Are you a Contractor?

Join DFI to interface with engineers, owners and researchers to provide input and expertise on foundation and ground improvement techniques that are practical and constructible.

  • Exchange ideas with the entire project delivery team, including owners, government agencies, engineers, manufacturers/suppliers and other contractors.
  • Network with potential customers and suppliers at specialty seminars and conferences.
  • Position yourself and your firm as specialists and experts by presenting peer-reviewed papers at seminars and conferences.
  • Showcase your technical expertise by writing papers and articles for DFI publications.
  • Participate in focused technical committees and help shape guidance documents and specifications.

DFI – Finding Common Ground

DFI is an international association of contractors, engineers, manufacturers, suppliers, academics and owners in the deep foundations industry. Our multidisciplinary membership creates a consensus voice and a common vision for continual improvement in the planning, design and construction of deep foundations and excavations. We bring together members through networking, education, communication and collaboration. With our members, we promote the advancement of the deep foundations industry through technical committees, educational programs and conferences, publication of guides and specifications, a peerreviewed journal, a flagship magazine, research, government relations and outreach.

DFI has more than 3,000 involved, knowledgeable and committed members worldwide. Our diverse membership encompasses all disciplines of our industry and performs the various specialties that comprise deep foundations. The membership includes people and companies from across the globe.

DFI Membership

What members are saying about DFI

“The benefit of DFI is the networking, meeting with others in the industry and learning things that you can apply to your own projects — innovations that you can bring to your clients that can save them money and time. Everyone likes to be innovative, to look ahead and propose a solution that can help, be good for the environment, or save time or cost.”

Maysill Pascal, P.E., Business Development Manager
Menard USA

“Belonging to DFI and joining a DFI Technical Committee puts you at the forefront of what’s coming next, the issues in the industry. You get to see it first and maybe be one of the people who guides the direction that we are going in for a particular method or technique.”

Vaughn J. Godet, P.E., Regional Manager
Berkel & Company Contractors

“For contractors, membership in DFI provides a networking platform, a source for research and development, a forum to exchange experience and educate the industry, and an industry voice to FHWA, USACE and DOTs.”

Peter Faust, Vice President of Business Development
Malcolm Drilling