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Past DFI Events

Events sponsored by DFI over the past two years are listed below to provide easy access to information on conference and seminar proceedings, photographs from the events and information on the scope and offerings provided at each conference, seminar, course or webinar. 

2020-2021 Traveling Lecturer Hosted by Geotechnical Graduate Student Society of California

March 11, 2021 – Online On March 11th at 12:00 PM Pacific, David Paul, P.E. will present his lecture “Emergency Repairs to the Mosul Dam: A High Risk Dam on Karst Foundation.” This lecture addresses the foundation engineering challenges related to karst geology and reducing the risk of failure of the dam which would be […]

DFI 2021 Middle East Conference

The DFI Middle East Conference is the region's leading technical conference in the field of foundation engineering. The fifth edition of the conference provided an opportunity for the region’s geotechnical engineering practitioners, academics, and suppliers to exchange information and present the latest developments in the field of foundation design and construction.

IT$ Money Webinar Series

This series of webinars, brought to you by DFI's Testing & Evaluation Committee, demonstrate how foundation testing conducted during the design phase can provide data that optimizes foundation designs and construction procedures, thereby SAVING MONEY while increasing the quality of the constructed foundation.

DFI45 Reunion Event

This reunion event continues the online gathering of conference attendees for a special presentation titled "PROVIDING VALUE THROUGH ENGINEERING DESIGN - NEW LAS VEGAS STADIUM" by Diane Fiorelli, P.E., G.E. and Jason Goff, P.E. of Langan Engineering and Environmental Services followed by networking time in the conference lounges and opportunity to visit the 45 plus exhibit booths.

Converting Crisis into Opportunity-Different Perspectives

The Metro NYC section of DFI's Women in Deep Foundations (WiDF) Committee presented a series of webinars to support and connect industry participants during this challenging COVID-19 time. The webinar series included guest presenters discussing thought-provoking issues related to moving past the crisis to accepting opportunities it could provide for a better tomorrow. Each 1-hour webinar launched with a brief uplifting arts feature, including a musical or story contribution.

DFI-India 2020: Conference on Deep Foundation Technologies for Infrastructure Development in India

2020 Conference on Deep Foundation Technologies for Infrastructure Development was presented in a virtual format. This event was organized by Deep Foundations Institute of India (DFI of India) in collaboration with Indian Geotechnical Society - Chennai Chapter.

Annual Technical Committee Meetings at DFI45

November 9–13, 2020 – Online DFI’s technical committees are holding their fall meetings in conjunction with DFI’s 45th Annual Conference: An Online Event. All DFI members have access to the #DFI45 online platform.

DFI-India Webinar Series on Steel Retaining Structures and Foundations

DFI India launched one of its new webinar series on steel retaining structures and foundations. We brought together industry leaders worldwide to present educational sessions on the latest solutions, technologies and applications of steel pile foundations. Topics included types of steel piles, design, installation, case studies, innovations, and much more. This technical webinar series was completely free for all the delegates.

DFI45 on Demand

DFI’s 45th Annual Conference on Deep Foundations (#DFI45), was presented as an online conference. The theme was People. Purpose. Passion. The conference showcased a profession at the top of its game, highlighting the hard work, passion, connections, technologies and professionalism that drive the deep foundations industry worldwide.

2020-21 DFI Traveling Lecture

On October 27th, join Dave Paul as he explores lessons learned from the Teton Dam failure with the ASCE Chicago chapter. This presentation will review geotechnical aspects of the failure and the cultural shift in dam engineering. This lecture will be delivered as a webinar.

DFI-India 2020: Pre-event Webinar Series

Pre-event webinar series for 10th Anniversary Conference on Deep Foundation Technologies for Infrastructure Development in India.

2020-21 DFI Traveling Lecture

October 14, 2020 – Online David Paul delivers a virtual talk on the “Dam Safety program and positive impacts on critical infrastructure. The 2020-2021 DFI Traveling Lecturer, David Paul, presented a virtual lecture, “Forty Years of Dam & Levee Safety” to the ASCE New York chapter. The lecture focused on the failure of the Teton […]