Personal details

Name
Professor Martin Skitmore
Position(s)
Professor
Science and Engineering Faculty,
Civil Engineering and Built Environment,
Construction and Project Management
Discipline *
Building
Phone
+61 7 3138 1059
Fax
+61 7 3138 1170
Email
Location
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Identifiers and profiles
ORCID iD
Qualifications

PhD (University of Salford), MSc (University of Salford)

Professional memberships
and associations
  • Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)
  • Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB)
  • International Council for Building Research Studies and Documentation (CIB)

 

Keywords

Auction Theory, Building Procurement, Cashflow Forecasting, Construction Management & Economics, Cost Modelling, Quantitative Methods, Tendering & Bidding

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008

Biography

Broad area of research:

  • Construction management and economics
  • Project management
  • Building procurement
  • Estimating, tendering and bidding
  • Information systems
  • Cashflow forecasting
  • Quantitative methods
  • Cost modelling.

Grants Position: Principal

  • 1997 – 1998: Financial appraisal of contractors, $13,500 from Qld Govt
  • 1995: Evaluation of teaching software, $25,000 from QUT
  • 1988 – 1991: Automatic pricing of bills of quantities, £1000 from RICS
  • 1986 – 1987: Computer aids for estimators, £1,500 from BOTB. In collaboration with S D Micros
  • 1986 – 1987: Construction prices: the market effect, £1000 from RICS
  • 1986 – 1987: The influence of professional expertise in construction price forecasting, £25,720 from SERC.  In collaboration with Dr S G Stradling (Salford University)
  • 1984: The influence of professional expertise in construction price forecasting, £12,220 from SERC, £3,500 from Salford University and £2,500 from S D Micros Ltd.

Position: Co-Principal

  • 2012: Sustainable Community for Aged People: Case Studies of Green Retirement Villages in Australia, £5000 from RICS. In collaboration with Dr Paul Xia (QUT) and Dr Jian Zuo (UniSA)
  • 1998: Decision support for tendering prequalification, HK$279,000 from HKCU. In collaboration with Assistant Professor T S Ng (HKCU)
  • 1997: Decision support for tendering prequalification, $15,000 from ARC and $12,828 from QUT. In collaboration with Dr J Liston (QUT), Prof C Perry (USQ) and Dr E Kozan (QUT)
  • 1995: A forecasting model of the construction industry, £5000 from RICS. In collaboration with Prof A Sampson (Salford University)
  • 1993 – 1995: Decision support for tendering prequalification, £67,191 from SERC. In collaboration with Dr N Smith (UMIST)
  • 1992 – 1994: Decision support models for forecasting construction industry workload, c.£70,000  from SERC. In collaboration with Professor A Sampson (Salford University)
  • 1990 – 1993: Decision support systems for contract bidding, £51,000 from SERC. In collaboration with Professor R McCaffer and Dr T Thorpe (LUT)
  • 1990 – 1991: The use of intelligent simulation in cost-time forecasts for housing rehabilitation works, £45,000 from SERC and £11,000 from Salford University. In collaboration with Mr V K Marston (Salford University)
  • 1988 – 1989: Image of the construction industry, c.£10,000 from Salford University + Hungarian Government. In collaboration with Mrs K Szoke (Hungary Information Institute)
  • 1985- 1986: The evaluation of life cycle costing as a practical tool during building design £12,500 from SERC. In collaboration with Mr A Ashworth (Salford University)

Position: Associate

  • 2013 – 2015: Analyzing stakeholder-organization relationships in major construction projects: a social network approach, HK$700,000 from HK RGC CERG. In collaboration with Prof QP Shen (HKPolyU), Dr J Yang (Deakin U)
  • 2012 – 2014: Embedding Materials’ Greenness in Building Environmental Assessment Modelling, HK$83,900 from HKU Seed Funding Programme for Basic Research. In collaboration with Associate Professor T S T Ng (HKU) and Dr J M W Wong (HKU)
  • 2012 – 2015: Provision of services for hosting, maintenance and further development of the building the education revolution – Cost analysis model (BER–CAM), AUD2,998,998 from Commonwealth of Australia represented by DEEWR (QUT share approx AUD280,000). In collaboration with Associate Professor S Newton (UNSW), Prof P Tombesi (Melb U), Adj/Prof J Woollett (UNSW) and industry
  • 2009 – 2011: A negotiation protocol for long-term strategic planning of construction, HK$60,000 from HKU CRGG. In collaboration with Associate Professor TST Ng (HKU) and Dr JMW Wong (HKU)
  • 2009 – 2011: Reforming the procurement of construction and financing of Australian infrastructure: advancing capacity, competition and investment, AUD313,680 from ARC, AUD255,000 from Industry and AUD750,000 from Industry in-kind. In collaboration with Dr A J Bridge (QUT), Associate Professor M E Drew (QUT), Dr R J Bianchi (QUT), Professor S M Rowlinson (HKU), Mr M C Jefferies (Newcastle U)
  • 2008 – 2010: Prediction of financial healthiness of construction companies at times of economic austerity, HK$106,000 from HKU Seed Funding Programme for Basic Research. In collaboration with Associate Professor T S Ng (HKU), Dr J M W Wong (HKU), Associate Professor K.C. Lam (HKCU)
  • 2007 – 2008: Construction Virtual Prototyping, a survey of use, HK$200,000 from HKPU-QUT. In collaboration with Professor Heng Li (HKPU)
  • 2006 – 2008: An evaluation of the impact of the HK CIRC Report, HK$414,000 from HK RGC CERG. In collaboration with Assistant Professor Paul Fox (HKPU)
  • 2005 – 2006: A study of factors in developing the construction industry, HK$170,000 from HKPU. In collaboration with Assistant Professor Dr Paul Fox (HKPU), Associate Professor Patrick Fong (HKPU) and Assistant Professor Martin Hills (HKPU)
  • 2003 – 2004: Applying Internet Technology in Construction Quality Management, HK$179,930  from HKCU. In collaboration with Associate Professor Dr Lam, Ka-chi (HKCU), Associate Professor Ng, Thomas Shiu-tong (HKU) and Associate Professor Mohan Kumaraswamy (HKU)
  • 2001 – 2007: Optimisation of stress and performance of estimators, HK$100,000 from HKCU DAG, HK$227,875 from HKCU SRC and HK$392,403 from HK CERG. In collaboration with Assistant Professor M-Y Leung (HKCU), Assistant Professor A M Chong (HKCU) Associate Professor SO Cheung (HKCU) and Associate Professor T S Ng (HKU)
  • 1999 – 2001: Evaluation of alternative contractor-price selection criteria, HK$596,200 from HKRGC. In collaboration with Associate Professor D Drew (HKPU), Professor A Chan (HKPU),  Professor A Sidwell (QUT) and Ms V Francis (QUT)
  • 1998 – 2001: An investigation into the cost efficiency of bidding for construction work, HK$405,000 from HKRGC CERG. In collaboration with Associate Professor D Drew (HKPU)
  • 1998 – 2000: Case-based reasoning for construction delay mitigation, HK$266,500 from HKCU. In collaboration with Assistant Professor T S Ng (HKCU)
  • 1996 – 1998: Management competencies standards in building construction, $55,500 from ARC and $15,000 from Multiplex Pty. In collaboration with Dr K Hampson (QUT)
  • 1991 – 1992: Time-cost planning techniques, £10,000 from RICS. In collaboration with Dr B Atkin (Reading University)
  • 1979 – 1981: Microcomputer applications for quantity surveyors, c.£25000 from SERC. In collaboration with Dr E H Traynor (Salford University).

Awards and recognitions

  • 2010: Zhang, X.L., Shen, L.Y., Skitmore, R.M., Bo Xia. Key competitiveness indicators for new real estate developers. Outstanding Paper Award Winner at the Literati Network Awards for Excellence 2011
  • 2007: Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering Research Publication Award
  • 2007: Nominated for QUT Supervisor of the Year
  • 2004: Nominated for the Vice Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award (postgraduate supervision)
  • 2001: Nominated for QUT Supervisor of the Year
  • 2000: Ng., T.S., Skitmore, R.M. Contractor financial capability assessments. The Australian Institute of Building Fred Wilson Memorial Prize.
  • 1985: Skitmore, R.M. Towards an expert system for construction price forecasts. The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors ‘Pincus’ Prize

Career history

  • 1978 – 1995: Lecturer (1978-87), Senior Lecturer (1987-91), Reader (1991-2), Professor (Personal Chair) (1992-5), University of Salford
  • 1995 – Present: Professor, QUT.
This information has been contributed by Professor Martin Skitmore.

Teaching

Teaching areas

  • Quantity surveying
  • Estimating and building technology
  • Cost studies
  • Estimating
  • Information technology
  • Research methods
  • Systems analysis
  • Risk management
  • Automated systems.
This information has been contributed by Professor Martin Skitmore.

Experience

External collaborations

  • Hong Kong City University
  • Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  • Hong Kong University
  • University of South Australia (UniSA)
  • University of Technology Sydney (UTS)
  • Deakin University
  • University of New South Wales (UNSW)
  • Chonqing University
  • Tsinghua University, Beijing

Professional and community services

  • ARC ‘OzReader’
  • Visiting Professor – Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Department of Building and Real Estate
  • Visiting Professor – Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM)
  • Visiting Professor – University of Talca, Chile
  • External Examiner – Deakin University, School of Architecture and Building, Bachelor of Construction Management, Bachelor of Construction Management/Bachelor of Facilities Management and Bachelor of Design (Architecture)/Bachelor of Construction Management.
  • External Examiner – University Malaya

Member

  • Journal of Construction Management and Economics Editorial Board
  • Foundations of Building Economics Series Editorial Board
  • International Council for Building Research Studies and Documentation, Working Commission W55, Building Economics
  • Journal of Construction Research Editorial Board
  • Journal of Construction Procurement Editorial Board
  • International Journal of Strategic Property Management Editorial Board
  • Journal of Civil Engineering and Management Editorial Board
  • Surveying and Built Environment International Editorial Board
  • International Journal of Construction Management Editorial Board
  • The Australasian Journal of Construction Economics and Building Editorial Board
  • Rattan Management Advisory Board
  • Built Environment Project and Asset Management Editorial Advisory Board.
This information has been contributed by Professor Martin Skitmore.

Publications


For more publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.

Awards

Awards and recognition

Type
Funding Award
Reference year
2017
Details
Innovative procurement theories to optimise education per cost of school. With A/P A Bridge, Prof J Franz, Prof H Hughes, A/P P Verhoeven (QUT), A/P C Duffield, Dr L Zhang (Melbourne U), A/P S Newton, Prof M Loosemore (UNSW) + 20 industry partners
Type
Editorial Role for an Academic Journal
Reference year
2017
Details
Editor, International Journal of Construction Management
Type
Visiting Professorships/Fellowships
Reference year
2017
Details
Visiting Professor, Tongji University, China
Type
Visiting Professorships/Fellowships
Reference year
2017
Details
Visiting Professor, Zhejiang University, China
Type
Funding Award
Reference year
2017
Details
How green turns into gold? Optimizing the dual effect of ¿price premium for green¿ and ¿cost premium for green¿ of K-BEAM Plus certified housing. With Dr XL Zhang (HKCityU), Prof C Anumbra (Penn State), Dr Wu Jing (Tsinghua U, Beijing)
Type
Funding Award
Reference year
2016
Details
A study on post occupancy evaluation mechanisms of green buildings from an international and multi-stakeholder perspective (CNY30,000), with Dr Li Hongyang (SCUT), Prof Wang Yousong (SCUT), Prof Thomas Ng (HKU), Dr Yan Hui (SCUT), Dr. Wu Fan (SCUT) and Jiang Biying (SCUT)
Type
Committee Role/Editor or Chair of an Academic Conference
Reference year
2015
Details
Chairman, International Scientific Committee, CRIOCM 2015, 23-5 Oct, 2015, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China
Type
Funding Award
Reference year
2016
Details
Developing an ¿Active-Ageing¿ Future Senior Accommodation Design Strategy in Hong Kong (PhD stipend - HK$540,000), with Dr J Wong and Prof F Wong (HKPolyU) and Prof L Buys (QUT)
Type
Visiting Professorships/Fellowships
Reference year
2016
Details
Visiting Professor, University of Newcastle, NSW
Type
Visiting Professorships/Fellowships
Reference year
2016
Details
Visiting Professor, Tongji University, China

Research projects

Grants and projects (Category 1: Australian Competitive Grants only)

Title
Innovative Procurement Theories to Optimise Education per Cost of School
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
LP160100259
Start year
2016
Keywords
Title
Reforming The Procurement Of Construction And Financing Of Australian Infrastructure: Advancing Capacity, Competition And Investment
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
LP0989743
Start year
2009
Keywords
Construction Economics; Quantity Surveying; Procurement; Major Infrastructure;

Supervision