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Published: Apr 11, 2012 11:00:00 AM
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Luther Boudra, vice president and senior principal engineer of AMEC Environment & Infrastructure Inc. in Birmingham, will discuss geotechnical engineering on Thursday, April 19, at 6 p.m. in H111 Harbert Building. His lecture, “Leak Evaluation of the Bankhead Tunnel, Mobile, Alabama,” explores the history of the Bankhead Tunnel, which is an immersed tube tunnel beneath the Mobile River constructed between 1938 and 1940. His talk is hosted by Auburn University’s Department of Civil Engineering.
Boudra will talk on water leakage in the tunnel, repairs that have been made and further recommendations to prevent leakage. Boudra earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering in 1969 and a master’s degree in geotechnical and geoenvironmental engineering in 1977, both from the University of Arkansas. He began his career as a staff geotechnical engineer with LAW Engineering – now AMEC – in 1977. In addition to a wide variety of commercial, industrial and power-related projects, Boudra has been the lead geotechnical engineer on a number of major transportation projects in Alabama and throughout the Southeast.