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 Meetings

Date: Friday, December 9, 2016

“Trends in Supplier Markets”

Worldwide activity in the energy sector continues at a slow pace. Price, delivery and quality of material and equipment is a critical aspect in successful completion of any project. Larry’s presentation will discuss Flour’s view of the markets for materials, equipment and fabrication/construction to determine supplier trends in the world that could impact project costs and schedules going forward into 2017 and beyond.

Speaker: Larry Jackson, Vice President – Procurement Operations, Fluor Corporation

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Date: Friday, January 13, 2017

“EPC Projects – Back to Front Planning”

Modern EPC Projects have more interfaces, and extensive pressure to reduce costs and commit to lump sum contracts. Work is performed in various engineering centers, with multiple vendors, and across numerous fabrication yards. Suppliers are global, regulatory oversight is increasing and intermediate milestones and Client first production schedules are shortened.

Managing these multiple challenges requires concise detailing, tracking, communicating and completion of assigned project tasks, which is mandatory for a successful project.

Boris’ presentation will describe the Back to Front Planning utilized at Technip, and will expound on how and when it is performed on their projects. He will describe how Technip utilizes its EasyPlant Platform (Tool) to facilitate project internal turnovers and interfaces to final Handover to the Client.

The work processes of the subcontractors, vendors and fabricators are incorporated into the EasyPlant Platform in support of their work execution. EasyPlant supports the individual work process of the various parties and ties them together for a seamless transfer of information. This facilitates the internal turnovers and minimizes SIMOPS requirements for construction, precommissioning and commissioning.

Speaker: Borris Elieff, Vice President – Plant Services, Technip – North America

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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

December 9, 2016
January 13, 2017
February 10, 2017
March 10, 2017
April 7, 2017
May 19, 2017
June 9, 2017
July 7, 2017
August 4, 2017
October 13, 2017
November 10, 2017
December 8, 2017

Annual Forum XX

September 18-19, 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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