Corporate Summary

Distinct Engineering Solutions, Inc. (DESI) is a multidisciplinary civil engineering firm, providing engineering design and consulting services in the disciplines of Geotechnical, Environmental, Site-Civil, Construction Engineering, and Environmental Consulting. DESI provides services for both public and private sector clients throughout New Jersey, Pennsylvania and the New York Metropolitan area from our main office in North Brunswick, New Jersey and satellite offices in New York & Connecticut. Our AASHTO accredited & NYSDOB approved material testing laboratory is located in NJ.

Founded in 2008, DESI employs individuals who possess strong academic qualifications and practical experience. In order to best serve our clients, DESI approaches project issues collaboratively, with a combination of innovation, knowledge, and skill, to deliver efficient and sustainable solutions while maintaining cost-effectiveness. Our professional staff is supported by field personnel who possess a clear understanding of both the technical aspects of design and the practical aspects of construction.

DESI has provided professional services to projects of varying magnitude and complexity. DESI applies the same degree of professionalism and interest to all projects, regardless of size and scope. DESI provides design and engineering services that combine technical knowledge, practical experience, and professional judgment in resolving challenging design and construction issues. By providing a diverse array of integrated services in-house, DESI simplifies the coordination effort with its clients and streamlines the approval process. Our innovative approach has gained us recognition by our peers in the form of multiple awards up to the Diamond level from ACEC NY


DESI employs over 30 staff, many of whom are licensed Professional Engineers. For each project, employees are organized into self-contained project teams led by a DESI senior manager. This permits DESI to be flexible in allocating manpower while maintaining the highest level of professional standards. DESI’s President is responsible for and actively involved in all projects, from start to completion. We encourage our employees to stay abreast of the latest technological developments in their respective fields, and support them with training that is among the highest in the industry. DESI staff holds degrees in engineering, geology, hydrogeology and environmental science, and includes a New Jersey Licensed Site Remediation Professional (LSRP). We ensure that our professionals are trained in the health and safety aspects required to work on construction and remediation sites.


Construction techniques, materials, and equipment are continually becoming more sophisticated due to the complexity of modern projects and the use of marginal land. DESI provides effective project Quality Control and Quality Assurance by understanding both the technical aspects of design and the practical limitations of construction. DESI’s experienced professional personnel provide the client with first rate deliverables, total project coordination, and full control of costs and schedules throughout the project’s life cycle.


DESI has commitment to be a technology leader by implementing forward-thinking methodologies, such as the paperless office, network-based fax capabilities from the desktop, a complete online digital library, an ever-growing extranet to improve collaboration between our staff and our clients, an array of discipline-specific engineering applications including geotechnical analyses, hydrogeological design, and a complete suite of Computer-Aided Design packages.


DESI is committed to protecting the safety and health of our employees by providing a workplace that is geared towards preventing injuries and illnesses. The safety and health of our employees continues to be our first priority. Systems are in place for identifying and managing safety and health risks, for complying with applicable laws and regulations, and for educating and training our workforce in relevant safety issues.

Service Areas

Geotechnical Engineering

  • Construction Documents
  • Drilled-in Caissons
  • Driven Piles
  • Engineering Analyses & Recommendations
  • Excavation Support
  • Footings & Mats
  • Horizontal Directional Drilling
  • Landfill Slurry Walls & Capping
  • Piers & Bulkheads
  • Pre-Construction Condition Surveys
  • Soil & Rock Slope Stability Analyses
  • Subsurface Investigations
  • Tunnels/Microtunneling
  • Waterfront Structures

Site/Civil Engineering

  • Feasibility Studies
  • Municipal Engineering
  • Permitting
  • Sanitary Sewer Extension
  • Sediment Control
  • Soil Erosion
  • Stormwater Management
  • Stream Encroachment

Instrumentation & Monitoring

  • Acoustical Engineering
  • Air
  • Deformation
  • Monitoring system Design & Integration
  • Noise
  • Remote Monitoring system Development
  • Remote Video Surveillance
  • Settlement
  • Stress
  • Tilt
  • Vibration

Environmental Engineering/LSRP Services

  • Construction Oversight
  • Containment System Design
  • Due Diligence/Environmental Site Assessment
  • Environmental Impact Statement
  • Facility Decontainment/ Decommissioning
  • Hazardous Waste Management
  • Industrial Site Reuse – Brownfields
  • Landfill Permitting, Design & Closure
  • MGP Site Remediation
  • NJ ISRA Projects
  • RCRA/CERCLA Consulting
  • Regulatory Compliance & Permitting
  • Remedial Investigations & Design
  • Risk-based Corrective Action
  • Site Characterization
  • UST Management

Land Use Services

  • Ecological Evaluations
  • Environmental Assessments
  • Jurisdictional Wetland Delineation
  • Land Use Planning
  • NJ Land Use, EO 215, SEQR, CEQR, USACOE Permits
  • Threatened & Endangered Species Issues
  • Wetland Monitoring, Restoration & Mitigation Design

Hazmat (Asbestos, Lead, Indoor AQ)/Mold Consulting

  • Asbestos, Lead & Mold Surveys
  • Abatement Design & Cost Estimation
  • Building Indoor Air Quality Investigations
  • Microbial Contamination Assessments

Construction Quality & Special Inspections

  • AASHTO Accredited Soil & Concrete Testing Laboratory
  • Concrete – Cast-in-Place, Precast & Pre-Stressed
  • Emergency Lighting & Exit Signs
  • Energy Code Compliance
  • Excavation – Sheeting, Shoring & Bracing
  • Fireproofing, Fire-stopping & Alarms
  • Fuel Oil Storage & Piping Systems
  • HVAC, Sprinkler & Standpipe
  • Mechanical & Smoke Control Systems
  • Non-Destructive Testing
  • Rock Anchor & Bolt Testing
  • Seismic Isolation Systems
  • Site Preparation, Subgrades & Shallow Foundation
  • Soil Investigation, Fill Placement, In-Place Density
  • Soil Nails & Anchors
  • Soil Perc Test
  • Sprayed Fire-Resistant Materials
  • Structural Masonry & Chimney
  • Structural Stability – Existing Building
  • Structural Steel – Erection, Framing & Bolting
  • Underpinning, Pile & Pier Foundations
  • Wall Panels, Curtain Walls, Veneers
  • Welding – Steel, Steam & High Pressure Gas Pipe

Demolition Engineering

  • Bidding Assistance & Recommendations
  • Demolition Design
  • Demolition Plans & Specs