Rice Global E&C Forum
 
Rice Global E&C Forum
 
 

Welcome to the Rice Global Engineering & Construction Forum

The Rice Global E & C Forum is the only organization focused solely on the discussion and study of problems and opportunities facing the contracting side of the E & C industry. The Rice Global E&C Forum (RGF) has a vision to be the premier venue for discussion of critical issues impacting the future of the global E & C industry.

The mission of the RGF Council is to accomplish its vision through collaboration with Rice University, by conducting an Annual Forum and holding monthly roundtable meetings within a neutral environment.

Registration Open for 20th Annual Forum – November 13 & 14, 2017

It’s the annual E&C industry event you will not want to miss. Come join us at the annual forum to hear from prominent and important Engineering & Construction industry speakers address the current climate! As in past years, Forum XX attendees will have unmatched access to a prestigious roster of Executives of Owners/Operators, Federal Government Policy Advisors, Financial Experts and Academicians who have agreed to share their high-level perspectives on the crucially important issues raised by current E&C activity. Early Bird registration open through September 15. View more at http://www.forum.rice.edu/upcoming-events/xx-annual-forum/.

Join us for a Discussion – Upcoming Roundtable Meetings

Date: Friday, September 8, 2017

“Reinventing Construction – a Route to Higher Productivity”  

If there is one factor that has the potential to significantly improve the outcome of capital projects for owners and contractors, it’s higher construction productivity. However, a recently published report from McKinsey Global Institute (MGI), Reinventing Construction – a Route to Higher Productivity, finds that U.S. construction labor productivity is lower today than it was in 1968, while productivity in manufacturing, retail and agriculture has grown by as much as 1,500% since 1945. The presentation will discuss the key findings from this report, including the root causes of poor productivity, and the seven very specific levers that could transform this situation, and boost productivity by up to 50% for those organizations willing to make the necessary changes.

The focus of this presentation will be on 3 of the above 7 levers:
- Collaboration in contracting
- Digital technology & advanced materials
- Capability building

In addition, the presentation will include a description of a manufacturing-like production system for construction that has the potential to boost productivity by 10 times over current levels.

Speaker: T.G. Jayanth,  Expert – Capital Projects & Infrastructure, McKinsey & Co.

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Date: Friday, October 13, 2017

“Code of Ethics for State of Texas Professional Engineers”  

The ethic presentation will include the updated rules and regulations of the Texas Board of Professional Engineers. It highlights the professional ethics for a professional engineer in three areas: Education, Examination and Experience. It also presents case histories that provide insight in engineering ethics for practice.

Speaker: Dr. Daniel O. Wong, President & CEO, Tolunay-Wong Engineers

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Career Opportunities with Member Companies

Interested in exploring employment with a Forum member company? Visit http://www.forum.rice.edu/membership/careers/ to view current opportunities.

Become A Member

The Rice Global E&C Forum would not be what it is today if it were not for its members. Learn how you can become actively involved in our Forum by visiting our membership information page or contact us at globalforum@rice.edu.

Join us now for 2017. Our membership year runs from January 1 – December 31.

We thank our members for enabling the Forum Board of Directors to establish and maintain a continuous dialogue on current and future issues related to the benefit of the Engineering and Construction industry. Our membership directory is available for your review.

Need a Student Intern?

Contact our University Liaison at satish.nagarajaiah@rice.edu.

Monthly Roundtables

September 8, 2017
October 13, 2017
December 8, 2017

Annual Forum XX

November 13-14, 2017

Roundtable Meeting Location

Grand Hall in the Ley Student Center at Rice University

Time

11:15 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Details

$25 for online registration; $35 for on-site registration includes a boxed lunch; park at the Central Campus Garage or in West Lot.

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