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Florida Engineer Recognized by ASCE for Career of Service

Jul 7, 2021

Frank Caruso, P.E., an engineering director based in our Orlando office, has always had a passion for engineering.

“At 7 years old, I knew I wanted to be an engineer,” Caruso said. “Engineers not only work to be as technically proficient as possible. We also see each project as a way to make the community a better place. I love being a part of that.”

In recognition of his industry work, civic leadership, and community engagement, Caruso was recently recognized by the Florida Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) as its 2020 Engineer of the Year.

Frank, a lifetime member of ASCE, is a past president of the East Central branch and the current chair of its Transportation and Development Institute. He has also helped mentor high schoolers, college students, and early career engineers as part of his ASCE and industry service.

“Being nominated and recognized by my peers is incredibly fulfilling,” Caruso said.

Over the course of his career, Caruso has served as project manager for a number of complex infrastructure improvement projects for such clients as the Florida Department of Transportation, Georgia Department of Transportation, and South Carolina Department of Transportation. Additionally, Caruso is a passionate industry steward and has volunteered with such organizations as the Special Olympics, Adopt-a-Highway, Habitat for Humanity, and other nonprofit groups that are dedicated to serving area residents.

“I would encourage everyone to join a professional organization or volunteer in their community,” Caruso said. “The more involved we are in communities, the better we can understand their infrastructure needs.”

For Caruso’s colleagues in Florida, the ASCE honor demonstrates his work ethic, dedication to the industry, and passion to serve the community.

“This award shows Frank’s commitment to the community over the years,” said David Shearer, P.E., vice president and business unit leader. “As engineers, we’re really in a service industry, and Frank embodies that, both at work and in his personal life.”

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