Justin Kordas served in the Marine Corps before starting his career in the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) industry. He is actively involved in the industry in general and intends to take an active leadership role in the industry’s commitment to reducing embodied carbon in structural systems. He is a voting member of ACI Committee 377 – Performance-Based Structural Integrity & Resilience of Concrete Structures and an associate member of ACI Committees 355 – Anchorage to Concrete and 315 – Details of Concrete Reinforcement. He continuously works with various working groups in the Boston, MA, area to reduce embodied carbon in concrete. He also teaches the Analysis and Design of Steel Structures at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and volunteers his time mentoring undergraduate students in their Senior Design Projects through the lens of industry methods and standards.
To date, Justin’s work has been focused on high-rise concrete buildings in the Greater Boston Area during his time with McNamara Salvia in Boston, MA. These projects include the Encore Casino, Moxy Hotel, Residential Tower at Bulfinch Crossing, Omni Boston Seaport Hotel, Raffles Boston Back Bay Hotel and Residences, St. Regis Residences, and South Station Air Rights Tower.