Continuous Flight Auger Pile (India)
The DFI of India (DFII) Continuous Flight Auger (CFA) Pile Technology Implementation Committee was formed in 2018 with the goal to introduce and popularize the use of CFA piles to address the growing fast track piling needs in India. The project, involving the installation and testing of CFA piles, was successfully conducted between November 2018 and November 2019. The Committee prepared a manual about the design, installation and testing of CFA piles, and is disseminating knowledge in Indian geotechnical professionals through seminars and workshops. The committee is working closely with the DFI Augered Cast-in-Place and Drilled Displacement Committee in the U.S.
Dr. Sunil S. Basarkar is Head of Geotechnical Engineering Department at Afcons Infrastructure Ltd, Mumbai. He has a total experience of about 17 years in the field and 16 years association with Academia in area of Geotechnical engineering. Dr. Basarkar has published more than 50 papers in various national and international conferences, and reputed journals. He is an Executive Committee member of DFI of India. Dr. Basarkar is a nominated member from IGS for International Committee for Land Reclamation. He is also a fellow of Institution of Engineers (India), Indian Geotechnical Society, Institute of Bridge Engineering. Dr. Basarkar also serves as an Editor of DFI Journal (USA).
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