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Registration Open for the DFI 44th Annual Conference on Deep Foundations: October 2019 in Chicago 

January 18, 2019, Hawthorne N.J.:

Registration is open for the DFI 44th Annual Conference on Deep Foundations, (#DFI44), October 15-18, 2019, at the Hilton Chicago. Register to attend, exhibit or sponsor the conference at www.dfi.org/Annual2019.

The theme of the conference is > Future > Forward. The 2019 conference serves as a call to action to develop forward-thinking plans in deep foundation and geotechnical engineering and construction through technical presentations and panel discussions. The 2019 Annual Conference provides an international forum for more than 1,000 geo-professionals to present, discuss and debate all aspects of how we build on our current success to create and maintain a better tomorrow for future generations.

Conference sessions are dedicated to traditional deep foundation and geotechnical topics with a focus on a safe, sustainable future with respect to technology, safety, equipment, workforce and case studies including the following topics:

  • Crawl, Walk, Run: Improving Future Practice
  • Developments in Safe Geo-Construction
  • The Digital Future
  • Efficient Deep Foundations, Earth Retention Systems and Ground Improvement
  • The Future of Urban Development/Redevelopment
  • The Future of Work: Progress in Our Industry
  • 21st Century Infrastructure Needs

In addition to the technical program, the conference includes technical committee meetings, keynote lectures; the Hal Hunt Lecture on Communications; Expo Sessions presented by DFI’s Manufacturers, Suppliers and Service Providers Committee; a Student Activities Program; the Awards Banquet including the presentation of the DFI Legends Awards; networking opportunities; a 5K run/walk; and 140+ exhibits featuring innovative products and services.

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 3,500 members worldwide.
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