Terence “Terry” Crawford Muir, an international engineering consultant in the energy, hydropower, water resources, and transportation sectors, and a life member of ASCE, has died. He was 77.
A native of Scotland, Muir, Ph.D., M.ASCE, received a doctorate in civil engineering from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, in England. He began his career in 1968-69 with the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Oxford, Mississippi.
In 1970, while on assignment at a consulting engineering company in Brisbane, Muir married. As the family grew, Muir spent 1971 to 1983 working for consulting engineers Lahmeyer International in Frankfurt-am-Main, Germany, undertaking long-term assignments to the Philippines, Argentina, and Ecuador as well as shorter working visits to several countries throughout Asia, Africa, and South America.
Muir then founded Power and Water Systems Ltd., a specialist consulting firm based in Henley-on-Thames, England, where he was director until 1993. In that year he rejoined Lahmeyer, where he worked until his retirement in 2008.
During his time with Lahmeyer, he was sent to Laos on a mission for the World Bank. He later took an assignment for the Laos government as project manager for an EU-Laos cooperation program on hydropower development planning, and as power systems planner for a study of alternatives funded by the World Bank.
He died at a family home in Laos. A kind, gentle person with a good sense of humor, he was a great sportsman as, playing rugby from a young age and running regularly.
He visited the United States at the end of the culturally pivotal 1960s, during which he made a summer camping trip around the country, proudly logging over 14,600 miles of travel.