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.

SAVE THE DATE – XVII Annual Forum – September 22-23, 2014

It’s the annual E&C industry event you will not want to miss. Come join us at the annual forum to hear from prominent and important Engineering & Construction industry speakers address the current climate! As in past years, Forum XVII attendees will have unmatched access to a prestigious roster of Executives of Owners/Operators, Federal Government Policy Advisors, Financial Experts and Academicians who have agreed to share their high-level perspectives on the crucially important issues raised by current E&C activity. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION.

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 Meeting

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.

Registration & More Information  > > > > > >

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 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.

Monthly Roundtables

April 18, 2014
May 9, 2014
June 13, 2014
July 11, 2014
August 8, 2014
October 10, 2014**
November 14, 2014**
December 12, 2014


Annual Forum XVII

September 22-23, 2014


Rice University
Ley Student Center
Grand Hall


11:30 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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