December 2022

New Year – New Board of Trustees
Gianfranco Di Cicco
Gianfranco Di Cicco
Lori Simpson
Lori Simpson
The DFI Board of Trustees has elected a new president and new secretary to the board starting in 2023. Join us in welcoming incoming DFI President Gianfranco Di Cicco, president and CEO of Bauer Foundations. Serving with Di Cicco as officers of the DFI Board of Trustees are James O. Johnson, Condon-Johnson & Associates as vice president; Erik Loehr, Ph.D., P.E., University of Missouri as treasurer; and Lori Simpson, LANGAN, as secretary and the first woman on DFI’s executive committee. Michael Wysockey, Ph.D., P.E., Thatcher Foundations, is now the immediate past president.

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Nominate the Next Traveling Lecturer
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Nominations for the 2023-2024 DFI Traveling Lecturer are due Wednesday, Feb. 1. The DFI Traveling Lecturer is a prominent industry expert selected annually to travel and present a series of lectures to university students, professional groups and industry associations. 

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Latest Issue of Deep Foundations

Sustainability simply makes sense for the deep foundations industry. Find out why in this special issue of Deep Foundations magazine, brought to you by DFI’s Sustainability Committee. There are feature articles on energy foundations, the EFFC/DFI Carbon Calculator, foundation reuse and sustainability in academics.

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Join the DFI Community
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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 Week — April 17-21. Everyone is welcome to attend.

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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.

Dec. 16: The EFFC/DFI Carbon Calculator Task Force has issued a Request for Proposal for one qualified and engaged student researcher to provide a detailed study, report, and conference presentation on the State of the Practice in Embodied Carbon Calculation Tools in Civil Engineering. 

Jan. 13: Call for abstracts 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
After pursuing education for her undergraduate degree, find out in the Nov/Dec member profile of Deep Foundations magazine how Mary Pohlman of Drillers Choice found her way to the deep foundations industry.

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Upcoming Events 
Working Platform Design & Verification Course
Dec. 1 and 15, 2022 OR Feb. 2 and 16, 2023, Online

DFI at The Big 5 International Building & Construction Show – Sustainable Geotechnical Engineering Talks
December 5, 2022, Dubai, UAE
DFI Middle East Tea Time Technical Talks
Jan. 3, 2023:5:00 – 6:30 p.m. UAE ST, Online

6th International Conference on Grouting & Deep Mixing
Jan. 15-18, 2023, New Orleans

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