Mr. Daniel J. O’Connor P.E. is the Chief Technical Officer of Aon Fire Protection Engineering Corporation (Aon FPE) and received his B.S. degree in Fire Protection Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology in 1979 and his M.S. Degree in Fire Protection Engineering from the University of Maryland in 1992. In 2004 Mr. O’Connor was elected to the grade of Fellow in the Society of Fire Protection Engineers. Mr. O’Connor is the Chair of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers Task Group on Human Behavior. Mr. O’Connor is a member of five NFPA Technical Committees that include NFPA 72, National Fire Alarm & Signaling Code, and is the immediate past Chair of the NFPA 101 Technical Committee on Healthcare Occupancies. He has been involved in numerous tall building projects during his career including the Trump tower in Chicago, the proposed 610 meter(2000 feet) Chicago Spire, and the 112 story Doha Convention Center and Tower for which he provided fire/life safety and building code peer review services. Most recently he has been assisting with concepts development for several significant Asian projects that include in Korea; Hyundai Amco Tower, Seoul Lite Tower, Lotte Jamsil Super Tower, and in China; the Ningbo East New City Parcel project, and the Jiangxi Nanchang Greenland Central Plaza project.
His published books and research papers in the field of Tall Buildings include:
O'CONNOR, D. (2008). Building Façade or Fire Safety Façade?. Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) Journal 2008, Issue II. Chicago, USA. pp.30-39.