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DBD is a professional engineering and advisory company to highly complex and regulated industries. We provide specialist engineering, project management, and consultancy services which reduce risk, add value and facilitate positive change to all your engineering, construction, decommissioning, and waste management projects.
WHO WE ARE: Different By Design is an international engineering and professional advisory company, providing specialist engineering, project management, and consultancy services to a wide range of clients. Our team of highly experienced engineering, technical, and safety personnel provides solutions across the global landscape of the nuclear and process industries.

WHAT WE DO: We invest in people and train them to be the best in our 5 core capabilities of:

HOW WE HELP OUR CLIENTS: Since our foundation in 2004, our team has been providing solutions and engineering support to some of the world's most complex and challenging projects. Whether for Optioneering, Design, Commissioning, Safety, Security, Environmental, or Simulation, our personnel at DBD have forged a foundation of trust with our clients. This ensures that we provide the services they require, at the time that they need them.
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Operating from offices in Warrington, Cheshire and Westlakes, Cumbria,
our people support clients in many of the Nuclear licensed sites across the UK
Operating from offices in Richland, WA, DBD's experienced professionals support DoE's
Environmental Management (E.M.) facilities across the whole of North America
For Nuclear technology suppliers with unique products from dynamic emerging markets,
perhaps you have a great solution, but have not yet identified client's with a problem?
We can help you find them.
For 10 years DBD have supported clients in Japan, working tirelessly to help solve
some of the regions most demanding Nuclear challenges
What have we done before?
We supported the design of a major new build facility
Our client, a major project construction organisation, was required to develop the design of an evaporator for the management of highly active liquors. DBD supported design process from the development of the conceptual design through to the end of detailed design. The new plant is vital to the UK’s nuclear waste strategy and will ensure that stocks of high level nuclear waste continue to be processed.
We've provided vital safety support internationally
An ongoing technical and safety consultancy project to transition an existing Japanese facility to an ALARP based series of Safety Cases following period of suspended operations.
We've prepared our clients for when emergency arises
DBD has developed a RESilience evaluation process (RESEP), based on our D2O process, that identifies and assesses the effectiveness of the engineered safety systems, resources, and command and control arrangements required to mitigate the consequences arising from a severe accident. The process was developed to assess the accident response capability of high hazard and high consequence plants, and formed part of the UK 'Stress Test' response to the European Nuclear Regulators following the events at Fukushima.
At Different by Design, we believe in sustainability. We build lasting relationships with our clients, and guide their businesses & projects throughout their full life cycle.
How one decision saved $20M
We turned waste into renewable energy
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DBD is an independent global enterprise providing innovative solutions to complex technical, engineering and strategic challenges in highly regulated industries.
We respect the security of your personal data and maintain policies which adhere to GDPR legislation
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