To bring together multidisciplined individuals and organizations to find common ground and create a shared vision and a consensus voice for continual advancement in the deep foundations industry.
To be the global forum for sharing and advancing practical geotechnical design and construction.
About DFI – Finding Common Ground®
As an international membership association, Deep Foundations Institute®, incorporated in 1976, gathers worldwide geotechnical professionals involved in the design and construction of deep foundations and excavations.
Our community is comprised of project owners, general and specialty contractors, engineers, manufacturers, suppliers, educators and students.
This multidisciplinary membership creates a consensus voice and a common vision for continual improvement in the planning, design and construction of projects with complex geotechnical conditions.
Our 4,000 plus worldwide members are provided a forum for networking, education, communication and collaboration. Through their combined expertise we promote the advancement of the deep foundations industry through technical committee activities, educational programs and conferences, publication of guides and specifications, a peer-reviewed journal, a flagship magazine, funded research, government relations and outreach.
In addition to an inclusive membership of all professionals involved in a deep foundations project from beginning to end, these specialists hail from six continents and seventy-five countries. Their shared perspectives and varying experience levels provide a community environment that promotes mentoring and knowledge exchange.
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