Testing and Evaluation​
Committee Initiatives


CSL Task Force

Reviewing existing cross hole sonic logging rating criteria and proposing improvements for potential future incorporation in codes and specifications.

Foundation Testing Method Videos

Introductory videos on foundation testing methods, including set up, and data collection.

Instrumentation and Monitoring

Developing short course on instrumentation based on foundation application (tunneling, urban excavations, dams and levees, driven piles).

In Progress…

Static Load Testing Task Force

The Goal

Developing guidance on performing effective tests that provide high quality data.

In Progress…

The Team

  • Noah Miner (Lead)
  • Greg Canivan
  • David Graham
  • Simon Gudina
  • Van Komurka
  • Jordan Nelson
  • Robert Simpson
  • Jon Sinnreich
  • David Tara
  • Gerald Verbeek

High Strain Dynamic Testing Task Force

The Goal

Developing a short course for engineers and contractors on the use and interpretation of HSDT for foundations.

The Team

  • David Tara (Lead)
  • Ryan Allin
  • Marcel Bielefeld
  • Larry Jones
  • Thai Nguyen
  • Gerald Verbeek
  • Ben White

IT$ Money

Increased Testing Saves Money – webinar series demonstrating how foundation testing can provide data that optimizes foundation designs and construction procedures, thereby SAVING MONEY while increasing the quality of the constructed foundation.

Foundation Reuse Task Force

DFI’s Foundation Reuse Task Force is working to promote reuse by leveraging experience among DFI members and collaborating with related organizations. The task force is active in preparing workshops and panel sessions for industry conferences, developing concise case histories of foundation reuse success stories, supporting research, and participating in development of guidance documents and specifications.

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Foundation Reuse Peer Reviewed Journal Papers

Foundation Reuse Case Histories

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