DFI Journal

The DFI Journal is an international peer-reviewed publication that supports authors whose research and practice covers a broad range of subjects on deep foundation engineering and construction. We take a particular interest in research and case studies related to all systems designed and constructed for the support of heavy structures and excavations.

Areas of interest include but are not limited to: all types of piling systems, earth retaining systems and slope stabilization, ground anchors, grouting, and ground improvement. We also welcome papers that explore emerging topics related to innovative construction technologies, marine foundations, innovative retaining systems, cutoff wall systems, and seismic retrofit.

We support all submissions through a single-blind peer-review process. For more information on contributing a manuscript, visit our Author Guidelines.

Accessing the Journal

An online subscription to the Journal is available to DFI members at no additional cost by signing in to the member portal - MyDFI. If you are not a member, join DFI for $125 to receive an online subscription to the Journal. (Individual journal articles are $25 each.)

Members and nonmembers can order printed copies of the 2007-2020 volumes of the Journal from the DFI Publications Store; members receive preferential rates. (Note some issues have limited availability in print.)

Open Access Papers are downloadable whether or not you have an online subscription to the Journal. Click here to view available open access papers.

Editors in Chief

Anne Lemnitzer, Ph.D., P.E., associate professor, University of California, Irvine, California, U.S.: alemnitz@uci.edu
Timothy C. Siegel, P.E., G.E., D.GE, CEO and a senior principal engineer, Dan Brown and Associates, Tennessee, U.S.: tim@dba.world


Harry Poulos, Ph.D., D.Sc. Eng., professor emeritus, and senior consultant, Coffey Services Australia, New South Wales, Australia


Alaal Ashmawy, Ph.D., executive director of MENAREES, Dubai, U.A.E.
Sunil Basarkar, Ph.D., Afcons Infrastructure, Mumbai, India
Billy Camp, P.E., D.GE, technical principal and vice president, S&ME, South Carolina, U.S.
Rick Deschamps, Ph.D., P.E., vice president of engineering, Nicholson Construction, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Paul Doherty, Ph.D., managing director, Gavin & Doherty Geosolutions, Dublin, Ireland
Bengt Fellenius, Dr. Tech, P.Eng., independent consultant, British Columbia, Canada
Jennifer Nicks, Ph.D. P.E., research geotechnical engineer, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Virginia, U.S.
Cassie Rutherford, Ph.D., P.E., assistant professor, Iowa State University, Iowa, U.S.
Jon Sinnreich, P.E., principal engineer, Zeta Geotechnics, Florida, U.S.
Armin Stuedlein, Ph.D., P.E., professor, School of Civil and Construction Engineering, Oregon State University, Oregon, U.S.
Zia Zafir, Ph.D., P.E., G.E., Kleinfelder, California, U.S.

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