Lori Cox, P.E. – Structural Engineer, Tennessee
Ms. Cox obtained her Bachelors of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Kentucky in Lexington. She also graduated from Kentucky State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Applied Mathematics. She has more than 20 years of structural engineering experience and is a registered Professional Engineer in 33 states.
In addition to common structural assignments such roof damage, moisture intrusion, and construction defect evaluations, Lori is experienced in roadway design, site development, water and waste water systems and stormwater design. She has extensive experience in premises liability evaluations and has investigated several large deck and stage collapses including the stage collapse at a Westfield, Indiana high school that injured more than a dozen people in 2015. Lori is experienced in catastrophe response, having worked all but one major hurricane to hit the US since 2000. She has a strong legal background having testified in more than 40 depositions and 10 trials.
Getting to Know Lori
What is something people may not know about you?
“I love to travel and go to new places. I am always up for a new adventure.”
What do you enjoy outside of work?
“I love to spend time with my grandson and my dog. Charlie, my grandson, was born during the height of the pandemic. I also love to scuba dive and to hunt.”
What’s the best advice that you’ve received?
“Don’t let the sun set on your anger. No one is promised tomorrow, and you never know if it is the last time for something until it has already passed.”
What was the best place you’ve traveled and why?
“Israel. I had the unique pleasure of working on an archeological dig at Caesarea and got to spend about 10 days exploring the country. Also Istanbul – wondering through the streets and the markets was amazing.”
What is your favorite book or movie?
“Favorite Book – Dark Rivers of the Heart by Dean Koontz; and Favorite movie- it is a tie between Shawshank Redemption and The Patriot.”
Who, in history, would you most like to meet over dinner?
What do you like about working at U.S. Forensic?
“I love the USF family approach and the fact USF allows professionals to be professionals. They don’t micro-manage your work, and they encourage growth and development in a positive way with support. Also the fact that the partners are always open and willing to talk to you at any time.”