November 2022

New Committee Chairs
Iezzoni Conte Kim Ragy Kalson
Join us in welcoming new DFI technical committee chairs.
  • Hannah Iezzoni, P.E., Keller North America, is the new chair of DFI’s Augered Cast-in-Place and Drilled Displacement Pile Committee
  • Matthew Conte, CPC, Conte Company, is the new chair of the Helical Piles and Tiebacks Committee
  • Meeok Kim, Ph.D., P.E., Thornton Tomasetti, and Amr Ragy, Bauer Foundation, will serve as co-chairs of the Structural Slurry Wall and Seepage Control Committee.
  • Richard D. Kalson, Esq., Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan and Arnoff, is the incoming chair of the Geo-Industry Working Group
New Leadership for DFI Europe
Haehnig and Bottiau
Frank Haehnig is stepping down as president of DFI Europe after 10 years and handing the reins to Maurice Bottiau of Franki Foundations, Belgium. Anne Lemnitzer, Ph.D., P.E., University of California, Irvine, is the new vice president, and Valérie Bernhardt, managing director of Setec-Terrasol in France, is joining the board starting in 2023.
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President's Awards
President’s Awards

DFI President Michael Wysockey, Ph.D., P.E., presented three President’s Awards during the DFI 47th Annual Conference on Deep Foundations in National Harbor on October 6. This year’s awards, which recognize outstanding service of members who advance the work of DFI, were presented to:
  • Paul Axtell, P.E., D.GE, Dan Brown and Associates
  • Sebastian Lobo-Guerrero, P.E., Ph.D., American Geotechnical & Environmental Services
  • Chris Woods, P.E., G.E., D.GE, LEED AP, BD+C, Densification

Learn more about the recipients
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Committee Week Banner

Interested in finding out more about what DFI’s technical committees are doing? Perhaps you’ve been thinking of joining one but you’re undecided? If so, mark your calendar for the 2023 Midyear Technical Committee Week of online meetings — April 17-21. Everyone is welcome.

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Live at Game Day
Game Day 47
DFI’s Live at Game Day podcast was held again this year at DFI47. Our hosts Lucky Nagarajan of Giken, Morgan NeSmith, P.E., D.GE, Berkel & Company Contractors, Tim Siegel of Dan Brown and Associates and Matthew Glisson, P.E., of DFI, talked with event attendees about life, the conference and DFI. Available on YouTube – Search DFI’s Live at Game Day.

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Upcoming Deadlines
Dec. 2: Abstracts are due for presentations to be delivered at S3: Slopes, Support and Stabilization, Aug. 8-10, 2023, in Boston.

Dec. 9: The deadline has been extended to submit abstracts for presentations to be delivered at  SuperPile ‘23 being held June 7-9 in Atlanta.

Jan. 13: Call for abstracts is open for technical presentations and panel sessions at DFI’s 48th Annual Conference on Deep Foundations, Oct. 31 – Nov. 3, 2023, in Seattle. 

Jan. 13: The abstract portal is open to submit abstracts for the annual Student Paper Competition and Young Professor Paper Competition. Winners will present their papers at DFI’s 48th Annual Conference on Deep Foundations, Oct. 31 – Nov. 3, 2023, in Seattle.

Feb. 23: The call for abstracts is open for the International Foundations Congress and Equipment Expo (IFCEE), May 7-10, 2024, in Dallas.
Recent News
ICYMI, Watch the video from DFI47 highlighting 2022 activities and accomplishments of the DFI technical committees, working groups, regional chapters and alliance organizations.

Sept/Oct issue of Deep Foundations includes feature articles on the OPA 2022 winning project Mosul Dam, self-drilling micropiles, cutoff wall selection for levee improvement, a terminal upgrade at Kansas City International Airport and geo data integration for offshore wind farm projects.

2023 Media Planner is now available. Checkout advertising opportunities for Deep Foundations magazine, the DFI website and the DFI Journal.
New Members
Ground Engineering Contractors (GEC)
New Individual Members
Upcoming Events
6th International Conference on Grouting & Deep Mixing
January 15-18, 2023, New Orleans, Louisiana

DFI-PFSF Piling and Ground Improvement
Nov. 16-18, Sydney, Australia

ITS Money Webinar
Dec. 7, online 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 pm. ET
Conference on Foundation Decarbonization and Re-use
March 21-23, 2023, Amsterdam

DFI Midyear Committee Meetings 2023
April 17-21, 2023, Virtual

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