| Successful Workshop Presented by the Seepage Control Working Group
|Keynote Speaker Erik Halpin, USACE, answers a question|
More than 140 people attended DFI's Workshop on Levees and Coastal Rehabilitation in Miami on February 12-14. The workshop was the second in a series of best practices for seepage cutoff projects and focused on ground improvement/foundation strengthening for levee and coastal restoration.
For information about the Seepage Control Working Group contact Mary Ellen Bruce, DFI Technical Activities Manager.
| New Technical Committee Chairs
Andrew Verity of Gerdau Long Steel North America is the new chair of DFI's Driven Pile Committee, succeeding Clayton Signor of TXPile.
Professor Vern Schaefer of Iowa State University is the new chair of DFI's Deep Foundations for Landslides and Slope Stabilization. He succeeds Professor Erik Loehr of the University of Missouri who has accepted a position on the DFI Board of Trustees.
Learn more about DFI's 15 Technical Committees.
| DFI Website: Did You Know?
Did you know that you can stay up to date on DFI's Technical Committees on the DFI website? Technical committee pages contain the most recent chairman's report; a roster of committee members with names, companies and contact information; recent news; related publications; other important news; and instructions for joining committees. The pages are updated often, so visit frequently.
2014 DFI Awards: Call for Entries
We encourage you to submit your work and nominate your colleagues for 2014 DFI Awards: the Outstanding Project Award, Distinguished Service Award, C. William Bermingham Innovation Award and Ben C. Gerwick Award for Innovation in Design and Construction of Marine Foundations. Submissions are due by April 15, 2014.
Click here for more information and nomination forms.
Invitation to Speakers
Deep Foundations for Slope Stabilization and Excavation Support
DFI's Deep Foundations for Landslides/Slope Stabilization and Tiebacks and Soil Nailing Committees are organizing a two-day event in August or September on effective application of deep foundations for stabilization of slopes and excavation support.
Topics for presentations include: Case Studies, History/Theoretical Background, Quality Control and Inspection, Long-term Maintenance, Innovative Applications and Techniques and Practice-Oriented Research. Interested parties should submit a brief summary (no more than 1 page) describing the subject matter of their proposed presentation to email@example.com.
Submissions are due May 1, 2014.
| Upcoming DFI Events
DFI-ADSC Anchored Earth & Micropile Seminar
March 19-20, 2014, Seattle, WA
April 2-3, 2014, Dubai, UAE
Helical Piles and Tiebacks Specialty Seminar
April 3, 2014, St. Louis, MO
DFI-CSCE Spring Workshop
April 4, 2014, West Haven, CT
DFI Student Day with Atlas Pipe Piles Manufacturing Mill
April 10, 2014, Chicago, IL
Practical Deep Foundation Design and Construction for Seismic and Lateral Loads Seminar
April 22, 2014, Seattle, WA
DFI-ADSC Drilled Shaft Seminar
April 29-30, 2014, Greensboro, NC
DFI-EFFC International Conference on Piling and Deep Foundations
May 21-23, 2014 Stockholm, Sweden
ISM-DFI-ADSC 12th International Workshop on Micropiles
June 11-14, 2014 Krakow, Poland
June 18-20, Cambridge, MA
For more events, visit www.dfi.org
| Industry Events
March 18, 2014: London, UK
ICE Tall Buildings 2014
April 23-25, 2014: Hershey, PA:
Central PA Section of ASCE
27th Central Pennsylvania Geotechnical Conference
May 2, 2014: Chicago, IL
Geo-Institute Chapter of ASCE Illinois Section
18th Great Lakes Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Conference and 2014 Chicago Geotechnical Lecture Series: Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering
May 9-15, 2014: Iguassu Falls, Brazil
World Tunnel Congress 2014: WTC 2014 will bring together public managers, designers, builders, equipment suppliers, engineering service companies, professors, professionals and students.
May 26-28, 2014: Shanghai, China
GeoShanghai 2014: This conference will showcase the latest developments and promote international collaborations in geotechnical engineering and related topics.
June 22-25, 2014: Los Angeles, CA
SME 2014 North American Tunneling Conference