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Beth L. McCoy

Senior Associate

 
Experience

Beth McCoy conducts condition assessments and structural analyses, and designs repairs for steel, concrete, masonry, and wood building and nonbuilding structures. Many of her assessments have incorporated nondestructive evaluation methods. Several of these assessments include evaluation of the foundation system and the effects of post-construction soil movements. She also has significant experience with structural analysis, including finite element analysis of structures and elements.

Prior to joining WJE, Dr. McCoy worked as a research assistant in the Multi-Axial Subassemblage Testing (MAST) Laboratory at the University of Minnesota. Her work focused on the behavior and seismic detailing of nonrectangular reinforced concrete shear walls under multidirectional lateral loads.

REPRESENTATIVE PROJECTS

 

Concrete Structures

  • Crowne Plaza Redondo Beach Parking Structure - Redondo Beach, CA: Structural and waterproofing evaluation of multistory post-tensioned parking structure and roof-top amenity with deterioration due to long-term water leaks and chloride exposure
  • Multistory Office Building and Parking Garage - Houston, TX: Evaluation of precast concrete members with deterioration due to alkali-silica reaction and delayed ettringite formation
  • Multistory Office Building - Irving, TX: Evaluation and structural analysis of precast concrete tilt-up panel cracking
  • Mesquite Memorial Stadium - Mesquite, TX: Structural evaluation and design of modifications to existing concrete structure in support of major renovations

 

Structural Metals

  • Heavy Industrial Facility - Tarrant County, TX: Structural evaluation and design of repairs to steel framing damaged by equipment impact

 

Failure/Damage Investigation

  • State Highway 332 Bridge - TX: Evaluation of steel bridge girder instability during construction
  • Elementary School - North TX: Evaluation of damage following tornado
  • Elementary School - Quanah, TX: Evaluation of historic masonry building and shoring design following tornado
  • Hillcrest Hospital - Cushing, OK: Evaluation of damage following earthquake

 

  1. Masonry
  • Church - Dallas, TX: Evaluation and structural analysis of exterior masonry walls and retaining wall
  • Middle School - Central TX: Evaluation of damaged historic masonry structure
  • Hospital Parking Garage - Dallas, TX: Evaluation and repair design of masonry cladding

 

Wood Structures

  • Warehouse - Commerce, CA - evaluation and repair design of damaged wood-framed roof
  • Major Retail Bank - Multiple Locations, TX: In-place reinforcement of metal plate connected wood trusses
  • Condominiums - Dallas, TX: Evaluation of wood studs and trusses following fire

 

Nondestructive Evaluation

  • McKinney North High School - McKinney, TX: Nondestructive testing of recently constructed concrete slab to determine thickness and bar placement
Professional Affiliations

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Structural Engineers Association of Southern California (SEAOSC)

Registrations

Certified Welding Inspector
Civil Engineer in CA
NHI Course 130078 - Fracture Critical Inspection Techniques of Steel Bridges
Professional Engineer in TX
Structural Engineer in AZ and OK

Education

University of Oklahoma
Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, 2003
Master of Science, Civil Engineering, 2004

University of Minnesota
Doctor of Philosophy, Civil Engineering, 2009