Project Management Report from Belo Horizonte


By Manuel Carvalho da Silva Neto

International Correspondent 

Minas Gerais, Brazil

Project Management in Construction Industry

Fortaleza, the Ceará State capital city, was the scenario, from 2nd to 4th October, for the 85o Encontro Nacional da Indústria da Construção (85th National Construction Industry Annual Meeting), promoted by CBIC (Brazilian Construction Industry Chamber).

In this important event, aside from the general meeting, there were a lot of parallel meetings including the Service Companies Forum. This forum, which occurred in October 3rd, was dedicated to discussing the Success and Offenders Factors in the Industrial Construction Management.

The discussion was started by the results from a Project Management Maturity Survey, performed last year, and conducted by Professor Darci Prado (DSc, IPMA-B).

These results were presented by Manuel Carvalho da Silva Neto, and supported by other studies and presentations by Mr. Juarez Sigwalt, from mining company VALE, Mr. Luiz Pires, CEO from Mascarenhas Barbosa Roscoe, a construction company from Minas Gerais State, Mr. Ailton Queiroz, chair from PMI – Ceará State Chapter, Mr. Ricardo Reis, representing the Espirito Santo State Construction Industry and Mr. Paulo Emilio Vaz, from IETEC, an important Minas Gerais business school, which boosts the Project Management education. 


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About the Author

flag-brazilManuel-Carvalho-da-Silva-NetoManuel Carvalho da Silva Neto 

Minas Gerais, Brazil 

Manuel Carvalho da Silva Neto, MsC, Mech. Engineer and PMP is Fundação Dom Cabral Invited Professor and also Consultant. He is a seasoned professional with over 38 years of experience in Project Management, Process Management and Strategy. Manuel has managed or participated in more than a hundred projects across different fields including Steel, Mining, IT, Telecom, Food Processing, Government and Construction to mention a few. He worked also in projects of PMO (Project Management Office) and Methodology of Project Management. He has also strong skills in Leading People and Finance. He served as Minas Gerais State Undersecretary for Planning and Budget, from 2007 to 2008. Manuel can be contacted at [email protected].