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Technical Program Available for SuperPile ’17: June 14-16 in Coronado, Calif. 

March 17, 2017, Hawthorne NJ:

The complete technical program for SuperPile ’17 is available online at www.dfi-superpile.org. The conference, hosted by DFI in partnership with ADSC, is being held on June 14-16, 2017, at Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Coronado, Calif.

Pre-conference activities on Wednesday, June 14, include DFI Technical Committee and Working Group meetings, and the DFI Women in Deep Foundations (WiDF) Committee Lecture and Reception.

On Thursday, June 15, the plenary session features presentations on the latest developments in augered cast-in-place/drilled displacement piles, drilled shafts, driven piles, ground improvement, helical piles and tiebacks, marine foundations, micropiles, testing and evaluation of foundation systems, and seismic and lateral loads. The session opens with the DFI 2017 Osterberg Memorial Lecture, Lessons (Re)learned from Geotechnical Failures, presented by Richard J. Finno, Ph.D., P.E., D.GE, civil engineering professor at Northwestern University. The luncheon features a presentation on A Career Advancing the Technology of Deep Foundations, by Robert B. Bittner, president of Bittner-Shen Consulting Engineers and winner of the 2017 Ben C. Gerwick Award for Innovation in the Design and Construction of Marine Foundations.

On Friday, June 16, three parallel sessions provide attendees the option to choose presentations of interest. Invited and selected presentations will highlight advancements, innovations and challenges in design and construction of deep foundations, particularly related to piling solutions and safety practices.

Equipment, material and instrumentation suppliers, contractors, engineers and other vendors will exhibit their products and services during the event.

About Deep Foundations Institute (DFI)
DFI (www.dfi.org) is an international association of contractors, engineers, manufacturers, 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 3,000 members worldwide.
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