DFI Educational Trust Appoints New Member to Board of Trustees 

December 12, 2016, Hawthorne NJ:

The Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) Educational Trust, the charitable arm of DFI, recently appointed a new board member.

Andrew C. Verity was elected to serve a two-year term on the DFI Educational Trust Board of Trustees. Verity is currently a national account manager with Terracon Consultants in Dallas, Texas. After earning his degree in civil engineering from the University of London, Verity began his career with The Reinforced Earth in Paris. He then moved into geotechnical consultation, working on projects throughout Europe. His focus was primarily on rail projects, such as the Channel Tunnel Rail Link and the Dublin Port Tunnel. In 2010, Verity moved to the U.S. and joined Gerdau, where he promoted the use of sheet piling. Verity was the chair of the DFI Driven Pile Committee from 2013 to 2016.

About DFI Educational Trust: The Deep Foundations Institute Educational Trust ( is an independent, 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization established in 2006 by the Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) as its charitable arm. The mission of the Trust is to support and encourage individuals in the fields of study related to the deep foundation industry by providing scholarships and opportunities to meet and work with deep foundation industry leaders.

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.

Andrew Verity