David Graham, P.E., of Dan Brown and Associates has been named chair of the Deep Foundations Institute’s (DFI) Drilled Shaft Committee. He succeeds Paul Axtell, P.E., D.GE, Dan Brown and Associates.
Graham is a senior engineer with Dan Brown and Associates in Chattanooga, Tenn. He has over 14 years of experience in the geotechnical engineering and construction industry. He has consulted on deep foundation design, load testing and construction for many major bridges throughout the U.S., including several Mississippi River crossings and the Gordie Howe International Bridge currently under construction between Detroit, Michigan, and Windsor, Ontario.
Graham is a licensed professional engineer in nine states and the District of Columbia. He is the lead author of eight peer-reviewed technical papers. An active member of ASCE and DFI, Graham holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in civil engineering from Auburn University.
The Drilled Shaft Committee’s mission is advancing the state of the practice or state of the art in design, construction, and quality verification of drilled shaft foundation systems.
DFI (www.dfi.org) is an international association of contractors, engineers, manufacturers, suppliers, academics and owners in the deep foundations industry. Its multidisciplinary membership creates a consensus voice and a common vision for continual improvement in the planning, design and construction of deep foundations and excavations. It brings together members for networking, education, communication and collaboration. With its members, DFI promotes the advancement of the deep foundations industry through technical committees, educational programs and conferences, publications, research, government relations and outreach. DFI has more than 4,000 members worldwide.