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Thursday, November 25 2021 - 09:46
PMI releases new construction industry training certification to better equip the workforce to meet the needs of the high growth sector
SYDNEY, Nov. 25, 2021 /PRNewswire-Asianet/ --

- 45% of construction industry professionals report project delays as their 
biggest challenge, with 72% always or often experiencing delays 
- Major project activity across the Australian construction sector set to peak 
at $A 100 billion in the next three years ( 
- According to PMI Pulse of the profession report 2020, US$133m is lost for 
every US$1 billion spent on projects due to poor performance 

The Project Management Institute (PMI) today launched its new range of project 
management courses and certifications. Construction Professional in Built 
Environment Projects (CPBEP)(tm) ( ) is PMI's first 
industry-specific solution tailored specifically for construction 

PMI worked with leading global organisations, such as BHP, Amey and Larsen and 
Tourbo and other subject matter experts to identify common issues and 
challenges facing the industry, including a significant skills gap. 

The new training courses and micro-credentials will help industry professionals 
to upskill and ensure they have the skills needed to successfully deliver 
projects of all sizes. They are designed to help improve techniques and set new 
standards for the industry. 

Ben Breen, Global Head of Construction and Managing Director, Asia Pacific at 
PMI, said: "With more than 50 years in the project management industry, PMI is 
uniquely positioned to help equip professionals with the skills needed to 
transform the surging industry by developing innovative learning methods and 
practices. Our new construction training certification will help organisations 
follow globally recognised skills sets. This will better equip professionals 
with the skills needed to bring projects to life and address key challenges, 
including communication, scope and change order and interface management (IM)."

Challenges unique to the construction industry are impacting project outcomes 
and taking a toll on the professionals leading these projects—and the companies 
funding them. According to the Pulse of the Profession research by PMI, in 
Australia, it is estimated that US$133m is lost for every US$1 billion spent on 
projects and programs due to poor project performance. 

When compared with global competitors, such as the US, Australian construction 
workers very rarely move between sectors within the industry, as employers 
traditionally do not consider skills to be transferable. Instead, experience 
within a specific sector is sought after, creating a reliance on international 
partners and importing talent. 

PMI surveyed global construction industry experts and found that on-site 
productivity, scheduling, budgeting and scope creep, alongside alignment of 
owners, design and contractors, have been cited as key industry pain points. 45 
per cent of industry respondents reported project delays as the most difficult 
challenge, with 72 percent experiencing project delays always or often. The 
research also found that those working in the sector believe that leadership, 
communication, cost control, decision-making and contract management are the 
top five most essential skills for the sector

Steve Felice, P.E., Technical Transactions Officer at BHP, said: "We are 
committed to bringing people and resources together to build a better world. As 
a global operator, we understand the challenges and opportunities facing 
construction professionals and organisations. As organisations experiment with 
various new technologies, these challenges need to be addressed through proper 
upskilling to ensure that projects of all sizes are delivered more 
successfully. We have worked closely with the Project Management Institute to 
share our own expertise and insight to support the development of its new 
construction offering. We believe it will help deliver future growth, 
development potential and value creation across the industry, to the benefit of 
the wider economy." 

About Construction Professional in Built Environment Projects (CPBEP(TM) ( )

The new offering includes seven online learning courses, three of which include 
the opportunity to earn a micro-credential upon course completion. The first 
three courses are now available:

Built Environment Project Communication Pro – This micro-credential with a 
course focuses on the power of effective communication and how to improve this 
skill, specifically in a construction environment. 
Scope and Change Order Management in the Built Environment – This course 
focuses on project outcomes and understanding how technology can support scope 
development, management, and change order processes. 
Interface Management in the Built Environment – This course focuses on the 
effective management of communications, relationships, and deliverables among 
various stakeholders in large, complex projects.
The remaining four courses will launch in 2022, along with the capstone exam 
that will award the CPBEP certification to professionals who pass the exam.

To learn more about the new offering, visit 

About Project Management Institute (PMI)

Project Management Institute (PMI) is the world's leading professional 
association for a growing global community of millions of project professionals 
and changemakers worldwide.

As the world's leading authority on project management, PMI empowers people to 
make ideas a reality. Through global advocacy, networking, collaboration, 
research, and education, PMI prepares organisations and individuals at every 
stage of their career journey to work smarter so they can drive success in a 
world of change.

Building on a proud legacy dating to 1969, PMI is a "for-purpose" organisation 
working in nearly every country around the world to advance careers, strengthen 
organizational success, and enable changemakers with new skills and ways of 
working to maximize their impact. PMI offerings include globally recognised 
standards, certifications, online courses, thought leadership, tools, digital 
publications, and communities.

Visit us at;,;,;, and on Twitter @PMInstitute( ).

Source: Project Management Institute