Keynote speakers announced for DFI conference

September 27th, 2022

Three renowned experts are delivering keynote lectures at DFI’s 47th Annual Conference on Deep Foundations, being held October 4-7, 2022, in National Harbor, Md. Giovanni Bonita, Ph.D., P.E., P.ENG, P.G. Giovanni Bonita, Ph.D., P.E., P.ENG, P.G., GEI Consultants, is presenting “An Underground Movement - Evolution of Ground Improvement Systems in the Washington D.C. Metropolitan Area.” […]

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DFI Educational Trust awards record amount of scholarships

September 13th, 2022

The DFI Educational Trust recently awarded $195,750 in scholarships, which is the largest amount ever provided during the spring round of applications. More scholarships will be awarded in the fall, thanks to the generosity of many donors and fundraising event participants and sponsors. “Since 2006, the trust has awarded $1.6 million in scholarships and grants […]

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DFI Educational Trust awards Women in Deep Foundations Professional Development Grants

August 18th, 2022

DFI Educational Trust has awarded six Women in Deep Foundations (WiDF) Professional Development Grants of $1,750 each to women working in the deep foundations industry. The recipients are invited to attend DFI’s 47th Annual Conference in National Harbor, Md., October 4-7. The grant includes complimentary conference registration and covers related expenses for attending the conference. […]

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Mosul Dam rehabilitation project named outstanding project award winner

August 9th, 2022

The winner of Deep Foundations Institute's 2022 Outstanding Project Award is the Mosul Dam Rehabilitation Project in Iraq, submitted by Trevi, S.p.A., the service foundation division of Trevi Group. The award will be presented at DFI’s 47th Annual Conference on Deep Foundations, October 4-7 in National Harbor, Md. The Mosul Dam on the Tigris River […]

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DFI names 2022 distinguished service award recipient 

July 18th, 2022

Jerry A. DiMaggio, P.E., D.GE, M.ASCE, senior principal engineer − associate at Applied Research Associates (ARA), is the recipient of DFI’s highest award bestowed to an individual, the Distinguished Service Award (DSA). This award recognizes individuals who have made exceptionally valuable contributions to the advancement of the deep foundations industry. The award is being presented […]

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DFI announces Dan A. Brown as 2022-2023 traveling lecturer

June 2nd, 2022

Dan A. Brown, Ph.D., P.E., D.GE Dan A. Brown, Ph.D., P.E., D.GE, chief engineer and senior principal, Dan Brown and Associates, has been selected as the 2022-2023 Traveling Lecturer. He is available, on request of DFI, to present lectures September 1, 2022 – August 31, 2023. As one of America’s leading authorities on the construction […]

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DFI Educational Trust awards scholarships at the University of Illinois

May 13th, 2022

Joseph Good, P.E., LEED AP, Langan, presents scholarship to Marcin Nieradka, University of Illinois The Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) Educational Trust recently awarded two $5,000 scholarships to civil engineering students focusing on geotechnical and/or environmental engineering at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. The awards were presented by Joseph Good, P.E., LEED AP, of Langan and […]

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Glisson has joined DFI to direct technical activities

March 11th, 2022

The Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) heralded that Glisson has joined DFI as director of technical activities. Matthew Glisson of the Deep Foundations Institute. Photograph courtesy of the Deep Foundations Institute The Deep Foundations Institute—an international association of contractors, engineers, manufacturers, suppliers, academics and owners in the deep foundations industry—announced that Matthew Glisson has joined DFI […]

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Deep Foundations Institute issues call for abstracts for 47th annual conference

December 15th, 2021

Capital (ferris) Wheel at National Harbor, Md. Photograph by MamaGeek. Creative Commons License Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0) The Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) is accepting abstracts accepted until Jan. 14, 2022, for original technical papers and panel sessions for the DFI 47th Annual Conference on Deep Foundations (DFI47), being held Oct. 4–7, 2022, in […]

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DFI announces winners of the 2021 Student Paper Competition

August 4th, 2021

Osama Drbe The Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) has announced the winners of the 2021 Student Paper Competition. Osama Drbe, a Ph.D. candidate at Western University, in London, Ont., Canada, is the winner of the Student Paper Competition. His paper is titled, “Effect of Negative Skin Friction on Abutment Piles Design.” The paper discusses a comprehensive […]

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