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Sustainability

To promote the UN Sustainability Development Goals that apply to deep foundations and excavation projects and help DFI members incorporate and advance sustainable practices.

Gerald Verbeek, MSc

Gerald Verbeek, MSc
Allnamics Pile Testing Experts BV
gverbeek@allnamics.com
Gerald Verbeek received his BSc in Civil Engineering from Delft University of Technology in 1981 and his MSc in Structural Engineering from the same university in 1983.  After spending about 20 years in the Oil and Gas industry, Gerald started a management consulting business, Verbeek Management Services (VMS), in 2004.  One of the activities of his firm is helping European companies with their business in North America and as part of that he has been active in promoting soil and foundation testing philosophies and equipment.  In the area of foundation testing this is done through Allnamics USA, which provides a wide range of foundation testing equipment and services, and in the area of soil testing through BCE, a provider of hardware and software for downhole seismic testing. Gerald is active in various organizations: TRB (he served many years as a member of AFS30 and is currently a member of AFP20, the committee for geotechnical site characterization), DFI (where he served for many years as the chair of the Testing & Evaluation Committee and currently chairs the DFI Sustainability Committee) and ASTM (where he is a member of D18, the committee on soil and rock and the chair of D18.01, the committee for surface and subsurface characterization).

Upcoming Events

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  • Monthly Committee Meetings held last Tuesday of each month at 11:00 AM Eastern

Initiatives

Publicize Sustainability Efforts of DFI Corporate Members

Raise awareness and encourage adoption of sustainability tools and processes applied by DFI corporate members.

Carbon Calculator

EFFC-DFI Geotechnical Carbon Calculator – tool that will calculate the CO2 emissions of foundation and geotechnical works. It is designed to allow contractors and commissioning organizations alike to assess the carbon footprint of their projects.

Fundamentals

FUN Sustainability Goals – In September 2015, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development that includes 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to achieve sustainable development for all.

NCHRP Research Report 916 – Sustainable Highway Construction Guidebook – provides practitioner-ready guidance on how to identify and implement practices that advance sustainability during the construction phase of a highway project.