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Who We Are

Deep Foundations Institute is an international association of contractors, engineers, manufacturers, suppliers, academics and owners in the deep foundations industry. Our multidisciplinary membership creates a consensus voice and a common vision for continual improvement in the planning, design and construction of deep foundations and excavation.

The 6th International Conference on Grouting and Deep Mixing has been postponed until January 15-18, 2023. Learn more here.

Upcoming Events

Deep Foundations Magazine

Deep Foundations is DFI’s flagship publication — created by the industry for the industry. The Deep Foundations audience includes contractors, civil and structural engineers, geotechnical engineers, owners, government agencies, manufacturers, suppliers and academics in the deep foundations industry. Back issues available here.

DFI Trust Spring Scholarship Applications are Open Now

The DFI Educational Trust provides scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students studying in the fields of geotechnical and foundation engineering and construction management. Scholarships are available through school-specific funds, open to students at specific engineering institutions, and at-large funds, open to any student studying in a related field. DFI recognizes that the future of our industry depends on our ability to encourage and engage promising young engineers to consider careers in the deep foundations industry.

DFI Podcast

Welcome to DFI’s Podcast Channel: Broadcasting Common Ground. In the first series, Interview with a Survivor, hosts Lucky Nagarajan and Tim Siegel will be speaking with industry experts about their near misses, problem projects and resolutions.

DFI Journal

Advance your studies. The DFI Journal is an international peer-reviewed publication that supports authors whose research and practice covers a broad range of subjects on deep foundation engineering and construction. DFI members receive an online subscription to the Journal at no additional cost.

Get Involved

Communities Showcase

Foundation Reuse Task Force

DFI’s Foundation Reuse Task Force is working to promote reuse by leveraging experience among DFI members and collaborating across pertinent committees. Task Force activities include gathering and summarizing project examples that highlight unique applications and significant benefits of reuse, preparing webinars in collaboration with the IT$MONEY series, and hosting a panel session at the DFI annual conference to foster a conversation regarding overcoming the risks associated with reuse.

DFI Member Profile

May/June 2022
Simone Avallone, Student Leader in Rome.

Committee Project Fund

The DFI Board of Trustees established the DFI Committee Project Fund in 2011 to fund DFI Technical Committee projects that advance the state of practice and understanding of deep foundations and produce a usable deliverable.

Become a Member

DFI members help create a consensus voice and a common vision for continual advancement in the planning, design and construction of deep foundations and excavations