Helical Piles and Tiebacks Committee

Gary L. Seider, P.E., Chair

This committee includes manufacturers, engineers, academics, suppliers and experienced contractors who constitute a forum for advancing the applications, understanding and use of helical pile and tieback foundation elements.

Mission Statement: “To advance the acceptance and use of helical piles and tiebacks and ultimately achieve worldwide recognition as a valued deep foundation and earth retention system. This shall be achieved via research, education, specification, and code development advanced and driven by a volunteer organization consisting of helical manufacturers, engineers, design professionals, and contractors.”
Recent News
5/11/2018 The committee has received 2018 funding through the DFI Committee Project Fund. Click the green arrow to learn more.
3/23/2018 The committee is meeting at SuperPile '18 in NYC on Wednesday, June 27, from 3:15 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. See the complete schedule.
1/2/2018 Read an update on ongoing and completed projects for all DFI technical committees and working groups.
2/9/2016 Please visit Dr. Cerato's blog to get the latest news on her ongoing shake table testing of helical piles.
9/16/2014 The committee has published a Model Specification for Helical Anchor Foundations Tension Applications. To purchase an editable Word document, contact lseebach@dfi.org or call DFI at 973-423-4030. The cost is $30 for DFI members and $50 for nonmembers.
6/4/2014 Following up its publication of the University PowerPoint on the design and construction for helical applications, the committee has produced a narrated version. Click the green arrow to download. The file is large,so be patient.
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