Sustainability

To promote the UN Sustainability Development Goals that apply to deep foundations and excavation projects and help DFI members incorporate and advance sustainable practices.

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Committee Chair

Gerald Verbeek, MSc
Allnamics Pile Testing Experts BV

Gerald Verbeek received his BSc in Civil Engineering from Delft University of Technology in 1981 and his MSc in Structural Engineering from the same university in 1983.  After spending about 20 years in the Oil and Gas industry, Gerald started a management consulting business, Verbeek Management Services (VMS), in 2004.

One of the activities of his firm is helping European companies with their business in North America and as part of that he has been active in promoting soil and foundation testing philosophies and equipment. In the area of foundation testing this is done through Allnamics USA, which provides a wide range of foundation testing equipment and services, and in the area of soil testing through BCE, a provider of hardware and software for downhole seismic testing.

Gerald is active in various organizations: TRB (he serves on AKG20, the committee on soil and rock properties and site characterization, and AKG70, the committee on foundations of bridges and other structures), DFI (where he served for many years as the chair of the Testing & Evaluation Committee and currently chairs the DFI Sustainability Committee) and ASTM (where he is a member of D18, the committee on soil and rock and the chair of D18.01, the committee for surface and subsurface characterization).

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