April 2014
Seattle, WA
Practical Deep Foundation Design and Construction for Seismic and Lateral Loads Seminar
This one day event will present state-of-the-practice in analysis, design, construction and testing of deep foundations subject to seismic and lateral loads.
March 19-20, 2014
Seattle, WA
DFI-ADSC Anchored Earth Retention & Micropile Seminar
April 2-3, 2014
Dubai, UAE
The 2nd edition of the conference aims to provide an opportunity for the region's geotechnical engineering practitioners and academicians to interface, exchange information and experience, and present the latest developments in the field of foundation design and construction. The conference will be held at the American University in Dubai in collaboration with the Deep Foundations Institute and the Dubai Technology and Media Free Zone Authority. This year's conference builds upon the success of DFIMEC 2012 and promises to provide a top-quality forum for discussing cutting edge technologies and developments in the field through case histories.
April 3, 2014
St. Louis, MO
Helical Piles and Tiebacks Specialty Seminar
DFI's Helical Piles & Tiebacks Committee is having a seminar on the past history of helical piles, and the current state of practice world-wide. In addition the seminar will focus on the fundamentals of Helical Piles and Helical Tiebacks design and installation. Limited exhibit spots are available.
April 4, 2014
West Haven, CT
DFI-CSCE Workshop
DFI and the Connecticut Society of Civil Engineers are planning their 4th annual spring workshop. The full-day geotechnical course will be held at the University of New Haven. Peter Robertson, Ph.D. will present a workshop titled Cone Penetrometer Testing in Geotechnical Practice on April 4, 2014, at the University of New Haven. Dr. Robertson has published several technical papers and books on CPT. Topics include geotechnical applications, site characterization, soil profiling, foundation design using CPT data, pile design using CPT data, liquefaction evaluation, and, if time permits, geo-environmental applications. New York State PDHs will be awarded pending NYS PIE approval.
April 10, 2014
Chicago, IL
DFI Student Day with Atlas Pipe Piles Manufacturing Mill
Local University Students, register to attend DFI Student Day where you will tour the Atlas Tube Manufacturing Plant. The day will begin at the University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign campus where buses will arrive to transport you to the plant. Upon arrival you will be treated to a guided tour and lunch. The tour will allow you to see firsthand how steel pipe piling is manufactured as well as other steel products. Following lunch you will enjoy short presentations by deep foundation industry experts. More information including pick-up location and event start time will be announced closer to the event date.
April 29-30, 2014
Greensboro, NC
DFI-ADSC Drilled Shaft Seminar
Drilled Shafts have become one of the leading deep foundation systems for heavily loaded structures such as high rise buildings, highway bridges, power plants, dams, and used as integral elements in earth retention systems. This state-of-the-art-and-practice seminar will cover design, procurement, construction, testing, and quality control and quality assurance. The nation’s leading designers and specialty contractors will present these important subjects from both a theoretical and practical perspective. Case histories will provide valuable “How-To” information, information that you will be able to put to use immediately! This practice-oriented seminar will be extremely valuable to engineers, project owners, general contractors, specialty subcontractors and all professionals involved in the design and construction of deep foundation systems. This event will be augmented by an Equipment and Services Exhibit where you will be able to see the latest products available. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from the best in the industry!
May 21-23, 2014
Alvsjo, Stockholm, Sweden
DFI-EFFC International Conference on Piling and Deep Foundations
International foundation industry specialists will gather to discuss and debate the impacts of execution codes on foundation practice at the DFI-EFFC International Conference on Piling and Deep Foundations "Global Perspective on Sustainable Execution of Deep Foundation Works."

Technical sessions will open with an overview of the background and extent of design and execution codes in Europe, North American and other regions comparing and contrasting code development processes, content and implementation practices, and explain ongoing code efforts and future needs. Presentations highlighting execution of the following specific foundation technologies will be offered:
- Piles: Driven and Bored (drilled shafts, continuous flight auger piles (augered cast-in-place piles) and micropiles)
- Deep mixing: dry and wet techniques
- Walls: preformed (sheet piles) and in-situ cast.
June 11-14, 2014
Krakow, Poland
12th International Workshop on Micropiles
The International Society for Micropiles (ISM), in alliance with ADSC and DFI, is planning the 12th international workshop on micropiles for June 11-14, 2014 in Krakow, Poland. ISM workshops gather specialists from around the world to focus on micropile technology. The 2˝-day Krakow workshop will include technical presentations on innovations and advancements in all aspects of micropile design, construction and use.
June 18-20, 2014
Cambridge, MA
SuperPile '14
Seven of DFIs technical committees have joined forces to organize SuperPile 2014. This two‐day conference will consist of presentations on the latest developments in Driven Piles, Augered Cast‐in‐Place/Drilled Displacement Piles, Micropiles, Marine Foundations, Testing and Evaluation of Foundation Systems, Seismic and Lateral Loads, and Drilled Shafts. Day One will be a plenary (combined) session and Day Two will have two concurrent sessions giving attendees the option to choose which presentations are of interest to them. Presentations will focus on local and out‐of‐state case studies, theory and design with emphasis on practical application, new technologies and ideas for future development. There has been interest in an increasing use of high capacity foundations based on recent changes in building codes and AASHTO specifications. In addition, the design‐build method is becoming more routine on DOT projects. Some of the challenges associated with these topics will be discussed. Equipment, material and instrumentation suppliers, contractors and other vendors will present their services in our Exhibit Hall.
October 21-24, 2014
Atlanta, GA
39th Annual Conference on Deep Foundations
DFI's 39th Annual Conference on Deep Foundations is the event for industry members from across the globe to gather and share experiences, exchange ideas and learn the current state-of-the-practice from various disciplines such as engineers, contractors, suppliers, manufacturers and academicians. Please mark your calendar and join us in Atlanta in 2014.
OSHA Online Safety Training
Choose from a wide range of safety and health-related courses which can be taken in the comfort and convenience of your office or jobsite at your own pace. Course Library includes Construction Safety, General Industry, Outreach and Hazardous Waste. The OSHA 10/30 hr courses can be found in the OSHA Outreach Course Library. DFI Members receive a 10% discount on all courses. Just contact DFI Headquarters to obtain your discount code.