Dr. Abdulaziz Jarkas, Ph.D, P.Eng., CEng MIED, Int. PE, FSPE
Chief Projects Officer
Dr. Jarkas received his Bachelor and Master of Science Degrees in Civil Engineering from The University of South Carolina, Columbia, USA, and a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Degree in Construction Engineering and Projects Management from the University of Dundee, Scotland, UK. He is a Fellow of the UK Society of Professional Engineers, Registered Chartered Engineer (CEng) by the UK Engineering Council (ECUK), and a Registered International Professional Engineer (Int.PE) by the UK Engineering Council. He is also an active member in several International Professional Associations, Engineering Institutes/Societies, and Arbitration Tribunal Panels.
Dr. Jarkas is an authority in Projects and Construction Management with an extensive research record of over 40 peer-reviewed publications in the area of Projects and Construction Management, particularly, in the fields of Constructability, Buildability, Construction Productivity, Lean Construction, Benchmarking, Bidding Practices, Construction Complexity, Learning Phenomenon in Construction, and Motivation. His practical experience spans over twenty five years and encompasses: Planning and Design Management; Structural Design; Structural Damage Assessment; Risk Analysis and Management; Constructability Analysis; Value Engineering; Mediation, Arbitration and Alternate Dispute Resolution (ADR); in addition to Projects, Contracts and Construction Management. His Managerial and Technical skills are specifically suited for Management of Real Estate Developments, Projects and Complex Construction Management. Currently, Dr. Jarkas serves as the Vice Chairman of Al Mazaya Real Estate Development Co., KSCC.