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.

Join us for a Discussion – Upcoming Roundtable Meeting

Date: Friday, August 8, 2014

“Project Information Management Challenges Solutions”

This presentation will address how some EPC companies are extending the use of project information management solutions (PIMS) into next level of project execution. Not only is PIMS an integral part of managing the schedule and budget of the EPC phase of upstream and downstream capital projects, but is also transitioning into the management of information required by the Owner Operators (OOs) for plant operations and maintenance solutions. Feedback from the market is that this trend results in a win-win situation for both the EPCs and the OOs. While the EPC expands his footprint into the OOs, the OOs see a reduction in costs, as the amount of effort to populate operations systems are significantly reduced while having greatly improved visibility into the project information.

Speakers: Kathryn Lust, Global Department Manager – PIM, Wood Group Mustang
Joe Guidry, PMP, Information Management Coordinator, Major Owner/Operator

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XVII Annual Forum – September 22-23, 2014

“Impact of the North American Energy Boom on the Global Engineering & Construction Industry”

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 XVII 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. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION.


Forum Reception and Banquet Dinner – September 22, 2014
On Monday Evening, September 22, 2014, from 5:00 – 9:00 PM for industry executives to meet, discuss and get together at the Hotel ZaZa. The speaker will be Mr. Lee Tillman, President & CEO, Marathon Oil Corporation.

All Day Forum – September 23, 2014
The keynote speaker for the Forum on Tuesday, September 23 will be Mr. Takashi Kubota, Executive Chairman of Chiyoda Corporation. Click here to view the full agenda.

Registration & Fees
Registration includes the evening banquet dinner and reception (Monday, September 22) as well as daylong program on Tuesday, September 23. Register now!

Sponsorship Opportunities:
We are offering exclusive sponsorship opportunities at the Annual Forum as a way of reducing our costs and providing recognition to those who chose to participate. If you are interested in these opportunities, please contact us at globalforum@rice.edu. Click here for more information. Thank you to AVEVA and ENGlobal for sponsoring this event.

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 2014. 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.

Monthly Roundtables

August 8, 2014
October 10, 2014
November 14, 2014
December 12, 2014

Please note: We are working on improving the audio/visual experience at the Roundtable meetings.

Annual Forum XVII

September 22-23, 2014


Rice University
Ley Student Center
Grand Hall


11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.


$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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Need a Student Intern?

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