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.
2014-2015 Scholarship Applications Now Being Accepted
Rice University students are invited to submit an online application for partial tuition scholarships during the 2014-2015 academic year to the Rice Global Engineering & Construction (E&C) Forum by March 14, 2014. E&C Forum scholarship awards may range from $1,000 to $8,000 in value. 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). Click here for guidelines and to submit the application.
2014 Student Engineering Competition Results and Photos
Thank you to the judges and 70+ Rice University students that participated in the Forum’s eighth annual Engineers Week Student Competition held on February 19, 2014. To view the results of the competition, click here. To view photos from the competition, click here.
Call for Nominations – Award for Excellence
Each year since 2011, the Rice Global Engineering & Construction Forum (RGF), a volunteer industry-academia group affiliated with Rice University, has presented the Award for Excellence to recognize a significant achievement or outstanding performance in the E&C industry. Now is the time to submit nominations for the 2014 Award for Excellence. The recipient of the 2014 Award will be recognized in a presentation ceremony during the VIP Reception and Banquet on September 22 at the Hotel ZaZa, which kicks off RGF’s annual fall conference (September 23). For more information or to submit a nomination, click here.
Join us for a Discussion – Upcoming Roundtable Meetings
Date: Friday, March 7, 2014
“Random Thoughts (a view of the FPSO industry)”
This presentation, previously given as the Keynote Speech at the FPSO Forum in 2013, is a personal (hopefully pragmatic) view of the current state of the FPSO industry, the market conditions that brought it to its current state, and the near term behavioral challenges in-store for Operators and Contractors alike. The presentation is designed to challenge conventional thoughts prevalent in the Oil & Gas EPC and Operator community.
Speaker: Puneet Sharma, Vice President, FPSO Project Development, MODEC International, Inc.
Date: Friday, April 18, 2014
“Bringing Global Process Safety Expertise to Offshore Facilities”
ABB Consulting, over the last year has been using a Spherical Photography Database to reduce offshore POB demand while verifying Mechanical Integrity. VAM, powered by a strategic ABB technology partner, is a software tool that allows the user to visually navigate and virtually experience any plant asset, onshore or offshore. ABB has applied the power of the tool combined with deep subject matter expertise to provide a safety / process safety document “road map” which in turn has helped clients with training, compliance while allowing access to subject matter experts located anywhere in the world. The paper explores the proven uses of the tool combined with the right subject matter experts that deliver tangible benefits to owners / operators.
Speaker: Robert C. Smith, Senior Consultant, ABB Inc.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join us now for 2014. This is an excellent time to enroll as our new membership year began January 1st.
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.