Associate professor Andrew McCoy has been recognized by leading construction industry publication Engineering News-Record as one of the Top 20 Under 40 for the Mid-Atlantic region. 

As one of the top 20, he is listed alongside professionals from some of the top design and construction firms in the nation, and was the only person recognized from a college or university. 

McCoy is a principal faculty member of the Myers-Lawson School of Construction and director of the Virginia Center for Housing Research at Virginia Tech.

Each year, ENR's regional editions celebrate the excellence of young construction professionals under the age of 40 who represent the "Best-of-the-Best" in their construction and design careers by giving back to their industry and communities. Independent juries of industry leaders evaluate the nominees based on industry experience and education, career and industry leadership, and community service and involvement.

McCoy teaches undergraduate and graduate building construction courses that give students practical experience working on estimating and project management of real construction projects. He also contributes construction subject matter expertise on residential construction supply chain, adoption, diffusion and commercialization of innovation, platform development, scheduling, estimating, and industry-appropriate research-to-practice knowledge transfer. 

He is the main author of various peer-reviewed journal articles and conference papers and co-primary investigator on more than $2 million in funded projects, including ‘green’ construction practices and safety practices across the construction supply chain.

The Virginia Center for Housing Research at Virginia Tech, under McCoy’s leadership, serves as the official housing research center for the Commonwealth of Virginia, offering an interdisciplinary study, research, and information resource on housing and providing housing-related data services to local governments, federal agencies, nonprofit organizations, and for-profit businesses.

"Dr. McCoy is one of those rare faculty members who can do it all,” said Brian Kleiner, director of the Myers-Lawson School of Construction and Ralph H. Bogle Jr. Professor in Industrial and Systems Engineering. “In addition to his distinguished service to the Myers-Lawson School of Construction and the Department of Building Construction, I personally collaborate with him on research projects, graduate student supervision, and scholarly articles. In all of his roles, he exhibits a level of maturity and leadership well beyond his years."

McCoy has been recognized repeatedly in recent years for his teaching, research, and outreach. He was one of the eight faculty members on Virginia Tech's LumenHAUS solar decathlon project to receive Virginia Tech’s 2010 XCaliber Award for excellence in creating and applying technologies on a large-scale team project. In 2011, he was honored with the Foundation for Electrical Contracting’s Early Career Award. He received the Exemplary Faculty Award for the Department of Building Construction and the Myers-Lawson School of Construction in 2011, 2012, and 2013 and the university-level 2011 Alumni Excellence in Outreach Award. 

McCoy was also recognized as a Teacher of the Week by the Center for Instructional Development and Educational in May of 2013, received a 2013 Favorite Faculty Awards from the Division of Student Affairs, and received the Myers-Lawson School of Construction 2013 Department of Building Construction's Outstanding Young Alumni Award for early career achievement.

McCoy received bachelor’s degrees in architecture and architectural history from the University of Virginia and a master’s degree in building construction, and a Ph.D. in environmental design and planning from Virginia Tech.

The Myers-Lawson School of Construction is a joint venture of the College of Engineering and the College of Architecture and Urban Studies focused on interdisciplinary, multi-departmental outreach, research, and education. The school serves the full life cycle and supply chain across the residential, industrial, commercial, and heavy sectors of the industry. The school is named for A. Ross Myers and John R. Lawson, II, alumni and longtime friends who are CEOs of major construction companies that exemplify quality, leadership, safety, and ethics.



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