2014 Stehly Award Recipient

Terry Swor, PGTerrance E. Swor, PG

Terry Swor was one of the original Minnesota Concrete Council's founding members in 1989 and was its third President, taking over the reins of the Presidency after the death of Ed Johnson in 1991. Terry has been active with the MCC Board since its inception and has not only filled the role of President, but has been chair of various MCC committees over the years. Even more important, Terry has actively worked at getting the “next generation” involved with MCC. His continual support and involvement in MCC goes beyond what is expected of a member.

Terry is a founder and principal of American Engineering Testing, Inc., a firm providing consulting services in the geotechnical, environmental, concrete testing, and forensic disciplines. Terry worked alongside Dick Stehly, for whom this award is named, for many years at American Engineering Testing, Inc.

Terry received his Bachelor of Science degree in geology from the University of Minnesota-Duluth in 1966.

He authored several publications that have advanced the cast-in-place concrete industry through technical expertise.

These include:

  • Evaluation of Recycled Concrete, Open Graded Aggregate and Large Top-Size Aggregate Base, Transportation Research Board, January 1992
  • Analyzing Moisture Problems in Concrete Slabs, John A. Amundson, Brian J. Pashina, and Terrance E. Swor, Concrete Construction, March 1997, p 306-311
  • Acceptance Testing Using 4x8 in Cylinders, Rachel Detwiler, Terry Swor and Wendy Thomas Concrete International, Vol.28 No. 1, January 2006

Terry has received many honors in his career including the AEC/MN Tom Roche Award in April 2008. His professional memberships include:

  • American Institute of Professional Geologists
  • President, Minnesota/Wisconsin State Sections and National Executive Committee
  • MN Geotechnical Society
  • MN Concrete Council; President, Board of Directors
  • American Council of Engineering Companies

Terry has advanced cast-in-place concrete through supporting research presented at many conferences, such as the University of Minnesota, Aggregate & Ready Mix Association of Minnesota, Minnesota Concrete Masonry Contractors Associations, Construction Specification Institute, Minnesota Building Official and Minnesota Concrete Council seminars.

Terry's service and technical expertise in the advancement of the cast-in-place concrete is unsurpassed in our area. It is only fitting for him to be recognized as the third recipient of the Richard Stehly Industry Advancement Award after Dick Stehly himself (2010) and Jack Gibbons (2012). Dick, Terry’s founding partner of American Engineering Testing, Inc., would definitely approve.