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#SP-2021 SuperPile 2021 Online Proceedings
DFIDFI 2021 Technical Committees: Driven Pile, Drilled Shaft, Micropile, ACIP Piles, Helical Piles & Tiebacks, Ground Improvement, Marine Foundations, Testing & Evaluation and Seismic & Lateral Loads
Online Access to Presentation PDFs

SuperPile ’21 Conference Proceedings include PowerPoint presentation files presented at the conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA and online on June 24-25 covering the theme Spirit of Innovation. The presentations include case histories, industry driven research and technical advancements for all aspects of deep foundation piling. Technologies include driven piles, augered cast-in-place and drilled displacement piles, micropiles, marine foundations, testing and evaluation of foundation systems, seismic and lateral loads, drilled shafts, ground improvement (related to piling) and helical piles and tiebacks. As well as presentations by panelists highlighting innovations and geotechnical challenges of working in the city of Philadelphia, and a broad variety of local, national and international projects and technical topics.

#DM-2021 Deep Mixing 2021 Online Conference Proceedings
DFIMichal Topolnicki table of contents
1248 pages, illustrated, 8 1/2" x 11" PDF; ISBN: 978-0-9763229-7-9

Leaders in the international deep mixing community presented this seventh conference in a series on deep mixing. For almost 25 years, this consortium of global practitioners has organized and presented these events to advance the understanding, use and performance of deep mixing internationally. The archives from these international conferences contains a wealth of knowledge that charts the evolution of the understanding of material properties, new technologies, research, mix designs, and quality control and assurance for wet and dry deep mixing methods. This conference and these proceedings aim to define the future of deep mixing and transfer the charge of advancing the industry to the next generation of practitioners…passing the torch. The papers cover all aspects of current deep mixing technology and research and provide a body of knowledge for all stakeholders (contractors, engineers, researchers, and equipment and material suppliers and owners).

#IC-2021 DFI - PFSF Piling & Ground Improvement Conference 2022 Proceedings
DFI and PFSF Slav Tchepak (Keller), Harry Poulos (Coffey Geotechnics), Patrick Wong (PKW Geosolutions), Bruce McPherson (Douglas Partners) table of contents
404 pages, illustrated, 8 1/2" x 11", PDF; ISBN: 978-0-9763229-6-2

The theme selected for this conference covers all aspects of deep foundations, and retention and ground improvement works. Papers on design, testing, construction, ground improvement, risk and project delivery practice, challenging project case studies, and developments and innovations are included. Sessions at the conference are as follows: Design and construction approaches and solutions for deep foundations; Use of innovative site investigation methods and techniques; Foundation testing methods and analyses; Ground improvement for structural support and retention works; Developments and innovations in deep foundation equipment, methods and materials; Risk and project delivery practices, and interaction between structural, geotechnical and construction; and Challenging project case studies with lessons learned.

Click here to purchase this publication which is being released ahead of the conference. If you register for the February 2022 event, the $125AUD proceedings fee will be automatically deducted from your conference registration fee.

#MENA-2021 DFI Middle East 2021 Online Conference Proceedings
DFIDFI Middle East 2021 Organizing Committee table of contents
PDF Presentation Files

The theme Geotechnical Engineering for Delivering Sustainable, Cost-Effective Projects was covered through four technical sessions on Deep Foundation Piling, Effective and Sustainable Design, Ground Improvement, and Deep Mixing and QC/QA for Grouted Elements.

#TM-WPSAFETY Recommended Industry Practices for Safe Working Platforms for Construction Equipment
DFI, ADSC, PDCAWorking Platforms Industry-Wide Working Group table of contents
36 pgs, illustrated, PDF

The purpose of the document is to present an administrative procedure to institutionalize a clear method for ensuring that safe Working Platforms are in place for foundation construction equipment. This document also serves as a suggested framework by which allocation of responsibility can be communicated and determined long before work is performed on the jobsite.

#AM-2020 Proceedings of the 45th Annual Conference on Deep Foundations, 2020 - ONLINE
DFI Conference Chair: Sebastian Lobo-Guerrero, Ph.D., P.E, American Geotechnical & Environmental Svcs; Conference Program Chairs: Jennifer Nicks, Ph.D., P.E., FHWA; Gregg Piazza, P.E., Geostructures, Inc. table of contents
747 pgs, illustrated, 8 1/2 x 11", ISBN: 978-0-9763229-5-5

This publication contains peer reviewed technical papers presented during DFI's 45th Annual Conference on a variety of topics selected by the Organizing Committee including: Alternative Foundations, Complex Excavations, Improving Future Practice, Developments in Safe Geo Constructions, The Digital Future, Pile Foundations, Drilled Shafts, Earth Support, Exploration and Testing, Ground Improvement, Underpinning and Nailing, and other Deep Foundations-related topics.

#OA-DFJV14N1 Theoretical “t-z” Curves for Piles in Radially Inhomogeneous Soil
DFIEDITORS:: Anne Lemnitzer, Ph.D., P.E.; Timothy C. Siegel, P.E., G.E., D.GE AUTHORS: Abigail H. Bateman; Jamie J. Crispin
9 pgs, PDF

Accurate estimates of pile settlement are key for efficient design of axially loaded piles. Calculations of pile settlement can be simplified using one-dimensional “t-z” curves describing pile settlement at a certain depth as a function of side friction. In the realm of this simplified framework, theoretical “t-z” curves can be derived by substituting an attenuation function describing the variation of shear stress with distance from the pile, into a soil constitutive model relating shear strain to shear stress, then integrating with respect to distance to get the settlement at the pile circumference due to an applied shear stress. A handful of analytical “t-z” curves are available in the literature using the concentric cylinder model to define an attenuation function; these include solutions for linear-elastic, power-law and hyperbolic constitutive models. However, radially homogeneous soil has often been assumed, ignoring the effect of the pile installation resulting in unconservative calculations of pile settlement. This paper considers the installation of the pile, resulting in a radially variable shear modulus distribution in the surrounding soil. A radial inhomogeneity correction factor has been developed for selected constitutive models based on two simplified functions for the soil inhomogeneity, which can be applied to the previously derived “t-z” curves produced assuming radially homogeneous soil. The performance of this simplified method is investigated.

#IC-ISFOG21 International Symposium on Frontiers in Offshore Geotechnics
DFIZack Westgate, Norwegian Geotechnical Institute table of contents
2,258 pages, PDF, Illustrated, 205 articles, A4, ISBN: 978-0-9763229-4-8

The Fourth International Symposium on Frontiers in Offshore Geotechnics (ISFOG) follows the previous symposiums in Oslo, Norway (2015) and Perth, Australia (2010 and 2005). The symposium features the fifth McClelland Lecture and strives to continue providing a specialist forum for practitioners and academics to share solutions and new ideas that address the dynamic challenges of working in offshore design and installation. Presentations focus on: axial and lateral pile responses; foundation installation and extraction; geohazards and integrated studies; in situ and laboratory testing; pipelines, risers, and cables; risk and reliability; shallow foundations; site characterization; soil behavior and modeling, and spudcans. Click here to purchase this publication. If you register for the November 2021 event, the $150 proceedings fee will be automatically deducted from your conference registration.

#Energy-2020 Energy Foundations 2020 Webinar Series Online Proceedings
DFIDFI Energy Foundations Committee table of contents
PDF Presentation Files

Presentation files cover the background, resources, applications, construction work flow and management considerations required to design and construct effective energy foundations. Results from recently conducted research that answer commonly asked questions about system design and effectiveness are also included. Industry accepted design guidance and strategies for introducing energy foundation systems into project work flows are highlighted. Information on long term management and operations of energy foundation systems to ensure the designed heating and/or cooling demands can be optimized to enhance return on investment are covered as well.

#SP-2020 Virtual SuperPile 2020 Online Proceedings
Online Access to Presentation PDFs

SuperPile 2020 virtual conference proceedings includes presentations of the most contemporary foundation topics. Geotechnical and legal experts presented the meaning, benefits, challenges of using a Geotechnical Baseline Report (GBR) for foundation projects. There are also presentations on key construction and testing topics and a panel presentation titled Horses for Courses on foundation and integrity testing methods. Other titles include: The Incremental Rigidity Method - More-Direct Conversion of Strain to Internal Force in an Instrumented Static Loading Test; Pipe Piles in Plastic Soils: Effect of Installation Activities on Side Resistance; Impact of Heave on Permanently Cased Drilled Shaft Axial Capacity in Sand; Micropiles for Permanent Support Applications in Sedimentary Formations; Reducing Risk and Conservatism in Drilled Shaft Design: A Case Study; Using Thermal Integrity Profiling (TIP) to Monitor Shaft Cooling System for Large Diameter Drilled Shafts

#TM-PLATFORMS Guide to Working Platforms
EFFC and DFIEFFC/DFI Working Platforms Task Group table of contents
PDF; 175 pages; illustrated

On a typical construction site, the provision of a safe surface to work on involves and affects a number of the contracting parties (the client; principal designer; general contractor; specialty contractor; platform designer; platform installer or earthworks contractor; platform tester and platform maintainer), and as a consequence, the organisation of its design, installation and maintenance can be complex. As it concerns money and liability it is often a contentious issue, but nonetheless one that needs to be addressed. This document takes each step in turn and describes what good practice is, with reference to documents and resources that have been made available through the EFFC and DFI. In compiling this information responses have been collated from foundation contractors from; France, United Kingdom, the Czech Republic, Germany, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sweden, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Hungary, Italy and Sweden, USA and Canada.