Terry Sneed

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BSCE, Purdue University
Professional Certificates
Earthquake Engineering, UCLA
Electric Power Engineering, UCLA
Engineering Management, UCLA

Structural Engineer, CA #S1697
Civil Engineer, CA #18,133
Professional Engineer, IN #13,547
Civil & Structural Engineer, WA #24,251
Civil & Structural Engineer, OR #17,094
Civil & Structural Engineer, NV #10,829

Terry served as the Chairman of the Los Angeles Earthquake Task Force Non-structural Elements Sub-committee (Elevators and Escalators) from 1994 to 1997. This committee was the first to recognize the need for seismic restraints and story drift requirements for escalators and to put these requirements into code language. Much of Terry’s original code language exists in the current ASME A17.1.

Terry holds three elevator and escalator U.S. Patent Office Patents.

“Whether the elevator or escalator project is a modernization or a new installation, we enjoy working with our clients to find solutions to special problems, whether it is engineering a solution to lift the 20,000 pound elevator hoist machines at the Stratosphere Tower in las Vegas while the isolation pads are replaced, engineering the seismic restraints for the people mover at the Getty Museum in Los Angeles or the design of seismic restraints and story drifts for the 40 escalators at the Automated People Mover project at LAX.”