WSP, the international engineering design and environmental consultancy, has acquired ccrd , a national MEP engineering and commissioning firm.
David Cooper, president and chief executive officer of WSP’s USA region, said the acquisition expands the national presence of WSP, which has its U.S. headquarters in New York City, bringing its buildings staff to 1,050 employees across 16 offices in the U.S.
It also enhances the firm’s capabilities in healthcare and science/technology, two sectors in which Houston-based ccrd has long had deep expertise.
“We are very enthusiastic about the benefits this will provide to our firms, clients and staff,” said Steve Burrows, executive vice president and USA director of buildings at WSP.
“ccrd is a strong complement to our existing service offering, and the acquisition introduces WSP to new markets throughout the southeastern and south-central United States, while bolstering our existing presence in Houston and Washington, D.C.”
ccrd has been involved in many significant projects over its history, including National Biodefense Analysis and Countermeasures Center in Ft. Detrick, Maryland; Baylor Cancer Center in Dallas, Texas; Children’s Health System in Birmingham, Alabama; National Bio and Agro Defense Facility in Manhattan, Kansas; and Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center, Critical Care Hospital in Richmond, Virginia.
Globally, WSP and Parsons Brinckerhoff have combined and are now one of the world’s leading engineering and professional services consulting firms, bringing together 31,500 staff, based in more than 500 offices.