Impact Testing Methods for Site Characterization Workshop

Impact testing methods have been applied in civil engineering practice worldwide for centuries. Usage of these techniques continues to play a key role in assessing the potential behavior of geologic materials in situ for engineering purposes.
The DFI Testing and Evaluation Committee will host a one-day workshop addressing best practices in utilizing:
  • Standard Penetration Tests
  • Becker Hammer Tests, and
  • Dynamic Cone Penetrometer Tests
The workshop will be aimed at highlighting the optimal use and understanding of these tools to enhance quality of site investigation. Deep foundations and liquefaction assessment applications of these methods will be emphasized.

Registration for the Workshop on May 1, includes:

  • Workshop Materials
  • Networking Breakfast
  • Morning and Afternoon Breaks
  • Networking Lunch
  • Access to online proceedings following the workshop/conference


Workshop Only




If adding the Workshop to Your SuperPile ’19 Registration


$345.00 for the Workshop ($50 off)

Discount Code: WORKSHOP50

Key contributors to the seminar include:
  • Jason DeJong – Professor at University of California, Davis
  • Adda Athanasopoulos-Zekkos - Associate Professor at University of Michigan
  • Ryan Allin - Project Engineer with Pile Dynamics, Inc.
  • Marcel Bielefeld - Commercial Director with Allnamics
  • David Tara - Principal with Thurber Engineering
  • Mike Holloway - Consulting Engineer
  • A Representative from Conetec
These contributors represent academia, equipment providers, practitioners and end-users of the collected data, and therefore as a group they can provide insight on the subject matter from all different angles.
The presentations will provide: an overview of the impact-testing methods; details on how the tests are performed; established standards for their use; methods for interpreting test results; strengths and limitations in their use; case histories illustrating use of these methods in practice; and discussion of the method improvements that enhance the reliability of these techniques.
Workshop type discussions will supplement these presentations to provide ample opportunity to address questions from the attendees on the effective use of these techniques and their incorporation in specifications to enhance the value of site investigations.
Is your company interested in sponsoring this workshop? An unlimited number of sponsorships are available for $500.00 each. In return, your company will receive:
  • Company logo on workshop promotional material
  • Company logo on Conference website with link to your corporate website
  • Recognition on On Proceedings website
  • Recognition from the podium

Choose to sponsor the workshop when you register and upload your high-resolution company logo to maximize the exposure of your support to your colleagues.
Contact Information
Phone: (973) 423-4030
Fax: (973) 423-4031
Payment Instructions
You may register for this Conference using a major Credit Card, Debit Card, PayPal, Check or Purchase Order. Check payments due within 30 days of registration and made payable to DFI. 
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Memo: SuperPile '19
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Cancellations must be made in writing by mail, email or fax to:
Fax: (973) 423-4031

All payments are net 30 days from the date of registration.

Refunds for Exhibit Space will not be issued after Friday, March 21, 2019.
Refunds for Registration will not be issued after Monday, April 1, 2019. However, you may transfer your registration to another DFI Member.
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