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Name Prof. Dr. Martin Skitmore
Designation Professor
Qualification Ph.D., University of Salford, 1986.
M.Sc., University of Salford, 1981.
Organization Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Email rm.skitmore@qut.edu.au
Tel No. (07) 38631059
Fax No. (07) 38641170
URL http://www.bee.qut.edu.au/about/schools/ urban/staff/quantity/mskitmore.jsp
UTAR Contact Person Dr Chia Fah Choy, chiafc@utar.edu.my


Employment
  • Professor at the Queensland University of Technology, 1995 - present.
  • Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, Reader, and Professor at the University of Salford, 1978 - 1995.
  • Senior Lecturer at the Blackpool College of Technology & Art, 1975 - 1978.
  • Senior Quantity Surveyor/Computer Consultant at Building Design Partnership, Preston, 1973 - 1975.
  • Consultant Quantity Surveyor/ Systems Analyst/ Computer Programmer at Integrated Building Information Developments, Lancaster, 1971 - 1973.
  • Various Quanitity Surveying positions the private and public sectors, pre 1971.
Teaching & Administration
  • Discipline Leader for Project Management/Construction/ Management/Quantity Surveying. Queensland University of Technology.
  • Director of Research & Postgraduate Studies, examinations officer of MSc Construction & Property Information Technology, and University Research Board member, University of Salford.
  • Has successfully supervised 15 PhD students and 5 MSc students.
Teaching Interests
  • At the University of Salford (US), he taught such courses as: quantity surveying practice, measurement, cost studies, estimating, quantity surveying information technology, quantitative methods, research methods, systems analysis, risk management and automated systems.
  • At the Queensland University of Technology (QUT), he teaches such courses as: Masters Dissertations.
Research Interests
  • Construction economics and Construction management.
  • Econometrics, economics, ethics, management, management science, operations research, procurement, production, project management, project risk management and quantity surveying.
Funded Research Project
  • Received numerous research grants from government and industries.
  • Principal and Co-principal investigator of over 35 research projects.
  • Research collaboration with Hong Kong City University, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong University, University of South Australia, Loughborough University, Reading University, etc.
Publications & Presentations
  • Authored 3 books.
  • Authored and co-authored 6 book chapters.
  • 4 book reviews, paper reviewer for 26 journals and over 17 conferences.
  • Published more than 130 international refereed journal papers and 86 working papers for conference proceedings.
  • Presented more than 82 presentations at conferences, seminars & corporate bodies.
Awards & Honours
  • Vice-Chancellor's Distinguished Teaching Award, 2004.
  • Nominated QUT Supervisor of the Year, 2001.
  • Nominated QUT Supervisor of the Year, 2000.
Professional Membership
  • Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
  • Chartered Institute of Building

Professional Activities
  • Chairman, Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM), 1992-2004.
  • Chairman, Australasian Universities Building Educators Association (AUBEA), 1997-2000.
  • Member, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors Education and Membership Policy Committee, 2003-2006.
  • Member of The Chartered Institute of Building from 1986 - present.
  • Editorial Board member of several journals of civil engineering, management, construction procurement, and construction research.
  • Editor-in-Chief of RICS QS Occasional Papers, 1991 - 1993.
  • Editor-in-Chief of the journal of Construction Innovation: Information. Process & Management, 1993 - 2006.
  • Member of the Australian Institute of Building accreditation panel for Building degree and diploma course, UNITEC, Lae, Papua New Guinea, 2001.
  • Member of the selection panel for chair at the University of Western Sydney, Blacktown, New South Wales, 1997.
  • Member of the external review panel, Faculty of Architecture, the University of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, 1996.
Others
  • Visiting Professor, City University of Hong Kong, 2008-present.
  • Visiting Professor, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM), 2009-2010.
  • Director's Visitor (Jul 88 to Dec 88), Hong Kong Polytechnic, 1988.
  • Honorary Visiting Professor (Aug 94 to Feb 95), University of New South Wales, 1994-5.
  • External Examiner for 12 PhD theses and 3 Masters theses.
  • Undergraduate course External Examiner at Thames Polytechnic, Newcastle upon Tyne Polytechnic, Stoke-on-Trent College, Loughborough University of Technology, University of Newcastle (NSW), University of South Australia (UniSA).
  • Member Course Advisory Board - Salford College of Technology, Blackpool and the Fylde College, UNITECH Lae Papua.
  • Organiser 7 conferences, member 10 conference Technical/Scientific Committees, chairman 15 conference sessions.
Quarterly Activites
January - March 2018
  • EE Visitation is Scheduled to visit us on 13-14 April 2018.
October - December 2017
  • No activities during this period. Department will invite Prof Martin Skiltmore to visit the University as EE for QS programme and provide guest lecture in 2018.
July - September 2017
  • Joint paper "International Comparisons of Nominal and Real Construction Labour Productivity" submitted to Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management accepted.
April - June 2017
  • Invited Prof Martin Skitmore to participate in the Stakeholder Survey [online] of PO and PEO of Qs programme.
January - March 2017
  • Prof Martin Skitmore visited UTAR on 6 and 7th March 2017.
October - December 2016
  • Visit by Prof Martin Skimore is scheduled to be on 6 and 7th of March 2017.
July - September 2016
  • No activity
January - March 2016
  • No activity
October - December 2015
  • No activity
July - September 2015
  • No activity
April - June 2015
  • No activity
January - March 2015
  • No activity
October - December 2014
  • Joint paper , 'Total Factor Productivity in the Malaysian Construction Scetor' submitted to 21st Racific Real Estate Conference (PRRES) 2015
July - September 2014
  • Published a joint paper, ""Economic Development and Construction Productivity in Malaysia"" in Construction Management and Economics Volume 32, Issue 9, September 2014, pp. 874-887
  • Working on a joint paper ""Total Factor Productivity in the Malaysian Construction Sector"" to be submitted to the 21st Pacific Rim Real Estate Conference 2015 to be held in KL
April - June 2014
  • No Activity
January - March 2014
  • Prof Martin Skimore's moderated selective Final Examination Papers of BSc (Hons) QS programme
  • A joint paper of Dr Chia FC and Prof Martin Skitmore and others have submitted to Construction and Management Economics and is currently under review.
October - December 2013
  • Follow up with Prof Martin Skimore's Visit as External Examiner to BSc (Hons) QS Programme 24-25
July - September 2013
  • External Examiner Visitation to BSc (Hons) QS Programme
  • Guest Lecture ""The Learning Climate of Chartered Quantity Surveying".
April - June 2013
  • Prof Martin Skitmore his scheduled to visit UTAR on 24th and 25th June 2013 and he will be delivered a lecture to the QS Final Year students. The topic is "The Learning Climate of Chartered Quantity Surveying".
January - March 2013
  • Prof Martin Skitmore has accepted to be the External Examiner for BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveyor. He is scheduled to visit UTAR on 24th and 25th June 2013 and he will be delivered a lecture to the students. The topic is yet to be finalised.
October - December 2012
  • Prof Martin Skitmore has accepted to be the External Examiner for BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveyor for a term of 3 years commencing 5th Jan 2013 to 4th Jan 2016
July - September 2012
  • Joint paper from Dr. Chia Fah Choy's PhD study. ('An analysis of construction productivity in Malaysia' published in Construction Management and Economics on August 10, 2012)
    Working on joint paper from Dr. Chia Fah Choy's PhD study. Identify few paper potential to be published.(Second paper submitted to Habitat International on Sep 8, 2012 )
    Department of Built Environment have recommended Prof Martin Skitmore to be the External Examiner for BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveyor for 2013/2014
April - June 2012
  • Working on joint paper from Dr. Chia Fah Choy's PhD study. Identify few paper potential to be published. (First paper submitted on April 2, 2012 to Construction Management and Economics. Received reviewee's comments on June 26, 2012 )
January - March 2012
  • Working on joint paper from Dr. Chia Fah Choy's PhD study. Identify few paper potential to be published.n Skitmore, Prof Goran Runeson and Dr. Adrian Bridge). First paper submitted on April 2, 2012
October - December 2011
  • Completed supervision of Chia Fah Choy's PhD studies. On 12-12-2011, Meet with Prof Skitmore on 12 Dec 2011 in Brisbane. Discuss some potential paper publication and future research collaboration
July - September 2011
  • "A paper ' Property Investment, Construction and Economic Growth: The Case of Malaysia' was presented to the Asian Conference of Real Estate 2011 (Acre 2011)(Chia Fah Choy, Prof Martin Skitmore, Prof Goran Runeson and Dr. Adrian Bridge)"
April - June 2011
  • No Activity
January - March 2011
  • PhD Final Seminar (10.3.2011 at QUT , Brisbane)
  • Prof Skitmore will be visiting Malaysia at the end of this year invited by UTM. I have invited him to extend the stay and pay UTAR a visit. We can arrange for him to deliver a Talk and meet the faculty.
October - December 2010
  • No activity
July - September 2010
  • No activity
April - June 2010
  • No Activity
January - March 2010
  • Joint paper titled "International Comparisons of Malaysian Constructionn Labour Productivity" submitted for the CIB2010 World Congress, 10-13, May 2010 at Salford Quays, UK.
  • Joint paper titled "An Assessment of Construction Labour Productivity in Malaysia" submitted for the CIB2010 World Congress, 10-13, May 2010 at Salford Quays, UK.
October - December 2009
  • Joint paper 'An Assessment of Construction Labour Productivity in Malaysia' to be presented in CIB World Congress 2010 to be held on May 10th-13th, The Lowry, Salford Quays, UK.
  • Joint paper 'International Comparisons of Malaysian Construction Labour Productivity ' to be presented in CIB World Congress 2010 to be held on May 10th-13th, The Lowry, Salford Quays, UK.
September - December 2009
  • Joint paper 'An Asessment of Construction Labour Productivity in Malaysia' to be presented in CIB World Congress 2010 to be held on May 10th -13th 2009, The Lowry, Salford Quays, UK
  • Joint paper 'International Comparisons of Malaysian Construction Labour Productivity ' to be presented in CIB World Congress 2010 to be held on May 10th -13th 2009, The Lowry, Salford Quays, UK