Our Story

Founded in 2005 as Bowness Properties, a real estate asset management and construction company, later incorporated as Boca Building Group Ltd., now serves as the parent organization forĀ Boca Developments and Boca Engineering Co.

Chris Bowness, P.Eng., P.E., principal engineer of Boca Engineering Co., specializes in building product performance evaluations of structural, building envelope, fire resistance and mechanical properties of materials, assemblies, and designs. Before opening this firm, he worked as an engineering technician, project manager, general manager and vice president, serving at two different highly respected International construction materials research companies: Intertek Testing Services and QAI Laboratories. He holds professional engineering licenses in both the Civil-Structural and Mechanical disciplines in Washington, California, Florida, BC, Alberta, and Ontario, and has a bachelorĀ of Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Victoria class of 2001.

Intrigued with the wonders of science and art captured in historic and modern architecture, founder Chris Bowness, P.Eng., P.E., a veteran engineer in the construction field, has tested thousands of construction materials and designs to the limits by sparking fires, explosions, hurricanes, and earthquakes in laboratories around the world. Using this valuable research data in everyday construction application projects, his experience leads Boca Engineering to deliver quality evaluations that bring the rewards of building safety, comfort, and environmental consciousness to life. A former licensed general contractor in the province of BC, he has designed and general contracted over 40 new build and renovation construction projects over the span of his engineering and construction development career.

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