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.
Nominate Someone or a Program for the Award for Excellence
Each year since 2011, the Rice Global Engineering & Construction Forum (RGF) has presented the Award for Excellence to recognize a significant achievement or outstanding performance in the E&C industry. If you know of a program or initiative benefiting the E&C industry that has achieved excellence, we want to know about it! Nominations are due May 4, 2015. For more details or to download the nomination form, click here.
Join us for a Discussion – Upcoming Roundtable Meetings
Date: Friday, April 17, 2015
“Riding the Waves of Change: How to Manage Change for Smooth Engineering and Construction Project Sailing”
Engineering and Construction project initiatives often encounter rough waters because the organization asks employees to do something different. Furthermore initiatives muddy the waters when change management processes and tools aren’t aligned and integrated into the overall project management framework. Organizations can take steps to help employees take to change as a duck takes to water.
Only 30% of change efforts fully meet their business goals (John Kotter, Leading Change). Unlike most change management presentations that focus on failure rates of change management efforts, Mark Hordes, Senior Partner with Allen Austin of Houston Texas will present the critical success factors and “must-do” steps to enable your project change management interventions to succeed and sustain the test of time.
Speaker: Mark Hordes, Senior Partner, Allen Austin
Date: Friday, May 8, 2015
“Navigation Channel Considerations for Marine Terminals: Minimizing Risk”
Navigation channel design and construction is an essential part of the operational efficiency, safety, and security of a marine terminal. In this presentation, Mr. McWilliams will lay out the primary considerations for the creation of a new navigation channel, including the design, dredging operations, and maintenance requirements related to a marine terminal. Included are the basics of channel design; environmental aspects of dredging; coordination with regulatory agencies; major equipment types and application; operational aspects of dredging, including productivity; placement and disposal of dredged material, including beneficial use; project risks; market considerations; and contractual items.
Speaker: Jeffrey McWilliams, Director – Maritime, Gulf Coast Region, AECOM Inc.
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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 email@example.com.
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.
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