James “Jim” P. Begley, PE, FSFPE, CFM



Upon founding TERPconsulting in 2010, Jim filled a void in the marketplace with a boutique firm specializing in fire protection and life safety. Throughout his 25-year career, Jim has worked on hospitality projects from Las Vegas to Macau. His resort and gaming clients are a roster of hospitality giants that includes Caesars Palace, Circa Resort & Casino, Palms Resort & Casino, Bally’s, Paris Hotel Resort, and City of Dreams casino resort.

Jim began his engineering career in 1993 at Lockheed Martin Energy Systems in Oak Ridge, TN. After relocating to Las Vegas in 2002, Jim started developing his expertise in the resort and hospitality niche while managing the Las Vegas office of Schirmer Engineering Corporation/AON. In 2005, he joined JBA Consulting Engineers/NV5 as the Director of Fire Protection Engineering and was appointed to Director of Domestic Business Development in 2008.

Jim is a registered professional fire protection engineer in 43 states and the District of Columbia. In 2013 he received the distinguished honor of being admitted as a Fellows in the Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE). He is a Certified Fire Marshal (CFM). While at the University of Maryland, Jim was awarded membership to the Salamander honorary fire protection engineering fraternity.

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