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AISC Promotes Brady

Chicago –  – The American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) has a new face in the Upper Midwest region. Matthew D. Brady, P.E., LEED Green Associate, has been promoted to Upper Midwest Regional Engineer in AISC’s Market Development department, replacing Monica Shripka. He represents AISC in the states of Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan and Wisconsin, educating project decision makers on the advantages of designing and building in structural steel. Most recently he worked as an advisor in AISC’s Steel Solutions Center, developing conceptual solutions for a variety of steel structures including parking garages and multi-story residential, office, industrial, educational and healthcare buildings.

“Matt has been with AISC for nearly three years as a Steel Solutions Center Advisor and is very qualified to take on the role and challenges this new position brings,” said Tabitha Stine, S.E., P.E., LEED AP, AISC’s director of technical marketing. “He brings strong interpersonal skills, a broad background in the steel industry and experience with our members, and vast technical knowledge to educate decision makers on the benefits and expertise in using structural steel.  Matt will be a great asset to our field staff team, and we look forward to him helping increase the market share of fabricated structural steel in the region.”

Prior to joining AISC he worked in a variety of roles including construction, forensics and design, both as a consulting engineer and an internal designer for A/E firms. He has worked on the design of bridges, buildings and non-building structures, many of which involved steel design, detailing, fabrication and erection. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and for the past 10 years he has served in the Illinois Army National Guard including a tour to Afghanistan in 2008-2009.

“The past three years as a Steel Solutions Center Advisor have provided me with the opportunity to learn about the steel industry from the experts here at the American Institute of Steel Construction,” commented Brady. “The perspective I’ve gained since my start has broadened my knowledge and given me insight on how AISC supports the design and construction industry. As Upper Midwest Regional Engineer, I will be working with architects, engineers, owners, contractors and steel fabricators. Together we will work to help design teams make informed decisions and find efficient, cost-effective solutions to their building projects. There’s always a solution in steel!”

Brady grew up in Mount Prospect., Ill., and currently lives in Evergreen Park.

You can follow him on his AISC “My Region” Upper Midwest page or on Twitter @UpperMidwestRE.

AISC Regional Engineers cover eight different geographic regions across the U.S. This group of talented engineers gives around 50 presentations each per year to companies and project teams that are interested in learning more about a variety of topics related to the use of structural steel. Such topics include understanding the steel supply chain, current market conditions, sustainability, AESS (architecturally exposed structural steel), BIM (building information modeling), innovations in low floor-to-floor systems for residential applications, and innovations in parking, healthcare and office structures.

They spend a large amount of time traveling, working with steel fabricators in the region. They also work closely with the AISC Steel Solutions Center to provide cost and schedule information for customized conceptual studies to assist decision makers in exploring a steel alternative for their next project.

To learn more about AISC’s Regional Engineers and to see who’s in your region,