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

Wednesday, 16 November 18:00 – Friday, 18 November 2022 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*:

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

12:30 - 17:00 Exhibit Move-In

12:30 - 18:00 Conference Registration

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


Thursday, November 17, 2022

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 (ticketed event AUD$150)


Friday, November 18, 2022

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

15:45 - 16:15 Networking Break in Exhibit Hall

16:15 - 18:00 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 Wednesday, November 16, 2022
  • Online Conference Proceedings Access

**Tickets for the Conference Reception and Banquet on Thursday, November, 17, 2022 must be purchased separately.

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

IMPORTANT: Australian Visa Requirements Please note that all visitors without an Australian or New Zealand passport MUST obtain a visa to enter Australia. Different types of visas are available based on your travelling situation and country of origin. For the most up-to-date information, visit the Australian Government’s Department of Home Affairs Visa Finder to find the best option for you and apply online if available. In the finder, be sure to select “Visit and Tourism” and “attending a conference or expo” as your purpose for travel.

If you require an invitation letter or a confirmation note to attach to your application, please email events@dfi.org with your name, your full mailing address including country and a copy of your confirmation. Your letter will be emailed back to you. We can only provide visa letters for those registrants who are fully registered and paid in full.

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.

Cooperating Organizations

We thank the following industry organizations for their support of this conference. Learn more about them by clicking on the logo and viewing their website.