Dr. Sami Fahmy

Dr. Fahmy has more than 45 years of combined instructional and practical project management experience. The recent 20 years have been devoted to teaching construction project management and communication skills as a University professor and instructor. He managed hundreds of projects of varying in sizes and complexity including traditional delivery Design-Bid-Build, Construction Management and Design/Build projects. The courses covered a variety of topics for example, Project Management, Risk Management, Construction Project Management, Contract Administration, and a variety of Communication Skills courses

Professional Experience

  • Adjunct Professor at University of Alberta for 10 years
    Instructional Assignments include the design and delivery of the following courses:
  • Engineering Project Management, undergraduate course
  • Project Risk Management, graduate course
  • Construction Management, graduate course
  • Interpersonal Communication Skills for Project Managers, graduate course
  • Senior Instructor at University of Calgary for 3 years
    Instructional Assignments include the design and delivery of the following:
  • Construction project management, graduate course
  • Project management fundamentals, graduate course
  • 6-day PMP exam preparation courses
  • 2-day Design-Build workshops
  • Part time Instructor @ NAIT (Norther Alberta Institute of Technology-continuing education) 3 years
    Instructional Assignments include the design and delivery of :
  • Project management
  • Quality Management
  • Risk Management
  • Instructor, Online Project Management Course
    University of Fraser Valley, BC
  • President, Performance Excellence Institute (22 Years)
    Instructional Assignments include, the design and delivery of a variety of courses related to project management, construction management, contract administration and interpersonal communication skills for a variety of clients, for example:
  • British Columbia Institute of technology (BCIT);
  • North American Construction Group, Edmonton,
  • University of Calgary (Civil Engineering, Continuing education),
  • Public Works and Government Services Canada (Edmonton, Calgary, Vancouver and Winnipeg),
  • SNC-lavalin-Calgary office;
  • City of Edmonton (landscaping design and construction, Buildings Design and Construction, Road Design & Construction, Drainage Design and Construction);
  • Government of Alberta (Infrastructures),
  • Consulting Engineers of Alberta;
  • Association of Professional Engineers of Alberta;
  • PMI-Edmonton Chapter;
  • Centre for International business school;
  • William Engineering Canada (Edmonton office);
  • Parkland County,
  • Investec consulting,
  • Edmonton Construction Association;
  • University of Alberta; Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT);
  • Mennonite Centre for immigrants,
  • Alberta Newsprint Company,
  • plus many others


  • Training and Development manager, Public Works and Government Services, Canada (5 Years)
    Instructional Assignments include, responsible for the training of 150 project managers. Conducting gap analysis to discover the weaknesses in staff. Design and delivery of a variety of courses in project management, construction management, contract administration and interpersonal communication skills for a variety of locations across western Canada such as:
  • Edmonton office
  • Calgary office
  • Winnipeg office
  • Saskatoon and Regina offices
  • Yellowknife office
  • Senior Project Manager/Project Director, Public Works and Government Services, Canada (20 Years)
    Responsible for the design and the construction of hundreds of small and large commercial, industrial and residential projects. My duties includes project management and construction management work, including preparation of RFP’s, review of received proposals , project co-ordination, procurement, contract administration, safety requirements, commissioning, project turnover, and client satisfaction. Examples of projects managed includes: post offices, schools, hospitals, nursing stations, RCMP police stations and subdivision and shooting ranges, houses and apartment blocks, major commercial kitchen renovations, and Aircraft Hangers and many more. Clients includes
  • Health and Welfare Canada
  • Royal Canadian mounted Police (RCMP) in Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Yellowknife offices
  • Energy Mines and Resource Canada
  • Department of National Defence
  • Defence Construction ltd.

Education and Designations

  • Ph.D Degree Civil Engineering-Project Management Specialization
    University of Calgary, Alberta. Canada.
  • Teaching Certificate
    University of Calgary, Alberta. Canada.
  • Training and Development Diploma
    Langevin Learning Services. Ottawa, Ontario
  • Coaching Certification
    Life Breakthrough Academy
  • Completed graduate courses towards MSc. In Project Management
    City University, Belleview, Washington
  • Conflict Management Certificate (16 courses and workshops-variety of communication courses).
    Alberta Arbitration and Mediation Society (AAMS). Edmonton, Alberta.
  • BSc. Civil Engineering
    Ain Shams University. Cairo, Egypt.


  • Professional Engineer with APEGA
  • Member-Canadian Society of Civil Engineers (MCSCE)
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) – Project Management Institute
  • Risk management professional (R25MP) – Project Management Institute
  • Member-The Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering.
  • Global Registered Educational Provider (REP) with Project management Institute
  • Master Instructor Certification (Langevin Learning Services)