WSP is expanding its national presence by acquiring ccrd, a national MEP engineering and commissioning firm.
WSP's buildings group, headquartered in New York City, now has 1,050 employees in 16 offices across the U.S. This merger will enhance the firm's capabilities in healthcare and science/technology, something that Houston-based ccrd has extensive expertise in.
“We are very enthusiastic about the benefits this will provide to our firms, clients and staff,” says 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.”
WSP and ccrd hold similar values and cultures, all the makings for an ideal merge.
WSP president and CEO, David Cooper, expands on the added benefits of acquiring ccrd. “Our coming together also expands the breadth of ccrd’s offering and affords them the benefits that come with being part of a national engineering consultancy, which, in addition to MEP systems engineering, has expertise in building structures, transportation and infrastructure, and environmental services,” notes Cooper. “ccrd’s clients will now have access to a single source for fully integrated multidisciplinary engineering services, and their employees will have expanded avenues for career exploration and growth.”