Terence M. Browne, P.E., CSP, D.CE, D.OE, D.PE, F.ASCE, a vice president for Collins Engineers Inc. and for 30 years a civil engineer, has been named a Fellow by the ASCE Board of Direction.
Browne’s career has included infrastructure project design, asset management and construction management, and the specialized areas of safety engineering, engineer-diving, and underwater surveying/engineering. He has overseen numerous projects across the United States and throughout the world, among them several multiyear projects in Europe as a Chartered Engineer as well as short-term assignments in the Middle East and Asia.
While his professional achievements have included projects from complex FHWA-deemed Mega Projects to implementation of nationwide programs, his most cherished accomplishment relates to a persistent focus on public safety, in true accord with his ASCE canon commitment. As a team leader for in-service safety inspections of dams, water facilities, and bridges, he has prevented the loss of life after natural disasters with critical findings and the labor of restoring/preserving critical infrastructure. In emergency response, his engineering skills and safety acumen are proven with a comprehensive risk-based approach. He is certified in risk assessment methodology for evaluation of activities and facilities. He is also trained in incident command systems and incident investigations.
As an NHI Certified Instructor, Browne has developed several engineering reference manuals and taught a variety of engineering training courses. In addition to the technical content taught and written, these endeavors provided opportunities to educate and remind professionals of their highest duty in the protection of lives. Besides being an instructor, engineer, and safety professional, he is an ADCI Certified Commercial Diver with underwater projects dating back to the 1980s.
He has served ASCE on many technical committees and is currently the chair of the Standing Committee on Underwater Survey Technologies. He has served on advisory committees at collegiate, local/state government, and federal levels, and is recognized both as a Certified Safety Professional by the Board of CSP and as a Diplomate by ACOPNE. He has served the USA on NOAA’s IOOS Federal Advisory Committee and as the U.S. Principal Representative to the World Association for Waterborne Transport Infrastructure (PIANC) to oversee two separate working groups.
Browne is currently Collins’s corporate safety officer as well as one of its VPs. He also serves the industry as a Health and Safety Forum representative for the American Council of Engineering Companies, actively participates with the American Society of Safety Professionals, and expands his dedication through membership in Lions Club International. Additionally, he is involved in a number of other professional and technical committees, including the American Society of Nondestructive Testing’s Committee on Infrastructure Evaluation, and the Transportation Research Board’s Standing Committee on Education and Training.
While being a lifetime learner in several industry sectors, his degrees include a B.S. and M.S. in civil and environmental engineering from Marquette University.