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Tommy Faulkner

As President of faulkner edc, Tommy serves to lead the company both as the technical lead for each of our service lines and also as a community leader having served in various organizations locally and nationally focused on design and construction best practices and “safe buildings.” He began his career at a Naval Shipyard specializing in the design, welding and fitment of Naval Submarines. Since that time Mr. Faulkner has provided engineering expertise, special inspections or construction services to over $2 billion dollars of successful construction.

The engineering services he has developed, managed and directed throughout my tenure include Structural, Civil, Environmental, Mechanical, Electrical, Fire Protection, and Geotechnical. In addition to the engineering competencies in which I have developed and maintained responsible charge, I have also directed and managed Construction Management, General Construction, Special Inspections, Materials Testing, Laboratory and General Building Inspection Services. Each of these services when combined is representative of the breadth and depth of services offered by Mr. Faulkner and Faulkner edc.

His qualifications include licensing as a Professional Engineer, as a Licensed General Contractor, as a Master of Special Inspections and as a Realtor. In addition he has academic and practical experience in the field of Architecture. Examples of his community leadership include various committees tasked with creating guidelines for special inspections, design, and construction best practices. Specifically he served as a member of the ICC Structural Code Development Committee which afforded him the opportunity to couple his design knowledge with an in depth understanding of International and North Carolina code requirements.

Mr. Faulkner has received awards both for his personal contributions to the design and construction community as well as in leadership of his teams in delivering successful and impactful projects. Examples of these projects include Carter Finley Field Replacement at NCSU, Green Square Complex in Downtown Raleigh, AB Coombs Elementary Rain Garden and more, In addition he has received the President’s award from the Construction Management Association of America as well as a Chairman’s award from the American Council of Engineering Companies for significant contributions to the AEC community. A more detailed list of his qualifications and accomplishments are provided below.


A.S., Mechanical Engineering| Tidewater Community College
B.S., Environmental Engineering | North Carolina State University
B.S., Civil Engineering | North Carolina State University
Architectural Studies | North Carolina State University

Professional Registrations and Certifications

Registered Professional Engineer:

North Carolina #031490
Tennessee #114403
South Carolina #25237

Licensed General Contractor – NC (National License)
Licensed Real Estate Broker (North Carolina)
Licensed Activity Vector Analysis (AVA) Analyst

International Code Council | Master of Special Inspections
International Code Council | Reinforced Concrete Special Inspector
International Code Council | Structural Masonry Special Inspector
International Code Council | Structural Steel and Bolting Special Inspector
International Code Council | Structural Welding Special Inspector
International Code Council | Pre-Stressed Special Inspector
International Code Council | Spray Applied Fireproofing Special Inspector
American Wall and Ceiling Institute| EIFS Inspector
American Concrete Institute | Level 1 Technician
Post Tensioning Institute | Level II Post Tensioning Inspector
American Welding Society | Certified Welding Inspector (CWI)
American Welding Society | Certified Welding Educator (CWE)
Ultra Sound Inspection to SNT-TC-1A| Level II UT Technician

Leadership And Memberships

Chairman and Founder of Buildings and Infrastructure Committee -American Council of Engineering Companies of North Carolina (ACEC-NC)
Presenter for American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
President of Construction Management Association of America – NC (CMAA)
Presenter for North Carolina Building Inspectors Association (NCBIA)
Chairman’s Award for Distinguished Service – American Council of Engineering (ACEC-NC)
National President’s Award for Distinguished Service – Construction Management Association of America (CMAA)
Construction Best Practices Leadership Award – New Hanover County (NHC)

Additional Honors and Achievements

LEED AP – Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Prof.
Leadership North Carolina Graduate
Leadership Cary Graduate
PENC Infrastructure Chairman
Leader of 7 award winning projects
Co-Author of Special Inspections Guidelines for New Hanover County
Advisor to Mecklenburg County for Special Inspections Program
Advisor to State Construction on Special Inspections
Member of ICC Structural Committee 2006-2009
ACEC Vice Chairman for State Construction Committee
CMAA North Carolina President
Holly Springs Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors
Graduate of Duke Quality Leadership Program
Graduate Duke University Fuqua Leadership Program
APPA award winner for facilities management department at Duke University
Advanced Cost Estimating Expertise

Tommy Faulkner
Founding principal, Tommy Faulkner, PE, CCM, LEED AP, had a vision to create a company like no other.