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When: Thursday, September 21, 2017
From 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Where: Memorial Hall - North York Civic Centre
5110 Yonge St.
Burgundy Room, Lower Level
Toronto, Ontario  M2N 5W4
Presenter: Abbas Khayyam

Online registration is available until: 2017-09-21
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Event Type: Construction Branch Event

Speaker: Abbas Khayyam

Title: Lien-ing towards PMP


AECOM has implemented a Project Management Office, both in Canada and Globally which has benefited from project outcomes, reporting and the maturity of practice for its project managers. 

AECOM will present a case study that will showcase how the PMBOK methodology has enabled AECOM to deliver projects on schedule, time and budget in construction. 

Learning Objectives 
- The value proposition of PMOs in the Construction Industry 
- Setting up a successful training program for PMs to mature its practice 
- The importance of PMI best practices in shaping AECOM's projects 

Abbas is the Director of Operations for the Buildings and Places Business Line in Western Canada/Toronto Metro+ Region. The group  consists of 350 professionals including Professional Engineers, Architects, Project Managers, Technologists and Technicians,  providing program management, structural, mechanical, and electrical engineering services as well as architectural and landscape architecture services for a wide variety of facilities, which routinely include transit facilities, health care & institutional buildings, municipal infrastructure, and environmental projects. He is responsible for over operations and P&L for the Business Line in the Region.

Abbas specializes in project management of infrastructure projects including Front Street Revitalization, TTC projects including Union Station ($200M); TYSSE Stations ($260M); Leslie Barns ($370M) and ongoing Consultant Design Services and Project Management Services contracts for Toronto Transit Commission. He brings to the team 28 years of design and construction experience from several multi discipline projects in aviation, transit, transportation, and other infrastructure projects. Abbas has dedicated the last fifteen years to transit infrastructure projects.  He is a certified project management professional who continues to successfully deliver projects, managing multi-discipline teams using his certified quality management skills.  He is also involved in training and mentoring staff in the field of project management, in particular the areas of project controls and project delivery. 


5:30-6:30pm - Event registration, networking and light meal
6:30-8:30pm - Intros and presentations
8:30-9:00pm - Wrap up and networking

Fees: (subject to HST)
PMI Toronto Members (login prior to registering) - $30.00
Non-Members (includes PMI Members) - $40.00

PDUs: 2.5



Cancellations must be received by 5:00 pm, 5 business days before the event and must be sent in writing by email to There will be a 20% administration fee charged for cancellations, subtracted from the refund. Cancellation/refund requests will not be accepted less than 5 business days before the event. However, substitutions are welcome. Please let us know by 12:00 noon the day before the event of the person you wish to substitute by emailing

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