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, June 12, 2015

“LNG Storage Solutions, a Key Consideration and Element in LNG Terminal Operation”

According to the Energy Information Administration (EIA), in their Annual Energy Outlook 2015, the United States expects to be a net natural gas exporter by 2017. In anticipation of this projected growth in natural gas exports, various potential LNG production, storage and export terminals are under consideration in North America. Those facilities mainly under consideration are the conversion of existing LNG import and regasification terminals to bi-directional LNG terminals, and new grass roots LNG production, storage and export facilities.

LNG storage is a key part of the overall terminal’s operating philosophy and requires special attention in the design of the terminal that must not be overlooked. This presentation will provide a high level introduction and overview of the different types of containment systems for small and large scale LNG land-based and marine-based storage applications as offered by IHI E&C.  We will look briefly at key associated equipment, safety, regulatory, capital cost and schedule considerations that drive the implementation of a successful LNG terminal solution.

Speaker: Hal Bouknight, Senior Vice President, Business Development, IHI E&C International Corporation

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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 2015. 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

June 12, 2015
July 10, 2015
August 14, 2015
October 9, 2015
November 13, 2015
December 11, 2015

Annual Forum XVIII

September 21-22, 2015


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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