SuperPile ’18: Record-Breaking Attendance 

July 19, 2018, Hawthorne N.J.:

More than 550 deep foundation professionals attended SuperPile ’18 on June 27-29, 2018, at the New York Marriott Marquis in New York City.

This conference, hosted by DFI in partnership with ADSC, was supported by 10 DFI Technical Committees: Augered Cast-in-Place Piles, Drilled Shafts, Driven Piles, Ground Improvement, Helical Piles and Tiebacks, Marine Foundations, Micropiles, Seismic and Lateral Loads, Testing and Evaluation, and Women in Deep Foundations.

The event featured 45 technical presentations on all aspects of pile design and construction with a focus on incorporating safety and risk practices throughout project delivery, nearly 90 exhibits of innovative technologies and services, committee and working group meetings, and networking events.

Highlights of SuperPile ’18 included a keynote address by Jerry DiMaggio, P.E., D.GE, of Applied Research Associates, Inc., on Risk in Geoconstruction and Geoengineering; a keynote lecture by John S. Lizzo, P.E., chief geotechnical engineer for the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey (PANYNJ) on a comparison of geotechnical elements of typical contract vehicles and Public-Private-Partnership (P3) contracts; and a Panel Discussion on 21st Century Concrete Specifications.

Event photos and access to the conference proceedings are available at

SuperPile ’19 will be held May 1-3, 2019, at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel in Seattle, Wash.


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 3,500 members worldwide.