Call for Abstracts Open for DFI-India 2020 Conference: Deadline is April 15, 2020 

March 30, 2020, Hawthorne N.J.:

Call for abstracts are being accepted for DFI-India 2020, 10th Anniversary Conference on Deep Foundation Technologies for Infrastructure Development in India, being held November 19-21, 2020, at IIT Madras in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. This event is organized by DFI of India in collaboration with Indian Geotechnical Society – Chennai Chapter and IIT Madras, Chennai. Abstracts are due April 15, 2020.

The conference themes are: Piling and Deep Foundation Techniques; Earth Retention and Deep Excavation Support; Ground Improvement Techniques; Safe and Efficient Geo-Construction; Geotechnical Investigation, Testing, Instrumentation, Monitoring and Quality Management; and Research, Experimental and Numerical Methods in Deep Excavation Techniques.

Technical sessions will present the successes and failures of geotechnical foundation work in major projects and present current research in advanced foundation design and implementation. Presenters will use case studies and other material on foundation planning and construction related to success stories and failures to inform geotechnical industry delegates, covering areas such as optimal use of skilled manpower, productivity, safety and quality standards.

The conference will benefit owners, designers, contractors and other professionals interested in ensuring timely implementation of major projects, which is key to project success. Also key is deployment of appropriate foundation and geotechnologies, the use of the latest foundation equipment and tools, and the development of skilled manpower and good work practices.

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About DFI of India

DFI of India was formed in 2013 following the success of the Deep Foundation Technologies for Infrastructure Development in India Conference held in Chennai, India, in 2012. The Regional Chapter provides joint membership in DFI and DFI of India and the added benefit of a local DFI presence. The chapter's mission is to support the Indian foundation industry on a continuous and sustained basis in measured and measurable steps, to improve professionalism in the Indian foundation industry, and to embrace new technologies for faster development of India.

About Deep Foundations Institute (DFI)
DFI ( is an international association of contractors, engineers, manufacturers, suppliers, academics and owners in the deep foundations industry. Our multidisciplinary membership creates a consensus voice and a common vision for continual improvement in the planning, design and construction of deep foundations and excavations. We bring together members for networking, education, communication and collaboration. With our members, we promote the advancement of the deep foundations industry through technical committees, educational programs and conferences, publications, research, government relations and outreach. DFI has more than 4,000 members worldwide.