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David M. Webber, PE

Year Inducted: 2024

David Webber is a distinguished engineer with a career spanning three decades, marked by impactful contributions to engineering design, leadership and project management. His influence has been pivotal in shaping numerous significant transportation projects in Alabama, fostering economic growth and enhancing mobility and safety for Alabamians.

His contributions to engineering include significant projects and some of the largest engineering undertakings in Alabama history. He has managed billion-dollar projects encompassing coordination of complex elements and multi-disciplined services in partnership with local, state, and federal agencies. Webber is currently chief engineer at Volkert. Prior to his current role, he served as a division president, regional senior vice president, regional operations manager and civil department manager. He joined Volkert after earning bachelor’s and master’s degrees in civil engineering from the University of Tennessee in1990 and 1991, respectively.

Webber’s engineering footprint reaches every corner of Alabama, across the Southeast and internationally. In Mobile, he managed the Mobile River Bridge project, the new US 98 corridor, the Baldwin Beach Express, the ThyssenKrupp steel plant and CR 84. In Montgomery, he managed the Montgomery Outer Loop and the I-85 extension. In Birmingham, he managed the I-59/20 CBD bridge reconstruction, five projects on I-22 including the I-22 andI-65 interchange and the I-65 widening from I-20 to I-22.In Huntsville, he managed the extension of Research Park Blvd., the Huntsville Southern Bypass and the widening of SR 53. In Tuscaloosa, he managed the Tuscaloosa East Bypass and the bridge over the Black Warrior River. In Florence, he managed the Patton Island bridge and approaches. He recently managed the new West Alabama Highway project from Mobile to Tuscaloosa. Internationally, he engineered and managed the Shank Forward Operating Base in Afghanistan and the Line 2 Light Rail in Panama City, Panama. In all, he has performed engineering and management on eight projects over $1 billion and 10 projects over $100 million, as well as hundreds of smaller projects and studies.

Webber’s commitment to professional organizations is evident through his tenures as the president for the American Society of Civil Engineers and the National Society of Professional Engineers in Alabama. He is the founder of Alabama Ethics Day for Engineers which is now in it’s 20th year. His professional awards include Young Engineer of the Year, Engineer of the Year, Civil Engineer of the Year and Professional Engineer of the year by the Mobile Area Council of Engineers. A licensed Professional Engineer in 18 states, his professional engagement, mentoring and development of young engineers encompasses over 70Alabama professional engineer’s who earned their licenses under his supervision.

David has been married to his wife Melinda for 33 years. They have three children, Lauren, Jennifer and Ethan, one son-in-law Luke and one granddaughter, Joan.

David Webber’s legacy is woven into the fabric of Alabama’s infrastructure and civil engineering community, leaving an indelible mark on the engineering profession.