• DFI India
  • DFI Trust

Geo-Industry Risk Working Group

The geo-associations, including ADSC, DFI, Geo-Institute, Geotechnical Business Association, and PDCA, all provide risk-related activities and resources for the industry (guidance documents, seminars, white papers, etc.) While each group continues to pursue their own activities independently, the groups are also collaborating in this industry-wide group on risk to increase awareness of associations’ activities, reduce duplication of efforts, facilitate collaboration, and address risk practices that can be agreed will improve the industry.

The full document may be found here:

Recommended Industry Practices- For Safe Working Platforms; For Construction Equipment


Richard D. Kalson, Esq.
Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan and Arnoff

Richard Kalson, an attorney with Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan and Arnoff, provides counsel to subcontractors, contractors, suppliers and project owners in litigation and business consultation matters, including many ENR 400 contractors and ENR 600 specialty contractors, on all phases of the construction process on projects throughout the U.S. He has represented clients in construction disputes involving infrastructure, bridges, airports, highways, schools, retail complexes, warehouses, medical centers, petrochemical plants, commercial buildings, hotels, residential developments, ice skating rinks, prisons and government buildings before courts and arbitrators in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, New Jersey, Wisconsin, New York, Maryland, Virginia, California, Minnesota, Massachusetts, West Virginia, Georgia and many other states across the country.

Participating Groups