Dr. Kenneth J. Fridley

Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering

Dean’s Office

Dr. Ken Fridley has extensive experience in the area of structural wood engineering, including load-duration behavior (creep-rupture) of wood and wood-based materials, structural connections, and response and protection of wood-frame buildings to natural hazards, including wind and seismic actions. Complementing Fridley’s research expertise in wood materials and engineering is his background and interests in the… Read more about Dr. Kenneth J. Fridley

In The News: ASCE to Update CE Body of Knowledge; Member Input Sought

Career development, it is said, often isn’t about what you know but who you know. But in civil engineering, what you know matters. “We’re living in times that are changing at an accelerated rate,” said committee chair Ken Fridley, Ph.D., F.ASCE, a senior associate dean at the University of Alabama. Read more

Sources: ASCE News

UA College of Engineering appoints two associate deans: Wiest named associate dean for research and economic development

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Dr. Charles L. Karr, dean of The University of Alabama College of Engineering, recently announced the hiring of two new associate deans. Karr named Dr. Ken Fridley senior associate dean for administration and appointed Dr. Viola Acoff as associate dean for undergraduate and graduate programs. Dr. John… Read more

In The News: Mixing it Up: Dual Masters degree programs at UA are producing formidable job candidates.

Like Reese’s peanut butter cups, sometimes the right mixture lends itself to a perfect combination. That’s the case for UA students who are mixing their majors and finding it’s fast becoming a formula for success. Take students Samantha Walker and Holly Poole who are signed up for the Dual Enrollment… Read more

Sources: UA Culverhouse News

In The News: Alabama Engineering Recruit Da’Shawn Hand

Da’Shawn Hand has the rare blend of athleticism and speed. The nation’s top-rated defensive end had 94 scholarship offers on the table. “It was a long process, but next year I will be attending the University of Alabama,” Hand said in a televised ceremony on Nov. 14, 2013 at his high… Read more

Sources: WVTM Alabam's 13

In The News: College of Engineering to offer 2 new degrees

University of Alabama students will have two new majors to choose from in the fall. The College of Engineering will add degrees in environmental engineering and architectural engineering to meet demand in the state and country. Along with the pre-established construction and civil engineering degrees, students in the department of… Read more

Sources: The Crimson White

Capstone Engineer – Spring 2012

Engineers have always strived to build what is needed for today by attempting to solve tomorrow’s problems. While today’s problems are being solved, we must train tomorrow’s engineers and computer scientists, our students at The University of Alabama College of Engineering, for the challenges ahead. The third phase of the… Read more

Capstone Engineer – Spring 2009

This issue of the Capstone Engineer explores what engineers should know, and you will get a glimpse of how our stellar faculty are preparing tomorrow’s engineers and computer scientists through some trusty old techniques along with many new methods. Read more