The Hawthorne, N.J.-based Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) issued a press release Sept. 8 describing its technical program for DFI’s International Conference on Deep Foundations, Seepage Control, and Remediation Oct. 12–15, 2016, at the New York Marriott Marquis in New York City.
The release noted that this DFI conference introduces a new technical track featuring seepage control and remediation for dam and levee projects worldwide, in addition to the technical program on deep foundations and earth retention.
The technical program includes 85 presentations by industry experts from more than 12 countries including the U.S., Canada, U.K., Australia, Germany, Italy, Austria, Sweden, Belarus, Albania, Egypt, India, and China.
The press release said that the deep foundations track focuses on planning and mitigation, design and construction, project delivery, communication and training, incorporation of emerging technology, data management, risk and liability, and advancements for deep foundation and earth retention systems.
The press release for this event said that the new seepage control and remediation track focuses on information on technologies for ground improvement and seepage remediation, dam and levee design and construction guidance for controlling seepage, best practices in dam and levee safety risk assessment and management, and the latest research on internal erosion and piping mechanisms.
The DFI event is expected to draw more than 1,000 engineers, contractors, government agency representatives, suppliers, manufacturers and academicians involved in the deep foundations industry from around the world to share experiences, exchange ideas and learn about the current state of the practice.
According to the release, the conference includes meetings of the 18 DFI technical committees and three working groups, plus including technical sessions, special lectures, networking lunches, and receptions.