KEYNOTE SPEAKER 3
Ir. Dr. Zuhairi Abd Hamid
Construction Research Institute of Malaysia (CREAM)
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Zuhairi Abd. Hamid is the Executive Director of Construction Research Institute of Malaysia (CREAM), a research institute established under Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) which he joined in January, 2006. He has over 27 years of experience in the construction industry and started his professional career as a civil and structural engineer with Public Works Department of Malaysia in 1984. He has worked under various capacities as road engineer, bridge engineer, building engineer, district engineer, assistant director of planning, forensic and structural design engineer. He joined CIDB in 1998 as a senior manager at the Technology Development Division and later was appointed to his current post at CREAM. He holds a B.Eng. (Hons.) Civil from University Technology Malaysia. He gained his Masters in Structural Dynamic Engineering from Kanazawa University, Japan and his PhD in IT Construction majoring in Healthcare Facilities Management from University of Salford, United Kingdom. He is a Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) in the Board of Engineers Malaysia and a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers Malaysia (FIEM). He sits in many committees as construction industry advisor to UTM, UTHM, UTP, UPNM and UiTM. He also sits as a Board Member in the United Nation support International Research Council, CIB “Conseil International du Bâtiment” (International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction).His research interest and expertise is within the area of Strategic Management of IT in Construction, Strategic Facilities Management in Health Sector, Structural dynamic (wind engineering and earthquake engineering), Prefabricated building construction and Open Building System and Manufacturing.