The Complete Solution

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-By Aleisha Parr

Established in 1998 as a specialist in project delivery over a broad range of capabilities, ITC merged with Cardno in 2010 to become Cardno ITC. This new phase of operation signaled a remarkable change in the way that the company was able to meet its clients’ ever evolving needs – not only was it able to continue to provide innovative and complete solutions, but it was now backed by an internationally powerful integrated professional services provider.

Cardno International began with operations in Brisbane as a civil engineering consultancy firm, eventually expanding through strategic mergers with other companies which would augment and enhance its capabilities. With over 3,700 employees working out of more than 150 offices across 13 countries, Cardno International is proud of its strong regional force as well as its unique specialist teams in major cities.

Cardno ITC, with its highly specialised teams providing clients with “The Complete Solution” for any professional engineering or facility service project, is able to translate Cardno International’s grand, national vision into a personal experience for each and every client.

“It is the innovative culture and extensive experience of our people combined with the Cardno ITC national offices working as a team of unified resources that provides an ultimate point of difference for our clients.”

Extensive experience doesn’t even begin to define what Cardno ITC has to offer. Servicing commercial, industrial, retail, residential, hospitality, data centres, health and aged care, education and government markets, the company offers more specialisation than one might think possible.

Cardno ITC is not a “cut and paste” solution company. Every design is different, as is every client, and Cardno ITC excels at providing specialised engineering solutions. Organising itself into highly skilled teams of employees for each market sector, Cardno ITC provides each client with a comprehensive list of customisable options capable of exceeding any design and build dream. On every project, team communication is key to developing succinct and viable design documentations.

The specific areas of expertise offered begin with Due Diligence and Audit services, whereby the Cardno ITC team inspects and audits the building services of an existing or proposed structure to identify potential risks, shortfalls, capacities or capital upgrade options. Further, Cardno ITC’s expertise encompasses facility solutions, building automation and control systems, mechanical, fire, security, electrical, communications cabling and more. In keeping with the rapidly developing technology delivery requirements of many companies serviced by the firm, it also offers an impressive selection of voice and technology, audio visual and acoustic services and innovations.

Finally, as a socially conscious organisation, Cardno ITC not only complies with sustainability measures and requirements, but also offers consulting, strategy and policy services to its clients in this area. These services include – but are certainly not limited to – such measures as NABERS Energy (ABGR) Compliance Assessment and Submissions, Green Star Compliance Guidance, Assessment and Submissions, Section “˜J’ BCA Assessments, renewable energy engineering, Co and Tri Generation engineering, carbon trading and emissions profiling and internal air quality sampling and results.

What is even more impressive about Cardno ITC’s service offerings is that all of it is carried out in-house thanks to the extraordinary expertise and dedication of its staff. Each client who walks into a Cardno ITC office can expect to receive an individually customised project plan, with highly specialised and innovative technologies for each aspect of the project. The company values the unique challenges brought forth by each project, and strives to ensure that only the most skilled and appropriately experienced workers are on the job.

Some of the company’s most recent and compelling projects include its extensive work providing services for data centres including the ATO Data Centres in various locations across Melbourne, Brisbane and Queensland, as well as the Defense Data Systems Refurbishments for three sites currently in progress for the Department of Defence. For these projects, Cardno ITC was responsible for developing data, communications and building services as well as a host of overall plant and infrastructure upgrades.

Cardno ITC was responsible for the Department of Employment and Workforce Relations National Office Fit-out Projects, a $20m project which spanned the country and required extensive coordination and management. Design and Documentation for this project was supplied by Cardno ITC for such building services as electrical, mechanical, fire and safety, hydraulic, audio visual and communications. Furthermore, the company focused its attention on ensuring the project included energy efficient lighting, building automation, mechanical plant efficiency and integrated automation.

A rather unique project for Cardno ITC was the 2009 Australian Chancery for Cambodia/Phnom Penh, a Greenfields Project. With stringent criteria for all DFAT embassies regarding the design of electrical, data, security and mechanical services, Cardno ITC was required to design and coordinate its process in accordance with commonwealth criteria such as the SCEC and DFAT Cable and Communications standards. Cardno ITC’s teams faced even these challenges with great success.

Ultimately, the strength of this multi-faceted company lies in its ability to coordinate efforts on all fronts while remaining accessible to all key stakeholders. It is through this compartmentalisation of expertise that Cardno ITC is able to continuously meet or exceed each client’s needs, whether it is a simple specific project or a massive, multi-functional design. Where some companies may “think big” and under-deliver, Cardno ITC thinks specific and delivers the complete solution.

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July 14, 2020, 2:00 PM AEST