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John Hildreth

John Hildreth

Distinguished Professor

College of Engineering and Technology

Construction Management

Contact Information

Phone: 828.227.2519
Office: 225 Belk Building


John Hildreth is the Kimmel Distinguished Professor of Construction Management at Western Carolina University. His teaching and research interests focus on construction equipment, asset management, cost estimating, and production planning. He has completed multiple research projects related to the effective and efficient management of mobile equipment and the capital-intensive assets of transportation systems. He has provided consulting services related to equipment and fleet management, and been an instructor for the Construction Equipment Management Program (CEMP). He is the educational advisor to the Association of Construction Equipment Managers and chair of the Maintenance Fleet and Equipment committee of the Transportation Research Board (TRB). He holds civil engineering degrees (BS and MS) from West Virginia University and a PhD from Virginia Tech.


  • Ph D, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Civil Engineering
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