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Conference Program & Schedule*

This series of three webinars, brought to you by DFI's Energy Foundations Committee, will cover some of the most contemporary topics in the industry today. The program is outlined below. View the full conference program here.


Wednesday July 8, 2020

11:00 AM - 11:25 AM EDT/3:00 PM – 3:25 PM GMT
Introduction and Overview of Energy Foundations, Applications and Market Opportunities

Tony Amis, M.Sc. | GIEnergy and Guney Olgun, Ph.D. | Missouri University of Science and Technology
Defintion of energy foundations, benefits and energy outputs, brief example projects and estimated cost savings

11:25 AM - 11:50 AM EDT/3:25 PM – 3:50 PM GMT
Current Research Conclusions on Energy Foundations

Peter Bourne-Webb, Ph.D., M.Sc., DIC | CERIS, Instituto Superior Técnico, ULisboa
Current research conclusions on common questions about energy foundation system efficiency and reliability

11:50 AM - 12:15 PM EDT/3:50 PM – 4:15PM GMT
Research Results for Tunnel and Slurry Wall Projects

Alessandro Rotta Loria, Ph.D., P.E. | Northwestern University
Analysis and design of energy walls and tunnels, including modeling, behavior and performance

12:15 PM - 12:30 PM EDT/4:15PM – 4:30PM GMT
Q&A and Closing Remarks


Wednesday July 15, 2020

11:00 AM - 11:20 AM EDT/3:00 PM – 3:20 PM GMT
Introduction and Design Guidance, Standards and Contractual Procedures/Work Flow

Tony Amis, M.Sc. | GIEnergy
Overview of generally accepted design guidance, defining design parameters and thermal loading, and considerations for long term management and optimization

11:20 AM - 11:40 AM EDT/3:20 PM – 3:40 PM GMT
Plastic Piping Materials and Equipment

Lance MacNevin, P.Eng. | Plastic Pipe Institute
Descriptions of geothermal pipe materials and associated standards, and tools and resources

11:40 AM - 12:00 PM EDT/3:40 PM – 4:00 PM GMT
Ground Loop Design

Ed Lohrenz, B.E.S., CGD | GEOptimize
Input parameters and design processes for sizing ground source heat pump components to meet heating and cooling demands

12:00 PM - 12:20 PM EDT/4:00 PM – 4:20 PM GMT
Thermal Conductivity Testing of Energy Foundations

Fleur Loveridge, B.A., M.Sc., Ph.D., C.Eng., MICE, FGS, Cgeol | University of Leeds
Definition, procedures and recommendations for thermal response and thermal conductivity testing of soils

12:20 PM - 12:30 PM EDT/4:20 PM – 4:30 PM GMT
Q&A and Closing Remarks


Wednesday July 22, 2020

11:00 AM - 11:40 AM EDT/3:00 PM – 3:40 PM GMT
Introduction and Good Construction Practice and Successful Case Histories

Tony Amis, M.Sc. | GIEnergy
Recommendations, roles and responsibilities and lessons learned related to installation, QC/QA, and laboratory and field testing of energy foundation solutions

11:40 AM - 12:00 PM EDT/3:40 PM – 4:00 PM GMT
Geothermal Heat Exchanger Piles: First Installation in New York City
Jason Hertz, P.E. | GeoStructures, Inc.
Overview of the design, construction, research and instrumentation program for the geothermal heat transfer system at the Trevor Day School

12:00 PM - 12:20 PM EDT/4:00 PM – 4:20 PM GMT
Use of Geothermal Solutions for Bridge Deck De-icing

Guney Olgun, Ph.D. | Missouri University of Science and Technology
Modeling, research results and performance of geothermal energy foundation systems used to melt snow and ice accumulation

12:20 PM - 12:30 PM EDT/4:20 PM – 4:30 PM GMT
Q&A and Closing Remarks

Information about Professional Development Hours (PDHs)

An increasing number of professional engineering licensing organizations require members to pursue professional development on a formal basis. DFI is pleased to provide a general Certificate of Participation for all its technical programs. This certificate is accepted by most licensing boards and serves as documentation of your pursuit of continuing education credits. Some states may not accept the general DFI certificate. Attendees are responsible for determining whether the PDHs offered by DFI are accepted by their respective licensing boards. The number of general PDHs for this three-day webinar series is 4.5.

NEW YORK: DFI now certifies its conference, workshop and seminar PDHs through the New York State Education Department (NYSED). At this time, there are no special documentation requirements from NYSED for course presenters and attendees.

FLORIDA: DFI’s Florida PDH registration number is 4072. This number will appear on your Certificate of Attendance.

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