DFI Announces Helen Robinson as New Co-Chair of Micropile Committee
June 30, 2021, Hawthorne N.J.:
Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) announces Helen Robinson, P.E., PMP, D.GE, senior project manager and branch manager at GEI Consultants, as the new co-chair of its Micropile Committee, joining Pete Speier, P.E., of Williams Form Engineering, who represents ADSC: The International Association of Foundation Drilling for this joint committee. Robinson succeeds Steve Davidow, P.E., S.E., P. Eng., of Quanta Subsurface.
Robinson earned B.S. and M.S. degrees in civil engineering from Penn State University and has over 18 years of experience providing design, analysis and construction management services for geotechnical and geostructural projects. She specializes in the design of micropiles, tiebacks, soil nails, drilled shafts, retaining walls, braced excavation support, and grouting and ground improvement methods. Robinson was the inaugural chair of the DFI Women in Deep Foundations Committee and currently serves as secretary and trustee for the DFI Educational Trust. She was named Engineer of the Year by the Society for Professional Engineers and was recognized as an ENR National Top 20 Under 40 in 2019. She has served on the joint micropile committee for many years as a member, and additionally has contributed her expertise to many International Society for Micropiles (ISM) workshops, specifically serving as technical program chair for its 2019 workshop in Queensland, Australia.
The DFI Micropile Committee is involved in the support, understanding and application of micropile foundation technology. The committee operates jointly with the ADSC Micropile Committee visiting the state of practice regularly through seminars and global workshops. The committee has an international arm, the International Society for Micropiles (ISM), to further technology transfer across the globe.