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.

Award for Excellence Nominations

The Award for Excellence was established in 2011 by the Rice Global E&C Forum to acknowledge an individual, group or organization for a significant event or outstanding performance in an Engineering and Construction industry-related activity. The award is presented once a year at the RGF Annual Forum (AF) for recent accomplishments. RGF members or non-member companies can make nominations. All nominations for the award must be submitted to the Rice Global Forum using the Nomination Form by June 10, 2016. For more information, click here.

Join us for a Discussion – Upcoming Roundtable Meeting

Date: Friday, May 20, 2016

“A Modern Control Room – Human Factors and their Impact on Plant Safety and Ergonomics”

Modern history is full of breakthroughs in technology, all striving to increase productivity and efficiency.  What are the elements that should be taken into consideration in the design and implementation of modern automation systems in a control room?  Both industry and international standards are now demanding that Human Factors be considered as part of the design of control rooms, to maximize efficiency and minimize the potential of human error, which can lead to downtime, and a loss of profit as a result of interruptions in production.  We will examine how these new standards are helping to address these challenges that are facing the up, mid and downstream industries today – combined with an increased focus on operator health, and how an intelligent and ergonomic workspace can both mitigate risk and optimize production.  Optimization is money.  We will discuss examples of how to apply technology and innovative control room planning to maximize production and minimize risks that can impact overall production and profit.

Speaker: Hampus Schäring, Project Manager, CGM

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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 2016. 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

May 20, 2016
June 10, 2016
July 8, 2016
August 12, 2016
October 14, 2016
November 18, 2016
December 9, 2016

Annual Forum XIX

September 19-20, 2016

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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