Steve Gonzalez

KONE, Director | Chicago, United States


Steve Gonzalez is a mechanical engineer and patent holder with more than 20 years’ experience in the design, construction, analysis and optimization of commercial and industrial building systems, with special focus on buildings’ utilities and infrastructure.

Steve serves as Director of Major Projects, leading the strategy, sales and execution of the KONE Americas Major Projects business. He conceived and led the creation of KONE’s award-winning Project Management Development Program and the project management structure for KONE’s largest and most complex projects, globally.

He has been previously featured in various publications including The Wall Street Journal, ConstructionDIVE and CompositesWorld.


Annual Conference, Presenter (New York 2015; Australia 2017; Chicago 2019)

Annual Conference, Panel Moderator (Middle East 2018)


26 October 2015

Enhancing Construction Efficiency and Safety with Self-climbing Elevators

Steve Gonzalez, Dennis Murphy & Johannes de Jong, KONE

This paper describes how the use of self-climbing elevators, can significantly improve building construction efficiency. The self-climbing elevator uses the building’s hoist-ways while under construction....


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