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.

Geotechnical & Geo-Structural Engineering

Construction/Special Inspections

Environmental Engineering / LSRP

Environmental Consulting & Land Use

Instrumentation & Monitoring

MBE/DBE/SBE

NJ, NY, CT, PA, MA, MD, DC

 

Class I Special Inspection Agency, in compliance with ASTM E329 & ISO 17020 Standards

(Approved by NYC DOB, Accredited by A2LA)

PERSONNEL

DESI employs over 40 staff, six 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 hold 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.

QUALITY CONTROL AND ASSURANCE

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.

COMPUTER SOFTWARE CAPABILITIES

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.

HEALTH AND SAFETY

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. DESI’s safety performance indicators .

Service Areas

Geotechnical Engineering

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

Site/Civil Engineering

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

Environmental Engineering/LSRP Services

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

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

  • Asbestos, Lead & Mold Surveys
  • Abatement Design & Cost Estimation
  • Building Indoor AQ Investigations
  • Microbial Contamination Assessments
  • Technical Specs & Construction Documents
  • Construction Administration & Oversight

Instrumentation & Monitoring

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

Land Use Services

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

Construction Quality & Special Inspections

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

Demolition Engineering

  • Demolition Design
  • Preparation of Bidding Documents
  • Demolition Plans & Specs
  • Bidding Assistance & Recommendations