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Keynote Speaker Announced for DFI’s 49th Annual Conference on Deep Foundations October 7-10 in Colorado

Barbara Jackson, DFI49 Keynote Speaker Barbara Jackson, Ph.D., FDBIA, CEO and president of Barbara Jackson LLC, is the keynote speaker for the opening plenary session at DFI’s 49th Annual Conference...

DFI Trustee David Paul Receives USSD Lifetime Achievement Award

David Paul, P.E. DFI Trustee David Paul, P.E., Paul GeoTek Engineering, was awarded the United States Society on Dams (USSD) 2024 Lifetime Achievement Award at a special event in April. The award...

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DFI Announces 2024-2025 Traveling Lecturer Matthew E. Meyer, P.E., BC.GE

Matthew E. Meyer, P.E., BC.GE Matthew E. Meyer, P.E., BC.GE, principal at Langan Engineering and Environmental Services, has been selected as the 2024-2025 Traveling Lecturer. A well-known...

Speakers Announced for DFI’s SuperPile ’24

SuperPile ’24 Keynote Jason DeJong, Ph.D. Registration is open for SuperPile ’24 taking place June 12–14 at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis. This three-day event is supported by technical...

DFI and DFI Middle East Participating in the International Geotechnical Innovation Conference in Saudi Arabia

Deep Foundations Institute (DFI), specifically its Middle East chapter, is a strategic partner for the International Geotechnical Innovation Conference (IGIC 2024), taking place in Jeddah, Saudi...

DFI Hosting Online Course on Working Platform Design and Verification

DFI is hosting a live, online instructional course Working Platform Design & Verification. The two-part course is being offered twice: June 27 and July 11, or October 3 and October 17, from 3:00...

Registration Is Open for DFI’s S3: Slopes, Support and Stabilization

Registration is open for S3: Slopes, Support and Stabilization being held August 6-8 in Aurora, Colorado. “The conference has grown over the years to be one of DFI’s flagship events,” says Theresa...

DFI Educational Trust Accepting Scholarship Applications for Students Pursuing a Career in Deep Foundations – Submission Deadline May 15

The Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) Educational Trust, the charitable arm of DFI, is accepting online applications April 1–May 15, for the Trust’s At-Large Scholarship program, Michael L. Condon...

Applications Being Accepted for DFI’s Women in Deep Foundations Professional Development Grants – Submission Deadline May 15

2023 Women in Deep Foundations Professional Development Grant Recipients The DFI Educational Trust, through the DFI Women in Deep Foundations Committee Fund, is awarding Women in Deep Foundations...

DFI Annual Student and Young Professor Paper Competitions Call for Papers Extended Until Friday, March 15

2023 Student Paper Competition Award Recipient Lin Huang, Ph.D. DFI and the DFI Educational Trust have extended the deadline to submit abstracts for the annual Student Paper Competition and Young...

DFI Educational Trust Awards 11 Scholarships to Students Pursuing Careers in Civil and Geotechnical Engineering

The DFI Educational Trust recently awarded 11 scholarships totaling $38,750 to students pursuing careers in civil and geotechnical engineering. The scholarships went to the following recipients...

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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...
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