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Past DFI Events

Events sponsored by DFI over the past two years are listed below to provide easy access to information on conference and seminar proceedings, photographs from the events and information on the scope and offerings provided at each conference, seminar, course or webinar. 

2021 ACE Mentor Program & DFI Educational Trust NJ Golf Outing

The ACE Mentor Program of New Jersey and the DFI Educational Trust hosted their tenth annual golf outing fundraiser at Royce Brook Golf Club on August 12th. Proceeds from the outing funded scholarships for students studying toward careers in the deep foundations, architecture, engineering and construction industries.

ITS Money Webinar Series

This series of three webinars, brought to you by DFI's Testing & Evaluation Committee, demonstrates how foundation testing conducted during the design phase can provide data that optimizes foundation designs and construction procedures, thereby saving money while increasing the quality of the constructed foundation.

Slopes, Slides, and Stabilization On Demand

August 3–5, 2021, San Francisco, CA & Online Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) S3: Slopes Slides and Stabilization is a 2-day conference on the practical application of deep foundations and ground improvement techniques for stabilizing soft ground, landslides and slopes, and supporting deep excavations. 

WiDF Fundraiser at S3 Conference

August 3, 2021, San Francisco, CA The Women in Deep Foundations Committee of DFI sponsored an evening out on the town on Tuesday, August 3rd  – on the water at the Beach Chalet Brewery in San Francisco. It was a great way to start the conference. The WiDF Committee is comprised of women and men who […]

DFI Educational Trust Pennsylvania Golf Outing

July 26, 2021, Pittsburgh, PA Celebrating our 15th year, the Pittsburgh Golf Outing benefits the DFI Educational Trust’s scholarship funds at the University of Pittsburgh and Penn State University. Since 2006, this Golf Outing has raised over $480,000 in net proceeds for the DFI Educational Trust.

SuperPile 2021 On Demand

June 23–25, 2021, Philadelphia, PA Technical committees of DFI and ADSC combined their industry expertise to organize DFI SuperPile’21. The three day event included technical committee meetings along with presentations on the latest developments in piling foundations. Invited and selected presentations highlighted advancements, innovations, and challenges in design and construction of deep foundations, particularly related […]

Deep Mixing On Demand

This conference was aimed at defining the future of deep mixing and transferring the charge of advancing the industry to the next generation of practitioners…passing the torch.

2020-2021 Traveling Lecturer Hosted by ASCE San Francisco Chapter

June 8, 2021 – Online On June 8th at 12:00 PM Pacific, David Paul, P.E. presented his lecture “Emergency Repairs to the Mosul Dam: A High Risk Dam on Karst Foundation.” This lecture addressed the foundation engineering challenges related to karst geology and reducing the risk of failure of the dam which would be catastrophic […]

DFI India Groundwork Student Outreach Program

DFI of India announced its student outreach program "Groundwork" during DFII2020 Annual Conference last November. This program is aimed to enhance the professional and interpersonal skills of students in geo technical field.

International Foundations Congress and Equipment Exposition

May 10–14, 2021 – Dallas, TX The International Association of Foundation Drilling (ADSC), Deep Foundations Institute (DFI), Geo‐institute of the ASCE (G‐I), and Pile Driving Contractors Association (PDCA) again joined to host the international Foundations Congress and Equipment Exposition (IFCEE 2021) at the Hyatt Regency Dallas in Dallas, Texas from Monday, May 10 – Friday, […]

2020-2021 Traveling Lecturer Hosted by Geo-Institute Kansas City & San Antonio Chapters

The failure of the Teton Dam in June 1976, prompted the U. S. government to enact dam safety legislation and a robust and active dam safety program to monitor the approximate 90,500 dams registered in the National Inventory of Dams (NID) maintained by the US Army Corps of Engineers.

DFI-COPRI 2021 New York City Ports and Marine Engineering Seminar

April 14–15, 2021 – Online DFI and the ASCE COPRI Met Section hosted a two day online seminar. This joint seminar focused on a variety of topics including rehabilitation of existing bulkheads, berth deepening, noise mitigation for marine pile diving, resilient waterfront design, case studies and histories of various waterfront projects in the area and […]