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Conference Program & Schedule

The Technical Program Committee is planning an insightful time of education and professional development for this conference.

Led by Technical Committee Chair, Slav Tchepak, P.Eng. of Keller Foundations, and Co-Chairs Bruce McPherson of Douglas Partners, Harry Poulos of Coffey and Patrick Wong, PKW Geosolutions, the schedule of learning will feature presentations on diverse topics of importance to the deep foundations and piling industries.

Online Proceedings

Access to the Online Proceedings is now available for all registered delegates and for sale for anyone else interested in reading the 40 papers accepted by the technical review committee.  The papers are arranged under the following headings:

  • Case Studies with Lessons Learned
  • Design and Construction Solutions to Foundation Problems
  • Developments and Innovations in Construction Equipment, Methods and Materials
  • Effective Specifications Related to Performance and Materials
  • Ground Improvement for Structural Support and Retention Works
  • Infrastructure Works Projects from PPPs, Government Authorities, Builders, Consultants and Contractors
  • Innovative Site Investigation Methods and Techniques
  • Structural, Geotechnical and Construction Interaction for Project Success
  • Testing of Foundations.


For the complete table of contents, click here.

If you attend the conference in November 2022, the $125 AUD proceedings fee will be deducted from your conference registration fee.

Keynote Speakers

Renowned Keynote Speakers from around the world will share their years of technical and professional experience during the conference. View their biographies by clicking the links below.

Prof. Samuel G. Paikowsky
University of Massachusetts
and GeoDynamica Inc.
“The Application of Dynamic Analyses for Testing of Non-Uniform Deep Foundations”

Phil Oxley
Mott MacDonald

Prof. Armin W. Stuedlein, Ph.D., P.E. (WA) 

  Oregon State University
“Driven Displacement Pile Ground Improvement for Liquefaction Mitigation”

Kimberly Martin, Ph.D., P.E., ENV SP, Keller

"The Geotechnical Industry's Role in Sustainable Development"

Professional Development Hours (PDHs)

An increasing number of professional engineering licensing organizations require members to pursue professional development on a formal basis.

DFI and PFSF are pleased to provide a general Certificate of Participation for this technical program estimated at 16 hours for both days or 8 hours for one day. The final number of hours will be determined when the technical program is announced. This certificate is accepted by most licensing boards and serves as documentation of your pursuit of continuing education credits.

There are some states and countries that may not accept the general certificate. Delegates are responsible for determining whether PDHs are accepted by their respective licensing board. Certificates are mailed to attendees about 6-8 weeks after the conclusion of the conference.