Registration open for DFI’s SuperPile ‘23 June 7-9 in Atlanta

March 30th, 2023

Registration is open for SuperPile ’23, a piling design and construction conference hosted by the Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) in partnership with the International Association of Foundation Drilling (ADSC). The annual SuperPile conference is taking place at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis on June 7-9. This three-day event includes presentations and panel discussions on the latest […]

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DFI names new president and secretary 

December 29th, 2022

The Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) board of trustees has elected a new president and a new secretary starting in 2023. Incoming DFI president Gianfranco Di Cicco is president and CEO of Bauer Foundations, responsible for the Bauer Group on all U.S. construction operations. Di Cicco joined the DFI board of trustees in 2010 and was elected […]

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DFI announces keynote speakers for 6th International Conference on Grouting and Deep Mixing

December 5th, 2022

DFI and the International Conference Organization for Grouting (ICOG), with support from Geo-Institute's Grouting Committee, are presenting the 6th International Conference on Grouting and Deep Mixing, January 15-18, 2023, in New Orleans. This legacy event celebrates 40 years of grouting technology and practices, covering all types of grouting for foundation projects. The conference program features […]

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DFI presents President’s Award

November 8th, 2022

Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) President Michael Wysockey, Ph.D., P.E., recently presented three President’s Awards at the DFI 47th Annual Conference on Deep Foundations. Established in 2016, the DFI President’s Awards are given at the discretion of the DFI president to recognize the outstanding contributions and service of DFI members who advance the work of DFI. […]

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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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DFI-PFSF to host Piling and Ground Improvement Conference in Australia

July 29th, 2020

Registration is open for the 2nd DFI-PFSF Piling and Ground Improvement Conference taking place March 10–12, 2021, at the International Convention Centre (ICC) Sydney in Australia. This conference—being hosted by Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) and Piling and Foundation Specialists Federation (PFSF)—intends to promote all aspects of the deep foundations, earth retention and ground improvement works. […]

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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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