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.)


Anne Lemnitzer, Ph.D., P.E., University of California, Irvine: alemnitz@uci.edu
Timothy C. Siegel, P.E., G.E., D.GE, Dan Brown and Associates PC: tim@dba.world

Editorial Board

Antonio Marinucci, Ph.D., M.B.A., P.E., M.ASCE, V2C Strategists, LLC
Thomas Weaver, Ph.D., P.E., Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Zia Zafir, Ph.D., Kleinfelder

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