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
12/20/2016 Read Mary Ellen Large's report on DFI Technical Committee's and Working Group's accomplishments from 2016 and future plans.
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.
5/1/2014 Read this article by Bill Bonekemper in Helical Pile World titled Some Very Important Information About the State of Practice in the Helical Pile Industry was Presented at the DFI Helical Piles and Tiebacks Seminar in Early April.
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