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#TM-POSTGROUT Final Report: Workshop on Quality Assurance for Post-Grouted Drilled Shafts
FHWA, Caltrans, DFI, ADSC, Mary Ellen Bruce Large, P.E., D.GE, DFI Technical Activities Manager
PDF, 45 pgs., illustrated

In partnership with California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), and with support from International Association of Foundation Drilling (ADSC), Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) organized a workshop on quality assurance (QA) practices for acceptance of post-grouted drilled shafts in conjunction with DFI’s 40th Annual Conference on Deep Foundations. The one and a half day workshop was held on October 15-16, 2015 at the Oakland Marriott City Center in Oakland, CA. Post-grouting, in the context of this workshop and report, refers to the alternative design and construction of base-grouted drilled shafts wherein a grout distribution system is installed during construction and used to grout the base under pressure after the drilled shaft concrete has gained adequate strength, resulting in a stiffer axial-compression load-displacement relationship and additional possible ground improvement effects. The primary goals of the workshop were to • Identify and summarize the state of the practice for design, construction, inspection, verification, acceptance criteria, reliability and performance of post-grouting. • Identify gaps and needs in quality assurance that should be addressed for successful use of post-grouting. This report is structured to follow the workshop program: workshop presentations outlined the state of practice and views from owners, engineers and contractors on acceptance of post grouting methods for drilled shafts; and subsequent workshop discussions attended by a small invited group of participants focused on identifying areas of agreement and disagreement on post-grouting best practices, acceptance criteria, design and verification procedures, and inspection requirements. A partial list of attendees of the open and closed sessions is provided as Appendix A, and copies of presentations are included as Appendix B. FHWA and Caltrans are the primary audiences for this report, and its content will be used to develop a roadmap for deploying the findings into policy and practice. The secondary audience is the broader industry group, and the report content will be disseminated in a variety of formats.
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free
     
#IC-2017 DFI-PFSF Piled Foundations & Ground Improvement Technology for the Modern Building and Infrastructure Sector
DFI and PFSF, Slav Tchepak (Keller) , Gary Chapman (Golder)
507 pgs, illustrated, 8 1/2" x 11"

The theme selected for this conference covered piling and ground improvement works associated with building and infrastructure developments, including foundation works and retention requirements for basements to provide an all-inclusive interest within the geotechnical profession nationally and internationally. By introducing a broad range of topics the Committee hoped that all disciplines as practiced around the globe in building and infrastructure works would provide interesting, educational and thought-provoking opportunities. Topics include: innovation in design methods; selection and justification of design and installation parameters; novel solutions to construction problems; testing of foundations; case studies; retention solutions for basements; ground improvement methods; and equipment developments and performance.
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$125
     
#ISM- 2017 Proceedings - 13th International Workshop on Micropiles - 2017, Vancouver, BC, Canada
ISM, DFI, ADSC, Dan MacLean
Online Access to PDFs

The International Society for Micropiles (ISM), Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) and The International Association for Foundation Drilling (ADSC) partnered to present the 13th Workshop on Micropiles on the theme of "Micropiles: Resisting and Remediating the Effects of Mother Nature". Technical papers and presentations were provided on this topic in the form of case histories as well as the use of micropiles as foundation support, innovative techniques and design and load testing information.
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$45
     
#AM-2016 Proceedings of the International Conference on Deep Foundations, Seepage Control and Remediation (41st Annual), 2016, New York, NY
DFI, Conference Co-Chairs (Deep Foundations) Antonio Marinucci, MBA, Ph.D., P.E. and Silas Nichols, P.E.; Conference Co-Chairs (Seepage Control & Remediation) David Paul, P.E. and Gianfranco Di Cicco
Two-Book Set: 794 pgs, illustrated, 8 1/2" x 11" for Deep Foundations Papers and 410 pgs, illustrated, 8 1/2" x 11" for Seepage Control and Remediation Papers

This publication contains peer reviewed technical papers pertaining to the session topics selected by the Conference Organizing Committee for the 2016 Conference – Deep Foundations and Earth Retention used in Urban Construction; Use of Alternative Project Delivery for Deep Foundations Projects; Resiliency and Sustainability – Protecting our Cities and Support Structures; Addressing and Resolving Issues Facing an Ever Changing Industry; Innovative Solutions for Challenging Ground Conditions and Project Requirements; Data Integration & Management to Improve Design Lower Risk & Improve Products; Use of Emerging Technologies in Planning Design, Construction & QC/QA; Solving Underground Problems in Water Infrastructure Systems; Case Histories on Risk Management and Long Term Performance; Seepage Barrier Material Design and Placement/Installation; Data Management for Construction Optimization and Final Product Acceptance; Subsurface Characterization Practices & Selection and Design of Cutoff Technologies; Cutoffs for Dewatering Applications and Temporary Cofferdams; Verification Methods and Acceptance Criteria for Seepage Barriers; Current Research and Future Research Needs.
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$200
     
#AM-2016-DF Proceedings of the International Conference on Deep Foundations, Seepage Control and Remediation (41st Annual), 2016, New York, NY-Deep Foundations Track
DFI, Conference Co-Chairs (Deep Foundations) Antonio Marinucci, MBA, Ph.D., P.E. and Silas Nichols, P.E.
794 pgs, illustrated, 8 1/2" x 11"

This publication contains peer reviewed technical papers pertaining to the session topics selected by the Conference Organizing Committee Deep Foundations Track for the 2016 Conference – Deep Foundations and Earth Retention used in Urban Construction; Use of Alternative Project Delivery for Deep Foundations Projects; Resiliency and Sustainability – Protecting our Cities and Support Structures; Addressing and Resolving Issues Facing an Ever Changing Industry; Innovative Solutions for Challenging Ground Conditions and Project Requirements; Data Integration & Management to Improve Design Lower Risk & Improve Products; Use of Emerging Technologies in Planning Design, and Construction & QC/QA.
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$245
         
#AM-2016-SC Proceedings of the International Conference on Deep Foundations, Seepage Control and Remediation (41st Annual), 2016, New York, NY-Seepage Control & Remediation Track
DFI, Conference Co-Chairs (Seepage Control & Remediation) David Paul, P.E. and Gianfranco Di Cicco
410 pgs, illustrated, 8 1/2" x 11"

The papers in this publication present the state of practice related to design, construction, risk management and lessons learned from major dam and levee rehabilitation projects in North America and around the world. The papers were peer-reviewed before being selected and pertain to the session topics selected by the Conference Organizing Committee for the Seepage Control & Remediation Track for the 2016 Conference. Those topics are Solving Underground Problems in Water Infrastructure Systems; Case Histories on Risk Management and Long Term Performance; Seepage Barrier Material Design and Placement/Installation; Data Management for Construction Optimization and Final Product Acceptance; Subsurface Characterization Practices & Selection and Design of Cutoff Technologies; Cutoffs for Dewatering Applications and Temporary Cofferdams; Verification Methods and Acceptance Criteria for Seepage Barriers; Current Research and Future Research Needs.
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$155
         
#TM-SLMX-1 Guidelines for Soil Mixing
DFI, DFI Soil Mixing Committee, Dennis W. Boehm, Chair and David Weatherby, Past Chair
80 pgs, illustrated, PDF

This document was developed by the DFI Soil Mixing Committee. The Guidelines provide an overview of the state of practice of Deep Mixing Methods (DMM) in North America as well as a guide specification for deep mixing work. This document focuses on constructability and feasibility considerations for deep mixing and addresses the following applications: Earth retention; Liquefaction mitigation; Groundwater seepage control and containment isolation; Bearing capacity improvement; Deep foundations; Mass stabilization and contamination containment; Embankment, levee and dam strengthening, and stabilization; and Casing replacement. It is intended that this document provide a basic introduction to wet and dry DMM to enhance its adoption and application in North America. Purchase of this publication includes a PDF of the full guide and an editable Word Document of the Guide Specification.
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$50
     
#TM-ACIP-4 Augered Cast-In-Place Piles Manual, Third Edition, 2016
2016 Augered Cast-In-Place Pile Committe, DFI 2016 Augered Cast-in-Place Pile (ACIP) Committee
Soft cover, 68 pgs., illustrated, 6"x9" saddle-stitched

This document is an update to Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) Augered Cast‐in‐Place (ACIP) Pile Committee’s ACIP Pile Manual (Model Specification) (2003 version). The Guideline Specification and Commentary content have been updated to address current trends in ACIP Pile installation and quality control, the use of increased ACIP pile diameters and lengths to provide significantly higher load carrying capacities, and the challenges associated with the use of grout and reinforcement necessary to sustain such higher loading. The order of the Guideline Specification has been revised to more closely match the format typically utilized in project specifications. This document is intended to provide the industry with practical guidance in the preparation of a project‐specific specification.


$25
 
$25
     
#TM-CONCRETE2016 EFFC/DFI Best Practice Guide to Tremie Concrete for Deep Foundations
DFI/EFFC, Karsten Beckhause, Chairman joint EFFC/DFI Concrete Task Group
PDF, 52 pages, illustrated

The primary purpose of the Best Practice Guide to Tremie Concrete for Deep Foundations is to present design considerations (concrete rheology, mix design, reinforcement detailing, concrete cover, etc.) and best practices for tremie concrete placement for drilled shafts and diaphragm walls that promote construction of high quality elements. In addition, the guide proposes changes to the methods used commonly to specify concrete mixes and the procedures to test them. It highlights important considerations to minimize risk related to concrete workmanship and quality, and potential conflicts between specialty contractor, designer and supplier.
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#India2015 Proceedings of DFI of India 2015 Conference, Bengaluru, India
DFI of India, Prof. G.L. Sivakumar Babu; Mr. Anirudhen, Dr. K.S. Ramakrishna
Electronic Proceedings Site, PDF Files

Papers and extended abstracts from the 2015 conference at IISc Bangalore.
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$50
     
#TM-HLPR-2 Model Specification for Helical Pile Foundations Compression Applications
DFI, DFI Helical Piles and Tiebacks Committee, Gary L. Seider, P.E., Chair and past Chairmen Dr. Samuel Clemence, Robert Hoyt, and Dr. Howard Perko

This document was developed by the Helical Piles and Tiebacks Committee to provide practical guidance for the specification of helical pile foundations. Model performance specification language is provided for the design, construction and testing of helical piles for compression, tension and/or lateral loading applications. Typical helical pile foundation applications include new foundation construction, foundation repair and existing foundation augmentation. Order here for PDF version or purchase an editable Word document by contacting staff@dfi.org or call 973-423-4030. The cost for MSWord version is $30 for DFI members and $50 for nonmembers.
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$25
     
#TM-HLPR-1 Model Specification for Helical Anchor Foundations Tension Applications
DFI Helical Piles and Tiebacks Committee, Gary L. Seider, P.E., Chair and past Chairmen Dr. Samuel Clemence, Robert Hoyt, and Dr. Howard Perko
PDF, 10 pgs, illustrated

This document was developed by the Helical Piles and Tiebacks Committee to provide practical guidance for the specification of helical anchors. Model performance specification language is provided for the design, construction and testing of helical anchorages for tension applications. Typical tension applications include earth retention and shoring, transmission tower guy tiedowns, and buoyancy/uplift protection. Order here for PDF version or purchase an editable Word document by contacting staff@dfi.org or call 973-423-4030. The cost for MSWord version is $30 for DFI members and $50 for nonmembers.
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$25
     
#TM-ACIP-3 Guideline for Interpretation of Nondestructive Integrity Testing of Augered Cast-in-Place and Drilled Displacement Piles
2011 Augered Cast-In-Place Pile Committee, Mike Moran, Chair and Editor; Tracy Brettmann, Principal Author; Bernard Hertlein, Matthew Meyer,Bria Whitmire, Co-Authors
39 pgs., illustrated. Available in PDF on Flashdrive or NOW AVAILABLE Printed Manual 6"x9" (Since March 2016)

This guideline provides practical guidance for the interpretation of nondestructive testing (NDT) of the integrity of augered cast-in-place (ACIP) and drilled displacement (DD) piles. Every NDT method has specific associated capabilities and limitations, and ACIP and DD piles have unique properties that must be considered when using a specific NDT method for a project. For successful interpretation, it is essential that the test results not be utilized alone, but in conjunction with all the available information on pile installation, as well as consideration of the subsurface conditions, past experiences and sound engineering judgment. This guideline supplements DFI’s two primary publications on ACIP piles: Augered Cast-in-Place Pile Manual (2016) and the Inspector’s Guide for Augered Cast-in-Place Piles (2010). This guideline was developed to provide 1) more detailed explanations of the various test methods available, 2) guidance on interpretation of the results, and 3) some typical examples of the data and interpretation.
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$25
 
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$40
 
#INDIA-2016 Proceedings-DFI-India 2016: 6th Conference on Deep Foundation Technologies for Infrastructure Development in India
DFI of India, Mr. Anirudhen, Dr. K.S. Ramakrishna
Electronic Proceedings Site, PDF Files

Papers from the conference at IIEST Shibpur, Howrah, Kolkata, India covering the topics of ground improvement, driven pile systems, drilled pile systems and deep excavation systems.
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$75
     
#SP-2017 SuperPile'17 Online Proceedings
DFI, DFI 2017 Technical Committees: Driven Pile, Drilled Shaft, Micropile, ACIP Piles, Helical Piles & Tiebacks, Ground Improvement, Marine Foundations, Testing & Evaluation and Seismic & Lateral Loads
Online Access to Presentation PDFs

Presentations on the latest developments in augered cast-in-place/ drilled displacement piles, drilled shafts, driven piles, ground improvement, helical piles and tiebacks, marine foundations, micropiles, testing and evaluation of foundation systems, and seismic and lateral loads that highlight best practices for project safety from design through construction as well as topics relevant to the Southern California area.
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$50