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DFI-PFSF to Host Piling & Ground Improvement Conference in Australia, March 2021 Registration Open

Parul Dubey on July 31, 2020 - in Announcement, Events, News

Hawthorne, N.J.: Registration is open for the 2nd DFI-PFSF Piling & Ground Improvement Conference taking place March 10-12, 2021, at International Convention Centre (ICC) Sydney in Australia.

This conference — being hosted by Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) and Piling & Foundation Specialists Federation (PFSF) — intends to promote all aspects of the deep foundations, earth retention and ground improvement works. The technical program focuses on the following topics:

  • Design and construction solutions to foundation problems
  • Innovative site investigation methods and techniques
  • Ground improvement for structural support and retention works
  • Testing of foundations
  • Developments and innovations in construction equipment, methods and materials
  • Potential environmental and structural impact of piling work on adjacent structures
  • Infrastructure works projects from PPPs, government authorities, builders, consultants and contractors
  • Case studies with lessons learned


The conference features four keynote lectures:

  • “Forms of Contracting, Approaches to Risk Sharing, and the Impact on Innovation, Productivity and Project Outcomes,” Phil Oxley, BSc (Hons), MBA, NSW Advisory Leader, Mott MacDonald
  • “Building the Foundations of a New City Using Innovative Ground Improvement Strategies – Capital City District,” Jerome Racinais, Engineering Director, Menard
  • “The Application of Dynamic Analyses for Testing of Non-Uniform Deep Foundations,” Samuel Paikowsky, Ph.D., Professor, University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • “Driven Displacement Pile Ground Improvement for Liquefaction Mitigation,” Armin Stuedlein, Ph.D., P.E., Associate Professor, Geotechnical Engineering, Oregon State University


To register, visit www.dfi.org/PFSF2021.


About the Deep Foundations Institute (DFI): DFI (www.dfi.org) 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 for networking, education, communication and collaboration. With our members, we promote the advancement of the deep foundations industry through technical committees, educational programs and conferences, publications, research, government relations and outreach. DFI has more than 3,500 members worldwide.



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