Communities are the backbone of DFI providing the practical forum for finding common ground in the deep foundations industry. Technical Committees, Regional Chapters, Task Forces, Working Groups, User Groups and Industry Alliances provide opportunities for all members to identify and address issues that impact deep foundations practice. DFI Communities convene engineers, contractors, manufacturer and equipment suppliers, owners, and researchers to promote the discussion that builds the mutual understanding and consensus required to broadly influence and improve codes and standards, and design, construction and quality control and assurance procedures. DFI Communities explore industry challenges and opportunities, develop guidance and specifications, conduct industry-driven research, and prepare event programs that educate and debate current topics. Join a community to collaborate with global industry practitioners; stay updated on design, construction, and market trends; build your professional network of colleagues and supplier resources; and contribute to providing high value deep foundation solutions for society.
DFI 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. Funding has supported projects proposed by 17 technical committees, and deliverables include laboratory/field testing, installation/demonstration programs, analytical tools, design guides, journal articles, project reports, databases and surveys. All projects involved significant in-kind contributions or joint funding with allied associations, furthering DFI’s industry-wide collaborative efforts.
“I really enjoy DFI, and it’s definitely the most worthwhile professional organization I belong to. The reuse task force is just one example of the energy DFI puts toward important industry issues. DFI is great at combining professionals of different stripes to tackle practical issues facing the industry. Committees are the lifeblood of DFI, and the biggest benefit of membership. The committees generally meet monthly via web meetings, and include updates on efforts like our reuse task force, DFI-sponsored research, and other industry-improving efforts.”A. Boeckmann