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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. 

IT$ Money Webinar Series

This series of three webinars, brought to you by DFI's Testing & Evaluation Committee, demonstrated 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.

S3: Slopes, Slides and Stabilization: A Software Discussion

This one-day event highlighted effective application of deep foundations, ground improvement, and soil mixing for stabilization of slopes and excavation support. Presenters shared current technologies, design concepts, research, and case histories for challenging slope and landslide repairs, excavation support and slope stabilization projects using deep foundation and ground improvement methods.

DFI Energy Foundations Webinar Series

This webinar presented the background, resources, applications, construction work flow and management considerations required to design and construct effective energy foundations.

2019-20 DFI Traveling Lecture at ASCE San Francisco Geo-Institute Meeting

The presentation examined the increase in density in the vicinity of drilled displacement piles when they are installed in materials that exhibit granular behavior. The increase is most pronounced in loose to medium dense materials and can be utilized to mitigate liquefication and increase the foundation response stiffness of the mass of the material penetrated.

SuperPile 2020

Virtual SuperPile ’20 gathered design professionals, engineers, contractors, researchers, material and equipment suppliers, and government agencies involved in the design, construction and research of piling solutions for foundations, excavation support and slope stabilization.

2019-20 DFI Traveling Lecture at Delaware Valley Geo-Institute Dinner Meeting

The presentation focused on how the development of more powerful and robust installation platforms has made it feasible to install cast-in-place piles into materials once considered too resistant for the system. This lecture reviews current installation platforms and tooling and presents case histories for installation in soft limestone, partially weathered rock, shale and glacial till.

DFI Midyear Technical Committee Week

DFI Technical Committees were as busy as ever preparing publications, seminars, workshops, and videos on all aspects of deep foundations. To showcase the initiatives and to invite more participation, DFI organized a Midyear Committee Week.

2019-20 DFI Traveling Lecture at ASCE Geo-Institute Pittsburgh Chapter Dinner Meeting

The presentation focused on how the development of more powerful and robust installation platforms has made it feasible to install cast-in-place piles into materials once considered too resistant for the system. This lecture reviewed current installation platforms and tooling and presented case histories for installation in soft limestone, partially weathered rock, shale and glacial till.

2019-20 DFI Traveling Lecture at ASCE MET Section (sponsored by RA Engineering LLP)

The presentation examined the increase in density in the vicinity of drilled displacement piles when they are installed in materials that exhibit granular behavior. The increase is most pronounced in loose to medium dense materials and can be utilized to mitigate liquefaction and increase the foundation response stiffness of the mass of the material penetrated.

2019-20 DFI Traveling Lecture at ASCE and Geo-Institute Seattle Geotechnical Section

The presentation examined the increase in density in the vicinity of drilled displacement piles when they are installed in materials that exhibit granular behavior. The increase is most pronounced in loose to medium dense materials and can be utilized to mitigate liquefaction and increase the foundation response stiffness of the mass of the material penetrated.

2019-20 DFI Traveling Lecture at University of Texas Austin’s Geo-Institute Student Chapter Meeting

The presentation examined the increase in density in the vicinity of drilled displacement piles when they are installed in materials that exhibit granular behavior. The increase is most pronounced in loose to medium dense materials and can be utilized to mitigate liquefication and increase the foundation response stiffness of the mass of the material penetrated.

IT$ Money Webinar Series

February 5, 2020 – Online The DFI Testing & Evaluation Committee launched an ITS Money Webinar Series in the fall of 2019. This series of three webinars, brought to you by DFI’s Testing & Evaluation Committee, demonstrated how foundation testing conducted during the design phase can provide data that optimizes foundation designs and construction procedures, […]