Project Overview:

The New Jersey Schools Development Authority (NJSDA) retained the Design-Build Team of Dobco, Inc. and RSC Architects (Dobco/RSC) to construct a new Elementary School #3 facility in Jersey City. Distinct Engineering Solutions, Inc. (DESI) was part of the Dobco/RSC Team to provide comprehensive Site-Civil and Environmental Engineering services. DESI prepared plans for grading, drainage, stormwater management, utilities and lighting. DESI provided waste classification of soils, prepared a Health & Safety Plan, Material Handling Plan, and QA/QC Plan. DESI also obtained permits required, including for the site plan, sewer connection and Treatment Works Approval, and Soil Erosion & Sediment Control.

The NJSDA selected Elementary School #3 for advancement as part of its 2011 Capital Portfolio. The 2.8-acre site for the new school was formerly home to industrial buildings. The new 122,000 square foot elementary school facility was designed to educate approximately 775 students from pre-kindergarten through fifth grades. The school is the fourth new building constructed by the NJSDA in Jersey City to relieve overcrowding in the district.


  • Waste Classification
  • Health and Safety Plan (HASP)
  • Storm water Management Recommendations
  • Design Vent System
  • Contaminated Material Handling Plan
  • Grading Plan
  • Geotechnical and Environmental Related Design Support Services
  • Site-Civil Engineering
  • Site Utilities and Lighting
  • Site Permitting: Site Plan, SE&SC, Sewer Connection and Treatment Work Approval
  • Environmental Engineering
  • QA/QC Plan
  • Drainage Plan


New Jersey Schools Development Authority
1 West State Street
Trenton, NJ 08625-0991

Client :

Dobco, Inc./RSC Architects Design-Build Team

Project Cost: $40,000,000

Project Cost: $185,000