Announcing Surveying Services

JDSfaulkner Accelerates Growth with Addition of Land Surveying Services

JDSfaulkner, a leading engineering, design and consulting firm, has expanded its service offerings to include land surveying for residential, commercial and industrial projects. New service areas include boundary retracement, land title, topography, easement dedication, construction layout, as-built and global positioning system (GPS) control network surveys.

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.

Spreading Holiday Cheer

We believe in giving back to our communities. For the sixth year in a row, our team is making the holidays a little brighter for local families through the Wake County Holiday Cheer program. We’re planning our shopping trip for this year, where we will fill carts with gifts for families in our communities. We look forward to this program all year and the opportunity to spread holiday cheer for our neighbors. The program typically serves 800 families each holiday season, but nearly 1,000 families are expected to participate due to greater need this year. For more information about how you can join us in spreading holiday cheer in our community, drop us a line or visit

The Wake County Holiday Cheer program is just one of the organizations the JDSfaulkner team looks forward to supporting each year. Read our recent post to learn about other organizations that hold special meaning for us in the Triangle and across the communities we serve.


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Serving our Clients and Communities: Our Plan for Growth

Our JDSfaulkner leadership team recently gathered for a two-day strategic planning retreat with one purpose in mind: how to best serve our clients and communities. We have grown throughout 2020, by adding a new surveying department, expanding our energy department to more fully serve our clients’ energy needs, growing our team to nearly 100 strong in the Triangle, and completing over 30,000 engineering, design and inspection projects over the last 12 months. It has been quite a year, and we’re not planning on slowing down anytime soon.

Committed to Our Community

At JDSfaulkner, we are committed to creating a rewarding place to work through our investment not only in professional development, but in our communities as well. We support many organizations that hold special meaning to us in the Triangle and across our communities. Learn more about some of the organizations and events we’re proud to support.

We are honored to help sponsor the 2020 Run the Jake event and the Patriot Military Family Foundation to commemorate the life of Jacob Carroll and honor all American veterans for their service. To learn more and join us in supporting our military families and local community, please visit

Each year we donate to the Autism Society of North Carolina and the Triangle Run/Walk for Autism, an event dedicated to improving lives by providing autism resources throughout North Carolina. The organization recently held its 22nd annual Triangle Run/Walk for Autism, and we’re proud to support our friends on team “Walking for Nolan.” To learn more about the organization and how to get involved, please visit

In addition to these community organizations, learn more from our own Tommy Faulkner about what’s important to our JDSfaulkner team:

JDSfaulkner Continues to Grow

At JDSfaulkner, we’re focused on providing solutions for our clients. In the last 12 months, we have added surveying services, expanded our team and completed over 30,000 projects in North Carolina and across the Southeast. We’re not slowing down, as we continue to grow our talented team and expand our capabilities to best serve our clients. Here are a few recent highlights:

We have expanded our energy department to help our clients achieve maximum energy-production returns over the lifespan of their energy projects, from solar installations to wind and nuclear power plants. We are currently leading large projects across the country, utilizing our expertise in design optimization, geotechnical testing, pile integrity testing and more to fully serve our clients’ energy needs.

We are pleased to announce the expansion of drone capabilities to our extensive list of surveying services. Our team is in the field currently working on several large surveying projects in the Triangle and across the Southeast. For a new 156-acre residential development in central North Carolina, our JDSfaulkner team is leading boundary retracement, easement dedication, floodplain mapping and subdivision platting surveys.

Did you know we have hazmat certified professionals on our JDSfaulkner team? We’re currently supporting Duke University with transporting hazardous materials to a new chemistry laboratory. Our hazmat certified professionals will ensure all chemicals are safely identified and transported between campus buildings.

From surveying and energy projects to construction materials testing and special inspections, our goal at JDSfaulkner is to help make our clients’ goals a reality. Get in touch and let us know how we can assist you on your next residential, commercial or industrial project.

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