October 2021
In Memory of Dale Biggers
We sadly announce that DFI member and this year’s recipient of DFI’s Distinguished Service Award, Dale Biggers of Boh Bros. Construction in New Orleans, passed away this morning. We extend our heartfelt condolences to his family, friends, all at Boh Bros. and the many in the industry who worked with Dale. We are pleased his wife, daughter and Boh Bros. representatives Harald Baur and Robert Boh will be with us at DFI’s Annual Conference next week in Vegas to pay tribute.

To help us celebrate Dale's life and contribution, please share your memories and stories with us by sending them to staff@dfi.org.
Welcome to the New DFI Website
Theresa Engler, DFI executive director, delivers a short introduction to the new DFI website, including navigation, page content and searching the site.

Sept/Oct Issue of Deep Foundations
The Sept/Oct issue of Deep Foundations includes the complete program for DFI46 and articles on the OPA 2021 winning project, auger cast and helical piles, deep mixing specs, rigid inclusions and complex foundations. Interested in submitting an article in 2022? Contact the editor at mageditor@dfi.org.

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New Chair for DFI Middle East
Join us in welcoming Salah Al Dilimi as the new chair of the DFI Middle East Regional Chapter. He previously served as a vice chair of the chapter. Al Dilimi is the rail infrastructure, maintenance manager in the Rail Agency within the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), Dubai, UAE.

Broadcasting Common Ground
DFI has released two new podcasts on its Broadcasting Common Ground channel.

Watch Interview with a Survivor: Episode 2 — There Will Be Rocks Ahead with guest Kord Wissmann of Geopier, who shares a few of his professional highs along with a significant low.

Watch Interview with a Survivor: Bonus Episode — Adventures in Colombia (Part 1) with guest, Sebastian Lobo-Guerrero Ph.D., P.E., of A.G.E.S.
Call for Abstracts
Oct. 25: Abstract deadline date extended for SuperPile’22 being held June 15-17, 2022, in St. Louis

Nov. 19: Abstracts are being accepted for indoor presentations and outdoor demonstrations at the HPW-DFI Helical Piles-Tiebacks-Anchors Tradeshow and Educational Seminar, April 27-28, 2022, in Bonner Springs, Kansas.

Dec. 3: Presentation abstracts are sought for next year’s S3: Slopes, Slides and Stabilization conference, July 26-28, 2022, in Nashville.

Dec. 15: Abstracts are being accepted for Vol. 16, Special Edition of the DFI Journal on Ground Improvement

Jan. 14: Call for abstracts is open for technical presentations and panel sessions at DFI47-Annual Conference on Deep Foundations, held Oct. 4-7 in National Harbor, Maryland.

Jan. 14: The abstract portal opens on Oct. 13 to submit abstracts for the 20th Annual Student Paper Competition and Young Professor Paper Competition. Winners will present their papers at DFI47-Annual Conference on Deep Foundations, held Oct. 4-7 in National Harbor, Maryland.
Recent News
Read the DFI Member Profile on Shawna Munn of Isherwood — A Young Engineer Solving Real World Problems.
New Corporate Members
Upcoming 2021 Events
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

DFI Supported Industry Events
2021 Buchanan Lecture: "Offshore Geotechnics: From Oil & Gas to Renewable Energy."
Presented by Philippe Jeanjean, Ph.D., BP America - Nov. 12, online at 2 p.m. CT
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