is a senior Principal at Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. Terrance has performed hundreds of engineering investigations in the U.S. and abroad, focusing on the evaluation of structures after damaging events, particularly earthquakes. In addition to investigating structures that have failed due to disasters such as earthquake, flood and fire, he has investigated a wide variety of failures resulting from defective or deteriorated structural elements, construction materials and installations. Recent projects involving historic structures to which Mr. Paret has contributed his expertise include the post-earthquake damage and vulnerability assessment of the Washington Monument and the Washington National Cathedral; seismic assessment of the United Nations Secretariat in New York City; and seismic strengthening of notable historic buildings in San Francisco including the Hibernia Bank Building and Sherith Israel.

Mr. Paret is the recipient of a variety of awards for his research and practice including the 2012 Oliver Torrey Fuller Award from the Association for Preservation Technology; a 2011 Preservation Design Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Historic Preservation from the California Preservation Foundation; the 2008 AISC Presidential Award of Excellence in Structural Engineering; and the 2001 Moisseiff Award from the American Society of Civil Engineers.