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DFI Announces Recipients of the 2023 Legends Awards

Samuel Clemence, P.E. Pete Nicholson Ernst Friedrich Ischebeck Award Ceremony on November 2 at the DFI 48thAnnual Conference on Deep Foundations in Seattle Every four years, DFI and the DFI Educational Trust present the Legends Award to three practitioners — an engineer, contractor and manufacturer/supplier — who have made significant contributions and advancements to the […]

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DFI Educational Trust Awards Women in Deep Foundations Professional Development Grants

Morgan Berger Betania Karim Izabelle Tomko Kassandra Kromish Ashley Peay DFI Educational Trust has awarded five 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 48th Annual Conference in Seattle, October 31-November 3. The grant includes complimentary conference

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DFI Educational Trust Awards Scholarship Funds to 32 Students Pursuing Careers in Deep Foundations

The DFI Educational Trust awarded $102,000 in scholarships this spring to 32 exceptional students preparing for a career in the civil engineering and construction management fields. More scholarships will be awarded in the fall, thanks to the generosity of many donors and fundraising event participants and sponsors. “Since inception, the Trust has awarded almost $2

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John Wolosick Named 2023 DFI Distinguished Service Award Recipient

John Wolosick John R. Wolosick, P.E., S.E., D.GE, F.ASCE, Life Member ASCE, of Keller North America, is the recipient of DFI’s highest award bestowed to an individual, the Distinguished Service Award (DSA). This award recognizes individuals who have made exceptionally valuable contributions to the advancement of the deep foundations industry. The award is being presented

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DFI Announces 2023 Outstanding Project Award Winner: Climate Pledge Arena Project by Thornton Tomasetti

The winner of the DFI’s 2023 Outstanding Project Award is the Climate Pledge Arena project in Seattle by Thornton Tomasetti. A presentation on the project is being delivered and the award presented at DFI’s 48th Annual Conference on Deep Foundations, October 31 – November 3 in Seattle. This project ranks among the largest Thornton Tomasetti

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DFI Educational Trust Announces the M. Byrl and Frances M. Williams Fund

The Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) Educational Trust, the charitable arm of DFI, announces the establishment of the M. Byrl and Frances M. Williams Fund. The fund was established with a generous donation of $25,000 from Byrl and Frances Williams. The purpose of the fund is to support and encourage individuals at Gonzaga University engaged in

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DFI Announces 2023-2024 Traveling Lecturer Jesús Gómez, Ph.D., P.E., D.GE

Jesús E. Gómez, Ph.D., P.E., BC.GE Jesús Gómez, Ph.D., P.E., D.GE, vice president, GEI Consultants, has been selected as the 2023-2024 Traveling Lecturer. He is available, on request of DFI, to present lectures September 1, 2023 – August 31, 2024. A well-known geotechnical expert, and member of DFI, Gómez will travel and present a series

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DFI Announces 2023 Hal Hunt Lecture Being Delivered at 48th Annual Conference Ken Jennings, Greatest Jeopardy! Player of All Time

Ken Jennings, the greatest Jeopardy! player of all time, Jeopardy! co-host and best-selling author, is presenting the Hal Hunt Lecture on Communications at DFI’s 48th Annual Conference on Deep Foundations, being held October 31–November 3, in Seattle. When it comes to quiz shows, no one has done it better than Jennings. The former Utah software

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Program Highlights for DFI’s S3: Slopes, Support and Stabilization

The program is available for S3: Slopes, Support and Stabilization being held August 8-10 at the Royal Sonesta in Boston. The two-and-a-half-day conference focuses on the practical application of deep foundations and ground improvement techniques for stabilizing soft ground, landslides and slopes, and supporting deep excavations. Highlights of the program include a keynote address and

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