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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 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...

DFI Educational Trust Announces the M. Byrl and Frances M. Williams Fund

The Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) Educational Trust, the charitable arm of DFI, announces the establishment of the M. Byrl and Frances M. Williams Fund. The fund was established with a generous...

DFI Announces 2023-2024 Traveling Lecturer Jesús Gómez, Ph.D., P.E., D.GE

Jesús E. Gómez, Ph.D., P.E., BC.GE Jesús Gómez, Ph.D., P.E., D.GE, vice president, GEI Consultants, has been selected as the 2023-2024 Traveling Lecturer. He is available, on request of DFI, to...

DFI Announces 2023 Hal Hunt Lecture Being Delivered at 48th Annual Conference Ken Jennings, Greatest Jeopardy! Player of All Time

Ken Jennings, the greatest Jeopardy! player of all time, Jeopardy! co-host and best-selling author, is presenting the Hal Hunt Lecture on Communications at DFI’s 48th Annual Conference on Deep...

Program Highlights for DFI’s S3: Slopes, Support and Stabilization

The program is available for S3: Slopes, Support and Stabilization being held August 8-10 at the Royal Sonesta in Boston. The two-and-a-half-day conference focuses on the practical application of deep...

DFI Educational Trust Appoints Jim Glider to Board of Trustees

Jim Glider Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) Educational Trust, the charitable arm of DFI, has appointed Jim Glider of Malcolm Drilling Company to the Board of Trustees. He is serving as a trustee for...
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