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DFI to Host 40th Annual Conference on Deep Foundations:
Four Decades of Shaping Our Future
October 12-15 in Oakland, CA
 

November 24, 2014, Hawthorne N.J.: The Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) is hosting its 40th Annual Conference on Deep Foundations, October 12-15, 2015 at the Oakland Marriott City Center in Oakland, CA.

The 2015 DFI Annual Conference on Deep Foundations marks the 40th Anniversary of this event. For four decades, the conference has helped shape the future of our industry. The event is expected to draw 1,000 engineers, contractors, suppliers, manufacturers and academics in the deep foundations industry from around the world to share experiences, exchange ideas and learn about the current state of the practice.

The conference will include meetings of DFI's 16 Technical Committees and 3 Working Groups, technical sessions, networking lunches, exhibitor displays and the awards banquet.

DFI's principal awards the Distinguished Service Award, Outstanding Project Award (OPA) and C. William Bermingham Innovation Award, with its $5,000 prize will be presented during the Awards Banquet. The winners of the Young Professors Paper Competition and the Student Paper Competition will also be recognized at the dinner by the DFI Educational Trust. New at the 40th Annual Conference will be the DFI Educational Trust's "Legends Program," honoring practitioners who have made significant contributions and advancements to the research, design, construction and use of deep foundations.

Abstracts are being accepted through December 5, 2014. Accepted papers will be published in the Conference Proceedings and presented by the authors at the conference during technical sessions and through electronic poster presentations. Visit www.deepfoundations2015.org for more information about submission process and requirements.

Registration opens for attendees, exhibitors and sponsors on Monday, January 12, 2015. Watch for details at www.deepfoundations2015.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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