6379 Center Drive, Norfolk, VA 23502
PHONE: (757) 466-7400
About Bowman, Foster & Associates

Information - Quick Downloads

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Brief Company Brochure Full Company Brochure
GSA Schedule Information Brief Services Performed

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Our History

E. H. Bowman, Jr. founded the company in 1961 under the name E. H. Bowman, Jr., Engineers. Initially, the firm provided only electrical engineering services, specializing in commercial work primarily with architects. In 1971, the company diversified and began providing mechanical and electrical engineering services. With this change, the firm incorporated becoming E. H. Bowman, Jr., Inc. which shortly afterwards became Bowman & Associates, PC. During this period, projects and clientele were evenly split between the commercial sector and the Department of Defense (DoD). The 80’s ushered in growth and change and by 1987, when the name was changed to Bowman, Foster & Associates, PC, the firm had become a prime leader in providing consulting services to local, state and federal government agencies, as well as the private sector.

Throughout our history, BFA has continually stayed on the leading edge of developments in management and engineering consulting services. By doing so we constantly provide exceptionally responsive services from kick-off to ribbon cutting, while providing a healthy and profitable climate for our employees. BFA takes pride in its low employee turnover and high longevity of employee tenure.


Certified Small Business

We are a Certified Small Business (SWaM) (No. 699774) with the Department of Minority Business Enterprise (DMBE) in the Commonwealth of Virginia and we are a Verified Small Business registered in SAM.gov. Bowman, Foster & Associates’ DUNS No. is 058626177, CAGE No. is 1L996. We are permitted by law to practice the professions of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering and our Virginia Registration No. is 040500088.


Capacity and Team

BFA’s staff is large enough to handle multiple projects without disruption of work. All of our personnel are cross-trained and routinely work on similar projects allowing them flexibility to function in diverse capacities. Accordingly, we can handle large and small projects as required to best serve our clients.

2 Project Manager We routinely manage multi-discipline projects & contracts in which BFA partners with Architects & other Engineering Disciplines to provide full E/A design services under a single contract or project.  We are proud of our long lasting relationships with our design team partners (link) and continue to share in design excellence awards and positive feedback with those firms.
9 Mechanical Engineers & Designers
8 Electrical Engineers & Designers
1 Construction Administration
4 CAD Technicians
1 Estimators
5 Administrative
30 Total

Our engineering team is supported by an experienced staff in our fully automated office. Using the latest software programs and hardware configurations, we are able to maximize our services to clients and meet the challenges of multiple project tasking.


Office Automation and Technologies

Our continuously upgraded & properly maintained information technology systems provides our clients with detailed and polished services that Bowman, Foster & Associates is respected for.  Having powerful workstations, servers, equipment, and software for our staff and partners provides the benefits of uncomplicated communications, reduced travel / workforce cost, and stronger adherence to standards and regulations our clients require.  These critical systems are maintained and supported by an in-house Security+ Microsoft Certified System Engineer. 

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Additional capabilities include:

  • Video & Voice Conferencing
  • In-House Microsoft Windows 2012 Server Environment
  • Secure Backups: Nightly Local and Off-site (Private Cloud) & every 3 hour snapshots
  • Full-Featured Axium Ajera Accounting Software
  • Full time internet access - 150 Mbps Download / 100 Mbps Upload
  • Dedicated secured File Transfer Application (Pydio)
  • Digital Cameras, Tablets, Laptop Computers for field work
  • All Project Managers provided with Smartphones for instant email/remote access
  • Web based e-mail and remote desktop available worldwide
  • Create files in: .CAL, .PDF and .DWG/.DWF, Office 2003-2013, etc.
  • Provide files in BIM (AutoDesk Revit) Format


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    • Life Cycle Cost Analysis
    • Heating Ventilation & Air Conditioning
    • Central Plants
    • Indoor Air Quality
    • Control Systems
    • Fire Protection Services
    • Plumbing Design
    • Process Piping
    • Thermal Storage
    • Refrigeration
    • Steam Distribution
    • Chilled Water



    • Lighting (int./ext.)
    • Power Distribution
    • Instrumentation
    • Emergency Power
    • Arc Flash / Coordination
    • Telecommunications
    • Power Conversion
    • Fire Detection Alarm
    • Process Controls
    • Communication Distribution
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    Other Services

    • Energy Audits
    • LEED & Green Design
    • Data & Operation Centers
    • Energy Saving
    • Retrofit Buildings & Systems
    • Budget Development
    • Scope Development
    • ATFP Retrofit
    • Water Treatment Facilities
    • SCIF and Security

    Construction Administration

    • Shop Drawing Review
    • Phase Consultation
    • Bid Phase Services
    • Pay Request Evaluation
    • Construction Management


Client Testimonials

Outstanding management by prime contractor [BFA] and sub contractors. This firm continues to be exceptionally responsive. They set the standard for professional- ism as a partner with the Government and as an expert consultant. They strive hard to go the extra mile and build a cohesive project team. I give them my strongest recommendation for future government projects.

Jarrod January, Contracting Officer
Department of VA Medical Center, Hampton, VA

Scheduling work in this residence is difficult and I was pleased at the responsiveness of your office considering the short notice you were given. further appreciate that you, as a principal of the firm, considered the work at the residence important enough to be personally involved... I thank you for your timely performance for the Navy

J.C. Dean, Captain - Command Officer
Washington Navy Yard, Washington D.C

The cooperativeness, responsiveness and patience of the A/E firm was outstanding.

Suzette Hartmann, Project Engineer
Washington Navy Yard, Washington D.C

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