PMI sets quality management event for construction industry

SOUTHFIELD—The Great Lakes Chapter of the Project Management Institute (PMIGLC) will hold a panel discussion breakfast Tuesday, Nov. 19 on the topic “Construction Quality Management for Business Success by a PMP.”

The event runs from 7:45 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. at the Wayne State University Ford Activity Center, Room 1520 in the Engineering Building on the Wayne State campus in Detroit. The event is presented by the Wayne State University construction management and engineering program and the Engineering Society of Detroit. To register for the event, visit

The event aims to introduce construction related companies to the benefits of the Project Management Book of Knowledge Framework for their business success.

Hani Emari, PMP, is director of corporate outreach for PMIGLC. He has reached out to many of his colleagues and counterparts to advocate the use of PMI philosophy and PMBOK framework to enhance their Project Management efforts. The outcome of the discussions is to continue building a significant construction community at PMIGLC and to host panel discussion and construction executive round table events to discuss major challenges faced by the industry and to share Lessons Learned in a collaborative and friendly environment.

In this panel discussion, Emari will present his recent experience as project quality manager in L.S. Brinker for two of DTE Energy’s projects, managed in association with Barton Malow. He will demonstrate a quality management system developed by benchmarking from DTE, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and the PMI construction practice guide.

Emari has a Doctor of Business Administration degree from the University of Texas at Austin and a master’s degree in construction project management from Wayne State University. He started his education at Wayne State, earning a bachelor of science in civil and environmental engineering.

The event will also feature a panel of project management and construction experts, including Mumtaz Usman, PE, professor of civil and environmental engineering at Wayne State; Michael Quint, quality supervisor for major enterprise projects at DTE Energy; and Ryan Ramirez, PMP, senior project manager at Barton Malow.

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