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Chris Bowes

BEng, CEng, MICE, RSES Associate Principal


Chris Bowes is one of the U.K.’s leading blast and counter-terrorist security experts. Over a career that spans more than four decades, he has been involved in the design and structural hardening of government facilities, financial centers, corporate headquarters, sports venues, airports and rail stations. He has provided a blast mitigation and hostile vehicle mitigation plan for stations on the Crossrail commuter rail line in metropolitan London, security and blast enhancements for the London Bridge Station upgrade and blast design and engineering for the Midfield Terminal Building at Abu Dhabi Airport in the UAE. His credits also include security and counter-terror design for the 2012 London Olympics, serving as a blast enhancements subject matter expert for the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima, Peru, and establishing security design parameters for Dubai Expo 2020. Chris shares his knowledge of blast hardening by giving talks to international audiences. He has given presentations to the Ministry of Defence in Northern Ireland, the Australian Security Industry Association Ltd., the American Society of Civil Engineers and the International Conference on Building Resilience.


B.Eng., Civil and Structural Engineering, University of Bradford

Chris first defines the nature of the threat, then determines the cost-effective protection levels required to limit its impact.