MIIP: Sustainable Practices in Major Infrastructure / Industrial Projects | VIRTUAL

MIIP: Sustainable Practices in Major Infrastructure / Industrial Projects | VIRTUAL

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MIIP #6: Sustainable Practices in Major Infrastructure / Industrial Projects

Continuing from our MIIP series #5, ‘How Project Managers deal with sustainability, circular economy and climate change challenges in the execution of Major Project’, this webinar will go further into the roles of Project Managers in Sustainability as well as share how sustainable practices/case-studies incorporated into the different stages of the life cycle of Infrastructure & Industrial projects.

Learn from experts coming to you from Singapore, USA, Germany and Austria.

After attending this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Understand how emerging sustainability issues can impact project success;

  • Explore ways of adopting sustainable practices for resilience across the project delivery lifecycle;

  • Integrate sustainability thinking into project management;

  • Understand different patterns of stimulation that project managers experience;

  • Understand sustainability competencies required for project managers of the future;

  • Take away examples of approaches to embed sustainability concepts into construction of Transport Infrastructure, and Industrial/energy Projects.

Presentation 1: Incorporating Sustainable Practices – Creating Resilient Projects across the lifecycle ​(Moderator: Ms Sybil Tan, Singapore)​

Traditional design and development of major projects assumes that the world will look essentially the same at the time the start of the project as it will be throughout the lifecycle of the asset. It is very clear, however, that it will not be the case, with accelerating climate change, environmental damage, regulatory changes, demographic shift, new technology, and rising social expectations for diversity, ethics and responsible business.  All the teams that are part of the Projects’ lifecycle need to revisit and rethink their design assumptions and methodologies to respond to these challenges.

In this session, we will look into the sustainable practices that can be adopted at various stages of the lifecycle of projects to create resilience to the Assets moving forward.

Presentation 2Taking responsibility? What stimulates Project Managers to consider sustainability in their projects? (Speaker: Prof Dr Gilbert Silvius, Austria)​ ​

As projects play a key-role in creating a more sustainable society, the integration of the concepts of sustainability into project management are one of the most important global project management trends today. This integration refers both to the sustainability of the project’s deliverable and to the sustainable management of projects. The project manager has a central and influential position in the consideration of sustainability in the project. However, many factors or circumstances influence the behaviour of the project manager. The presentation Taking responsibility? What stimulates Project Managers to consider sustainability in their projects? He will reflect on a number of studies that explored the factors that stimulate project managers and project owners to consider sustainability. 

Presentation 3Sustainable Construction Practices & Technologies, Case-Study: Havelock MRT Station ​(Speaker: Raymond Ngiam Heng Wan, Singapore)​

Achieving the goal of being not only smart and digital but also sustainable is, particularly for a contractor, a long game – especially when many of our construction methods and energy sources remain quite traditional. However, the key is to ensure we keep pushing forward together with the project stakeholders in driving innovation to address environmental concerns.

We will look at the global warming issue through the lens of the construction industry, and explores how a combination of construction practices, smart design, innovative engineering and new technology and tools can and will help deliver sustainable construction project.

Presentation 4Energy transition in Germany - insights into the implementation of large-scale projects ​(Speaker:  Prof. Dr Reinhard Wagner, Germany)​

Political decisions and current challenges are driving the energy transition in Germany. The main aim is to phase out nuclear technology and environmentally harmful coal, oil and gas combustion, and to significantly expand the share of renewables from its current level of around 50%. Many major projects are being carried out to achieve this. One of them, the 7 billion EUR mega project "SüdLink", which will soon bring electricity from offshore wind farms in the North Sea to the industry in the south of the country, will be reported here. Because it's not just a matter of doing the right projects, but of doing these projects right! In addition to some technological insights of the project in terms of sustainability, it will also be explained on how to deal with stakeholders, how to involve suppliers and how to apply modern project management methods and tools.

Presentation 5: Sustainability in and of itself will not solve the earth’s problems. The Project Profession can and must do more​ (Speaker:  Dr Joel B. Carboni, USA)

In this talk, Dr. Carboni will share the necessary mindset shift that the project profession must make to address sustainability issues and the specific areas project managers must focus on. He will also share a case study that outlines the benefits of what happens when you take sustainability into account using a project in the Southeast Asian Region that won a GPM award in 2021.

Presentation and Discussion Method:
Panel discussion and presentations held via Zoom. Audience Q&A participation.

About the Speakers and Panel:

Moderator (Presentation 1)

Sybil Tan

Sybil Tan

Director, Capital Projects & Infratech
PwC Singapore

Ms. Sybil Tan is the director in Capital Projects Services Team in Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC) Singapore. She focuses on Asset Management and Infratech for the Infrastructure Space.

Sybil is a Chartered Civil Engineer and Certified Project Manager and Asset Management with over 20 years of industry experience in civil and structural engineering and asset management in various water, building and transport sectors of Infrastructure. She has worked in UK, Singapore and the Southeast Asian Region in her line of work and has been looking into digital asset management and Infratech within Infrastructure

Speaker (Presentation 2)
Gilbert_SilviusDr A.J. Gilbert Silvius

LOI University of Applied Sciences
enable2change network of experts

Dr A.J. Gilbert Silvius, MSc MBA, is a recognised expert in project management and information management, with engagements at several universities across Europe. Gilbert has authored several books and over 50 academic journal articles, with a main research focus on sustainability in project management. For his work on this topic, Gilbert received the GPM 2013 sustainability award and the 2020 outstanding contribution IPMA research award. As a practitioner, Gilbert has over 30 years’ experience in organisational change and IT projects and is a member of the international enable2change network of project management experts.

Speaker & Panelist
(Presentation 3)


Raymond Ngiam Heng Wan
Productivity & Sustainability Manager
Gammon Pte. Ltd Singapore

Raymond is the Productivity and Sustainability Manager for Gammon Pte. Ltd. in Singapore. With over 15 years experience in the industry, Raymond heads the transformation of Gammon project sites towards sustainable construction, and as a pioneer in delivering new innovative iOT technologies across Singapore.

Speaker & Panelist
(Presentation 4)


Prof. Dr Reinhard Wagner
Managing Director
Tiba Managementberatung GmbH

Prof. Dr Reinhard Wagner has been active for more than 35 years in the field of project-related leadership, in such diverse sectors as Automotive, Engineering, and Consultancy, as well as various not-for-profit organisations. As Managing Director of Tiba Managementberatung GmbH, a leading PM Consultancy in Munich/Germany, he supports executives of industrial clients in transforming their companies towards a project-oriented, adaptive and sustainably successful organisation.

Reinhard Wagner published more than 40 books, as well as several hundred articles and blogposts in the field of project, program and project portfolio management. In more than 20 years of voluntary engagement, he served the German Project Management Association (GPM), as well as the International Project Management Association (IPMA) in a range of leadership roles (including President and Chairman) and was granted with the Honorary Fellowship of IPMA and several of IPMA´s Member Associations for his international commitment. Reinhard is Assistant Professor at the European University Alma Mater Europaea and teaches project, program and portfolio management.

Speaker & Panelist
(Presentation 5)

Dr Joel B. Carboni

Founder & President
Green Project Management (GPM Global)
United States


Dr. Carboni is a leading authority on sustainable project management. He is a graduate of Ball State University and holds a Ph.D. in Sustainable Development and Environment. He has over 25 years’ experience in portfolio, program and project management—spanning government, finance, big five consulting, manufacturing and education.

He is the President Emeritus of the International Project Management Association (IPMA) in the United States, and member of the Global advisory board. He is also the founder of GPM (Green Project Management) and a visiting professor at Skema Business School. Joel is also the GPM representative to the United Nations Global Compact where he was a founding signatory of the UN’s Business for Peace Initiative & Anti-Corruption call to action, a contributing framer of the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (SDGs), and is one of only fourteen listed supporting organizers of the UN Principles for Responsible Management Education Program (PRiME).

He is the architect of the PRiSM™ project delivery methodology, the P5 Standard for Sustainability in Project Management. He is the co-author of Sustainable Project Management, an Amazon bestseller, and serves on the Forbes Non-Profit Council.

Welcome address & Panelist
Harihara S

Harihara Subramanian

Co-Chair of MIIP-SIG
Immediate Past President
PMI Singapore Chapter

Mr. Harihara, is a PMI-certified Project Management Professional and for the past 23 years has successfully delivered various greenfield & brownfield multimillion-dollar large EPC/ EPCM industrial projects and programs, worked in Singapore, India and France regions. He has hands-on experience in leading projects across various industrial sectors, such as hi-tech industries Semicon, photo-voltaic industries, facility infrastructure, energy management, equipment tool hook-up, clean-room environment, pharmaceuticals, environmental pollution abatement, refinery, petrochemical projects.

Currently, he works for Worley as Senior Project Manager. Harihara is a chemical engineer, obtained MBA degree from Rutgers Business School, USA, and a Master of Science (CIM) from NTU Singapore. He has delivered various keynotes speeches at international conferences & institutions in the context of Project Management excellence and a long-term PMI volunteer to support the project management community.


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DateThursday, 27 October 2022

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Event Date 27-10-2022 7:00 pm
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