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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DFI announces 2020 Outstanding Project Award winner

June 23rd, 2020

The winner of the 2020 DFI (Deep Foundations Institute) Outstanding Project Award (OPA) is the team of Langan Engineering and Environmental Services (geotechnical and environmental services), Malcolm Drilling Company (foundation contractor), and Condon-Johnson & Associates (shoring contractor) for the innovative foundation design of the Chase Center in San Francisco. The award will be presented during […]

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DFI Educational Trust and Terracon Foundation announce a new scholarship fund

January 31st, 2020

Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) Educational Trust and the Terracon Foundation announce the establishment of the DFI Educational Trust/Terracon Consultants Scholarship Fund, whichwillprovide scholarships to engineering students attending any U.S. college or university. The endowment was established through a generous $50,000 National Partner Grant from the Terracon Foundation. The foundation’s pledge will be used to annually […]

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

January 6th, 2020

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. […]

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IFCEE 2021 issues call for abstracts

November 8th, 2019

The International Association of Foundation Drilling (ADSC), Deep Foundations Institute (DFI), Geo-Institute of the ASCE (G-I), and Pile Driving Contractors Association (PDCA) will again join to host the International Foundations Congress and Equipment Exposition (IFCEE 2021) from May 10–14, 2021, in Dallas, Texas. Industry Members interested in making a presentation at IFCEE 2021 should submit […]

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Technical program available for DFI’s S3: Slope-Support-Stabilization Conference in Minneapolis

July 16th, 2019

The Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) has published the complete program for S3: Slope-Support-Stabilization conference, Aug. 6–9, at The Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot, Minn. It is available at This technical conference, organized by eight DFI Technical Committees, focuses on the effective application of deep foundations, ground improvement and soil mixing for stabilization of slopes […]

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Alvarado to speak at the DFI Annual Conference in Chicago

July 9th, 2019

Linda Alvarado, president of Alvarado Construction and a limited partner in the ownership group of the Colorado Rockies, is presenting the 2019 Hal Hunt Lecture on Communications during the Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) 44th Annual Conference on Deep Foundations, in Chicago, Oct. 14–18, 2019. Her talk is titled, Embracing Change: It is Brains, Not Just […]

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DFI forms new risk and contracts technical committee

May 1st, 2019

The Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) formed its 26th technical committee—the DFI Risk and Contracts Committee. The goal of the committee is to raise awareness of risk management through programs and promotion. Key objectives for the committee are to: Establish the fundamental requirements for geotechnical risk management for all entities involved in the geotechnical project’s life […]

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Applications being accepted for DFI’s Women in Deep Foundations professional development grants

April 1st, 2019

The DFI Educational Trust and the DFI Women in Deep Foundations Committee are awarding five grants of $1,750 each to women involved in design and/or construction of deep foundations to attend DFI’s 44th Annual Conference on Deep Foundations in Chicago, Oct. 15–18, 2019. The grant includes free conference registration and covers related expenses for attending […]

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