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Registration Is Open for DFI’s 49th Annual Conference on Deep Foundations October 7–10 in Colorado

Join more than 1,000 geotechnical professionals this fall at DFI’s 49th Annual Conference on Deep Foundations (DFI49), being held October 7–10, at Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center in...

Nominations Being Accepted for DFI 2024 Awards and Lectures

DFI is accepting nominations for its 2024 awards and lectures, which showcase and celebrate the achievements and contributions of individuals, teams and companies in the deep foundations industry. The...

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DFI Educational Trust Awards Stanley Merjan and George J. Tamaro Civil Engineering Scholarships

Merjan scholarship recipients Courtney Grinnel, Justin Lin and Meri Stojanova. Tamaro scholarship recipients Daniel Angel, Amadeusz Biela, Orlando Blanco, Samantha Perricelli and Emily Specht. Deep...

DFI Announces New Board of Trustee Members

The newly elected trustees are Silas Nichols, P.E., Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA’s) Office of Infrastructure, and Kathryn Petek, Ph.D., P.E., Shannon & Wilson. Nichols is the principal...

DFI Europe Board of Trustees Announces New Member

DFI Europe, a regional chapter of the Deep Foundations Institute (DFI), announces that Kevin Hague of Aarsleff Ground Engineering in the U.K. has joined its Board of Trustees. As the managing director...

DFI Hosting 49th Annual Conference on Deep Foundations: October 7-10, in Aurora, Colorado

Abstracts Being Accepted Until January 8 Abstracts are being accepted until Monday, January 8, for original technical papers and panel sessions for DFI’s 49th Annual Conference on Deep Foundations...

President’s Awards Presented at DFI Annual Conference

Presidents Award recipient Massimo Mucci with DFI President Gianfranco Di Cicco President Award recipients Helen Robinson and Meeok Kim DFI President Gianfranco Di Cicco presented three President’s...

DFI Europe Hosting Webinar Series on Deep Foundation Performance Under Hazard Loading First Webinar on December 12

DFI Europe is organizing a webinar series, “Geotechnical Performance of Deep Foundations Under Hazard Loading.” This series features webinars focused on how deep foundation elements and systems...

DFI Announces New Chair of Drilled Shaft Committee

David Graham Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) announces David Graham, P.E., of Dan Brown and Associates has been named chair of DFI’s Drilled Shaft Committee. He succeeds Paul Axtell, P.E., BC.GE, Dan...

Big 5 Global returns for its 44th edition in Dubai bringing together 2,200+ exhibitors and 68,000+ attendees to capitalize on opportunities worth $7 trillion in MEASA

UAE Ministry of Energy & Infrastructure continues support for Big 5 Global, emphasizing the importance of industry collaboration in tackling the impact of climate change 20 country pavilions shine...

DFI Announces New Co-chair of Structural Slurry Wall and Seepage Control Committee

Mary Ellen Large Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) announces Mary Ellen Large has  been named co-chair of DFI’s Structural Slurry Wall and Seepage Control Committee. She succeeds Amr Ragy of Bauer...

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DFI Educational Trust Accepting Scholarship Applications for Students Pursuing a Career in Deep Foundations – Submission Deadline October 31, 2023

UAE Ministry of Energy & Infrastructure continues support for Big 5 Global, emphasizing the importance of industry collaboration in tackling the impact of climate change 20 country pavilions shine...

DFI Announces Recipients of the 2023 Legends Awards

Samuel Clemence, P.E. Pete Nicholson Ernst Friedrich Ischebeck Award Ceremony on November 2 at the DFI 48thAnnual Conference on Deep Foundations in Seattle Every four years, DFI and the DFI...

DFI Educational Trust Awards Women in Deep Foundations Professional Development Grants

Morgan Berger Betania Karim Izabelle Tomko Kassandra Kromish Ashley Peay DFI Educational Trust has awarded five Women in Deep Foundations (WiDF) Professional Development Grants of $1,750 each to women...

DFI Educational Trust Awards Scholarship Funds to 32 Students Pursuing Careers in Deep Foundations

The DFI Educational Trust awarded $102,000 in scholarships this spring to 32 exceptional students preparing for a career in the civil engineering and construction management fields. More scholarships...

John Wolosick Named 2023 DFI Distinguished Service Award Recipient

John Wolosick John R. Wolosick, P.E., S.E., D.GE, F.ASCE, Life Member ASCE, of Keller North America, is the recipient of DFI’s highest award bestowed to an individual, the Distinguished Service Award...

DFI Announces 2023 Outstanding Project Award Winner: Climate Pledge Arena Project by Thornton Tomasetti

The winner of the DFI’s 2023 Outstanding Project Award is the Climate Pledge Arena project in Seattle by Thornton Tomasetti. A presentation on the project is being delivered and the award presented at...
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