Bowman, Foster & Associates

Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing Professional Engineers

M/E/P Engineering since 1961 in Hampton Roads and Washington Metro Area

Leading edge of developments in management and engineering consulting services
Staffed to provide a wide variety of services to clients across the US and abroad

Since 1961

We Are ENGINEERING

Bowman, Foster & Associates (BFA) is a verified Small Business M/E/P Consulting Engineering firm providing a wide range of services throughout the United States and abroad for 60 years. BFA routinely manages multifaceted projects and contracts, partnering with architects and various other engineering disciplines to provide full E/A design services under a single contract or project.

BFA’s primary role is developing Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing design solutions for Renovations, Repairs, and New Construction for a variety of facilities. With six decades of experience, we continue to expand our capabilities to provide clients with a full array of design solutions and construction delivery alternatives to include design/build and design-bid-build delivery process.

Services

OurServices

Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical engineering focuses both on creating healthy and comfortable indoor environments for people, as well as on the generation and distribution of energy. From cooling/heating coil and fan selections, to air distribution techniques and building pressurization, we utilize modern practices to present quality designs.

From Design to Build

For architects, contractors, and building owners, an MEP consulting firm provides peace of mind. We help ensure that your project maximizes performance, minimizes cost, and provides long-term value–devising systems that properly integrate with a building’s architecture and desired performance.

Electrical Engineering

We conceptualize and develop safe, reliable, and effective electrical systems, with flexibility for growth and change – systems that sustainably support the life and usefulness of buildings into the future. Including lighting, distribution, studies and arc flash, emergency power, sustainability and energy saving, telecom, and security.

Sustainability and Energy

Sustainable design systems incorporate alternative energy and conservation technologies to improve our environment and reduce waste. We routinely perform Life Cycle Cost Analysis (LCCA) and energy modeling to evaluate ways to meet certification for LEED, Green Globes, WELL, and more.

Our Projects

Works

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These are only our most recent and highlighted projects.  Take a look at our PORTFOLIO page for additional work.

Women’s Mental Health Services & Primary Care Clinic, VA Medical Center, Hampton, VA

Women’s Mental Health Services & Primary Care Clinic, VA Medical Center, Hampton, VA

General Services Administration HVAC and Electrical Renovation, Washington, DC

General Services Administration HVAC and Electrical Renovation, Washington, DC

New Conference and Convention Center, Washington Navy Yard, Washington, DC

New Conference and Convention Center, Washington Navy Yard, Washington, DC

Replace HVAC Radiology, Building 110A and 1-West Chaplain Service Area, Building 110, VA Medical Center, Hampton, VA

Replace HVAC Radiology, Building 110A and 1-West Chaplain Service Area, Building 110, VA Medical Center, Hampton, VA

Implement Master Plan and Systems Evaluation, Building 110, VA Medical Center, Hampton, VA

Implement Master Plan and Systems Evaluation, Building 110, VA Medical Center, Hampton, VA

Construct Aquatic Center and Site Electrical Distribution, Camp Grom, Virginia Beach, VA

Construct Aquatic Center and Site Electrical Distribution, Camp Grom, Virginia Beach, VA

P-214V Engineering Management Conversion of Historic Buildings 705 & 706, Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Portsmouth, VA

P-214V Engineering Management Conversion of Historic Buildings 705 & 706, Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Portsmouth, VA

Quantico Child Development Center, Quantico, VA

Quantico Child Development Center, Quantico, VA

P-406 Police, Dog Kennel, and Security Operations Facility, Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story, Virginia Beach, VA

P-406 Police, Dog Kennel, and Security Operations Facility, Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story, Virginia Beach, VA

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Additional projects coming soon! #4

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Projects Completed in Last 10 Years

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Repeat Clientele Who Choose BFA

Highly Competent Staff Members

Years of Commitment

Members

OurTeam

Bowman, Foster & Associates is an MEP engineering firm deeply involved in the development and implementation of best practices in the mechanical/electrical engineering profession. Through our participation and leadership in key professional organizations, our MEP engineering team continues to seek ways to develop new and innovative designs that improve on what we have done before and make us better stewards of our natural resources.

Want to meet the rest of the team?  Contact us to come swing by in person, or visit our directory on our about page.

Bruce Bowman

Bruce Bowman

President

Michael Dixon

Michael Dixon

Vice President

Blair Fisher

Blair Fisher

Production Manager

Lorenso Wesley

Lorenso Wesley

CAD/Revit Manager

Richard Williams

Richard Williams

Electrical Engineer / Quality Control

News

Our Blog

We are proud of our work. We hope our blog serves both as inspiration and as a technical resource for your design needs and ideas. If you see something you want more information on, find our contact page and ask for help! Otherwise, enjoy the news feed, follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter for live updates.

Past + Present: New Point Comfort Lighthouse

Past + Present: New Point Comfort Lighthouse

In 1801 the Second United States Congress authorized the construction of the New Point Comfort Lighthouse located in Mathews County in the Chesapeake Bay. The lighthouse began operating on January 17, 1805 and was damaged during the War of 1812. Unfortunately, the...

Happy Holidays in 2021, bring on 2022 (PLEASE)!

Happy Holidays in 2021, bring on 2022 (PLEASE)!

The BFA team is really sleighin’ it in this Christmas sweater contest. Blair is snowtorious for her great Christmas sweaters and is the winner of not only the sweater contest but the cubicle/office decorating. We didn't even need to vote because it was Tree-mendously...

7 ways MEP engineering can make your older building more efficient

7 ways MEP engineering can make your older building more efficient

Below are seven strategies that you can use to make your older building more sustainable while also complementing and preserving the character and design of the structure. 1. Perform an energy audit Before installing new equipment or making upgrades to enhance an...

The A/E completed a difficult project on time and with very detailed plans. The fieldwork was extremely good and complete. The system was routed to avoid extra construction work and investigated thoroughly in an effort to avoid delays. Look forward to working with the team again in the future.
Paul Cline

Project Manager, Department of Navy

In response to our request for help, your office had experts on-site providing assistance that same day and continued this support until the [failure] could be safely restored. Because of their knowledge and expertise with aging buildings and infrastructure, [your staff] were able to identify proactive actions we could take to not only safely restore the system but more importantly prevent a similar failure.
Peter O’Konski

Director of Administration, Department of Energy

Outstanding management by BFA and their subcontractors. This firm continues to be exceptionally responsive. They set the standard for professionalism as a partner 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 projects.
Jarrod January

Contracting Officer, Department of Veterans Affairs

The A/E worked diligently with a complicated VA system to ensure that the construction documents accomplished the assigned task. The A/E interfaced existing designs with future planned designs and spoke with numerous staff members to obtain the best possible product.
Bernard Husted

Contract Officer, Department of Veterans Affairs

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