Subsurface Characterization for Deep Foundations Committee

Victor Donald, P.E., Chair

This technical committee is intended to focus on considerations for site investigation for the design and construction of deep foundations. The formation of the committee is rooted in a need to increase awareness of the importance of complete and competent site investigation in deep foundation practices.

Purpose Statement
  • Increase stakeholder awareness of the necessity to effectively manage ground risks.
  • Promote the value of proper and adequate subsurface exploration and characterization for informed design, improved constructability and bid economy.
  • Promote effective procurement practices for subsurface characterization services.
  • Promote proper and appropriate methods, including innovative technologies when suitable, and recognize appropriate standards for performing subsurface exploration and characterization.
  • Promote adequate construction observation monitoring to determine whether field modifications are necessary during construction.
  • Collaborate with similar organizations to improve the professionalism of subsurface characterization.
Recent News
7/17/2017 The committee is meeting at the DFI 42nd Annual Conference on Deep Foundations in New Orleans Oct. 24-27. See you there. Click to see the schedule.
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