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Communities

Technical Committees are the backbone of DFI providing the practical forum for finding common ground in the deep foundations industry.  Committees provide opportunities for all members to identify and address issues that impact deep foundations practice.  Committees convene engineers, contractors, manufacturer and equipment suppliers, owners, and researchers to promote the discussion that builds the mutual understanding and consensus required to broadly influence and improve codes and standards, and design, construction and quality control and assurance procedures. 

Committees explore industry challenges and opportunities, develop guidance and specifications, conduct industry-driven research, and prepare event programs that educate and debate current topics.  Join a committee to collaborate with global industry practitioners; stay updated on design, construction, and market trends; build your professional network of colleagues and supplier resources; and contribute to providing high value deep foundation solutions for society.

“I really enjoy DFI, and it’s definitely the most worthwhile professional organization I belong to. The reuse task force is just one example of the energy DFI puts toward important industry issues. DFI is great at combining professionals of different stripes to tackle practical issues facing the industry.

Committees are the lifeblood of DFI, and the biggest benefit of membership. The committees generally meet monthly via web meetings, and include updates on efforts like our reuse task force, DFI-sponsored research, and other industry-improving efforts.”

A. Boeckmann

CFA Pile

DFI of India (DFII) Continuous Flight Auger (CFA) Pile Technology Implementation Committee was formed in 2018 with the goal to introduce and popularize the use of CFA piles to address the growing fast track piling needs in India.

Geotechnical Characterization for Foundations

DFI of India Geotechnical Characterisation for Foundations Committee was formed in 2018 to improve and enhance the geotechnical investigation and reporting practice in India.

DFI of India Support Committee Working Group

The committee is comprised of DFI members with a special interest in providing support and guidance to the DFII regional chapter. 

Technical Committees

Applications

Several DFI technical committees focus their activities on the use of deep foundations for specific project applications. These committees explore and address the special considerations for design and execution of efficient, reliable, and safe project solutions for these foundation applications.

Technologies and Methods

These committees discuss and debate design and construction challenges and research needs for specific deep foundations technologies to find the common ground that advances their understanding and use.

Practice and Standards

Many DFI committees address topics related to the practice and standards for designing and constructing deep foundations, including codes, contracts, data management, sustainability and practitioner support.

Regional Chapters

DFI regional chapters in Europe, Middle East and India expand DFI’s reach and influence internationally. DFI supports the regional chapters to address and improve local practices that promote safe, durable and high quality foundation solutions.

Groundwork – Students

DFI supports international Student Chapters to provide opportunities for students to actively explore and participate in deep foundations industry activities and events.

Industry Alliances

Deep Foundations Institute of India (DFII) has formed alliances with major organisations in India and with DFI expert members in specific domain areas to enhance good work practices and implement skill development programs specific to geotechnical engineering and foundation/underground structure construction.