Carter Terry, P.E., CWI

Senior Consultant

Forensic Services



Mr. Carter Terry has a bachelor’s degree in Small Vessel Operations from Maine Maritime Academy and a Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of New Hampshire. He is a registered professional engineer in multiple states with experience in structural analysis and design, project management, construction administration, building condition assessment, and forensic engineering.

As a practicing structural engineer, Mr. Terry has experience in new and existing structural building systems including the design and detailing of new structures in timber, masonry, concrete, and steel, and the assessment of existing historic structures. His background in traditional wooden vessels while working as a professional merchant marine provides a broad experience in wood-framed construction and analysis of wood deterioration. He has been the structural engineer of record on several projects in a variety of sectors including industrial manufacturing facilities, mental health care facilities, federal infrastructure facilities, and residential structures. Prior to becoming an engineer, Mr. Terry worked as a professional merchant marine on traditional sail vessels, tugboats, and research ships. Mr. Terry also spent time working as a structural iron worker, welder, and fabricator. At Rimkus, Mr. Terry performs a broad range of inspections and cause and origin analyses of storm-related damage, water damage, structural fire damage, construction defects and accidents, design defects, and building code evaluations.


• Small Vessel Operations, B.S.: Maine Maritime Academy (2004)

• Civil Engineering, M.S.: University of New Hampshire (2014)

• Registered Professional Engineer: Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, New Jersey, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, D.C., and West Virginia

• American Welding Society (AWS): Certified Welding Inspector

• Society of Professional Rope Access Technicians (SPRAT): Level 1 Rope Access Technician

• Infrared Training Center: Level 1 Certified Thermographer