Daly Yates

Associate II


Since joining WJE in 2017, Daly Yates has worked on a variety of projects, ranging from building enclosure assessments to wind turbine deconstruction and testing. He specializes in assessment work utilizing industrial rope access techniques and unmanned aircraft systems (UAS/drone). Mr. Yates is experienced with a multitude of construction materials, including masonry, stucco cladding, roofing, metal roof/wall panels, sheathing, waterproofing, and concrete.

Prior to WJE, Mr. Yates worked as a general contractor in new construction, renovation, subcontractor management, job site phasing, safety, and scheduling. His previous project work includes electrical utility upgrades at NASA mission control, offshore oil and gas facility spill response, and several remodels on the University of Texas at Austin campus. Mr. Yates has gained valuable insight and utilizes his prior experience in the field, assisting with construction document creation, project administration, field observation of work-in-progress, and nondestructive testing.


Roofing and Waterproofing

  • University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Medical School: Roofing consulting and construction observations for roof replacement
  • Texas A&M University (TAMU), College of Veterinary Medicine - College Station: Storefront and curtain wall assessment and testing
  • Comal Independent School District, High School #5 - San Antonio, TX: Design peer review of roof and building enclosure repair details
  • Lee High School Fine Arts Center, North East ISD - San Antonio, TX: Detail design; construction administration (CA) services, including submittal and RFI review; and drone photography of new building


Nondestructive Testing

  • University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), Chaparral Village: Window and curtain wall leakage investigation
  • Buildings 1610 and 1612, Port San Antonio - TX: Testing, design, and CA services for clay tile roofing repairs
  • University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin), Battle Hall: Building envelope testing and assessment utilizing industrial rope access
  • Nationwide Building - San Antonio, TX: Fall anchor testing


Construction Observation 

  • Sunshine Cottage School for Deaf Children - San Antonio, TX: Roofing consulting and construction observations for roof replacement
  • UTSA, University Center II Building: Roof replacement design and construction observations
  • UTSA, Biotechnology Sciences and Engineering Building: CA services for roof replacement


Drone Capabilities

  • Texas State University, J.C. Kellam Administration Building - San Marcos, TX: Complete exterior drone photography and enclosure assessment
  • Milam Building - San Antonio, TX: Drone assessment of historic building
  • Colorado State University, Housing and Dining Services Building - Fort Collins: Roof inspections and drone surveys
  • UT Austin, Bellmont Hall: Drone and difficult access assessment of concrete distress
  • Northeast Independent School District, Various Campuses - San Antonio, TX: Nighttime infrared drone survey of hail damage and moisture intrusion


Difficult Access

  • Tower of the Americas - San Antonio, TX: Facade condition assessment using difficult access techniques and drone photography of the complete exterior shaft
  • Salt Lake Temple - Salt Lake City, UT: Difficult access facade assessment and drone survey
  • High-Rise Condominiums - Austin, TX: Hands-on inspection of post-tensioned cable pockets and exterior facade
  • TAMU, McFerrin Athletic Center: Difficult access cable assessment and replacement
Professional Affiliations

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
Institute for Leadership in Capital Projects (I-LinCP)
Society of Professional Rope Technicians (SPRAT)


Certified Infrared Thermographer, Level 1
FAA-licensed Remote Pilot
OSHA 30-Hour Training
SPRAT Rope Access Technician -Level 1


Texas A&M University
Bachelor of Science, Construction Science, 2014