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DFI-PFSF to host piling and ground improvement conference in Australia

Events | January 6, 2020 | By:

Registration is open for the 2nd DFI-PFSF Piling & Ground Improvement Conference taking place March 23-25, 2020, at International Convention Centre (ICC) Sydney in Australia.

This conference—being hosted by Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) and Piling and Foundation Specialists Federation (PFSF)—is intended to promote all aspects of the deep foundations, earth retention and ground improvement works. The technical program focuses on the following topics:

  • Design and construction solutions to foundation problems
  • Innovative site investigation methods and techniques
  • Ground improvement for structural support and retention works
  • Testing of foundations
  • Developments and innovations in construction equipment, methods and materials
  • Potential environmental and structural impact of piling work on adjacent structures
  • Infrastructure works projects from PPPs, government authorities, builders, consultants and contractors
  • Case studies with lessons learned

The conference features four keynote lectures:

  • “Forms of Contracting, Approaches to Risk Sharing and the Impact on Innovation, Productivity and Project Outcomes,” Frances Badelow, State Manager for New South Wales, Mott MacDonald
  • “Building the Foundations of a New City Using Innovative Ground Improvement Strategies – Capital City District,” Jerome Racinais,Engineering Director, MENARD
  • “The Application of Dynamic Analyses for Testing of Non-Uniform Deep Foundations,” Samuel Paikowsky, Ph.D., Professor, University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • “Driven Displacement Pile Ground Improvement for Liquefaction Mitigation,” Armin Stuedlein, Ph.D., P.E., Associate Professor, Geotechnical Engineering, Oregon State University

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