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SEMF acquires environmental infrastructure company

National consulting engineer and environmental solutions company SEMF has acquired Earth Air Water (EAW) — a move which it says will help it to better meet the environmental and infrastructure services needs of its New South Wales customers.

Sydney-based SEMF business has been providing environmental and geotechnical services to corporations, developers, heavy industrial, mining and infrastructure companies, builders, earth movers and home owners for over thirty years.

EAW’s suite of environmental services includes a range from site contamination assessments and remediation to flora and fauna investigations, contaminant transport modelling and oil spill mitigation.

According to SEMF’s environmental and infrastructure services (EIS) national manager, John McCambridge, EAW’s environmental services significantly enhance those provided by SEMF nationally, while the new acquisition’s specialist geotechnical services add another notch to the organisation’s rapidly expanding number of services.

“It enables us to get into the area of pre-construction investigations for foundation design, certification of earth works, slope stability, rock and soil mechanics, foundation failure investigations, forensic engineering investigations and dam design and construction,” he said.

“These new services further strengthen our ability to provide a complete solution – from the early stages of project development through to construction and commissioning.”

McCambridge says in keeping with SEMF’s multi-disciplinary approach to service delivery, EAW also carries the full complement of professionals in-house — environmental and geotechnical engineers, geologists, as well as environmental chemists and scientists.

“Having our specialists under one roof enables us to better meet the diverse requirements of our clients and ensures the teams we assemble comprise the best possible professionals, enabling us to deliver our projects on time and within budget,” he said.

McCambridge says SEMF is now working closely with similar companies in Victoria and Queensland, which is significantly expanding the organisation’s ability to more effectively deliver environmental and infrastructure solutions on both a state and national level.

“It allows us to bring together project teams as and when required,” he said.

EAW’s environmental division head, Sharon Makin, will now become sector manager for SEMF’s EIS division in NSW. She brings over 20 years experience in the environmental field, the company says. The former EAW CEO, Warren Newell, will head up the geotechnical team at SEMF providing high level geotechnical advice.

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