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Joe Dardis

Structural Steel Specialist | Chicago
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Joe Dardis is a Structural Steel Specialist at the American Institute of Steel Construction in Chicago, IL.  In addition to his primary role of increasing the use of structural steel in the Chicago marketplace, Joe is the AISC subject matter expert on high rise buildings, author’s articles for Modern Steel Construction magazine and serves on the Engineering Journal Review Board.  He is also a member of several professional organizations in the Chicagoland area.

Joe previously worked in AISC’s Steel Solutions Center and before joining AISC Joe worked as a structural engineer in the Cleveland, Ohio area.  Joe earned his bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from Ohio University in 2009, and a master's degree in Civil Engineering from Cleveland State University in 2012, upon completing his thesis on sustainability in the construction industry.  Joe is also currently pursuing an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management in Chicago.