CDM Smith Celebrates 75th Anniversary

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CDM Smith Celebrates 75th Anniversary
1 January 2022
CDM Smith is celebrating an unprecedented industry milestone in 2022—our 75th Anniversary! In 1947, Thomas Camp left the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to set up a consulting practice with partners Herman Dresser and Jack McKee. Together, they pioneered drinking water treatment technologies, advanced approaches in water quality protection and groundwater recharge, and established the enduring culture of our firm. Today, the 5,000 professionals of CDM Smith around the world honor that legacy through a commitment to serve clients with excellence, apply our thought leadership for ingenious solutions, and leverage our independence to do what is best for our employees and clients.

Through the incorporation of several mid-sized engineering offices, CDM Smith expanded its business into Europe. Today, about 700 members of staff generate annual sales of nearly 80 Million Euros. Owing to our diversified portfolio of engineering consulting services, we are proud to be involved in numerous prime projects in Europe, and beyond. To name but a few: various constructions of the skyline in Frankfurt/Main (Germany), the construction of a retention tank in Warsaw (Poland), the Suez Canal project in Egypt, or enabling fish migration at the Iron Gates in the river Danube in Romania. 

In 2021, we completed the transition to mobile working but still, team spirit is one of our key values across the firm. In an increas­ingly complex world the only way to long-lasting and therefore sustainable solutions is by promoting continuous exchange among experts from different fields. This is what the brand CDM Smith stands for, and always has done – 75 years ago as well as nowadays!

More information on CDM Smith’s 75-year history can be found at where visitors will find a history timeline, company facts, growth over the years, and information about important projects. Be sure to follow #CDMSmith75th and #Proud­His­to­ry­Bold­Fu­ture on social media for posts from our corporate channels and our employees.

CDM Smith provides lasting and integrated solutions in water, environment, transportation, energy and facilities to public and private clients worldwide. As an independent, employee-owned company, we work with team spirit and passion for the satisfaction of our clients and master the challenges of global change with intelligent solutions.