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John Borcherding

John Borcherding

Adjunct Professor, Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering Department

  • BS, Missouri University at Columbia, Civil Engineering
  • MS, Stanford University, Civil Engineering/Construction Management
  • PhD, Stanford University, Civil Engineering/Construction Management

Dr. John D. Borcherding is Adjunct Professor in civil engineering at The University of Texas at Austin. He holds a BS in Civil Engineering from Missouri University at Columbia, and MS.] and PhD degrees in Civil Engineering/Construction Management from Stanford University. Prior to joining The University of Texas at Austin faculty in 1972, Dr. Borcherding taught two years at Stanford University. John Borcherding also worked as a cost and scheduling engineer for Rust Engineering Company and as a civil planner for Fruin-Colnon. Dr. Borcherding served two years as an officer of the Public Health Service doing new and renovation construction at the National Institute of Health.

In addition to his regular teaching at the University of Texas, Dr. Borcherding is highly involved in executive teaching with large and small companies in the energy and construction industries. His teaching experience is primarily in construction engineering project management, including construction estimating, planning and scheduling, construction contract law, management of human resources, and productivity improvement.

John is also actively engaged in research and consulting activities in the area of construction litigation, construction productivity measurement and improvement and the management of human resources in construction. He authored five articles on these subjects published in a variety of professional publications: Improving Productivity in Industrial Construction, Work Force Motivation and Productivity on Large Jobs, Construction Productivity and Job Satisfaction, Quantitative effects on Construction Productivity and Financial Incentives to Raise Productivity. Dr. Borcherding has conducted over 40 productivity improvement programs on construction projects, He analyzed over 300 projects that suffered disruption, delay, acceleration and productivity loss as an expert witness in construction litigation. These studies were usually employed in alternative dispute resolution such as negotiation, mediation and arbitration. However, there were some cases that required testimony in state or federal courts, at power plant prudency hearing, at the National Labor Relations Board and Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals.