Wolosick to Deliver 9th Lizzi Lecture at the International Workshop on Micropiles Vancouver, BC, Canada, March 29 to April 1, 2017 

November 07, 2016, Hawthorne NJ:

The International Society for Micropiles (ISM), ADSC and DFI are hosting the 13th International Workshop on Micropiles in Vancouver, BC, Canada, March 29 to April 1, 2017. The theme of the workshop is Micropiles: Resisting and Remediating the Effects of Mother Nature, focusing on the application of micropiles to resist and remediate extreme events, geohazards, and other natural forces, such as wind, water and soil movement. The workshop includes 2.5 days of lecture, discussion and panel sessions on all aspects of micropile technology, supplemented with social events that highlight the culture of the host country.

John Wolosick, P.E., D.GE, director of engineering at Hayward Baker and president of DFI, is delivering the 9th Lizzi Lecture at the 13th International Workshop on Micropiles hosted by ISM, ADSC and DFI in Vancouver, BC, Canada, March 29 to April 1, 2017. Wolosick’s paper, “Loading Effects on Battered Micropiles: Are Most Pile Caps Designed Correctly?” will be co-authored by Robert F. Scott, Jr., P.E., of Hayward Baker.

Wolosick has more than 35 years of experience in geotechnical engineering and contracting. He began working in micropile technology in 1988. He is the author of more than 15 technical papers related to micropiles and has been involved in more than 350 projects where micropiles were used for underpinning and/or foundation support, serving clients including state DOTs (bridges), industrial plants, power plants, hospitals, convention centers/hotels, airports, NASA and TVA (nuclear and fossil). He has been instrumental in deploying micropile technology in North America through education and innovation.

Wolosick received the 2008 Martin S. Kapp Foundation Engineering Award from the Geo Institute of ASCE. He is the current president (2015-2016) and a trustee of DFI and the former co-chair of the ADSC/DFI Micropile Committee (2004-2007). He is also a member of the ASCE Earth Retaining Structures Committee and past chair of Geo-Institute of Georgia’s Geotechnical Committee (2003-2005). He holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in civil engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana‑Champaign.

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About the Deep Foundations Institute (DFI)
DFI ( 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.
John Wolosick, P.E., D.GE, director of engineering at Hayward Baker and president of DFI