Helical Piles and Tiebacks Committee

Mark Bryant, EIT, Chair

This committee includes manufacturers, engineers, academics, suppliers and experienced contractors who constitute a forum for advancing the applications, understanding and use of helical pile and tieback foundation elements.

Mission Statement: “To advance the acceptance and use of helical piles and tiebacks and ultimately achieve worldwide recognition as a valued deep foundation and earth retention system. This shall be achieved via research, education, specification, and code development advanced and driven by a volunteer organization consisting of helical manufacturers, engineers, design professionals, and contractors.”
Recent News
6/16/2021 Helical Pile World recently published the committees' letter to the Permit and Engineering Bureau LADBS Office requesting an amendment of LABC Section 1810.3.1.5 to reflect the acceptance of helical piles as referenced in CBC Section 1810.3.1.5
5/6/2021 Stay tuned for the announcement of the 2nd Helical Piles-Tiebacks-Anchors Tradeshow and Educational Seminar planned for 2022. Read about the inaugural event from 2019 and check back often for more information.
2/9/2016 Please visit Dr. Cerato's blog to get the latest news on her ongoing shake table testing of helical piles.
9/16/2014 The committee has published a Model Specification for Helical Anchor Foundations Tension Applications. To purchase an editable Word document, contact lseebach@dfi.org or call DFI at 973-423-4030. The cost is $30 for DFI members and $50 for nonmembers.
6/4/2014 Following up its publication of the University PowerPoint on the design and construction for helical applications, the committee has produced a narrated version. Click the green arrow to download. The file is large,so be patient.
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