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DFI Hosting 48th Annual Conference on Deep Foundations: October 31-November 3, 2023 in Seattle. Abstracts Being Accepted Until January 13

Abstracts are being accepted until Friday, January 13, for original technical papers and panel sessions for DFI’s 48th Annual Conference on Deep Foundations (#DFI48), being held October 31-November 3, 2023, in Seattle. The theme is Embracing Change. This conference will look into the trends in industry advancements, changing policies and standards and incorporating resiliency in

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DFI Educational Trust Announces Generous Donation from Pile Dynamics, Inc. (PDI)

The Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) Educational Trust, the charitable arm of DFI, announces that Pile Dynamics, Inc. (PDI) has donated $50,000 to its Goble Rausche Likins Scholarship Fund in honor of the company’s 50th anniversary. PDI President George Piscsalko presented the check to DFI Educational Trust Chair Rudy Frizzi, P.E., G.E., D. GE, of LANGAN,

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Executive Director Theresa Engler interviewed in New Building Material & Construction World magazine

Executive Director Theresa Engler Executive Director Theresa Engler discusses how DFI is making a difference in an interview with New Building Material & Construction World, India’s #1 magazine for construction and infrastructure. View the article online or read the NBM&CW September 2022 issue.

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DFI Announces Winner of 2022 Student Paper Competition

Jared Martinez Jared Martinez, a master’s degree candidate at Portland State University, is the winner of the DFI Educational Trust Student Paper Competition. His focus is on geotechnical engineering, with research topics including seismic load combinations and liquefaction susceptibility of low plasticity silts. Martinez has more than 5 years of geotechnical consulting experience in the

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DFI Announces Keynote Speakers for 47th Annual Conference

Three renowned experts are delivering keynote lectures at DFI’s 47th Annual Conference on Deep Foundations, being held October 4-7, 2022, in National Harbor, Maryland. Giovanni Bonita, Ph.D., P.E., P.ENG, P.G. Sissy Nikolaou, Ph.D. Kris Zacny, Ph.D. Giovanni Bonita, Ph.D., P.E., P.ENG, P.G., GEI Consultants is presenting “An Underground Movement – Evolution of Ground Improvement Systems

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DFI Educational Trust Awards Women in Deep Foundations Professional Development Grants

DFI Educational Trust has awarded six Women in Deep Foundations (WiDF) Professional Development Grants of $1,750 each to women working in the deep foundations industry. The recipients are invited to attend DFI’s 47th Annual Conference in National Harbor, Maryland, October 4-7. The grant includes complimentary conference registration and covers related expenses for attending the conference.

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DFI Educational Trust Awards Record Amount of Scholarship Funds to Students Pursuing Careers in Deep Foundations

The DFI Educational Trust awarded $195,750 in scholarships this spring, which is the largest amount ever provided by the Trust during the spring round of applications. More scholarships will be awarded in the fall, thanks to the generosity of many donors and fundraising event participants and sponsors. “Since 2006, the Trust has awarded $1.6 million

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DFI Announces 2022 Outstanding Project Award Winner: Mosul Dam Rehabilitation Project by Trevi

The winner of the DFI’s 2022 Outstanding Project Award is the Mosul Dam Rehabilitation Project, in Iraq, submitted by Trevi, S.p.A., service foundation division of Trevi Group. The award is being presented at DFI’s 47th Annual Conference on Deep Foundations, October 4-7 in National Harbor, Maryland. The Mosul Dam on the Tigris River dates to

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DFI Announces 2022 Hal Hunt Lecture Being Delivered at 47th Annual Conference – Steph Davis, Iconic Climber

Steph Davis, an iconic name in climbing, is presenting the 2022 Hal Hunt Lecture on Communications during DFI’s 47th Annual Conference on Deep Foundations, being held October 4-7, 2022, in National Harbor, Maryland. The lecture is being presented by the DFI Women in Deep Foundations (WiDF) Committee. Davis was the first woman to free climb

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