The Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) is hosting its 38th Annual Conference on Deep Foundations, September 25-28 at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort in Phoenix, AZ.
The event draws more than 600 engineers, contractors, suppliers, manufacturers and academics in the deep foundations industry from around the world to share experiences, exchange ideas and learn about the current state of the practice.
The conference will include technical presentations on a broad range of topics including: seismic design considerations in deep foundations, telecommunications and energy, design optimization and value engineering, implications of LRFD design procedures, and performance in special soil/rock conditions and earth retaining structures. There will be case histories on lessons learned and solutions for challenging projects.
The conference will also include an exhibition hall with approximately 100 industry organizations, a student program featuring a driven pile testing competition, and a golf outing to benefit the DFI Educational Trust.
DFI’s principal awards – the Distinguished Service Award, Outstanding Project Award (OPA) and C. William Bermingham Innovation Award, with its $5,000 prize – will be presented during the Annual Banquet. The winners of the Young Professors Paper Competition and the Student Paper Competition will be recognized by the DFI Educational Trust.
More information is available at www.deepfoundations2013.org