DFI-India 2017: 7th Conference on Deep Foundation Technologies for Infrastructure Development in India on October 5-7, 2017, in Chennai, India.
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Find Common Ground. Become a DFI Member

DFI is an international association of contractors, engineers, suppliers, academics and owners in the global deep foundations industry.


Our multi-disciplinary 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 for networking, education, communication and collaboration. With our members, we promote the advancement of the deep foundations industry through technical committees, educational programs and conferences, publications, research, government relations and outreach. DFI is headquartered in the U.S., with Regional Chapters in India, Europe and the Middle East.



Vice Chair:

Executive Committee:
DFI of India
Dr. K.S. Rama Krishna

I.V. Anirudhan

Dr. Sunil Basarkar
Dr. V. Balakumar
Harikrishna Yandamuri
Jeyson J. Samuel
Mohan Ramanathan
Surajit Mukherjee
Jagpal Singh Lotay
Dr. Kumar Pitchumani
Ravikiran Vaidya
Prof. Shailesh R. Gandhi
Prof. Manoj Datta
Prof. BVS Viswanadham
Dr. Niranjan Swarup
Prof. A. Srirama Rao

DFI of India

DFI has an international membership and a global focus. If you work in the deep foundations industry in India, you have the added benefit of a local DFI presence with the independent association, DFI of India formed in 2013 following local conferences in Hyderabad in 2011 and Chennai in 2012.


The chapter's mission is to help the Indian foundation industry on a continuous and sustained basis in measured and measurable steps, to become very professional and to embrace new technologies for faster development of India. The chapter looks to provide a platform for continuous interaction of all stake holders of the Indian foundation industry including those international agencies who have India focus via seminars, workshops and training courses.


Benefits of Individual Membership*

  • Dual membership in DFI and the Indian Chapter
  • Receive membership materials including a certificate of membership
  • Receive Deep Foundations bi-monthly in digital format
  • Receive the DFI Journal bi-annually electronically
  • Receive monthly DFI e-newsletter and announcements of all DFI activities
  • Receive DFI Membership Roster quarterly
  • Voting privileges
  • Eligible to hold DFI office
  • Eligible to participate as a member of DFI technical committees
  • Free download of publications from DFI and industry associations via
  • Ability to nominate persons for annual DFI awards (Distinguished Service Award, Outstanding Project Award and Bermingham Innovation Award)
  • Discounted pricing on printed publications
  • Discounted pricing on DFI conference/seminar/workshop registration worldwide


Become a Member - Now!

Individual Membership Fees start at Rs. 2200. Click here to Join.


* If you are interested in a Corporate Membership click here