Surveying Press Release

JDSfaulkner Accelerates Growth with Addition of Land Surveying Services


Engineering, Design and Consulting Firm Welcomes New Partner and Director of Surveying Services


RALEIGH, N.C. – June 19, 2020 – JDSfaulkner, a leading engineering, design and consulting firm, has expanded its service offerings to include land surveying for residential, commercial and industrial projects. To lead this new service area, the firm recently welcomed William “Billy” DiGiacomo as partner and director of surveying services. DiGiacomo, a professional land surveyor and certified floodplain surveyor, brings over 17 years of experience across multiple disciplines, including boundary retracement, land title, topography, easement dedication, construction layout, as-built and global positioning system (GPS) control network surveys.


Formed recently by the thoughtful merging of two industry leaders, faulkner edc and JDS Consulting & Design, JDSfaulkner is accelerating its growth with the addition of land surveying services to complement the firm’s expertise in engineering, planning, inspections and construction materials testing. Combining depth of knowledge, vast experience and the latest technology, the new service area positions JDSfaulkner to deliver solutions across a broader range of projects from design and due diligence through construction completion.


“As we evaluate how we can best serve our clients, we recognized surveying as an opportunity to expand our capabilities for our diverse project portfolio,” said Tommy Faulkner, CEO of JDSfaulkner. “Billy is a recognized expert in the industry and brings a wealth of technical knowledge and experience across a variety of surveying disciplines. Under Billy’s guidance and leadership, we are pleased to add professional surveying to the scope of services we can provide for residential, commercial and industrial projects.”


As director of surveying services, DiGiacomo will focus on expanding the services offered to JDSfaulkner’s clients and growing the firm’s portfolio across surveying projects. DiGiacomo’s extensive experience includes surveying projects for residential subdivisions, higher education and municipal land development, and large commercial development projects. Notable projects include the multi-phase Westfall Subdivision in Chatham County, North Carolina; Halifax Park and Community Center in Raleigh; Durham Technical Community College in Durham, North Carolina; and Westpoint at 751 in Durham. Prior to JDSfaulkner, DiGiacomo held project management and leadership positions at prestigious North Carolina surveying and engineering firms. Throughout his career, DiGiacomo has focused on industry innovation and talent development as a member of the North Carolina Society of Surveyors and through his work with the National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS) Young Surveyors Network.


“I’m thrilled to join the JDSfaulkner team and lead the firm’s growth into land surveying services,” said DiGiacomo, director of surveying services at JDSfaulkner. “The team is comprised of industry experts with an established reputation for delivering sophisticated solutions for engineering and design projects, and I look forward to serving as a new resource for our current and prospective clients as we expand our project portfolio.”


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Merger Press Release

Two Leading Triangle-Based Engineering, Design and Consulting Brands Merge to Create New Powerhouse Firm, JDSfaulkner


Local Experts Combine Forces to Serve Residential, Commercial and Industrial Clients Throughout the Southeast


RALEIGH, N.C. – April 22, 2020 – faulkner edc and JDS Consulting & Design, two leading companies in engineering, design and consulting for residential, commercial and industrial markets, announce the thoughtful merging into a new dynamic firm, JDSfaulkner. At the helm of the newly formed JDSfaulkner brand are Tommy Faulkner, Elijah Smith and Robert Murray, three industry experts with a combined 75 years of proven experience. Backed by this expertise, the JDSfaulkner team bridges in-depth technical knowledge with creativity to solve engineering problems and implement sophisticated solutions.


With an emphasis on providing advanced technical expertise, creative excellence and cutting-edge solutions, the merger positions JDSfaulkner to provide an even broader scope of services to clients across residential, commercial and industrial projects. The combined JDSfaulkner team has extensive experience in engineering design, including civil, geotechnical, renewable energy, structural, environmental, and roofing and waterproofing design. For planning needs, the firm provides land planning and development and environmental planning. Inspection and testing services include third-party building inspections, structural inspections, geotechnical inspections and special inspections, as well as construction materials testing for soils, concrete, asphalt, wood, steel, fireproofing and aggregate.


“Eli, Robb and I formed a natural partnership, with our people at the center,” said Tommy Faulkner, CEO of JDSfaulkner. “Our team delivers creative and sophisticated solutions that are backed by hundreds of years of combined technical experience. This merger only further solidifies the resources, knowledge and service we can provide to our clients throughout the Southeast.”


Tommy Faulkner, founder of the former faulkner edc, has more than 25 years of experience leading growth and development of technical expertise at North Carolina’s top engineering firms. Faulkner is a trusted engineering and inspections expert across industries including educational institutions, medical centers, government facilities, military vessels and weaponry, residential development and a range of commercial projects from energy and hospitality to real estate and manufacturing. Notable projects include North Carolina State University’s Carter-Finley Stadium renovation in Raleigh; Duke Gardens visitor center and Durham County Justice Center in Durham, North Carolina; New Hanover Medical Center in Wilmington, North Carolina; and University of North Carolina’s Cancer Research Center in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Faulkner is a licensed professional engineer in North Carolina, Tennessee and South Carolina, and has been recognized with numerous awards for his professional contributions, including the President’s Award from the Construction Management Association of America and the Chairman’s Award from the American Counsel of Engineering Companies. He was also selected to serve on the International Code Council Structural Code Development Committee, helping to develop building code standards used today.


In 2008, Eli Smith founded JDS Consulting & Design, providing structural engineering consulting, design and inspections to clients in the Triangle region. Partnering with Robb Murray in 2012, Smith grew JDS Consulting & Design into a multidisciplinary engineering firm offering design, special inspections and construction materials testing services. JDS Consulting & Design has served clients for tens of thousands of engineering projects, from Big Bend Solar Array in Apollo Beach, Florida, to retaining walls and structural design and inspection projects throughout the Southeast. Smith, now COO of JDSfaulkner, earned his professional engineering licensure and worked at several prestigious North Carolina engineering firms before founding JDS Consulting & Design. Prior to partnering with Smith, Murray served as a project manager building more than 25 years of experience in engineering design and inspections across residential, commercial and industrial projects. Murray now serves as CAO of JDSfaulkner.


JDSfaulkner serves clients throughout the Southeast, with its headquarters located at 8600-D Jersey Court, Raleigh, NC 27617, and a satellite office based in Charlotte, North Carolina. For the latest projects, offerings and services, visit