Civilizations owe its existence to Structural Engineering.

- Chris Magadia


CHRIS MAGADIA, CEng, MIStructE, CPEng, MIPENZ, PRC CE (84079) is a professional and chartered civil and structural engineer registered in the Philippines, New Zealand, and United Kingdom. He graduated from the Mapua Institute of Technology with a Bachelors of Science in Civil Engineering in 1998. In the same year he passed the professional board exam for Civil Engineers in the Philippines.

After graduation he spent his first 5 years working for international engineering consultants in the Philippines before relocating to the Middle East in 2003 where he gained considerable experience in the design of high rise and tall buildings as high as 105 storeys. He worked in the Middle East for 10 years before relocating to New Zealand where he gained excellent experience in seismic assessment of existing buildings and design of new buildings located in high seismic zones.

Chris has specialist knowledge in the design and assessment of high rise and tall buildings for seismic and wind actions. His technical paper on “Long Term Serviceability and Ultimate Design of Tall Building Structures” was approved by the Institution of Structural Engineers in the UK for his entry to the Chartered Structural Examination. The report discusses the technical aspects and criteria required for the design of super tall building structures for both service and limit state of design.

Chris has gained 16 years of professional design and review experience in the Philippines, Middle East, and New Zealand with completed projects in the Philippines, Japan, Djibouti, Saudi Arabia, Doha, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Turkey, Indonesia, Myanmar, Singapore, Russia, and New Zealand.

Before establishing CMECS, Chris worked for Kawasaki Design (Manila), GHD (Manila), AEB (Qatar), Whitbybird (Dubai), Ramboll (Dubai), WME (Dubai), BECA (New Zealand), and TJEG (Dubai). In TJEG he managed the structural department consisting of 25 engineering and technical staffs.

Chris at Work


The following recommendations are from Chris Magadia's Professional LinkedIn page

Arafath P BEng MEng CEng(UK) IntPE(UK) MIStructE CEng MIE Associate Ramboll Middle East

I had the privilege of working with Chris Magadia for the past 5 years and during this period I have felt that he has very excellent technical &leadership capabilities. He goes out of his way to develop pragmatic solutions and give valuable advice and support to his subordinates. His vast experience in high rise building analysis and design knowledge, strive for excellence and excellent analytical capabilities makes him a great asset to any organization. He has performed exceptionally well & his efforts were equally rewarded by the company by giving him more responsibilities & to lead the team for some of the most challenging mega projects.

He has proven to be a visionary who is able to successfully develop plans and implement them. He has got a very pleasant and encouraging attitude. His drive and abilities will truly be beneficial to any organisation he joins.

April 3, 2012, Arafath worked directly with Chris at Rambøll

Phil Latham Principal at Robert Bird Group

I had the pleasure to work with Chris, he is extremely capable in his analytical approach and design skills, approachable and a welcome addition to any design team.

March 10, 2012, Phil worked directly with Chris at Rambøll

Abhijeet Kulkarni MEng CEng MIStructE Associate Director at Ramboll Middle East

Chris has loads of experience in structural design and review works mostly related to tall buildings.

Fantastic Engineer, willing to take ownership of work and take the work to completion.
Flexible to suit teams requirement and has shown leadership skills.
Chris can certainly be asset to the company he choose to work for. I would definitely like to work with him again.

March 8, 2012, Abhijeet worked directly with Chris at Rambøll

Syed Ubaid Mazhar Abidi Construction Manager at AECOM

Chris is an action oriented Structural Engineer and was involved with Empire and U-Bora towers in Ramboll. Chris was involved during the early stage of design to the final. A very fine Engineer who takes responsibility and ensures completion. I Would really prefer to work with him again.

March 9, 2012, Syed Ubaid worked directly with Chris at Rambøll

Nisam Kuraisha Senior Structural Engineer at WME Consultants

Very young tallented Structural Engineer in the field of Civil Engineering.

March 8, 2012, Nisam worked indirectly for Chris at Rambøll