DFI – Finding Common Ground
DFI is an international association of contractors, engineers, manufacturers, suppliers, academics and owners in the deep foundations industry. Our multidisciplinary membership creates a consensus voice and a common vision for continual improvement in the planning, design and construction of deep foundations and excavations. We bring together members through networking, education, communication and collaboration. With our members, we promote the advancement of the deep foundations industry through technical committees, educational programs and conferences, publication of guides and specifications, a peerreviewed journal, a flagship magazine, research, government relations and outreach.
DFI has more than 3,000 involved, knowledgeable and committed members worldwide. Our diverse membership encompasses all disciplines of our industry and performs the various specialties that comprise deep foundations. The membership includes people and companies from across the globe.
What members are saying about DFI
“Many professional societies focus primarily on the interests of only engineers or only contractors. DFI provides a forum for engineers, equipment manufacturers and contractors to interact within the same professional organization. As a result, DFI provides unique professional development and networking opportunities that do not exist in other professional societies.”Thomas Weaver, Ph.D., P.E.
Office of Research, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
“DFI assists owners in keeping abreast of the latest in technology, particularly with the qualification of technology from model scale research to prototype field application, through state-of-practice articles, case histories published in the DFI magazine and DFI Journal. Owners are generally risk averse, and therefore are more interested in a new technology whose application has been tested in the field over one that is still under research in laboratory. DFI papers are generally practice oriented.”Pramod Rao, Ph.D., P.E., Technical Team Leader-Onshore
Civil Engineering, Chevron Energy Technology Company