January 2023

Nominate Your Company or Colleagues
DFI is accepting nominations for its 2023 awards and lectures, which showcase and celebrate the achievements and contributions of individuals, teams and companies in the deep foundations industry.

The deadline is Feb. 1 to submit nominations for
The deadline is April 17 to submit nominations for the 2023
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Download the awards brochure
Video on Working Platform Calculations
Watch this informative video on “Working Platform Calculations – Lessons from Using FPS and BRE Methods” presented by the DFI 2021-2022 Traveling Lecturer Thomas D. Richards, Jr., P.E., D.GE. Presented at the CalGeo Annual Conference 2022, the lecture summarizes what working platforms are, why the industry needs to improve the practice around working platforms, summarizes two methods of designing working platforms and discusses some lessons learned for these methods. Specifically, the methods discussed are the UK Federation of Piling Specialists (FPS) published calculator and the UK Building Research Establishment (BRE) method.
Acknowledgement Bias Survey
DFI’s Women in Deep Foundations (WiDF) Committee would like to identify bias within the deep foundation industry for providing credit, citations and acknowledgement of work. To help achieve that goal, they have created a survey to evaluate the prevalence, patterns and impacts of unattributed or misattributed credit within the industry. The data derived from the survey will be kept confidential and anonymous and will be presented as summary statistics in an article series for DFI’s Deep Foundations magazine. At the end of this survey, respondents have the option to share an example which may be published in an article. Please note that any names or identifying information included within the example will be removed before publication.

Responses are being accepted through Feb. 10. Scan or click the QR code to access the survey.
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Upcoming Deadlines
Jan. 13: Abstract Submissions are due for technical presentations and panel sessions at DFI’s 48th Annual Conference on Deep Foundations, Oct. 31 – Nov. 3, 2023, in Seattle. 

Jan. 13: Abstracts are due 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: Abstracts are due for the International Foundations Congress and Equipment Expo (IFCEE), May 7-10, 2024, in Dallas.
Recent News
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 Online Midyear Technical Committee WeekApril 17-21. Everyone is welcome to attend.

There is still time to advertise to deep foundation professionals worldwide. Check out DFI’s 2023 Media Planner for advertising opportunities in Deep Foundations magazine, on the DFI website and in the DFI Journal.
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Upcoming Events 
6th International Conference on Grouting & Deep Mixing
Jan. 15-18, New Orleans

ITS Money Webinar Series
Feb. 1, Online 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. ET

Working Platform Design & Verification Course
Feb. 2 and 16, Online
DFI Middle East Tea Time Technical Talks
March 7, Online 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. UAE ST 

New York City Ports and Marine Engineering Seminar
DFI and ASCE COPRI-Met Section
March 16, Brooklyn, New York

Conference on Foundation Decarbonization and Re-use
March 21-23, Amsterdam
DFI-Supported Events
ASCE Central Pennsylvania Geotechnical Conference
April 5-7, 2023, Hershey, Pennsylvania
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