Professor Malcolm Horner

Emeritus Professor

Civil Engineering, School of Science and Engineering

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Malcolm Horner graduated with BSc and PhD degrees in Civil Engineering from University College London and spent several years in industry before being appointed in 1977 to a Lectureship in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Dundee, where he is Emeritus Professor of Engineering Management and leads the Construction Management Research Unit.

He is a fellow, both of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and of the Institution of Civil Engineers, an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland, and a former Vice Principal of the University. He is founder Chairman of the University spin out company, WholeLife Consultants Ltd, and chairs CITB’s technical reference group for labour market intelligence. He has held numerous directorships in private and public sector organisations.


  • Lean Thinking
  • Labour Productivity
  • Whole life Costing, estimating and control
  • Sustainability
  • Risk based asset management
  • Novel approaches to data analysis