NOTE ABOUT THE FIRES IN AUSTRALIA:

We are in frequent contact with our partners in Australia.  Thankfully the conference is in the center of Sydney which is not currently affected other than some smoke haze which we are hopeful will dissipate by the end of March. We will alert you immediately with news that would affect conference participants.

Piling and Foundation Specialists Federation of Australia and
Deep Foundations Institute of the USA Joint Conference

Monday, 23 March 18:00 – Wednesday, 25 March 2020 17:30

[Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney Time, (GMT+11)]
 
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Conference Summary and Schedule

This second joint conference of the Piling and Foundation Specialists Federation (PFSF) and Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) will promote all aspects of deep foundations, retention and ground improvement works. Presentations at the historic International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC) will promote all aspects of deep foundations, earth retention and ground improvement works, including:

  • Design and construction approaches and solutions for deep foundations
  • Use of innovative site investigation methods and techniques
  • Foundation testing methods and analyses
  • Ground improvement for structural support and retention works
  • Developments and innovations in deep foundation equipment, methods and materials
  • Risk and project delivery practices, and interaction between structural, geotechnical and construction
  • Challenging project case studies with lessons learned

Here is the conference Schedule-at-a-Glance*:

Monday, March 23, 2020

06:00 - 17:00 Exhibit Move-In

12:00 - 18:00 Conference Registration

18:00 - 20:00 Welcome Reception in Exhibit Area

 

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

7:00 - 17:30 Conference Registration & Exhibits

7:00 - 8:00 Networking Breakfast in Exhibit Hall

8:00 - 12:30 Welcome & Technical Presentations

12:30 - 13:30 Networking Lunch in Exhibit Hall

13:30 - 18:00 Technical Presentations

19:00 - 22:00 Dinner & Entertainment (Off-Site)

 

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

7:00 – 15:30 Conference Registration & Exhibits

7:00 - 8:00 Networking Breakfast in Exhibit Hall

8:00 - 12:15 Technical Presentations Continue

12:15 - 13:15 Networking Lunch in Exhibit Hall

13:15 - 18:00 Technical Presentations

15:30 - 17:30 Exhibit Dismantle

17:45 - 18:00 Final Remarks and Conference Closing

 

*schedule subject to change

Who Should Attend and Why?

This conference will gather design professionals, engineers, contractors, researchers, material and equipment suppliers, and government agencies involved in the design, construction and research of piling and ground improvement solutions for building and infrastructure projects.

International experiences with worldwide experts will be shared along with interactions with practitioners specializing in cutting-edge technologies. All delegates can participate in technical sessions that include design methods, testing and quality control/assurance, equipment developments, and more.

What Your Registration Includes and Chart of Registration Categories, Fees and Policies

Full Conference Registration** for PFSF and DFI Members, Non-Members, Exhibitors, 2nd Exhibit Booth Delegates, and Young Professional, Government and Student Delegates includes access to:

  • Conference Registration Materials
  • Technical Presentations
  • Exhibit Area Access
  • Networking Breakfasts
  • Morning and Afternoon Networking Breaks
  • Networking Lunches
  • Welcome Reception on Monday, 23 March
  • Online Conference Proceedings Access

**Tickets for the Conference Reception and Banquet on Tuesday, 24 March must be purchased separately.

View our Chart of Registration Fees, Payment and Cancellation Policies for details.

Conference Organizing and Technical Committees

A dedicated group of industry professionals serve on the Organizing and Technical Committees for this event. View the listing of the members and their roles.