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 deadline is April 15, to submit nominations for the 2024 Outstanding Project Award, Distinguished Service Award, C. William Bermingham Innovation Award, and Ben C. Gerwick Award for Innovation in Design and Construction of Marine Foundations.
The Outstanding Project Award (OPA) recognizes the superior work of DFI members. Each year, a project is chosen from geotechnical projects submitted for consideration by DFI members.

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The Distinguished Service Award (DSA) recognizes individuals who have made exceptionally valuable contributions to the advancement of the deep foundations industry.

The C. William Bermingham Innovation Award encourages and recognizes innovative contributions to deep foundations technology. The award pays tribute to the innovative spirit of Bill Bermingham, a DFI past president, and his contributions to DFI and the deep foundations industry.

The Gerwick Award recognizes the innovative spirit of Gerwick and his phenomenal contribution to the marine foundation industry over his 62-year professional career as a contractor, educator and construction engineer.

The OPA, DSA and Bermingham awards are being presented at DFI’s 49th Annual Conference on Deep Foundations in Aurora, Colorado, October 7–10. The Gerwick Award is being presented at DFI’s SuperPile ‘24 in San Francisco, June 12–14.
Information and nomination forms are available at

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