Chris HyltonDirector of Projects
Areas of expertise
- Marine Construction Supervision& Monitoring
- Coastal Defense
- Numerical Modelling
- Contract Management
- P.Eng Jamaica, P.Eng St Lucia
- BSc Civil Engineering (Hons)
- MSc Environmental and Coastal Engineering.
Chris Hylton is a Senior Coastal Engineer with over 17 years’ experience who is integral to the design and planning of coastal projects and who leads the execution of construction related projects and issues for the company. Through the combination of a sound understanding of coastal engineering processes and an in-depth knowledge of the marine construction industry, he is able to promote technical and economic optimisation at the design stage, and to bring in projects on time, on budget and to specification. Chris has been in charge of the company’s construction projects throughout the Caribbean region.
His registrations and qualifications include: Registered Professional Engineer, Jamaica; Registered Professional Engineer, St Lucia; BSc Civil Engineering (Hons), MSc Environmental and Coastal Engineering.
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