Call for Abstracts Open for Two DFI Middle East Events 

June 18, 2020, Hawthorne N.J.:

DFI is accepting presentation abstracts for two upcoming events being hosted by DFI Middle East: a one-day workshop on November 10, 2020, during GeoMEast in Cairo, and the fifth annual DFI Middle East Conference being held February 16-18, 2021, in Dubai. Abstracts for both events are due July 20, 2020

One-Day Workshop at GeoMEast 2020

DFI Middle East is organizing a one-day workshop during the GeoMEast 2020 Conference in Cairo, Egypt. The workshop is being held on Tuesday, November 10, 2020, and includes 10 presentations on case histories, innovative designs and practices in deep foundations.  

Abstracts are being accepted on the following topics:

  • Deep Ground Improvement
  • Testing and Ground Characterisation
  • Deep Foundations / Shoring / Dewatering
  • Special Applications: Helical Piles, Micropiles, Soil Nails
  • Instrumentation & Monitoring / Data Acquisition and Management
  • New Technologies and Digitisation

 View the call for abstracts and submit your abstract by July 20 at 

DFI Middle East Conference

The fifth annual DFI Middle East Conference is being held February 16-18, 2021, at the American University in Dubai (AUD). The conference provides 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. 

Abstracts are being accepted on the following topics:

  • Ground Characterization
  • Ground Improvement
  • Deep Foundation Topics: Design and Methods and Construction and Case Histories
  • Geotechnical Software and Information Systems
  • Tunneling and the Use of Underground Space

 If accepted to present, a written paper is not required, but welcome.

 View the call for abstracts and submit your abstract by July 20 at

 About DFI Middle East

DFI Middle East was formed in 2010 following a successful Piling Summit in Dubai, UAE. The Regional Chapter provides joint membership in DFI and DFI Middle East and the added benefit of a local DFI presence.

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.