Dr Samer  Skaik

BSc Eng, MSc CPM (Distinction), PhD(Deakin), PMP, MCIArb, MIEAust, Cert.Adj(RICS, NSW), GCTE

Project Manager | Claim Advisor | Adjudicator | Researcher | Educator


Dr Samer Skaik serves as the Director of Construction Management Guide. He has 16+ years of extensive experience in dealing with international construction projects, alongside lecturing, advising and writing on construction management and construction law with special expertise in FIDIC and Security of Payment regime. Dr Skaik is certified by RICS as an accredited Adjudicator under the Security of Payment Legislation in NSW. He also serves as a Senior Lecturer or Project Management at CQUniversity.

Dr Skaik holds a Doctor of Philosophy from Deakin University and a Masters (with Distinction) in Construction Management. Dr Skaik is certified as a Professional Civil Engineer by Engineer Australia and as a Project Management Professional by PMI in the US. He is also certified as a full Member of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in the UK.
Dr Skaik worked as a Senior Projects Manager and Commercial Manager overseeing major international projects for DAMAC properties between 2010-2014. Before that, he had worked at various technical & managerial positions for leading contractors in the UAE. In 2010, he pursued his academic career lecturing and supervising research at Heriot Watt University (UK) and received excellent students’ feedback on his teaching qualities.

His areas of expertise include construction management, project management and security of payment. Some of his research is published in the collaborative book – International Contractual and Statutory Adjudication by Routledge, where he contributed the four Australian chapters.

In Feb 2017, Skaik completed his PhD entitled “introducing review mechanisms into statutory adjudication” at Deakin. The quality of his research was recognized on a national level. He was a Finalist for the Research Achievement Award by PMI Australia 2018 and received three Brooking Prize Commendations Awards.

The impact of Skaik’s research was manifest following the release of, the final report of the Review of Security of Payment Laws, by the Australian Government. That report by John Murray recommended adopting the recommendation of his research to introduce adjudication review across Australia.

Dr Skaik is usually invited to speak in international conferences and seminars. He was invited by FIDIC to be a “Friendly Reviewer” of the new FIDIC Yellow Book; and by many reputed journals and Conferences to act as a peer reviewer of academic submissions.


The Director is assisted by a number of well educated and experienced construction professionals including construction lawyers, planners, delay analysts and quantity surveyors with proven track record in complex project management and claim consultancy. The team members for each project/case are assigned the tasks which match their specific expertise area and knowledge to ensure highest possible standards.
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