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DFI Educational Trust Elects New Chair and Officers of Board of Trustees

January 13, 2021, Hawthorne N.J.:

Rudolph P. Frizzi, P.E., G.E., D.GE, managing principal/executive vice president of Langan Engineering and Environmental Services, and past president of DFI, has been elected chair of the Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) Educational Trust Board of Trustees. He succeeds Tracy Brettmann, P.E., D.GE, executive vice president of A.H. Beck Foundation Company. 

During his 33 years in the industry, Frizzi has interacted on projects located in practically every continent worldwide, and has performed geotechnical investigations and designs, prepared plans and technical specifications, and observed field testing and construction as geotechnical “engineer of record” on countless projects. His geotechnical engineering and project management experience is extensive, with particular emphasis on: foundation design and construction in urban areas, and large-scale land and waterfront public and private development projects throughout the United States, and internationally. In addition, Frizzi has prepared and presented over 50 technical presentations at universities, conferences, and seminars on a variety of geotechnical issues, including land development engineering, foundation design, and construction. 

Frizzi obtained his B.S. in civil engineering from The Ohio State University and  M.S. in civil engineering from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and is presently an adjunct professor at Columbia University School of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics. He is a licensed professional engineer in 20 states, a licensed geotechnical engineer in California, and a Diplomate, Geotechnical Engineering, of the Academy of Geo-Professionals. Frizzi is a member of The Moles, ASCE, and is active on several American Concrete Institute (ACI) and Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) committees. 

The other DFI Educational Trust officers are Vice Chair Zoran (Zac) Curanovic, P.E., Underpinning and Foundation Skanska; Treasurer James Johnson, Condon-Johnson and Associates; and Secretary Helen Robinson, P.E., GEI Consultants.

Contact: Emilio S. Fandino, Trust Administrator, +1 (973) 423-4030, efandino@dfi.org.

About DFI Educational Trust:The Deep Foundations Institute Educational Trust (www.dfitrust.org) is an independent, 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization established in 2006 by the Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) as its charitable arm. The mission of the Trust is to support and encourage individuals in the fields of study related to the deep foundation industry by providing scholarships and opportunities to meet and work with deep foundation industry leaders.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 4,000 members worldwide.

Rudolph P. Frizzi, P.E., G.E., D.GE, managing principal/executive vice president of Langan Engineering and Environmental Services, and past president of DFI
Vice Chair Zoran (Zac) Curanovic, Underpinning and Foundation Skanska
Treasurer James Johnson, Condon-Johnson and Associates
Secretary Helen Robinson, GEI Consultants