|DFI Announces Keynote Speakers for the International Conference on Deep Foundations, Seepage Control and Remediation|
October 12-15 in New York City
April 26, 2016, Hawthorne NJ:
The Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) announces three keynote speakers for the International Conference on Deep Foundations, Seepage Control and Remediation — DFI's 41st Annual Conference, being held on October 12-15, 2016, at the New York Marriott Marquis in New York City. The conference introduces a new technical track featuring seepage control and remediation for dam and levee projects worldwide, in addition to the technical program on deep foundations and earth retention.
Satoru Ueda, lead dam specialist of the World Bank, is the conference keynote speaker. Ueda will discuss the World Bank's strategy, policy, challenges and lessons learned as well as the need for technological development with reference to several World Bank funded projects and programs.
James C. Dalton, P.E., chief of the Engineering and Construction (E&C) Division of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), is the keynote speaker for the Seepage Control and Remediation track. His presentation is titled, "USACE oversight of Remediation of the World's Highest Risk Dam."
George J. Pierson, President and CEO of Kleinfelder and former president and CEO of Parsons Brinckerhoff, is the keynote speaker for the Deep Foundations track. His talk, "A Career Built upon the Foundation of Risk Management, Mitigation and Resolution," focuses on the experiences and lessons learned of a career often times driven and shaped by risk management, risk mitigation and the resolution of complex problems.
To register or for more information visit, www.deepfoundations2016.org.
About the Deep Foundations Institute (DFI)
DFI (www.dfi.org) is an international association of contractors, engineers, suppliers, academics and owners in the deep foundations industry. Our multi-disciplinary membership creates a consensus voice and a common vision for continual improvement in the planning, design and construction of deep foundations and excavations. We bring together members for networking, education, communication and collaboration. With our members, we promote the advancement of the deep foundations industry through technical committees, educational programs and conferences, publications, research, government relations and outreach. DFI has more than 3,300 members worldwide.
James C. Dalton, P.E.
George J. Pierson