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IN MEMORY

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While still in its infancy, the Birmingham Northern Beltline is being carefully planned and constructed by a host of professionals with countless years of experience. But perhaps no one involved in this project has greater field knowledge and engineering skills than ALDOT’s State Materials and Tests Engineer, Buddy Cox.

Buddy passed away unexpectedly on Saturday February 21, 2015.
He was responsible for geotechnical studies for road and bridge construction projects and supervised engineers and geologists for foundation investigations, foundation designs, and hazardous materials.


He was a 25 year ALDOT veteran having previously served as Hazardous Materials Coordinator and Environmental Engineer. Prior to that, he was with the Alabama Department of Environmental Management for 17 years where he held the title of Chief for the Hazardous Waste Branch and Environmental Engineer. Before accepting that position he was Chief of the Mineral Industries Section and Pollution Control Specialist.

Buddy held three degrees from Auburn University including a BS and MED in Math Education and a BS in Agricultural Engineering. He was a licensed Alabama Professional Engineer and was named Outstanding Bio-Engineering Alumnus of Auburn University in 2004. He was also a retired colonel with the Alabama Air National Guard.

Numerous construction projects across Alabama now stand as engineering monuments to Buddy’s innovative spirit and concern for the environment. Sadly, the Birmingham Northern Beltline will be his last.

 




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