Expert Profile:


James A. Bychowski

Senior Vice President – Business Development | Jensen Hughes

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Area of Expertise:

  • Life Safety
  • Fire Suppression Systems
  • Risk Engineering
  • Fire Detection and Alarm Systems
  • Fire Investigation








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James A. Bychowski, P.E., has over 30 years of fire protection experience. Hi is a Global Business Development Leader for JENSEN HUGHES, based in Chicago, Illinois. Prior to his current role, Jim was Senior Vice President – Middle East, responsible for JENSEN HUGHES Middle East operations for 10 years.

Mr. Bychowski was responsible for establishing our first Middle East office in Dubai in 2006, and developed this office into one of JENSEN HUGHES’s largest regional offices having a unique mix of international professionals. Mr. Bychowski is a member of the NFPA MENA Advisory Committee, has served as a principal member on the NFPA 72 technical committee, as alternate to the chairman of NFPA 13 and is a founding board member of the International UAE chapter of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE).

Mr. Bychowski is a professional fire protection engineer with experience in preparation of fire strategies and fire protection designs for many types of occupancies including high-rise offices and hotels, residential buildings, shopping malls, airport terminals, aircraft hangars, petrochemical processing, power generation stations, stadiums, convention centers, hospitals, universities, assisted living facilities, museums, and numerous other facilities. He has guided our Middle East team in developing fire-safe designs for our clients that meet the requirements of Civil Defense authorities to improve life safety throughout the region.

Company Profile

Jensen Hughes
We are a leading provider of specialty engineering services to the built environment and the global market leader in fire protection engineering, fire code consulting and risk informed analysis services industry. Our engineers, consultants and scientists develop and deliver innovative and cost effective solutions to a global client base involving fire protection systems design and analysis, code consulting, security systems design and consulting, probabilistic risk assessments, forensic engineering, fire research, risk-informed applications and development and testing, and commissioning services. Operating from offices throughout North America, Asia and the Middle East, Jensen Hughes consulting teams participate on projects around the globe. For more information, visit