COVID-19 (coronavirus) Update

DFI is continually monitoring the rapidly changing situation related to the spread of the coronavirus.  The health and safety of our members, attendees and staff is of utmost importance and is the focus of our decisions in holding our events.

SuperPile’20 is still planned as scheduled for June in St. Louis but we urge you to keep an eye on your email and the conference website,, for up-to-date information on the event status.

DFI SuperPile ’20, in partnership with ADSC

June 3 – 5, 2020


Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark
One South Broadway
St. Louis, MO  63102
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The technical committees of DFI and ADSC will combine their industry expertise to organize SuperPile ‘20.

This three-day conference will include presentations on the latest developments in:

  • Driven piles
  • Augered cast-in-place/drilled displacement piles
  • Micropiles
  • Marine foundations
  • Testing and evaluation of foundation systems
  • Seismic and lateral loads
  • Drilled shafts
  • Ground improvement (related to piling)
  • Helical piles and tiebacks

Presentations will showcase advancements, innovations, and challenges in design and construction of deep foundations and design approaches for foundation optimization, innovative approaches to foundation construction, and case histories/topics relevant to the mid-west region. Highlights include invited speakers on the Historic Eads Bridge, DFI's Osterberg Memorial Lecture, and panel discussions on the use of Geotechnical Baseline Reports for foundation projects and comparisons of non-destructive foundations testing methods.

On Wednesday, June 3, DFI committees will meet in the afternoon to discuss progress on various committee projects and in the evening from 6:30-8:00 p.m. the Women in Deep Foundations Committee will host a not-to-be-missed networking reception at a local venue. Location and price to be announced soon.
On Thursday, June 4, plenary (combined) sessions will present a variety of technical topics featuring invited speakers as well as the annual Osterberg Memorial Lecture.


Two parallel sessions on Friday, June 5, will provide attendees the option to choose presentations of interest. Invited and selected presentations will highlight advancements, innovations and challenges in design and construction of deep foundations, particularly related to piling solutions. Equipment, material and instrumentation suppliers, contractors, engineers, and other vendors will present their services in our Exhibit Hall.
*Schedule subject to change based on program needs

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
  • Exhibit Hall Access
  • Continental Breakfasts
  • Morning and Afternoon Networking Breaks
  • Networking Luncheons
  • Conference Welcome Reception
  • Access to Online Conference Proceedings

Registration for the Women in Deep Foundations Networking Reception will be available soon and is a ticketed event not included in your conference registration.

Click here for details.

Registration Fees and Policies

View the Chart of Registration Fees, Payment and Cancellation Policies for the conference here.  


On-site registration rates will take effect at midnight on Wednesday, June 3, 2020, without exception.

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.

Lyle Simonton, P.E. | Conference Chair

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

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