James Alexander O'Kon Edit Profile
Bachelor of Civil Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1961. Master of Civil Engineering, New York University, 1970.
Highway engineer Georgia Highway Department, Atlanta, 1960-1962. Structural engineer Robert & Company, 1962-1964. Project coordinator Southern Design, Spartanburg, South Carolina, 1964-1967.
Project engineer Crawford-Russell, Stamford, Connecticut, 1967-1968, Farkas Barron Partner, New York City, 1968-1969. Vice president Lev Zetlin Associates, New York City, Atlanta, 1969-1977. President O'Kon and Company (formerly Lev Zetlin Associates), Atlanta, 1977-2000.
Vice president O'Kon division RBA Group, 2000—2003. President O'Kon & Company, since 2003. Member Board Construction Research Georgia Technology.
Author: Floating Factory to Produce Precast Concrete Components, 1973, Energy Conservation Noise and Vibration Control in Construction of Offshore Power Plants, 1975, Guidelines for Failure Investigation, 1989, Methodology for the Life Prediction of Buildings, 1989, Methods to Reduce Errors Due to Dependency on Computers, 1994, Bridge From thePast, 1995, Maya Intersite Scabe System, 1997. Fellow International Biographical Association, World Literature Academy. Member American Society of Civil Engineers (chairman, commission to develop quidelines for failure investigation, chairman technical county forensic engineering), American Institute Archaeology, Georgia Technology Building Research Center(Georgia Technology continuing education committee), Building Futures Council, Society American Mil.Engrs., Smithsonian Institute, Atlanta Preservation Society (member Preservation Professionals Group), American Arbitration Association (panel of arbitrators), Friends of Mexico (vice president).
Married Carol Ann Smith, 1988. Children: Sean Fitzgerald, Katherine Shannon.