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2020 Rising stars in Full Service Engineering – Joseph M. Avram, PE, LEED AP BD+C

2020 Rising stars in Full Service Engineering – Joseph M. Avram, PE, LEED AP BD+C

Aviation Group Manager

Primera Engineers

Chicago, Illinois

Joseph Avram has nearly 15 years of experience working in the transportation industry, focusing on project and team management.  For the last nine years he has primarily worked on a wide variety of airport and airline projects ranging from runways and taxiways, deicing facilities and ramp control towers, hangars and aprons, ground equipment maintenance facilities, fuel and glycol distributions stations, and corporate data centers.  Avram is also an active member of the professional community, participating in a number of professional organizations with the aim of elevating the industry.


  • American Airline Hangar 2 Facility, Civil Project Manager
  • O’Hare International Airport Lead Tunnel Project, Lead Airfield Engineer

Public/Professional Service: Airport Consultants Council Young Professionals, member, American Council of Engineering Companies, Illinois Department of Transportation (ACEC-IDOT), Aeronautics committee member, Airports Council International—North America (ACI-NA), Business Diversity Committee, Illinois Society of Professional Engineers (ISPE), MATHCOUNTS volunteer, Chicago Engineers Foundation, Board of Directors

Education: M.S. in Civil Engineering, Purdue University, MBA, Northern Illinois University, B.S. in Civil Engineering, Bradley University

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