Subsurface Characterization for Deep Foundations Committee

Mary Nodine, P.E., Chair

This technical committee is intended to focus on considerations for site investigation for the design and construction of deep foundations. The formation of the committee is rooted in a need to increase awareness of the importance of complete and competent site investigation in deep foundation practices.

Purpose Statement
  • Increase stakeholder awareness of the necessity to effectively manage ground risks.
  • Promote the value of proper and adequate subsurface exploration and characterization for informed design, improved constructability and bid economy.
  • Promote effective procurement practices for subsurface characterization services.
  • Promote proper and appropriate methods, including innovative technologies when suitable, and recognize appropriate standards for performing subsurface exploration and characterization.
  • Promote adequate construction observation monitoring to determine whether field modifications are necessary during construction.
  • Collaborate with similar organizations to improve the professionalism of subsurface characterization.
Recent News
6/11/2021 Read the latest committee report in the May/June issue of Deep Foundations.
3/30/2021 Read "Ode to a Split-Spoon" a GeoPoem by Mary Nodine, GEI Consultants, Chair DFI Subsurface Characterization Committee (Jan/Feb 2021 GeoStrata)
2/12/2021 Find out more about recordings of the FHWA A-GaME (Advanced Geotechnical Methods in Exploration) 10-part winter webinar series being hosted on DFI's YouTube Channel.
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