Ground Improvement Committee

Tanner Blackburn, Ph.D., P.E., Chair

The Ground Improvement Committee addresses technologies for foundation improvement and liquefaction mitigation. The technologies include but are not limited to vibratory stone columns, vibrocompaction, vibro concrete columns, aggregate piers, dynamic compaction, wick drains and grouted inclusions.
Recent News
10/22/2018 Read the most recent committee report, included in the Technical Activities Update in the Sept/Oct 2018 issue of Deep Foundations.
5/11/2018 The committee - with the Seismic and Lateral Loads and ACIP Piles committees - has received funding through the DFI Committee Project Fund for a numerical parametric study on seismic performance of rigid inclusions. Click the green arrow to learn more.
1/2/2018 Read an update on ongoing and completed projects for all DFI technical committees and working groups.
5/8/2017 Please submit your abstract for the DFI Ground Improvement Committee Speaker Database by clicking here
3/30/2015 The DFI Ground Improvement Committee prepared a review of the selection, design, and specification of liquefaction mitigation methods. The Committee report is presented in the August 2013 DFI Journal (Volume 7, Issue 1).  
4/18/2014 The committee's wick drain guide specification is now available! It covers materials, installation and quality control and assurance for wick drain projects. It is available as an editable MS Word document to be tailored to specific project needs.
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