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.

Scholarship Opportunity for Rice University Students

Each spring, the RGF awards partial tuition scholarships to deserving students in the Rice School of Engineering, ranging in value from $500 to $8,000. In special cases if full $8,000 scholarship is awarded, it can be accompanied with a tuition waiver (one semester tuition fee) for research masters students (with approval of the RGECF university liaison). Rice University students are invited to submit an online application for partial tuition scholarships during the 2017-2018 academic year to the Rice Global Engineering & Construction (E&C) Forum by Friday, March 10, 2017.  Visit http://www.forum.rice.edu/sponsorships/scholarships/ for more details.

Join us for a Discussion – Upcoming Roundtable Meeting

Date: Friday, March 10, 2017

“Back to Focusing on the Essentials — A Prerequisite for Project Success”

The objective of this roundtable is to provide a high level perspective on the foundational levers that have a high impact on successfully delivering capital projects yet currently need more of our attention. These levers, or areas of focus, are essential prerequisites to achieving improvements from new work practices, software solutions, and technology.  Many times organizations assumed these levers to be in place or are consumed by solutions to discrete issues that provide short term “visible” improvements. This presentation will outline the elements within the areas of focus: People, Processes, Focus on Goals, and offer recommendations to bring about longer term sustainable improvements to development and delivery of capital projects.

Speaker: Tim Swenk, Advisor, Endeavor Management

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Spring Industry Mixer – March 30

Join us at Karbach Brewing Co. on Thursday, March 30 from 5 – 8 pm for our annual mixer! Enjoy appetizers, beer tastings and raffle drawings, along with the opportunity to meet and network with other engineering and construction professionals. You do not need to be a member of the Rice Global E&C Forum, just be interested in the E&C industry. There will be an opportunity to learn more about the Rice Global E&C Forum while you are there. Click here for more information. The cost is $10 for pre-registration online and $20 at the door, if space is available. Pre-register now at https://signup.rice.edu/SM17/.

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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

March 10, 2017
April 7, 2017
May 19, 2017
June 9, 2017
July 7, 2017
August 4, 2017
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


11:15 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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