WILLIAM GRAY WELLS, P.E.
Gray now serves as President of Christy/cobb, Inc. and is responsible for the overall management of the firm, consisting of project selection, contract negotiations, and approval of all capital expenditures. Gray joined Christy/Cobb in September 1989 as a structural engineer. Since joining the firm, he has worked on numerous residential, commercial, institutional, industrial and bridge projects. Project responsibilities consist of structural design and coordination with other disciplines, project management and construction review. Projects have been located throughout the southeastern states and Puerto Rico.
Prior to joining Christy/Cobb, Gray worked with Bachus Engineering, Inc., a Birmingham based general contractor, from 1975 to 1981 with project involvement in commercial and industrial construction in the Birmingham area. He then joined the engineering department of Harbert International, Inc., another Birmingham based general contractor. While at Harbert, project responsibilities were those of civil/structural engineer. Projects consisted of wastewater treatment plants, co-generation plants, geothermal power plants and a grain storage and transfer facility. Other projects included the design of structures required to support Harbert’s coal mining operations in Kentucky.
EDUCATION: Auburn University, B.S.C.E.
CIVIC ACTIVITIES: United Way
American Council of Engineering Companies of Alabama - Vice President
American Institute of Steel Construction
American Society of Civil Engineers
American Welding Society
American Concrete Institute
Construction Specification Institute
International Concrete Repair Institute
Structural Engineers Association of Alabama
MSHA Part 46 Miner Safety Training Certification
LICENSURE: Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, NCEES Certification