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Conference Technical Program and Schedule*

An informative, dynamic technical program is planned for this conference. Click here to view the complete program.
Here is an overview of the workshop and conference:
Thursday, November 14
Pre-Conference Workshop:
Design, Construction, and Applications of Continuous Flight Auger (CFA) Piles in India
(optional add-on to your conference registration)
  • Adding this one-day workshop to your conference registration maximizes your opportunities for additional education, networking with industry colleagues, and more. Visit the website soon for more information.
  • Topics include the history of CFA piles, soil conditions appropriate for CFA pile applications, methodology of CFA pile construction, geotechnical design and structural/concrete mix design of CFA piles, drilling, concreting, and reinforcement, equipment and accessories, QA/QC, instrumentation and load testing ad a recap of the CFA pile trials conducted by DFI of India this year.
Friday, November 15 
Conference Day 1
  • Registration, Refreshments, Exhibition and Networking
  • Inauguration Ceremony
  • Session 1: Improving Current Practices with Case Histories
  • Morning Break - Networking, Refreshments & Exhibition
  • Session 1 continues
  • Networking Lunch
  • Women in Deep Foundations Panel Discussion - VIEW DETAILS   
  • Afternoon Break - Networking, Refreshments & Exhibition
  • Session 2: Development in Safe and Efficient Geo-Construction
  • Industry Panel Discussion on Enhancing the Geo-Foundation Standards - VIEW DETAILS
  • Cultural Evening and Banquet Dinner
Saturday, November 16
Conference Day 2
  • Registration, Refreshments, Exhibition and Networking
  • Session 3: Advances in Deep Foundations, Earth Retention Systems and Ground Improvement
  • Morning Break - Networking, Refreshments & Exhibition
  • Session 3 Continues
  • Networking Lunch
  • Session 4: Urban Development/Redevelopment
  • Afternoon Break - Networking, Refreshments & Exhibition
  • Closing Remarks
*Conference Schedule and Technical Program Subject to Change

Meet the Keynote Speakers

Keynote speakers are as follows:

Online Proceedings Preview

Conference Proceedings Abstracts, which include the papers to be presented during the conference sessions as well as those provided for publication to add to the body of knowledge on the conference topics are providing, will be added to this website soon.
Near the event date, conference registrants are provided with a link to the full conference online proceedings which include the technical papers grouped by session topic. Additionally, after the confernce, the proceedings website will include copies of the speaker presentation files, poster presentation files and biographies of each speaker plus other valuable information such as the list of exhibitors and information about DFI and DFI of India. Register today to gain access to the proceedings when they are released.

Professional Development Hours (PDHs)

Delegates will receive a certificate verifying the number of hours of professional development for the one-day workshop and for the two-day conference. Professional Development Hours for the one day workshop are 6.5hrs. , day one of the conference 7hrs. , day two of the conference 6.5 hrs. for a three day total of 20 hrs. and a conference total of 13.5 hrs.