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CDM Smith Acquires Bioscope Environmental

November 12, 2019
Bioscope Environmental is a leader in mine life management, providing project life-cycle services from early approvals through to post closure relinquishment and environmental monitoring.
Bioscope CDM Smith Merge Sonia Finucane, Bioscope Envi­ron­men­tal Director and Founder, and Stuart Richardson, CDM Smith Australia Managing Director, in CDM Smith's Perth office.

BOSTON—In alignment with its commitment to sustainable growth, leading edge technical solutions and exceptional client service, CDM Smith is pleased to announce the acquisition of Bioscope Environmental. Based in Perth, Western Australia, Bioscope Environmental is a leader in mine life management, providing project lifecycle services from early approvals through to post closure relinquishment and environmental monitoring.

“As our portfolio of mining work has expanded, we felt it was important to find a firm that had a similar culture of not just executing projects, but also relentlessly serving clients and providing market leading solutions. The addition of Bioscope Environmental to the CDM Smith team gives  additional depth to our mining-sector technical expertise and capabilities, allowing us to provide value added services for new and existing resource-sector clients across the globe, as well as to accelerate our already strong growth in Australia, particularly Western Australia. We are excited about the tremendous possibilities we will explore together to deliver differentiating value to our clients” said Timothy B. Wall, Chairman and CEO of CDM Smith.

As our portfolio of mining work has expanded, we felt it was important to find a firm that had a similar culture of not just executing projects, but also relentlessly serving clients and providing market leading solutions.
Tim Wall, CDM Smith Chairman and CEO

Adds CDM Smith Australia Managing Director, Stuart Richardson, “The investment in minerals exploration has steadily increased, with mining commodities accounting for a large portion of Australia’s export by value. Having successfully partnered with Bioscope Environmental we know the outstanding service and quality expertise they provide clients across a whole-of-project lifecycle service. The addition of their expertise and industry-recognized thought leadership is a benefit to our existing clients and another compelling reason for new clients globally to choose us to help meet their environmental needs.”

The addition of their expertise and industry-recognized thought leadership is a benefit to our existing clients and another compelling reason for new clients globally to choose us to help meet their environmental needs.
Stuart richardson, CDM Smith Australia managing director

According to the Director and Founder of Bioscope Environmental, Sonia Finucane, “Earlier this year, Bioscope Environmental celebrated its 10th anniversary in providing environmental and social services to the mining, industrial and infrastructure sectors. We are excited to now be joining forces with CDM Smith, a company well known for its strong client focus, multidisciplinary solutions and culture of quality. 

"We look forward to delivering the value of our combined teams, and to providing a stronger and more diversified portfolio of services in environment, water, contaminated sites and data analytics. With our highly skilled teams, and our sound local, national and international experience, we will continue to provide the superior service, support and synergy that our clients have come to expect.”

We look forward to delivering the value of our combined teams, and to providing a stronger and more diversified portfolio of services in environment, water, contaminated sites and data analytics.
sonia finucane, bioscope envi­ron­men­tal director and founder

As of  November 11, 2019, Bioscope Environmental will assume the CDM Smith name and will relocate to the current CDM Smith Perth office joining more than 5,000 employees in 125 offices worldwide, including Australian locations in Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide and Darwin.

CDM Smith is a privately owned engineering and construction firm providing legendary client service and smart solutions in water, environment, transportation, energy and facilities. Passionate about our work and invested in each other, we are inspired to think and driven to solve the world's environmental and infrastructure challenges.