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Sam Wamuziri

Dean of College of Engineering - College of Engineering

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Name: Sam Wamuziri
Job Title: Dean of College of Engineering
College: College of Engineering
Email: s.wamuziri@asu.edu.om
Phone: +968 9179 7014 Ext. 1200
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Professor Sam Wamuziri is Professor of Civil Engineering and Dean for the College of Engineering at A’Sharqiyah University. Professor Wamuziri joined A’Sharqiyah University in September 2014 and prior to this, he served as Professor of Project Management and Strategic Development; and Head of Centre for Management Research at Wrexham Glyndwr University in the United Kingdom. Professor Wamuziri is a British Citizen and has 35 years’ experience in teaching, research and practice in Civil Engineering and Construction Management. He holds a PhD in Civil Engineering from the University of Manchester. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers, Fellow of the American Society of Engineers, Fellow of the Association for Project Management, and Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts, Manufactures and Commerce.  He is a chartered civil engineer and in addition, he holds an MBA with Distinction from the University of Edinburgh obtained in 1999. Professor Wamuziri has supervised 16 PhD research students to successful completion. He has authored or co-authored over 90 research papers published in high quality international journals and conference proceedings. He was Chairman of the Editorial Board and Honorary Editor of an International Journal; Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Management, Procurement and Law from 2011 to 2017. He is a member of the Editorial Boards of four International journals. Professor Wamuziri has wide international experience of quality management systems and processes in Higher Education. He served as Academic Advisor to the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the United Kingdom from 2007 to 2013. 

1985   BSc(Eng) Honours first class, Civil Engineering, Makerere University, Uganda.

1988   MSc Structural Engineering, University of Manchester, UMIST, UK.

1992   PhD Civil Engineering, University of Manchester, UMIST, UK.

1999   MBA with Distinction, University of Edinburgh, UK.

Professor Sam Wamuziri is Professor of Civil Engineering and Dean for the College of Engineering at A’Sharqiyah University. Professor Wamuziri joined A’Sharqiyah University in September 2014 and prior to this, he served as Professor of Project Management and Strategic Development; and Head of Centre for Management Research at Wrexham Glyndwr University in the United Kingdom. Professor Wamuziri is a British Citizen and has 35 years’ experience in teaching, research and practice in Civil Engineering and Construction Management. He holds a PhD in Civil Engineering from the University of Manchester. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers, Fellow of the American Society of Engineers, Fellow of the Association for Project Management, and Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts, Manufactures and Commerce.  He is a chartered civil engineer and in addition, he holds an MBA with Distinction from the University of Edinburgh obtained in 1999. Professor Wamuziri has supervised 16 PhD research students to successful completion. He has authored or co-authored over 90 research papers published in high quality international journals and conference proceedings. He was Chairman of the Editorial Board and Honorary Editor of an International Journal; Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Management, Procurement and Law from 2011 to 2017. He is a member of the Editorial Boards of four International journals. Professor Wamuziri has wide international experience of quality management systems and processes in Higher Education. He served as Academic Advisor to the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the United Kingdom from 2007 to 2013. 

Professor Wamuziri's research interests include the following areas:

Project Risk Management,

Project Finance, 

Project Procurement, 

Occupational Health and Safety,

Renewable Energy,

Housing and Informal Settlements and

Construction in Developing Countries.    

Olubukola Tokede, Adam Ayinla and Sam Wamuziri 

The Fuzzy Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) in the Investment Appraisal of Drilling Methods; In Fayek A R (Editor) Fuzzy Hybrid Computing in Construction Engineering and Management: Theory and Applications, Emerald Publishing, Bingley, ISBN 978-1-7843-869-9, 2018, pp303-336.


DOI/URL: https://www.emerald.com/insight/content/doi/10.1108/978-1-78743-868-220181008/full/html

Tariq Umar, Charles Egbu, Sam Wamuziri and Mohammed Shaik Honnurvali

“Occupational Safety and Health Regulations in Oman” Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Management, Procurement and Law. June 2018, Volume 171, Issue MP3, pp 93-99. ISSN 1751-4304.


DOI/URL: https://doi.org/10.1680/jmapl.18.00007

Tariq Umar and Sam Wamuziri

“Using Safety Climate Factors to Improve Construction Safety” Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Municipal Engineer. June 2017, Volume 170, Issue ME2, pp 65-67 ISSN 0965 0903.


DOI/URL: https://doi.org/10.1680/jmuen.16.00020.

Tariq Umar and Sam Wamuziri 

“Conventional, wind and solar energy resources in Oman” Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Energy. November 2016, Volume 169, Issue EN4, pp 143-147 ISSN 1751 4223.  


DOI/URL: https://doi.org/10.1680/jener.16.00011

Olubukola Tokede, Sam Wamuziri, Brian Sloan and Andrew Brown

“Cost Analysis Error? Exploring Issues Relating to Whole-Life Cost Estimation in Sustainable Housing, Journal of Financial Management of Property and Construction. April 2014, Volume 19, Issue 1, pp4-23, ISSN 1366-4387.


DOI/URL: https://doi.org/10.1108/JFMPC-02-2013-0003

 Sam Wamuziri

“Factors that Influence Safety Culture in Construction” Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Management, Procurement and Law. October 2013, Volume 166, Issue MP5, pp 219-231. ISSN 1751-4304.


DOI/URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1680/mpal.12.00023

Sam Wamuziri

“Influence of the Scottish Housing Quality Standard on Stock Condition Surveys and Planned Maintenance in Social Housing” Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Municipal Engineer. September 2013, Volume 166 Issue 3, pp 182-193.  ISSN 0965 0903.


DOI/URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1680/muen.12.00005

Sam Wamuziri

Payment Options in Collaborative Procurement of Major Construction Projects” Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Management, Procurement and Law. February 2013, Volume 166, Issue MP1, pp 12-20. ISSN 1751-4304


DOI/URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1680/mpal.10.00060

Effie Mpakati-Gama, Sam Wamuziri, Brian Sloan

“Applicability of inventory methods for embodied energy assessment of buildings in Sub-Sahara Africa ”The Built & Human Environment Review, Volume  4, Special Issue 2, pp 41 - 55.


DOI/URL: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/27489

Effie Mpakati-Gama, Sam Wamuziri, Brian Sloan

“Environmental monitoring and evaluation in Sub-Sahara Africa – a state of the art review” The Built & Human Environment Review, Volume 4, Special Issue 2, pp 56 – 63.


DOI/URL: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/27487

Sam Wamuziri

“Evaluation of Workplace Drug Testing in UK Civil Engineering Construction” Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Management, Procurement and Law, August 2011, Volume 164, Issue MP3, Paper No. 900071, pp 147-157 pages, ISSN 1751-4304.


DOI/URL: doi: 10.1680/mpal.9.00071

Terry Price, Sam Wamuziri and Naren Gupta

“MRI suites and residual design risk from static magnetic fields” Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Management, Procurement and Law, February 2010, Volume 164, Issue MP1, Paper No. 800034, pp 7-15, ISSN 1751-4304.


DOI/URL: doi: 10.1680/mpal.2010.163.1.7

Sam Wamuziri and Shalu Madan,

“Improvement and Innovation through Collaborative Partnerships” Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Management, Procurement and Law, February 2009, Volume 162, Issue MP1, Paper No. 700016, pp 17- 27, ISSN 1751-4304.


DOI/URL: doi: 10.1680/mpal.2009.162.1.17

Sam Wamuziri  and M Jiang

“Role of Export Credit Agencies in PFI/PPP Projects” Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Management, Procurement and Law, November  2008, Volume 161, Issue MP4, Paper No. 800002, pp 163- 169, ISSN 1751-4304.


DOI/URL: doi: 10.1680/mpal.2008.161.4.163

Sam Wamuziri

“Editorial: PFI/PPP: Past Present and Future”. Special Issue of the Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Management, Procurement and Law, November 2008, Volume 161, Issue MP4, Paper NO. 800056, pp 137- 140, ISSN 1751-4304.


DOI/URL: doi: 10.1680/mpal.2008.161.4.137

S C Wamuziri 

“Safety Culture in the Construction Industry”. 

Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers, Municipal Engineer, 159 September 2006, Issue ME3, Pages 167-174, ISSN 0965 0903.


DOI/URL: https://doi.org/10.1680/muen.2006.159.3.167

S C Wamuziri and A G F Clearie  

“Economic Feasibility of the Proposed Second Forth Road Bridge using Public Private Partnership Procurement” Journal of Financial Management of Property and Construction, Volume 10, Number 2 pp95-106, August 2005. ISSN 1366-4387.


DOI/URL: https://doi.org/10.1108/13664380580001067

Sam Wamuziri and Alan Seywright 

“Procurement of Construction Projects in Local government”, Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers, Municipal Engineer, 158, June 2005 Issue ME2 pp145-152. ISSN 0965-0903. 


DOI/URL: https://doi.org/10.1680/muen.2005.158.2.145

Frank T Delaney and S C Wamuziri

“The Impact of Mergers and Acquisitions on Shareholder Wealth in the UK Construction Industry” Journal of Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management. Volume 11, number 1, February 2004, pp65-73. ISSN 0968-9988.


DOI/URL: https://doi.org/10.1108/09699980410512674

M D Taylor, S C Wamuziri and I G N Smith  

“Automated Construction in Japan”, Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers, Civil Engineering, Volume 156 Number 1, February 2003, pp34-41, ISSN 0965 089 X.


DOI/URL: https://doi.org/10.1680/cien.2003.156.1.34

F T Delaney and S C Wamuziri

“Efficiency and Performance Effects of Mergers and Acquisitions in the Construction Industry” Journal of Financial Management of Property and Construction, Volume 7, Number 3, December 2002, pp141-150. ISSN 1366-4387.


DOI/URL: https://doi.org/10.1108/09699980410512674

I Drummond, A Kermani and S C Wamuziri

“Reliability of Timber Structural Systems: A review”. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers. Structures and Buildings. February 2001, pp101-108.


DOI/URL: https://doi.org/10.1680/stbu.2001.146.1.101

Q L Guo, M J Maher and S C Wamuziri 

“Risk Analysis in Construction Networks Using a Modified Stochastic Assignment Model” Journal of Civil Engineering and Environmental Systems.  Volume 18 Issue 3, pp215 – 241, June 2001.


DOI/URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/02630250108970301

Tokede, O, Wamuziri, S and Gupta N

"Evaluating the Cost of Disruption in Office Retrofit Building Projects" 10th ICEC World Congress & Council Meeting: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: 8-12 October 2016 1086, Pg. 1086 – 1098, ISSN Number is: 24481475


DOI/URL: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/315688667_Evaluating_the_Cost_of_Disruption_in_Office_Retrofit_Building_Projects_Practical_implications_if_applicable

Tariq Umar and Sam Wamuziri

“A Review of Construction Safety, Challenges and Opportunities – Oman Perspective”. 5th World Construction Symposium 2016, 29-31 July 2016, Colombo, Sri Lanka.


DOI/URL: https://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/id/eprint/48527/6/Umar-T-48527-AAM.pdf

Tariq Umar and Sam Wamuziri

“Using Safety Climate as a Tool for Improvement of Safety Performance in Construction Organisations”. 5th World Construction Symposium 2016, 29-31 July 2016, Colombo, Sri Lanka.


DOI/URL: https://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/id/eprint/48528/

Tariq Umar and Sam Wamuziri

”Analysis of Variety of Flexible Pavement with Image Analyzer’’. 8th international conference on Construction in 21th century (CITC-8), 27 – 30 May 2015; Thessaloniki, Greece. Pages 338-345, ISBN: 978-0-9894623-7-2.


DOI/URL: https://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/id/eprint/48536/6/Umar-T-48536-AAM.pdf

Saheed Adelekan, Sam Wamuziri and Ben Binsardi

“Evaluation of Islamic Financing of Social Housing and Infrastructure Projects” In Smith, C (Editor) Proceedings of the 29th Annual ARCOM Conference, Reading, 2-4th September 2013, Association of Researchers in Construction Management, pp 191-200. ISBN 13: 978­-0-9552390-7-6.


DOI/URL: https://www.arcom.ac.uk/-docs/proceedings/ar2013-0191-0200_Adelekan_Wamuziri_Binsardi.pdf

Dominic D. Ahiaga-Dagbui, Olubukola Tokede, Simon Smith and Sam Wamuziri

“A Neuro-fuzzy Hybrid Model for predicting final cost of Water Infrastructure Projects” In Smith, C (Editor) Proceedings of the 29th Annual ARCOM Conference, Reading, 2-4th September 2013, Association of Researchers in Construction Management, pp 181-190. ISBN 13: 978­-0-9552390-7-6


DOI/URL: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/259344924_A_neuro-fuzzy_hybrid_model_for_predicting_final_cost_of_water_infrastructure_projects

Mpakati-Gama, E C; Wamuziri, S C and Sloan B  

“Green Building Challenges: Evaluating the Operation of Adopted Building Assessment Tools – Case Study” In Smith, C (Editor) Proceedings of the 28th Annual ARCOM Conference, Edinburgh, 3-5th September 2012, Association of Researchers in Construction Management, pp 1257-1267. ISBN 13: 978­-0-9552390-6-9


DOI/URL: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/265865542_Green_building_challenges_evaluating_the_operation_of_adopted_building_assessment_tools_-_case_study

Olubukola Tokede and Sam Wamuziri

“Perceptions of Fuzzy Set Theory in Construction Risk Analysis” In Smith, C (Editor) Proceedings of the 28th Annual ARCOM Conference, Edinburgh, 3-5th September 2012, Association of Researchers in Construction Management, pp 1197-1207. ISBN 13: 978­-0-9552390-6-9.


DOI/URL: DOI: 10.13140/2.1.3675.4886

Saleh Alsulamy, Sam Wamuziri and Mark Taylor  

“Evaluation of Key Metrics for Measurement of Project Performance” In Smith, C (Editor) Proceedings of the 28th Annual ARCOM Conference, Edinburgh, 3-5th September 2012, Association of Researchers in Construction Management, pp 1101-1110. ISBN 13: 978­-0-9552390-6-9.


DOI/URL: https://www.arcom.ac.uk/-docs/proceedings/ar2012-1101-1110_Alsulamy_Wamuziri_Taylor.pdf

Sam Wamuziri

“Factors that Contribute to Positive and Negative Health and Safety Cultures in Construction” Prevention: Means to the End of injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities; Proceedings of the CIB Working Commission W099 Construction Health and Safety Conference held 24-26 August 2011, Omni Shoreham Hotel, Washington DC, USA.


DOI/URL: https://www.irbnet.de/daten/iconda/CIB_DC24395.pdf

Sam Wamuziri

"Alternative Models for Procurement of Major Infrastructure Projects in Scotland” In Egbu, C (Editor) Proceedings of the 26th Annual ARCOM Conference, Leeds, 6-8th September 2010, Association of Researchers in Construction Management, pp 1009-1018. ISBN 13: 978­-0-9552390-4-5


DOI/URL: https://www.arcom.ac.uk/-docs/proceedings/ar2010-1009-1018_Wamuziri.pdf

Sam Wamuziri,

"Innovative Models for Procurement of Major Infrastructure Projects in Development". In Mwakali, J and Alinaitwe, H M (Editors) Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Advances in Engineering and Technology” Organised by Makerere University and the Swedish International Development Agency, January 31-February 1, 2011, Entebbe, Uganda, Macmillan Uganda, ISBN: 978-9970-214-00-7.


DOI/URL: http://news2.mak.ac.ug/documents/Makfiles/aet2011/Wamuziri.pdf

Effiness Mpakati Gama, Sam Wamuziri and Brian Sloan

“Environmental Sustainability in the Construction Industry in developing Countries: A study of Embodied Energy of low-cost housing” In Egbu, C (Editor) Proceedings of the 26th Annual ARCOM Conference, Leeds, 6-8th September 2010, Association of Researchers in Construction Management, pp 1417-1426. ISBN 13: 978­-0-9552390-4-5.


DOI/URL: https://www.arcom.ac.uk/-docs/proceedings/ar2010-1417-1426_Effiness_et_al.pdf

Sam Wamuziri

“Alternative Models for Procurement of Major Infrastructure Projects in Scotland” In Egbu, C (Editor) Proceedings of the 26th Annual ARCOM Conference, Leeds, 6-8th September 2010, Association of Researchers in Construction Management, pp 1009-1018. ISBN 13: 978­-0-9552390-4-5.


DOI/URL: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/290579376_Alternative_models_for_procurement_of_major_infrastructure_projects_in_Scotland

Sam Wamuziri and Simona Simeone

“Appraisal of Workplace Drug Testing by UK Construction Contractors” Working Together: Planning, Designing and Building a Healthy and Safe Construction Industry; Proceedings of the CIB Working Commission W099 Construction Health and Safety Conference held 21-23 October 2009, RMIT University Melbourne, Australia pp11-20, ISBN 978-1-921426-47-6.


DOI/URL: https://www.irbnet.de/daten/iconda/CIB20290.pdf

 

Sam Wamuziri 

“Using Electronic Reverse Auctions in Construction Procurement: Perceptions of Construction Contractors” In Dainty, A (Editor) Proceedings of the 25th Annual ARCOM Conference, Albert Hall Nottingham, 7-9th September 2009, Association of Researchers in Construction Management, pp 167-176. ISBN 13: 978­-0-9552390-1-4.


DOI/URL: https://www.arcom.ac.uk/-docs/proceedings/ar2009-0167-0176_Wamuziri.pdf

Mark Taylor, Amy Fisher and Sam Wamuziri 

“A Comparison of Modern Methods of Construction: A Project Case Study ” In Dainty, A (Editor) Proceedings of the 25th Annual ARCOM Conference, Albert Hall Nottingham, 7-9th September 2009, Association of Researchers in Construction Management, pp 1173-1182. ISBN 13: 978­-0-9552390-1-4.


DOI/URL: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/266867866_A_comparison_of_modern_methods_of_bathroom_construction_A_project_case_study

Triki, N., Gupta, N K, Rafik, T. and Wamuziri, S.

“A Survey on the effectiveness of the Curriculum for the Libyan Manufacturing Industry” International Conference on Engineering Education and Research, “Engineering Education and Research under Knowledge Based Society”, 23-28 August 2009, Seoul, Korea. ISBN 978-89-963027-1-1.


DOI/URL: https://www.ineer.org/Events/ICEEiCEER2009/full_papers/full_paper_199.pdf

Triki, N., Gupta, N., Rafik, T. and Wamuziri, S.

“Review of Curriculum Delivery for the Libyan Manufacturing Industry”. International Conference on  Engineering Education and Research, “Engineering Education and Research under Knowledge Based Society”, 23-28 August 2009, Seoul, Korea. ISBN 978-89-963027-1-1.


DOI/URL: https://www.academia.edu/30114854/Review_of_Curriculum_Delivery_for_the_Libyan_Manufacturing_Industry

Sam Wamuziri

“Improving Safety Performance in Construction through Cultural Change” In Dainty, A (Editor) Proceedings of the 24th Annual ARCOM Conference, Cardiff, UK, 1-3rd September 2008, Association of Researchers in Construction Management, pp 1103-1112.


DOI/URL: https://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.467.7065&rep=rep1&type=pdf

Shalu Madan and Sam Wamuziri

“Delivery of Continuous Improvement and Innovation: A Survey of Facilities Management Organisations” Proceedings of the CIB W70 Conference in facilities Management, 16th -18th June 2008, Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh, CIB Publication Number 315, Pp 185- 195. 


DOI/URL: https://www.irb.fraunhofer.de/CIBlibrary/search-quick-result-list.jsp?A&idSuche=CIB+DC11891

Sam Wamuziri,

“Framework for Change in Safety Culture” Proceedings of CIB W99 14th Rinker International Conference: Evolution of and  Directions in Construction and Safety and Health, Edited by Jimmie Hinze, Suzanne Bohner and Jeffrey Lew; March 9-11, 2008, pp 193-207. ISBN 978-0-9790854-1-3.   


DOI/URL: https://www.irbnet.de/daten/iconda/CIB10291.pdf

Sam Wamuziri and André Klatt 

“Expanding Water Supply and Sanitation in Sub-Saharan Africa Using Microfinance” In Proceedings of the 21st Annual Conference of the Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM), Birmingham, 4-6th September 2006. ISBN 0-9552390-0-1 9 (2 Volumes). 


DOI/URL: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/267381204_Expanding_water_supply_and_sanitation_in_Sub-Saharan_Africa_using_Microfinance

S C Wamuziri and Alan Seywright 

“Risk Sharing and Effective Incentives in Collaborative Procurement” Proceedings of the 21st Annual Conference of the Association of Researchers in       Construction Management (ARCOM), London, 7-9th September 2005, pp 1175-84. ISBN 0 902896 93 8 (2 Volumes).


DOI/URL: https://www.arcom.ac.uk/-docs/proceedings/ar2005-1175-1184_Wamuziri_and_Seywright.pdf

S C Wamuziri and Nadine Abu Shaaban 

“Potential of Reverse Auctions in Construction Procurement” Proceedings of the 21st Annual Conference of the Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM), London, 7-9th September 2005, pp 611-20, ISBN 0902896 93 8 (2 Volumes).     


DOI/URL: https://www.arcom.ac.uk/-docs/proceedings/ar2005-0611-0619_Wamuziri_and_Abu-Shaaban.pdf

M D Taylor, S C Wamuziri and I G N Smith 

“Analysis of Risk in Construction Automation Investment”.  Proceedings of the 17th Annual Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction, 18-20 September 2000. Taipei, Taiwan, pp109-114.


DOI/URL: https://www.iaarc.org/publications/proceedings_of_the_17th_isarc/analysis_of_risk_in_construction_automation_investment.html

M D Taylor, S C Wamuziri and I G N Smith

“Strategic Mechatronics Investment: Understanding the Managerial Options” Proceedings of the 17th Annual Conference of the Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM Conference), University of Salford, UK, 5-7 September 2001, pp333-342.


DOI/URL: https://www.arcom.ac.uk/-docs/proceedings/ar2001-333-342_Taylor_Wamuziri_and_Smith.pdf

1999   CEng, Chartered Engineer, The Engineering Council, UK.

2002   FRSA, Fellow, The Royal Society for Encouragement of the Arts, Manufactures and Commerce, UK. 

2019   FASCE, Fellow, The American Society of Civil Engineers, USA.

2020   FICE, Fellow, The Institution of Civil Engineers, UK.

2020   FAPM, Fellow, The Association for Project Management, UK.

 

 

Research topics currently under investigation include the following:

1. Management of Heat Stress in Construction

2. Evaluation of Affordable Housing Programs 

3. The Economics and Public Attitudes Towards Solar Energy in Oman

4. Public Private Partnerships for Infrastructure Development in Oman.