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The Technical Program Committee, led by co-chairs Martin B. Hudson, Ph.D., P.E., G.E., of Turner Construction, and Ramin Motamed, Ph.D., P.E. of University of Nevada, Reno, is developing an innovative schedule of programs that illuminates the Winning Practices & Ace Technology theme. Click the image below to view the program.
Joining us for pre-conference activities?
The schedule of DFI Leadership Meetings, Technical Committee and Working Group Meetings being held on Tuesday, October 12 can be found here.
Refunds for Exhibit Booths will not be issued after August 27, 2021. Please refer to your Exhibit Space Agreement for Details.
Refunds for Registration will not be issued after Friday, September 10, 2021. However, you may transfer your registration to another DFI Member.
Lunch & Learn Workshop
This year’s Lunch & Learn Workshop will be presented on technical committee day and will focus on how to hone the art of the elevator pitch. Recognizing all of us have numerous demands that vie for our attention, learning how to communicate effectively can allow us to make the impressions that motivate others to continue connecting with us. Continued connection is
necessary for all types of persuasive interaction including sales, competing for projects and clients, even pitching a committee project or research idea. Concise and effective, elevator pitches are tweets before Twitter. DFI members, Robert Thompson (Dan Brown and Associates), Diane Fischer and Nicole Angie (Pile Dynamics) will provide an overview of elevator pitches, examples, steps and tips, a group challenge exercise, and resources for further learning. Please join us for the next installation of this fun and light workshop series held during lunchtime on committee meeting day.
Armin W. Stuedlein, Ph.D., P.E.
Professor, Geotechnical Engineering
Oregon State University
School of Civil and Construction Engineering
- "Bringing Embodied Carbon Into Foundation Choices,” Donald W. Davies, P.E., S.E., Magnusson Klemencic Associates
- “Some Critical Observations Regarding the Seismic Response of Rigid Inclusions,” Matthew Gibson, Ph.D., P.E., Clarity Engineering, and Armin W. Stuedlein, Ph.D., P.E., Oregon State University
- “What Happens Below Grade in Vegas, Stays Here,” Michael McGettigan, P.E., McGettigan Consulting
"Geosynthetic-Reinforced Column-Supported Embankments: Bridging Theory and Practice" Jie Han, Ph.D., P.E, University of Kansas
On Friday, October 15, DFI's Geotechnical Baseline Report (GBR) Task Force will present an interactive workshop on the effective use of GBRs for foundation projects. Jim Morrison, P.E. of COWI will lead this workshop, supported by Conrad Felice, Ph.D., P.E., P.Eng., D. GE., F. ASCE., Steve Saye, P.E. of Kiewit Engineering Group, Inc., and Randy Essex, P.E. of Mott MacDonald. Through a detailed case history, the leaders will address specific project risk categories, facilitate discussion highlighting various stakeholder interpretations and consequences, and propose improvements to GBR provisions on bidding, design, construction, and claims reduction on the foundation industry. Owner and contractor perspectives will be presented. All are welcome to participate. The outcome of the workshop is intended to be a framework for the use of clear and equitable GBRs for foundation works. Join the conversation and learn about the promise of GBRs in our industry.
We encourage students to join us at DFI46. The Student Program kicks off with a mentorship and orientation breakfast on Tuesday, October 12. You can also participate the New Face program —an opportunity to meet with DFI ambassadors who will help you navigate the event and introduce you to other attendees. There will be several meet-ups during the conference for you to connect with ambassadors. Students are welcome to join all technical committee meetings. There is also a casual networking and mentoring reception on Tuesday, October 12 at 4:15 PT where students can get advice and tips for navigating a foundations career.
The DFI46 student program is being led by Rabie Farrag, Ph.D., of UC, Irvine, Robert Leaf of Shannon & Wilson, and Ashley Shirer, Ph.D., P.E., of DiGioia Gray.
FREE STUDENT MEMBERSHIP | Did you know that a DFI Student Membership may be at no cost to you? Learn more on DFI’s website. Questions about membership? Email us at email@example.com.
Student Activities Program Sponsors
Michael Sherman, National Capital Planning Commission
Linda Alvarado, Co-Owner Colorado Rockies
Carl Lewis, U.S. Olympian-Track & Field
Archie Manning, NFL Player
Dr. Mae Jemison, NASA Astronaut
Billy Beane, Oakland A's Manager
Sponsor (Individuals Only)
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