April 2018 Roundtable

Date / Time:

Friday, April 6, 2018 

11:15 am – 12:00 pm    Registration & Networking
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm      Lunch & Program
   1:00 pm – 1:45 pm     Networking


“The Next Generation: Taking Safety Performance to a Higher Level”

Up until the 1970s and the advent of OSHA, safety issues in the construction industry were commonplace. Following the implementation of stricter safety policies and regulations, the industry has made step change improvements, reducing incidents by driving safety culture and performance metrics. Driving the next step change will be due to advances in digital capabilities as opposed to further human behavior improvements, although it will require changes in culture and behavior to adapt new, digital operating models that go well beyond safety. This presentation will discuss the industry recommendations needed to drive successful digital transformation and the digital tools available today that will help strive the next generation.

Event Flyer: Flyer – Roundtable 180406

Kurt Loustalot
Vice President – Midstream, Production and Processing Division, SNC-Lavalin

Kurt Loustalot is Vice President of Midstream for SNC-Lavalin’s Production and Processing Division. He began his career in the Gulf of Mexico installing production platforms and is currently based in Houston, TX, where he has been leading multi-cultural project teams in the USA, Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, and Eurasia for the last 20 years. Kurt earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M University.

Location & Parking:

Grand Hall in the Rice Ley Student Center Detailed campus maps are available on the web at http://www.rice.edu/maps/ or download the map here. The Ley Student Center is located in the central part of Rice campus. The Central Campus Garage, which is the closest parking facility, is located to the left of the Ley Student Center across the street.

Rice University is a popular meeting location. In the remote possibly the underground parking is full, the second closest parking is the West Lot. Continue down the Laboratory Loop Road to the stop sign. Cross the street and the gate will be on the left. Be sure to bring an umbrella if the weather seems inclement.

The campus also offers a bus shuttle that runs about every 15 minutes as it loops the campus. Look for the bus stop signs to use or enjoy a short brisk walk!


$25 per person for online registration and $35 per person for on-site registration – a boxed lunch will be served. $ 0 for Rice Students and $15 for Rice Faculty – registration required in advance. Online registration will close at Noon on Thursday, April 5, 2018. On-site registration is available on the day of the event for $35 per person.

Payment accepted online by credit card at time of registration.

In order to protect the privacy of the luncheon attendees, the list of attendees is not published or distributed.

This Roundtable qualifies for one (1) Professional Development Hour (PDH). Your email confirmation at completion of registration serves as your PDH and payment receipts. Paper receipts may be picked up at the registration desk at time of check-in.