Freddy A. Naranjo, P.E., F.ASCE, assistant bureau chief in the Quality Control Bureau at the Alabama Department of Transportation, has been named a Fellow by the ASCE Board of Direction.
In the industry since 1991, Naranjo has been involved in some quite important infrastructure projects across Alabama, a few of them very significant in alleviating congestion and providing safety. He has expertise in planning, design, and construction, including parking decks and other structures, and helped complete a fast-track roadway project (Jeff Road) in Huntsville, AL, that contributed to business development. Numerous bridge and road projects have benefited from his management assists, among them the Anniston Bypass (Alabama) and a road project at the old Army installation at Fort McClellan which had numerous UXOs (unexploded ordnances: explosives).
Naranjo served as president of the ASCE Alabama Section–Montgomery Branch from 2013 to 2014. He was instrumental in developing the branch website and also recruited the personnel who helped get it up and running; the website has won two awards. He is an active participant at all Branch and Section meetings, and has attended national Meetings. As well, he has been active in other professional associations, such as ASPE and SAVE International (value engineering).
He has worked at ALDOT for many years, and before that was with McAbee Construction, a reputable industrial contractor and fabricator in Tuscaloosa, which provided him with experience in pressure vessels, ASME Codes, and paper mills.
Naranjo has been very engaged with state and national legislators who have become supporters of some of ASCE’s agenda and goals.