DFI 46th Annual Conference on Deep Foundations

Tuesday, October 12 – Friday, October 15, 2021
3799 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109
United States
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Theme: Winning Practices & Ace Technology

Conference Summary and Schedule

The conference will discuss how to IMPROVE THE ODDS of generating high value foundation solutions when THE HOUSE is the ever-changing challenges of variable ground conditions, extreme events, and demanding project constraints. #DFI46. Papers and panel discussions will be presented to explore and debate challenging geotechnical and foundation topics, including challenging and unanticipated soil conditions, natural hazards and resiliency, seismic design and construction techniques, risk mitigation and sustainability practices, innovative case histories and new methods and equipment. The conference will highlight how the geotechnical and foundation industry increases the odds of high value, high quality projects using innovations, advancements, expertise, and experience.
Schedule at a Glance: 

Monday, Oct. 11 - Pre-Conference: Board and Technical Committee Chairs Meetings

Tuesday, Oct. 12 - Pre-Conference: Technical Committee Meetings and Women in Deep Foundations Networking Reception

Wednesday, Oct. 13 - Conference Day 1 (Full Day): DFI Educational Trust 5K Fun Run/Walk, Exhibits, Opening Plenary and Technical Sessions, Welcome Luncheon, Conference Welcome Reception and Poster Presentations

Thursday, Oct. 14 - Conference Day 2 (Full Day): Exhibits, Technical Sessions, Business Meeting Luncheon, Hal Hunt Lecture on Communications, Awards Reception & Banquet

Friday, Oct. 15 - Conference Day 3 (Half-Day): Exhibits, Technical Sessions and Closing Plenary

*Schedule subject to change

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Organizing Committee

A dedicated group of industry professionals serve on the Conference Organizing Committee for this event. Led by Conference Chair, Tim Avery, P.E., Senior Business Development Manager of Keller and Technical Program Co-Chairs, Martin Hudson, Ph.D, P.E., G.E., Director, Geotechnical Engineering - Turner Engineering of Turner Construction Company and Ramin Motamed, Ph.D., P.E. Associate Professor at the University of Nevada | Reno, this event is expected to serve attendees at a high-level.

View the list of dynamic Organizing Committee Members serving for this conference and their roles.

Tim Avery, P.E.
Conference Chair

Martin Hudson, Ph.D., P.E., G.E.
Technical Program Co-Chair

Ramin Motamed, Ph.D., P.E.
Technical Program Co-Chair

Cooperating Organizations

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