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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 the Middle East, India and Europe.



Vice Chair:


DFI Middle East Committee

Emad Sharif,
Salah Al Dilimi,
Road and Transport Authority

Nick Chittenden,
BASF Construction Chemical UAE LLC

DFI Middle East

DFI has an international membership and a global focus. If you work in the deep foundations industry in the Middle East, you have the added benefit of a local DFI presence with the independent association, DFI Middle East formed in 2010 following a successful Piling Summit in Dubai, UAE, organized by IQPC and programmed by DFI and the Dubai Technology and Media Free Zone Authority (DTMFZA).


Since then, we have spearheaded the following events:

  • American Combined Pile Raft Foundations and Geothermics Seminar, March 2010, the American University, Dubai, UAE, in cooperation with the DTMFZA
  • Geotechnical & Seismic Engineering Seminar, April 2010, Beirut, Lebanon
  • The 3rd Piling and Foundations Forum, May 2010, Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • Piling & Deep Foundations, October 2010, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
  • Underground Infrastructure and Deep Foundations, May/June 2011, Doha, Qatar
  • DFIMEC 2012: Case Histories in Geotechnical and Foundation Engineering, March 2012, Dubai, UAE
  • Dewatering in GCC Seminar, November 2012, American University, Dubai, UAE


Benefits of Individual Membership*

  • Dual membership in DFI and the Middle East Chapter
  • Receive membership materials including a certificate of membership
  • Receive Deep Foundations magazine bi-monthly in print and electronically
  • 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

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Individual Membership is USD$115.

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