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engineering company executive

James Alexander O'Kon, American engineering company executive. Registered professional engineer, Tennessee, New York, Missouri, Connecticut, Illinois, Florida, Texas, Mississippi, California, Georgia, Massachusetts, Louisiana New Jersey, South Carolina, Alabama, Kentucky, Virginia, North Carolina, Kansas, Colorado, Michigan, Wyoming.

Background

O'Kon, James Alexander was born on August 8, 1937 in New York City. Son of A.C. and Rita O'Kon.

Education

Bachelor of Civil Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1961. Master of Civil Engineering, New York University, 1970.

Career

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.

Achievements

  • Registered professional engineer, Tennessee, New York, Missouri, Connecticut, Illinois, Florida, Texas, Mississippi, California, Georgia, Massachusetts, Louisiana New Jersey, South Carolina, Alabama, Kentucky, Virginia, North Carolina, Kansas, Colorado, Michigan, Wyoming.

Works

  • book

  • Other Work

    • Author: Guidelines for Failure Investigation, 1989, Methodology For The Life Prediction of Buildings, 1989, Floating Factory to Produce Precast Concrete Components, 1973, Methods to Reduce Errors Due to Dependency on Computers, 1994, Bridge From the Past, 1995, Maya Intersite Scabe System, 1997, Error Avoidance in Light Weight Space Frames, 1999, Computer Design of Space Frames, 2000, Seismic Analysis of Large Structures, 2001, Maya Suspension Bridge, Yaxchilan, 2003.

Membership

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).

Connections

Married Carol Ann Smith, 1988. Children: Sean Fitzgerald, Katherine Shannon.

father:
A.C. O'Kon

mother:
Rita O'Kon

spouse:
Carol Ann Smith

children:
Katherine Shannon O'Kon

Sean Fitzgerald O'Kon