurance System, AIBEP program.
from some of the poorest and most remote securing continuous improvement in the
regions of the archipelago. system for years to come. “This approach will see school
committees plan and manage construction
Cardno’s Lead Technical Adviser Brian “This is a major change for an education of their local school, with the help of more
Spicer said the enormous scope of this system that has been stuck in an out- than 100 Cardno staff,” he said.
initiative made it one of the biggest dated and hierarchical approach to
education programs ever undertaken. education and education management,” “This will ensure school communities
he said. can manage and take responsibility
“Most aid projects tend to focus narrowly for their local infrastructure well into
on one aspect but this program builds “It is this that makes it one of the most the future.”
both social and physical infrastructure ambitious and ultimately one of the most
in a systematic approach to reforming successful education programs globally.” The program has been in the planning
and improving education for Indonesian phase since late 2009 and entered
children,” Dr Spicer said. The success of AIBEP is a huge implementation phase during May.
achievement for the Australian Aid The entire program is expected to
“The program is already producing Program and has been widely recognized be completed within 12 months.
impressive results: Indonesia’s post- as such by other donors, the Indonesian
primary enrollment rate is up by one Government and other stakeholders in
percent; almost half of the new enrolees Indonesia’s development.
are girls and nearly half of the students
come from families with an income of Cementing its reputation in this sector, Contact Cardno
less than US$2 per day.” Cardno was recently appointed as the Marian Boreland, Acting Area Manager,
managing contractor for the School Social Infrastructure
Reconstruction Program (SRP) in West Email: Marian.Boreland@cardno.com.au
Java and West Sumatra, which is jointly Phone: +61 3 9937 0743
funded by AusAID (AU$10 million) and Website: www.cardno.com
USAID (US$5 million).
With Cardno’s help,
a new National Strategic
Plan was developed,
giving momentum to
Indonesia’s goal of
education for all.
Cardno beats the heat with new
Hervey Bay water park
From designing the skeletal structures of
giant whales to zero-depth water lawns
and static waves, Cardno’s engineering
“This is a significant project within the Wide
ingenuity, in partnership with Wide Bay Bay region which Cardno is proud to be part of.”
Water Corporation, was recently put to
the test on the new WetSide Water play equipment, a toddlers’ pool and an “The 115-foot diameter concrete slab
Education Park at Hervey Bay in south- educational walk along interlinked timber for the main area of the park had been
east Queensland. boardwalks. requested to be poured all at once,”
Mr. Shaw said.
Located on the Hervey Bay foreshore Various sculptures are also found
mostly known for its spectacular throughout the park, including giant “The slab contained and covered a large
whale watching, the AU$12 million whale and dolphin structures. number of conduits for electricity and
water park was officially opened by water for the cascading foundations
Premier Anna Bligh last December as Cardno Senior Structural Engineer Evan and was suitably reinforced to minimize
part of Queensland’s 150th anniversary Shaw said the project had been an exciting cracking of the concrete.”
celebrations. one to work on.
Another challenge was to design the
The eco-friendly park was developed with “It’s been great to be involved in such an skeleton of two giant whale sculptures
the support of the Fraser Coast Regional innovative project as this as it has had to ensure their structural integrity while
Council, Wide Bay Water Corporation such a big impact on the local community,” making sure they were built to withstand
and the Queensland Government and is Mr Shaw said. the forces of nature and children.
believed to the be the first in the world to
harvest and use stormwater as part of its “Cardno has been involved in the Cardno also produced the structural
goal to provide guilt-free entertainment project since inception and contributed design for the static wave machine,
while educating visitors on the precious to concept development and layout, which utilizes technology from Scotland
resource of water. provided engineering support through and allows visitors to ride the wave on
the approval process, produced their boogie boards. Design for the play
The 2.5-acre park is built on 384 piers construction documentation and equipment was also developed by Cardno
sunk deep into the sand to raise the traffic supervised the project through to and incorporated tipping bucket technology
areas on boardwalks, preserve the dune final delivery.” from Canada.
structure beneath and allow native plants
to flourish. The park was constructed over an eight- With the park located adjacent to the
month period by PBS Building, with the beach, the Cardno team also had to
Attractions include a massive zero-depth main challenges being to construct a develop solutions to ensure against the
water lawn interspersed with dozens of 132,000 gallon storage storm water tank mighty forces of nature, with soil erosion
cascading fountains, a static wave pool, underneath the car parking area as well of particular concern considering the
water slides, tipping bucket facilities, as to pour a 115-foot diameter concrete park’s proximity to the sand.
slab in one pour.
Since opening, the park has been warmly
received by visitors who alongside tourists
are encouraged to read the informative
messages provided by Wide Bay Water
Corporation on the educational boardwalks
which detail facts on water conservation
and its associated responsibilities.
“This is a significant project within the
Wide Bay region which Cardno is proud
to be part of,” Mr. Shaw said.
Evan Shaw, Senior Structural Engineer
Phone: +61 7 4124 5455
New highway to transform
The East Taupo Arterial Highway on “By diverting through traffic around the “Cardno TCB’s ability to source
New Zealand’s North Island is set to help township, it will allow easier access to additional resources from our other
change the growth of the picturesque other parts of Taupo and open up growth offices throughout New Zealand was
town of Taupo. areas in and around Taupo. It also means a real advantage for the client. It also
that activities and tourism can focus on allowed us to undertake urgent works 9
Currently the majority of road users and take advantage of the natural frontage immediately,” said Mr. Crawford. Cardno
travelling from the upper areas of the NEWS
of the lake,” he said.
North Island to the southern parts of Cardno TCB’s Taupo office provides
the Island must use the State Highway 1. Cardno TCB was responsible for surveying, urban development engineering
The State Highway 1 runs through establishing accurate survey control and planning services to a range of private
Taupo and along the foreshore of over the route, detailed topographical developers as well as government clients
pristine Lake Taupo, the town’s main survey of the entire area, some of throughout New Zealand.
tourist destination. the construction setout and volume
calculations as well as construction
The 10 mile long, NZ$110 million monitoring Quality Assurance surveys.
East Taupo Arterial Highway will take
heavy traffic away from the lakefront “The accurate survey control and
and town center. topographical surveying had to over-
come complications such as the
Hamish Crawford, a Licensed Cadastral extremely active geothermal ground,
Surveyor from Cardno TCB’s Taupo office, rugged terrain and densely vegetated
said currently on average one B-Train areas,” said Mr. Crawford.
truck travels through the town every
minute due to the position of the State “As we worked our way through the
Highway 1. vegetation we had to be very careful
not to damage native plant species,
“Cardno TCB is thrilled to be a part of the including Prostrate Kanuka which
development of the East Taupo Arterial is only found in the Taupo area,”
Highway as we believe it will transform he added.
Taupo and aid its future growth,” said
Mr. Crawford. The route incorporates a 1,500-foot
long bridge over Contact Energy land
“Taupo sits on the northern edge of Lake and the Waikato River. Contact Energy
Taupo and a lot of recreation activities are is a New Zealand energy company that
focused around the Lake, which is a major uses the geothermal land east of Taupo
attractor to our town,” he said. to generate electricity.
“Taupo has a population of 30,000 that The Contact Energy land is covered
swells to 60,000 during the holiday with turbines, bores and a network of
period. The increase in population, geothermal pipes, so a bridge had to
along with the heavy traffic from State be built over the facilities.
Highway 1, makes it nearly impossible
to cross the highway to access the Surveying teams from Cardno
lakefront during this time.” TCB’s Wairarapa, Hawkes Bay and
Wellington offices also assisted with
the topographic surveying.
“The accurate survey control and topographical surveying Hamish Crawford, Licensed Cadastral
Surveyor, Cardno TCB
had to overcome complications such as the extremely Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
active geothermal ground, rugged terrain and densely Phone: + 64 7 376 9240
Partnering with Ugandan
companies to improve healthcare
Under the Uganda Health Initiatives for • Implement innovative approaches to
the Private Sector (HIPS) Project, Cardno’s support orphans and vulnerable children
Emerging Markets Division is partnering with through the private sector.
private sector companies in Uganda to help
them improve and expand the healthcare Cardno is the prime contractor and the main
services offered to their employees, implementer and manager of the project.
dependents and members of the community
“We have a team of 15 professional staff
in which the companies operate.
working in the field in Uganda who are
HIPS is a USAID-funded, five year project supported by staff in our Washington DC
that commenced in 2007. office,” said Ms. Ellis.
“Our role is to serve as an
One innovative part of the program advisor to the private sector,
has been the Text to Change helping them develop,
implement and manage health
partnership. The initiative involves programs,” she said.
using text messages to support “We’re undertaking activities
companies in providing key in the areas of prevention,
treatment, training, capacity
prevention and heath education building and alliance building
messages to their employees and to ensure access to health
programs via the private sector
community networks. are improved and expanded.”
One innovative part of the
It has built on the success of the USAID program
Uganda Business Preventing AIDS and has been the Text to Change partnership. “Also, text responses have generated
Accelerating Access to Anti-Retroviral The initiative involves using text messages data on knowledge, attitudes and
Treatment (PART) project, which was also to support companies in providing key practices concerning a range of
implemented by Cardno. prevention and heath education messages sexual and reproductive issues from
to their employees and community participants, which can be used for
Cardno Project Manager for HIPS, Jeanne
networks. future programming,” she added.
Ellis, explained that the project’s goal is
to provide technical assistance to design Participants opt-in to the program by HIPS also seeks to expand the number
and implement comprehensive workplace sending an SMS to a number. They then of qualified and accredited private sector
health programs. receive a daily text, which is primarily health providers in the area of HIV/
an interactive question and designed to AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. This will
“We aim to maximize the accessibility
spark conversation and thought on both help ensure the Ugandan private sector
of HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria
conventional and controversial topics has the skills to continue to improve the
prevention and treatment services and
around HIV/AIDS, reproductive health health services offered to their staff and
to provide reproductive health and family
and family planning. surrounding communities after the HIPS
planning knowledge to people working for
initiative has been completed. So far, HIPS
these private companies and in surrounding Text messages are available in local has helped 88 clinics gain government
communities,” said Ms Ellis. languages and English, and incentives accreditation in HIV/AIDS treatment and
such as mobile phones and t-shirts 27 clinics gain government accreditation
The specific objectives of HIPS are to:
encourage responses. in tuberculosis treatment.
• Expand access to, and utilization of,
health services in the private sector Text to Change started in August 2009
• Increase the number of Global and the results have been positive.
Development Alliance partnerships
to leverage company-sponsored
Ms. Ellis said the launch of the program Contact Cardno
resulted in a 40 percent increase in Jeanne Ellis, Project Manager
health services the demand for sexual and reproductive Email: Jeanne.Ellis@cardno.com
• Strengthen private sector employer health services from participating Phone: + 703 373 7600
organizations to support health initiatives company clinics. Website: www.cardno.com
Happy feet for Sydney’s famous
Sydney’s famous colony of little penguins is sure will continue to live compatibly with their nominating a member of staff each week
to be blessed with the pitter-patter of happy surroundings in Manly.” to become a penguin warden to make it
young feet well into the future, thanks to the their duty to ensure the penguins are well
careful watch of ecologists from Cardno Ecology Cardno Ecology Lab was contracted by looked after,” he said.
Lab. the Pavilion’s owners to advise on how 11
best to minimize disturbance of the colony “We’ve also implemented measures to Cardno
Cardno Ecology Lab was commissioned during the construction phase of the ensure we are good neighbors of the NEWS
by the owners of the Manly Pavilion redevelopment. penguins by having dim lighting, no loud
on Sydney’s north shore to monitor music and a no smoking policy throughout
the penguins’ behavior and breeding patterns “We recommended the introduction of the venue, to name but a few measures.”
to ensure their safety during the recent AU$8 noise and activity buffers, not only for
million refurbishment of the historic building. when the chicks are in residence but also Cardno Ecology Lab and Manly Pavilion
over the critical movement period of dusk are discussing further ways of managing
Manly foreshore is home to a colony of when the parent birds return to the nest to general operations of the facility over the
approximately 100 breeding little penguins feed their young,” Dr Blount said. next five years, keeping in mind the best
– also known as fairy penguins – with each interests of the penguins.
pair fledging on average about two chicks per
Cardno Ecology Lab was contracted by the Manly Pavilion’s
While most of the colony’s burrows are located
some distance from the Pavilion, up to eight
owners to advise on how best to minimise disturbance to
burrows were located within a few yards of the the fairy penguin colony during the construction phase of
building, sparking concern from developers and
the local community.
Cardno Ecology Lab Senior Environmental “We also recommended changes to the Dr Blount also worked closely with the
Scientist Dr. Craig Blount said close monitoring building design to shield the penguins from Department of Environment, Climate
of the birds found penguins breeding in three any additional noise and light pollution.” Change and Water’s volunteer penguin
burrows during construction. wardens, providing bi-weekly updates
Manly Pavilion owner John Coddling, to the community and receiving helpful
“Out of the three active burrows located whose renovated venue opened to rave advice in return.
in the vicinity of the Pavilion, we had reviews in March, said he would take
five chicks fledge during construction,” every step possible to ensure the penguins He said apart from human impact, dogs,
Dr. Blount said. continued to thrive. cats and foxes posed the greatest threat
to the Manly penguins.
“This is a great result – it’s equivalent if not “We will do whatever we can at
better to what’s known from this area in the a management level to mitigate any With a team of 14 experienced scientists,
past,” he said. potential effects on the Manly colony,” Cardno Ecology Lab specializes in
Mr Coddling said. environment and threatened species
“We’re confident that with careful and ongoing
assessments, habitat mapping,
management of the area, the little penguins “Already, our management plan includes development of management plans,
water quality and sediment assessment
plans and monitoring thereof.
Dr Craig Blount, Senior Environmental
Scientist, Cardno Ecology Lab
Phone: +61 2 9907 4440
John’s Pass Bridge
Cardno TBE served as providing management engineering “To manage closures we coordinated with
services,” said Mr. Lairscey. the US Coast Guard, Florida Department
the prime consultant on of Transportation, marine patrol and local
As part of the replacement, the John’s municipalities to obtain approval and make
the project. Pass Bridge was raised to over 33 feet sure the surrounding public was kept
at the center and the channel beneath abreast of the situation,” he said.
After 35 years of connecting the Florida the Bridge was widened from 60 feet to
beach communities of Madeira Beach and 100 feet. This increased clearance will The John’s Pass Bridge is scheduled to be
Treasure Island, the John’s Pass Bridge is mean more vessels will be able to pass completed in August 2010.
being replaced. under the Bridge and reduce the lifting
of the drawbridge. Cardno TBE’s core competency is in
The 850-foot long bridge consists of two the coordination of major infrastructure
low level bascule bridges, each carrying Construction of the adjacent roadway, projects. The team provides a range
two lanes of traffic. The existing bridge is a new drainage system, Mechanically of engineering solutions with a particular
being replaced with new low level bascule Stabilized Earth (MSE) walls, lighting and focus on construction services, civil
bridges, associated fender system and signals were also carried out. and environmental engineering, right-
bridge tender house. of-way, transportation and subsurface
The John’s Pass Bridge is the main route utility engineering.
Lance Lairscey, the Business Unit connecting Madeira Beach and Treasure
Manager of Cardno TBE’s Construction Island so access to the Bridge at all times
Services team, explained the replacement was crucial.
effort was prompted by years of heavy
traffic and saltwater damage to the “With 20,800 vehicles using the Bridge
Bridge’s pilings. every day, one of the two bridges Contact Cardno
had to remain open at all times,” said Lance Lairscey, Business Unit Manager,
“Cardno TBE served as the prime Mr. Lairscey. Cardno TBE
consultant on the project, including Email: Lance.Lairscey@cardnotbe.com
construction contract administration, “In addition, marine traffic had to be Phone: +1 727 531 3505
monitoring and inspecting the contractor’s maintained during construction with only Website: www.cardno.com
on-site construction operations and night time channel closures permitted.”
infrastructure projects keep
Cardno Bowler busy
Construction materials testing and Appointed to the CLEM7 project at CLEM7 is the first section Cardno
geotechnical specialist Cardno Bowler inception in 2007, perhaps the biggest
has completed one of the largest public challenge of the job lay in the complex of Brisbane’s new M7
infrastructure projects ever undertaken geometry of the rearrangement of the motorway, which is due
in Brisbane, following the opening of the road network, with retaining walls and
Clem Jones Tunnel (CLEM7) in March. new road surfaces being built alongside
to be completed in 2012
the heavy traffic conditions of the M1 following construction of
The AU$3 billion, four-mile tunnel directs Pacific Highway.
vehicles underneath the Brisbane River, the Airport Link project,
bypassing up to 24 sets of traffic lights Cardno Bowler Hillcrest Manager Mike on which Cardno Bowler
along the way. Sandilands and his team were primarily
concerned with testing reinforced soil
is also working.
The tolled tunnel, operated by RiverCity structure backfill and road construction
Motorway Group, provides a much- materials at the tunnel’s various entry and
needed link for cross-city travel for tens exit points.
of thousands of vehicles per day.
“The job was quite challenging from
Construction Material Testing (CMT) a logistical point of view in terms of
for the tunnel, which consists of two operating beside the congested motorway,
parallel roadways with each dedicated particularly when switching traffic from
to either north or southbound traffic, was one position to another while working in
conducted by Cardno Bowler under the that area,” Mr. Sandilands said.
watch of Division Manager David Bowler.
CLEM7 is the first section of Brisbane’s
“Apart from the emblematic nature of new M7 motorway, which is due to be
the project and the novelty of working in completed in 2012 following construction
a tunnel, the most noteworthy aspect of of the Airport Link project, on which
this job for us was the crushed recycled Cardno Bowler is also working.
concrete used underground as a support
for the road surface,” Mr. Bowler said. The company has also provided CMT
services to other major projects in
“The recycled concrete was stabilised and around Brisbane, including the
with fly ash before being placed and Gateway Upgrade, the Ipswich
compacted into the shape it had to be. Motorway Upgrade and the Ipswich-
Our job was to test it, both in terms of Logan Interchange Upgrade. Photo supplied by RiverCity Motorway
compaction levels and in the strength
achieved in situ.” Cardno Bowler is now turning its focus to
begin work on the US$15 billion Liquefied
Extensive testing of the material was Natural Gas (LNG) project in Papua
conducted by Cardno Bowler’s Geebung New Guinea (PNG), which will see LNG
Laboratory, under the guidance of processed in the country and exported
Geebung Manager Chris Pearce. from the capital Port Moresby.
“It is very important that the material
The project is expected to transform
below the road surface is mechanically David Bowler, Division Manager,
the PNG economy – adding substantial Cardno Bowler
stable and able to carry traffic loads,” revenue to its Gross Domestic Product. Email: email@example.com
Mr. Pearce said.
Phone: +61 7 3800 6446
Cardno’s excellence rewarded
with two national awards
Cardno has received national recognition “Port Phillip Heads is one of those Group in designing drainage for Byford
for excellence in two completely different interesting areas where there are very Central, a 700-lot subdivision located 25
projects, including its role in deepening strong currents and reasonably rough miles south-east of Perth.
the channels to the Port of Melbourne wave conditions which combine to make
and for its design of cutting-edge new it very turbulent.” Led by Project Manager Paul Nichols,
drainage solutions at Byford Central Cardno designed the bulk fill for the 160-
near Perth. Cardno produced robust modeling of the mile subdivision to also act as a shallow
project and its impact on current and tidal aquifer. This involved shaping the low
In March 2010, the Port of Melbourne conditions in the bay, including calculating permeability natural soils and then placing
Corporation’s Channel Deepening Project currents inside the 325-foot deep canyon at a 4-foot layer of sandfill over them.
took top honors as the Project of the Year the bay’s entrance.
at the prestigious National Infrastructure Roadside swales and soakwells on
Awards, with Cardno Lawson Treloar one The team also modeled the movement individual lots were designed to capture
of the leading consultants on the job. of turbid plumes caused by dredging water run-off close to source before
and conducted comprehensive ship discharging it into the underlying sand
The AU$1 billion project involved dredging simulation tests. fill, where over time it seeps through the
in Port Phillip Bay and the Yarra River, sand into subsurface drains which lead
deepening the channel to provide access “We’re currently in the process of finishing into a piped drainage network.
for vessels with drafts of up to 45 feet, post-dredging assessment as part of
allowing ships to carry full capacity loads the environmental approval process,” The innovative method, known as
in and out of the port. Dr. Provis said. Water Sensitive Urban Design, brought
major benefits to Byford Central, including
Delivered ahead of schedule, at least “I think the outcome has been very good enhanced water run-off management,
AU$200 million under budget and within for the environment and for the port.” less piped drainage required and reduced
strict environmental guidelines, the project alienation of open space by limiting
beat tough opposition in Sydney’s AU$1.8 the need for tree removal and hard
billion desalination plant and Brisbane’s engineering works.
AU$3 billion Clem Jones Tunnel. Cardno’s Perth-based Civil Infrastructure
team was also recognised for a job “We were delighted to receive the national
“This was a fascinating project to work well done, with its receipt of a National recognition as a lot of hard work had gone
on,” said Cardno’s Project Manager Excellence Award from the Stormwater into the project,” Mr. Nichols said.
David Provis, whose team provided Industry Association in late 2009.
support on meteorological and “We were also very pleased with the
oceanographic matters including The award acknowledged excellence in positive feedback from local and state
wave climate, tide levels and monitoring aquifer storage and recharge undertaken authorities, particularly since it had taken
systems dating back to 2001. by Cardno and its client Formica Property several years to gain local government
acceptance of the design.”
Since receiving the award, several
Cardno has received national recognition for excellence other developers have approached
Cardno to assist in drainage related
for its role in deepening the channels to the Port of matters, leading to a full audit of all
Melbourne and designing cutting-edge new drainage drainage and flood management planning
and design on more than 3,000 future
solutions at Byford Central near Perth. lots in the Byford area.
Dr David Provis, Senior Principal,
Cardno Lawson Treloar
Phone: +61 3 8415 7519
Paul Nichols, Senior Principal
Phone: +61 8 9273 3849
Central Parklands the jewel
in the Springfield crown
Cardno is currently involved in putting the Working collaboratively with JMAC stimulus package), the Queensland
finishing touches to the spectacular new Constructions, the success of the project Government, Ipswich City Council
Springfield Central Parklands, officially has been underscored by Cardno’s and Springfield Land Corporation.
known as Robelle Domain, located in intelligent stormwater diversion drainage
the heart of the master planned city of design, required to reclaim approximately In May 2010, Greater Springfield was 15
Springfield, south-west of Brisbane. 10 acres of urban parkland space. awarded the FIABCI Prix d’Excellence Cardno
award for Best Masterplanned Community. NEWS
Linking Springfield’s CBD, shopping This collaborative approach has The awards are the annual accolades
precincts and University of Southern ensured engineering solutions satisfied bestowed on the works of the world’s
Queensland campus at Education City, the safety, constructability and budgetary best properties. Greater Springfield was
parklands provide an aesthetically pleasing requirements, while considering the overall selected from a total of 54 international
town center while adding great value to the project aesthetics and deliverables. projects in the running for recognition.
development which is expected to support
a population of up to 105,000 residents “The site sits on the delta of two major
within the next 20 years. creeks in the area,” Mr. Marshall said.
“In order to effectively use
the available land, Cardno
The success of the project has has designed an extensive
been underscored by Cardno’s underground piped stormwater
system, where one arm of the
intelligent stormwater diversion creek gets picked up by inlets
drainage design. at one end, bypasses some of
the park through a system of
underground culverts before
Once completed, the AU$54 million being piped into a central lake to join the
project will offer residents 60 acres of other creek,” he said.
beautifully landscaped gardens and
“That is really the engineering highlight
cascading waterways, with public facilities
of the project for us.”
including an amphitheatre for local events,
water play precincts, up to five miles of The lake then feeds into a system of
walkways, kiosks and several hectares of cascading waterways which flow through
BBQ and passive recreational areas. the remainder of the park, providing
a beautiful setting while delivering
The park is connected to the city’s smaller
practical drainage solutions built to
recreational reserves via a system of
cope with a 1:500 year flooding situation.
bikeways and paths, providing Springfield
with a range of public amenities. To achieve this, 325,000 cubic feet of
earthworks was moved and approximately
“When Robelle Domain is complete it
1,800 feet of six foot diameter pipeline
will be a spectacular amenity,” said
positioned underground to redirect one
Robbie Marshall, Business Unit Manager
of the creeks.
of Cardno’s Springfield office, whose
team has provided civil engineering Cardno also provided construction
services to Springfield Land Corporation supervision for the earthworks and
since 2000. geotechnical engineering of the park as
well as soil testing, sewerage and water
“Sized at 20 percent larger than Brisbane’s
reticulation design and advice for event
Roma Street Parklands, this is one of the
planning to ensure semi-trailer access
largest inner-city parklands in south-
to the site.
east Queensland and features innovative
engineering designs which have allowed
Work on Stage 1 of the Parklands is Robbie Marshall, Business Unit Manager
the ambitious architectural design to expected to be completed later this Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
be realized. year, with AU$30 million in funding Phone: +61 7 3381 0111
jointly provided by the Federal Website: www.cardno.com
“This will be one of the signature projects
Government (as part of its recent
of our Springfield office.”
Cardno NEWS in Brief
Cardno WRG supports
Cardno WRG’s team will be donating in-
kind resources to complete the sustainable
design of landscape, irrigation and
hardscape of the new facility.
innovative green school High performance schools like these are
built to replace portable, annex buildings.
They also help to improve the health of
children and faculty members, progress
Cardno WRG’s Landscape Architecture Certified/Collaborative for High Performance
student education and reduce energy
team was recently selected to be part of an Schools-Certified classroom hybrid.
usage. The new facility will become
esteemed team of professionals who will
The school will be built by professionals a hybrid of school and house, offering
design and build one of the US’s premier
and community volunteers and is due multi-purpose uses such as after-school
to be completed by 2011. It will be built programs and a community meeting space.
Orangewood Elementary School in in just 30 days, similar to a “barn-like-
Orangewood School is one of four
Phoenix, Arizona, will receive the gift of a raising” approach.
schools selected for the launch of this
high performance, 5,000 square foot LEED
US-wide platform and is spearheaded
by Brighten A Life, CAUSE AND EFFECT
Evolutions and City of Phoenix Mayor Phil
The chronicle of this compelling outreach
volunteer initiative can be viewed on
local Phoenix DMA TV reality show
The Road to the Green Schoolhouse Series.
A video from NBC news can also be seen
Beneficiaries of the program include
Accelerating the value of some 180,000 households of smallholder
farmers in the three target provinces, traders
and agribusiness operators
Cambodia’s agriculture who will develop production and market
linkages as well as women in production,
marketing and business trading environments.
Through the Cambodia Agricultural Value Chain “The program will provide assistance in four Cardno is serving as the Operational
(CAVAC) program, Cardno’s Emerging Markets key areas – agribusiness development, water Contractor and will provide procurement,
Division is helping farmers in Cambodia to management and irrigation, research and logistical, financial management and
accelerate growth in the value of agricultural extension as well as the business enabling administrative support to the AusAID-
production in rice-based farming systems. environment,” he said. appointed Team Leader and the Australian
Centre for International Agricultural
The aim of the program is to develop mutually “Addressing these key constraints will Research.
beneficial partnerships, market connections help stimulate the development of rice-
and competitive advantages between key based farming system value chains so that Staff from Cardno’s Melbourne office will lead
parties along the value chain. Ultimately this smallholder incomes are improved on a the implementation and will be supported by
will increase investment and generate value for sustainable basis,” said Mr Coyne. staff in the company’s Washington D.C. office.
stakeholders, particularly smallholder farms.
CAVAC is a 28 month project which started
Bruce Coyne, Cardno’s Executive Director of in March 2010. It will initially focus on rice
Private Sector Operations, explained CAVAC is and fruit and vegetable value chains in the Bruce Coyne, Executive Director,
AusAID’s flagship program for agriculture and provinces of Kampong Thom, Kampot and Private Sector Operations
rural development in Cambodia and will help Takeo.
Phone: +61 3 9819 2877
ensure the country’s food security.
Stimulus helps transform
Cardno teams across Australia are helping schools. BER is a key element of the Wales, Queensland, Victoria and
transform Australian schools as part of Australian Government’s AU$42 billion Western Australia. The company is
the Federal Government’s Building the Nation Building – Economic Stimulus providing a range of services including
Education Revolution (BER) program. Plan, which aims to provide economic structural engineering, building 17
stimulus by supporting employment services, civil engineering and Cardno
BER is a AU$16.2 billion investment through local infrastructure projects. surveying for design and construction. NEWS
that provides world-class educational
facilities through new infrastructure and Cardno is contributing to the development
refurbishments to all eligible Australian of more than 250 schools in New South
Health Infrastructure Program. The
purpose of the Program was to improve
the water and sanitation infrastructure
of 17 mainland Indigenous communities
The Program was a joint arrangement
between Queensland’s Department
As celebrations are held across by providing employment and training of Infrastructure and Planning and
Australia for the annual National opportunities wherever possible,” the Federal Department of Families,
Aboriginal and Islander Day Observance he said. Housing, Community Services and
Committee (NAIDOC) Week, Cardno Indigenous Affairs. Cardno was
continues to show its support for Cardno has a history of working with appointed as Mainland Program
Indigenous communities. Indigenous communities on social and Manager for the duration of the three
physical infrastructure projects. The year project.
During last year’s NAIDOC Week, Cardno company provides a range of services that
commissioned a painting by Indigenous can help Indigenous communities achieve
artist Troy Douglas Lenihan, which is their social, economic, environmental and Contact Cardno
now on display in Cardno’s head office customary outcomes and understands David Merrett, Business Unit Manager
in Brisbane. the factors that contribute to successful Management Services Team
Indigenous programs. Email: David.Merrett@cardno.com.au
More recently the Cardno Board has Phone: +61 7 3310 2433
implemented a strategy to demonstrate In March, the Management Services team Website: www.cardno.com
the company’s commitment to Indigenous completed the Indigenous Environmental
Australians. The strategy is entitled
Working with Indigenous Communities,
the Cardno Commitment.
David Merrett, Business Unit Manager
of Cardno’s Management Services team,
explained the key elements of the strategy
are around recognising and respecting
traditional values, acknowledging the
disadvantaged position Indigenous people
have inherited and promoting tolerance,
respect and mutual understanding.
“The strategy is also about recognizing
the importance of developing the skill
base within Indigenous communities
Above: Cardno Managing Director Andrew Buckley receives painting from Indigenous artist,
Troy Douglas Lenihan
ROW 7 2010
Printed on recycled paper
using vegetable oil based ink.