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Registration Open for DFI-EFFC International Conference on Deep Foundations and Ground Improvement June 5-8, 2018, in Rome 

December 04, 2017, Hawthorne NJ:

Registration opened on Monday, December 4, 2017, for the 2018 DFI-EFFC International Conference on Deep Foundations and Ground Improvement at Sapienza University, June 5-8, 2018. The conference explores the challenges of upcoming urban infrastructure megaprojects and highlights modern technologies and techniques available to overcome these challenges. Client representatives will present upcoming or in progress megaprojects such as Rome Metro C, Fehmarn Belt, Gran Paris and the Chennai Metro as well as the water infrastructure challenges in Italy and worldwide. A panel of clients will discuss award mechanisms, contractual challenges and risk management. 

From the 200+ peer-reviewed submitted papers, select presentations will focus on the following topics:

  • Deep Foundation Technologies
  • Ground Improvement Technologies
  • Modeling & Computing for New Techniques
  • Information Management Systems
  • Building Information Modeling
  • Equipment and Material Advancements
  • Contractual Rules and Construction Risk
  • Case Histories including Lessons Learned
  • Innovative Solutions for Complex Problems
  • Geotechnical Investigation & Testing

Other highlights of the conference include the Tuesday, June 5 pre-conference day workshops and panel discussions covering working platforms (focusing on the state of the practice for design, construction and contractual practices for working platforms); continuous-flight auger and drilled displacement piles (comparing practices in Europe and North America); and panel discussion on Tremie concrete (presentation of recent research by DFI and EFFC and the updates to the second edition of the Best Practice Guide to Tremie Concrete for Deep Foundations-download the first edition at http://www.dfi.org/viewpub.asp?tid=TM-CONCRETE2016); the conference kick-off Welcome Reception in the exhibit area; the Wednesday, June 6 Conference Banquet; the DFI John Mitchell Lecture presented by Prof. Michele Jamiolkowski on “Geophysical to Geotechnical Design; a Young Professional and Student Mentoring Forum; Friday, June 8 optional post-conference tours to attendees’ choice of the Catacombs, Rome Metro C or Civita di Bagnoregio; and an Accompanying Persons’ Program. 

Registration is open for attendees, exhibitors and sponsors at www.dfi-effc2018.org.

Contact: Theresa Engler, DFI Executive Director at (973) 423-4030, tengler@dfi.org

About the European Federation of Foundation Contractors (EFFC): EFFC represents more than 370 companies across Europe that undertake foundation construction and geotechnical processes including piling, diaphragm walling, grouting, ground anchoring, ground improvements and dewatering. EFFC works to promote the common interests of its members by improving the standard of workmanship, technical competence, safety and innovation for specialist foundation contractors across Europe.

 

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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