Current Activities; Probabilistic Risk-based Estimating; Mentoring

prbeJohn is generally retired but continues to engage in professional activities including research and publication of topics of interest including management, contracting and risk for complex infrastructure and underground projects. He recently wrote a paper on “Tunnel Boring Machine Procurement, Risk and Technology Advancement” which was published online in TunnelTalk, November 5, (

This year he completed the text for, and input to, an interactive eBook which is an introduction to risk-based cost estimating procedures, sponsored by the National Highway Institute for the US Federal Highway Administration. The eBook and related course training are expected to be completed in early 2021.

John is in communication with colleagues from recent projects and young professionals who he has helped and/or mentored during and after project development. These colleagues are in North America and several international countries. A focus is the advancement of women in infrastructure, for example web-broadcasts regarding career development in science and engineering.