Ed Kongs, P.E.
Much to his parents’ dismay, Ed channeled his childhood curiosity into deconstructing things. He wanted to see how they went together and taking them apart seemed like the best way to learn. He went on to earn a business degree, but didn’t have passion for the career, so he went back for his engineering degree.
Ed takes great pride in being a part of the teams behind some of his local community’s best spaces – like the Oklahoma Civic Center, Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark, and the Santa Fe Terminal Intermodal Transportation Hub. Whenever he visits one of these past projects, he always enjoys seeing people using and benefiting from the spaces. As an associate principal at Alvine Engineering, he provides leadership and quality assurance for mechanical systems design in the firm’s Oklahoma City office.
When designing systems for buildings, Ed has always tried to make things simple and effective. This mentality resonates with owners, architects, and other consultants, which encourages strong, collaborative design teams. He believes that the architecture, engineering, and construction industry will continue to solve problems and make many things in make people’s lives simpler. In mechanical engineering, this also translates to energy savings and environmentally-conscious design, which will lead the way as new technologies make life more sustainable, stimulating, and healthier overall.
- American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) Central Chapter Member
- University of Oklahoma School of Architecture Past Guest Lecturer on the Integration of Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing Design in Buildings
- Society of Oklahoma Professional Engineers Past Member
- Society of Manufacturing Engineers Past Member
- Geothermal Professional Society Past Member
“I don’t know that my motivation is a drive to be the best, but rather, it’s always looking at problems and knowing, ‘I can fix that and make it better than it was before.’”