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Fredeen Named Engineer of the Year

Candidate nominated by ASHRAE Alaska Chapter


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Craig Fredeen, PE
Alaska Chapter of the American Society of Heating and Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)

 

Craig Fredeen, P.E. was named the 2015 Alaska Engineer of the Year at the 2016 Anchorage Engineers Week Banquet held at the Egan Center. 

 

Craig Fredeen was nominated as the Alaska Chapter of the American Society of Heating and Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) candidate for Engineer of the Year from PDC, Inc. Engineers.  Fredeen is a Mechanical Engineering graduate from the University of Oregon.  His favorite projects include the Wasilla Dena’ina Elementary School, and the $200 million, multi-year renovation of the Airport’s A and B Concourses for Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport Seismic and Security Upgrades.

 

He Co-authored the 234 page ASHRAE Cold-Climate Buildings Design Guide, and presented about cold climate design practices at two international conferences.

 

He is a member of the State of Alaska Board of Registration for Architects, Engineers, and Land Surveyors, representing the Board at National level as well as at numerous local society presentations; a member of the National Council on Engineering for Engineers and Surveyors, and a member of the Municipality of Anchorage Building Board. 

 

Fredeen is active in numerous professional societies, the Rotary International as a Math tutor; leading E-Week presentations, tours, career fairs, supporting the Alaska Robotics Education Association and FIRST LEGO tournaments.

 

Here is the write-up of Fredeen that appeared in the February 2016 issue of Alaska Business Monthly magazine along with the other nominees:

 

Craig Fredeen, PE
Alaska Chapter of the American Society of Heating and Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)

 

Craig Fredeen, PE, is Senior Mechanical Engineer with PDC, Inc. Engineers. Fredeen's specialized design experience includes HVAC, plumbing, power generation, and fuel system designs. With nearly twenty years of experience, Fredeen has designed everything from single family homes in remote Alaska to the $120M Anchorage Airport renovation, in locations throughout Alaska and Antarctica. He is known for providing his clients dependable, innovative design solutions with a hyper-focus on reducing long-term operational costs through energy conservation, simplified design, and system maintainability.

 

Fredeen actively encourages students to embrace math and science through classroom presentations, career fairs, and helping to establish and grow the now statewide FIRST robotics programs. As a member of the Anchorage Downtown Rotary club, Fredeen is a regular math tutor at Central Middle School as part of the club's 90% by 2020 program. On the civic side, he is currently the Vice Chair of the Anchorage Building Board and a past eight year member of the Alaska State Licensing Board for Architects, Engineers and Land Surveyors. Fredeen splits his off-work time between family, home improvements, and restoring his 1946 Chevy truck.

 

ASHRAE, founded in 1894, is a global society advancing human well-being through sustainable technology for the built environment. The Society and its members focus on building systems, energy efficiency, indoor air quality, refrigeration, and sustainability within the industry.

 

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