Bringing resilience and sustainability to construction project management

The calls to address issues around construction project performance and competition in the global market are increasing across the industry.

This represents a big opportunity for the project management role, founded in proper training, qualifications, regulation, and standards that inspire trust and confidence. The adequate incorporation of the profession, considering what the future of work will be, will allow the global construction sector to benefit from better value for money. Portuguese construction is no exception. The industry must ask itself: what are the impacts of not properly managing and delivering projects?


Alan Muse, BSc (Hons) MSc FRICS 

Professionalism in the Construction Sector – building confidence through globally recognised standards

Alan has over 40 years’ experience in construction, specializing in the project and cost management of schemes up to £4 billion. Overseas experience includes spells in both the Middle East and East Asia.

Since joining the RICS in May 2011, Alan has been involved in all aspects of the RICS response to the UK government construction strategy. Also, he leads international construction and BIM initiatives within the RICS including the development of skills, training and guidance for RICS members.

Finally, as a Global Head in Professional Groups he liaises with Chartered Surveyors on general matters of international standards development, international construction policy and global education and training.

Anil Sawhney, PhD PMP® FRICS FHEA 

The Next Normal – industrialized construction and the future of work

Anil Sawhney is the Programme Lead, Construction for the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). He leads the RICS initiative and strategy on placing and positioning the Institution within the field of quantity surveying and project management of construction and infrastructure projects globally.

His primary focus is on global strategic partnerships. Anil is involved in the production of the construction sector’s body of knowledge, education, and training. He is also a Lecturer at Columbia University, Visiting Professor at Liverpool John Moores University in the UK, and an adjunct faculty at the University of Southern California. Dr. Sawhney is a Project Management Professional (PMP)®, a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (FRICS), and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) of the UK. Anil has a rich mix of academic, research, industry, and consulting experience gathered in the USA, India, Canada, the UK, and Australia.

Bruno de Carvalho Matos, MSc MBA PMP® MRICS 

The Portuguese Construction Industry – project management for sustainable development

Bruno de Carvalho Matos holds an MSc in Civil Engineering, a PGDip and an MBA in Management from top European universities, where he stood out with several honors & awards.

Bruno is a Senior Chartered Engineer accredited by the Portuguese Order of Engineers (OE), a Project Management Professional (PMP) and a Member of RICS (MRICS) and PMI. He has more than 10 years of relevant experience in Engineering & Construction, including site management, engineering design & consultancy, BIM implementation and management. He is currently responsible for leading and supervising projects/contracts from A to Z, focusing on Quality & Innovation, including team leadership, recruitment, training design and delivery.

Bruno is a board member of RICS Portugal and of diverse Committees and Platforms on ConTech and PropTech. He has been author of reference publications and speaker at conferences promoted by renowned institutions, namely on new project management methodologies and tools.

Date & hour

> May 13th  | 18:30 – 20:00 (WET, GMT+1)


> 1,5 PDU 


> Free. Registration is mandatory