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 32 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.