DFI to Host 42nd Annual Conference on Deep Foundations  October 2017 in New Orleans Abstracts Being Accepted Until December 6 

November 01, 2016, Hawthorne NJ:

The Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) is hosting its 42nd Annual Conference on Deep Foundations, October 24-27, 2017, at the New Orleans Marriott in Louisiana.

The conference will feature technical presentations focusing on deep foundations and ground improvement, and associated risks and mitigation practices.

In addition to technical sessions, the conference includes meetings of the 18 DFI Technical Committees and 3 Working Groups, keynote lectures, networking opportunities, Welcome and Business Meeting Lunches, the Women in Deep Foundations Reception, the Hal Hunt Lecture, the Annual Awards Banquet, a Student Activities Program, the City-by-City Companions' Program plus more than 125 exhibits featuring new and innovative products and services. 

The event is expected to draw more than 1,000 engineers, contractors, government agency representatives, suppliers, manufacturers and academics involved in the deep foundations industry from around the world to share experiences, exchange ideas and learn about the current state of the practice.

The conference chair is Dale Biggers, P.E., vice president at New Orleans-based Boh Brothers Construction. The program co-chairs are Karishma R. Desai, P.E., project engineer at Eustis Engineering, and Nabil Mikhail, P.E., D.GE, senior geotechnical engineer at Ardaman & Associates. The technical program advisor is Gwendolyn ‘Gwen’ Sanders, P.E., executive vice president at Eustis Engineering.

Abstracts for technical papers and panel sessions can be submitted at The deadline is Tuesday, December 6, 2016.

Early registration opens on Monday, January 9, 2017, at noon (EST) at


About Deep Foundations Institute (DFI)
DFI ( is an international association of contractors, engineers, manufacturers, suppliers, academics and owners in the deep foundations industry. Our multidisciplinary 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.