Corporate Membership in Deep Foundations Institute attests to an organization's
commitment to maintaining technological competence in the field of foundation
design and construction for the support of heavy structures.
Privileges of Membership
All members receive an Individual Member or Corporate Member membership plaque or certificate.
Each DFI Corporate Member organization, regardless of class, is represented by two designated
employees. They are regarded as DFI Corporate Member Representatives. All Corporate Member
organizations receive a Corporate Membership plaque.
Larger Corporate Member organizations (Class II & III & IV members) may name additional
(four or eight or twelve respectively) employees as Corporate Individual Members.
All "Corporate Representatives" and "Corporate Individual Members" receive:
all membership materials
the ballot for annual election of Institute trustees
notices of scheduled seminars, conferences and continuing education short courses
announcements of new publications released
solicitations for nominees for the annual Distinguished Service Award and annual Outstanding Project Award
the bi-annual DFI Membership Roster including the Desk Directory
the quarterly magazine Deep Foundations
All "Corporate Representatives" and "Corporate Individual Members" are:
voting members of the Institute
eligible to apply to serve on Institute committees, both standing and special
eligible to hold DFI office
eligible to register for DFI seminars, short courses and conferences
eligible to purchase copies of DFI publications and other materials at members' rates
Benefits of Corporate Membership
In addition to the privileges afforded to all members, Corporate Membership brings with it specific benefits:
A Listing in the bi-annual DFI Desk Directory of Foundations Suppliers, Designers and Constructors which
is circulated free to developers, architects, general contractors, governmental agencies, corporate construction
departments, and utilities throughout the world, and available on-line in PDF format. .
A Listing on the Members page of this website which includes a direct link to the Corporate Member
organization's website as well as a searchable services description which brings site visitors directly
in contact with the Corporate Member company.
Both of the above listings are used by DFI's headquarters office staff as a reference when,
as frequently, they are asked to recommend specialists in deep foundations design and construction.
Wherever a Corporate Member is listed in DFI publications their name appears in Bold Face type.
Corporate representatives receive electronic versions of DFI's logo for use on letterheads, business
cards and institutional advertising to attest to their support of the Institute.
Corporate representatives automatically receive copies of all new DFI Technical Committee manuals, free of charge.
All employees of corporate members are eligible to register for DFI seminars, conferences and short
courses, as well as secure copies of DFI publications and other materials at members' rates.
Employees of corporate members may be named to serve on DFI technical committees.
Employees of corporate members may join as Individual voting members of the Institute at discounted
Individual member dues.
Only corporate members are afforded the opportunity to pre-press order new and reprinted DFI
technical manuals, with the rear cover imprinted with the member's logo and address, for client/customer
good-will distribution, at the lowest per-copy price.
Only corporate members are eligible to exhibit at the Annual Conference on Deep Foundations and Members' Meeting.
Only corporate members are eligible to advertise in the quarterly magazine, Deep Foundations
and the bi-annual Desk Directory.
New Corporate Members, including those who convert from Individual Membership, are allowed one
free one-eighth page black & white advertisement or $130 off a larger size ad in the first issue of Deep
Foundations following announcement of the new membership.
Additional benefits for Class II & Class III & Class IV Corporate members:
Class II corporate members may name four employees as Corporate Individual voting members of the Institute at no added charge.
Class III corporate members may name eight employees as Corporate Individual voting members of the Institute at no added charge.
Class IV corporate members may name twelve employees as Corporate Individual voting members of the Institute at no added charge.
Corporate Membership: Class I, II, III or IV
Corporate Entities wishing to join and support DFI as Corporate Members are broken up
into four classes (three classes for European organizations) based on the following information:
The type of organization
The location of the organization
The size of the organization
Class I annual dues is $1150 US
Class II annual dues is $1800 US
Class III annual dues is $2400 US
Class IV annual dues is $3600 US
To determine which class your organization falls into and the annual dues to be collected,
view the complete Class Table.
(Note: Corporate Members will be queried each year to determine their appropriate class for invoicing.)
Affiliate Corporate Membership
Multiple-office Corporate Member organizations may illustrate their geographical diversity by registering
their branch and/or affiliate offices as corporate members with their own Desk Directory listing, Website listing,
representatives, etc., at a fee of $575 US or Euro.
The Affiliate must share the same name as parent Corporate Member organization.
Non-Commercial Organizations such as Government Agencies, Associations, Societies, Union organizations,
etc. can join DFI as Non-Commercial Corporate Members with their own Desk Directory listing, Website listing,
representatives, etc., at a fee of $575 US or Euro
(at discretion of the Board of Trustees).
Sustaining Members are Corporate Member firms who have responded to a volunteer call for contributions
to a special fund to supplement dues income so as to further DFI's educational goals. The contributions
are to be used as follows:
To continue with and improve upon DFI's Continuing Education Seminars, so as to allow DFI to remain
a leader in information transfer for the deep foundations industry.
To support the Scholarship Fund -- named the Paul DeBruyn Memorial Scholarship Fund -- in honor of
our late member who first came forth with the idea of initiating a scholarship fund.
Both The Sustaining membership Fund and the Paul DeBruyn Memorial Scholarship Fund are managed by the
DFI Educational Trust.
Sustaining Members meeting a minimum level of contribution are listed on the Homepage of the DFI,
on the inside cover of the Annual Conference Proceedings and other publications and on the Sustaining Members Plaque with a
legend plate for each year of contribution.