CDM Smith Celebrates Its 75th Anniversary

75 Jahre CDM Smith
CDM Smith Celebrates Its 75th Anniversary
1 January 2022
CDM Smith is celebrating a significant company and industry milestone in 2022—our 75th Anniversary! In 1947, Thomas Camp left 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 laid the foundation for a company that today employs more than 5,000 people worldwide.

Through the acquisition of several mid-sized engineering firms, CDM Smith expanded its business into Europe in the 1990s. Today, about 700 members of staff generate annual sales of nearly 80 million Euro with their engineering services. With a broad range of services, CDM Smith Europe is involved in many well-known projects. These include major infrastructure measures such as the European railway project Stuttgart 21 and the construction of a new tunnel under the Suez Canal, a large number of construction projects supporting Germany’s energy transition with new north-south power lines, global involvement in development assistance projects or fish passage improvement projects across Europe and the construction of major wastewater infrastructure in Warsaw.

With the digital trans­for­ma­tion and the need for decar­boniza­tion, the engineering industry is facing completely new challenges today. As a company, we are happy to meet these challenges - innovation is in our genes.
Dr. Ralf Bufler, Chairman of the Management Board of the CDM Smith Europe GmbH

In 2021, we completed a transition to mobile working. Despite this flexibility, however, teamwork remains at the very heart of the company's core values. Through ongoing exchange between experts from different disciplines solutions are developed in an increasingly complex world that enable lasting and sustainable investments. This is what CDM Smith stands for over our 75-year history.

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.

75 years of CDM Smith. A special anniversary - for all of us.
Dr. Ralf Bufler Chairman of the Management Board CDM Smith Europe