July 2021
OPA Winner!
The winner of the 2021 DFI Outstanding Project Award (OPA) is the team of Stantec (engineer), Ames Construction (general contractor), Case-Bencor JV (Keller; foundation contractor), Missouri River Energy Services (owner), Rembco Geotechnical Contractors (grouting contractor), and Schnabel Geostructural Design & Construction (anchor contractor) for the Red Rock Hydroelectric project on the Des Moines River in Iowa into a hydroelectric facility. The award is being presented at the DFI 46th Annual Conference on Deep Foundations, Oct. 12-15, in Las Vegas.

New Micropile Committee Co-chair
Join us in welcoming Helen Robinson, P.E., PMP, D.GE, senior project manager and branch manager at GEI Consultants, as the new co-chair of our joint DFI-ADSC Micropile Committee, joining Pete Speier, P.E., of Williams Form Engineering. Robinson succeeds Steve Davidow, P.E., S.E., P. Eng., of Quanta Subsurface.

Broadcasting Common Ground
DFI is excited to announce its new podcast channel – Broadcasting Common Ground. In the first series, Interview with a Survivor, hosts Lucky Nagarajan and Tim Siegel will speak with industry experts about their near misses, problem projects and resolutions. The first episode, airing on August 11, is titled, Getting Sued: An Engineer’s Tale, features an interview with William M. (Billy) Camp III, P.E., D.GE, technical principal and vice president at SM&E.
May/June Deep Foundations — Special Issue
This special Issue on Coastal Infrastructure includes feature articles on pier pile reuse, underwater anchoring, pile driving of ship berths and U.S. Levee Safety activities. Be sure to read the article on the advances in waterfront practices featured at the recent DFI-COPRI seminar, and the Legally Speaking column on limiting marine project geotechnical-related claims.

Recent News
Request the 2021-2022 DFI Traveling Lecturer, Thomas D. Richards, Jr., P.E., D.GE, retired chief engineer and now consultant at Nicholson Construction Company, to present a lecture to your university students, professional group or industry association.

Watch the presentation on the innovative Underwater Tie-back Anchoring System developed by Sapir Engineering, Under Water Anchor and Tecniwell, recipients of DFI’s 2020-2021 Ben C. Gerwick Award for Innovation in the Design and Construction of Marine Foundations.

Watch the video of the DFI 2020-2021 Osterberg Memorial Lecture, “The Considerable Benefits of Bi-directional Loading,” by J. Erik Loehr, Ph.D., P.E., Logan Professor in the College of Engineering at the University of Missouri and a senior principal engineer with Dan Brown and Associates.
New Corporate Members
Whole Drilling Solutions LLC

Upcoming 2021 Events
S3: Slopes, Slides and Stabilization - Aug. 3-5, San Francisco and Online

46th Annual Conference on Deep Foundations - Oct. 12-15, Las Vegas and Online

DFI Europe-KIVI Pile Load Testing Seminar - Oct. 21, the Netherlands

Shotcrete Short Course - Nov. 8-10, Golden, Colorado

Upcoming Fundraising Events
Visit the DFI Educational Trust website to learn more about upcoming fundraisers.
DFI Supported Industry Events

GeoCarolinas 2021 - Sept. 27-28, Charlotte, North Carolina
The Carolinas Chapter of the ASCE Geo-Institute — Get an update on DFI activities and visit DFI booth.
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