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Samer Skaik

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Personal Info

  • Country of residence: Palestine
  • Gender: Male
  • Born in: 1979
  • Age: 42
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Samer was born in Gaza in 1979. Samer has 14 years of extensive experience in construction project management in the UAE working for Contractors and Employers with multi-billion projects portfolio. He moved to Australia in August 2014 after receiving a scholarship to pursue his PhD study on "Statutory Adjudication" at Deakin University on a full time basis. He is also working as a casual Academic helping with the Construction Management Program at the same university. 
From April 2010 till July 2014, he worked for DAMAC Properties, one of the largest developers in the MENA as a Senior Projects Manager overseeing major building projects. Before, he worked for different contractors in various senior positions relating to project management and contract administration.
From January 2011 to July 2014, he was a part time lecturer at Heriot Watt University teaching construction project management to undergraduate and postgraduate students. He also supervised +60 MSc dissertations in various fields relating to Construction Management and Quantity Surveying, He published a lot of peer reviewed papers related to construction management and construction law. 

Recently, he completed writing four major book chapters on the Australian Statutory Adjudication for the upcoming global book of "International Commercial and and Statutory Adjudication" led by Andrew Burr and Peer reviewed by Philip Davenport. The book will be published in mid of 2016. Samer holds a Bachelor degree in Civil Engineering. In 2010, he completed his Master's degree in Construction Project Management with Distinction from the UK. He has many international qualifications such as Project Management Professional (PMP), Associate Chartered Member at Institute of Arbitration (ACIArb) and professional member at Engineers Australia (MIEAust). Samer was the Chairperson of the Construction Life-cycle Risk International Conference held in Abu Dhabi 2011, and he is a regular speaker and trainer in international conferences, workshops and seminar events concerning construction law.

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