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Call for Entries for the ISM World Cup of Micropiles Competition 

June 25, 2018, Hawthorne N.J.:

The Third World Cup of Micropiles competition is being held at the 14th International Workshop on Micropiles, August 21-24, 2019, in Sofitel Broadbeach, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.

This is an International Competition to seek out a micropile project that stands above all others. Five regions of the globe will compete to bring home the Micropile World Cup, including:

  • North America
  • South and Central America
  • Europe
  • Africa and Central Asia (Russia, Middle East and India)
  • Australasia

To be considered, projects must meet the following criteria:

  • Involve micropiles
  • Completed in the last 3 years
  • Any project size is eligible
  • Innovation, difficult conditions, unique applications will be sought
  • Impact on acceptance of micropiles in the region

To participate, submit a one-page summary of your proposed project to ism2019@dfi.org before December 31, 2018.  A panel of experts from each region will select one project to represent their region. Nominators of each selected project will pick an ISM delegate to present the project during a session at the workshop. The presentation will be a maximum of 20 minutes in length, followed by a short question period. A paper is not be required to accompany the presentation.

ISM delegates will vote for the winner during the workshop. The authors of the winning project will receive the Micropile World Cup to keep until the next International Workshop on Micropiles.

For more information contact:

Helen Robinson, P.E., GEI Consultants, Technical Program Chair at hrobinson@geiconsultants.com or Mary Ellen Bruce Large, P.E., D.GE, DFI Director of Technical Activities and ISM Treasurer at melarge@dfi.org.

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 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.
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