DFI Virtual SuperPile ’20, in partnership with ADSC

June 18-19, 2020

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All payments are net 30 days from the date of registration and payable in full in advance of the conference dates.

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The SuperPile 2020 virtual conference includes two half-day sessions of online presentations comprising two panel discussions and six industry presentations on some of the most contemporary foundation topics.

Day One: On Thursday, June 18, the conference opens with geotechnical and legal experts discussing the meaning, benefits, and challenges of using a Geotechnical Baseline Report (GBR) for foundation projects. GBRs were developed for and are used mainly for tunneling and underground structures, and this panel will discuss their potential use in preventing or resolving disputes for foundation projects.

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The industry presentations will highlight new design approaches and practical construction issues.

Day Two: Friday, June 19, kicks off with three industry presentations on key construction and testing topics. The conference will conclude with the presentation Horses for Courses: a panel discussion on foundation and integrity testing methods. The phrase “horses for courses” reflects how different things are suited to different situations. A wide range of load and integrity testing methods are applied for foundation testing; however, not every method is suitable for every foundation test. This panel will explore the features, limitations, and appropriate use of static load testing as compared to bi-directional load testing, and low strain dynamic testing as compared to thermal integrity profiling. An extensive Q&A will help deepen participants' understanding of the methods.

DFI's Women in Deep Foundations Committee will launch their new video, "What is the geotechnical field?" The dynamic and engaging DFI members featured in this video showcase the field from the office to project sites and through the many roles available in the geotechnics, including designing, supplying specialty equipment, managing, constructing, and more. 


Virtual SuperPile ’20 will gather design professionals, engineers, contractors, researchers, material and equipment suppliers, and government agencies involved in the design, construction and research of piling solutions for foundations, excavation support and slope stabilization.

What Your Registration Includes

Full Registration for Attendees, Exhibitors, and Speakers Include: 

  • Conference Presentations
  • Conference Program
  • Virtual Networking Happy Hour on both June 18th and 19th
  • Access to Online Conference Proceedings

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Conference Committee

Lyle Simonton, P.E., of Subsurface Constructors Inc., is the SuperPile '20 Conference Chair, and Paul Axtell, P.E., D.GE, of Dan Brown and Associates is the Technical Program Chair. They are supported by a dedicated group of local and national industry professionals who serve on the program committee. View the Committee Listing here.

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Lyle Simonton, P.E. | Conference Chair

Paul Axtell, P.E., D.GE | Technical Program Chair

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