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Conference Program & Schedule*

The Technical Program Committee for this conference has planned a schedule of strong technical content for SuperPile ’20. The full program includes meetings, a technical workshop, panel discussions and more. View the Preliminary Conference Program and Schedule here.
Wednesday, June 3, 2020
7:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Workshop: Impact Testing for
Site Characterization Including
Liquefaction Assessment

Prof. Adda Athanasopoulos-Zekkos
University of California at Berkeley

1:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

DFI Technical Committee Meetings

Schedule to be Released Soon

Thursday, June 4, 2020
8:30 a.m.-5:10 p.m.
Technical Presentations

Plenary Sessions

8:45 a.m.-9:45 a.m.
Building the Eads Bridge: Pioneering
Deep Foundations in the Mississippi River

Paul Giroux, Dist.M.ASCE
Kiewit Infrastructure West Co.

9:45 a.m.-10:15 a.m.
The Ballpark Village Development Deep
Foundation System – Design Build at Its Best

Eric Risberg and Kyle Carmody Goettle

10:45 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

The Osterberg Memorial Lecture
sponsored by Loadtest

Erik Loehr, Ph. D., P.E.
University of Missouri

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Webinar and Panel Discussion:
Geotechnical Baseline Reports

Moderator: James A. Morrison, P.E.,
P.Eng COWI North America, Inc.;
Lead Panelist: Randy Essex  Mott

Panelists: Richard Kalson, Esq.
Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan &
Aronoff LLP; Jeramy Decker Kiewit

Victor Donald, P.E.  Terracon;
Conrad Felice, Ph.D., P.E., P.Eng., D. GE.,
F.ASCE  C.W. Felice, LLC

1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
Case Study: Design and Installation
of Large Diameter Open-Ended Pipe
Piles for DOT Project: Lessons Learned

Tom Casey, P.E.
SCI Engineering, Inc.

Friday, June 5, 2020
8:30 a.m.-5:15 p.m.
Technical Presentations

Parallel Sessions

3:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Panel Discussion: Horses for Courses-
Pile Testing

Moderator: Gerald Verbeek

Panelists: Robert Simpson Load
Testing Consulting, Ltd.; Erik Loehr,
Ph.D., P.E. University of Missouri;
Ryan Allin Pile Dynamics; Marcel Bielefeld Allnamics

Osterberg Memorial Lecturer

J. Erik Loehr, Ph.D., P.E.
Associate Professor

University of Missouri

DFI’s 2020 Osterberg Memorial Lecture will take place on Thursday, June 4. Erik Loehr, Ph.D., P.E.,  Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, College of Engineering at University of Missouri has been selected as this year’s lecturer.

Professor Loehr is an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Missouri (MU). Dr. Loehr is a trustee of the Deep Foundations Institute (DFI), former chairman of the DFI Committee on Deep Foundations for Landslides and Slope Stabilization, and an active participant in other professional organizations. He is a recipient of an NSF CAREER Award, the K.B. Woods Award from the Transportation Research Board, and the ADSC Outstanding Service Award among other honors and is a registered Professional Engineer in the state of Missouri. He received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees from The University of Texas at Austin.

The lecture was established in honor of Dr. Jorj O. Osterberg, to recognize innovations in deep foundations construction related to engineering design, testing or education.

To view a listing of previous Osterberg Lecturers, visit our website.

Information about Professional Development Hours (PDHs)

An increasing number of professional engineering licensing organizations require members to pursue professional development on a formal basis. DFI is pleased to provide a general Certificate of Participation for all its technical programs. This certificate is accepted by most licensing boards and serves as documentation of your pursuit of continuing education credits. There are some states that may not accept the general DFI certificate. Attendees are responsible for determining whether the PDHs offered by DFI are accepted by their respective licensing board. The number of general PDHs for this conference are about 11 for this two-day conference.

NEW YORK: DFI now certifies its conference, workshop and seminar PDHs through the New York State Education Department (NYSED). At this time, there are no special documentation requirements from NYSED for course presenters and attendees.

FLORIDA: DFI’s Florida PDH registration number is 4072. This number will appear on your Certificate of Attendance.

Reminders for Speakers

Please note the following deadlines as you prepare your presentation:

Conference Program & Schedule

View the Conference Program and Schedule here. Your presentation date and time have been sent to you by email. It is subject to change and if it does, you will be contacted by the Technical Program Committee or the DFI Events Team. NOTE: Writing a technical paper is NOT required for this conference. If you choose, you are free to submit a paper to the DFI Journal for consideration. Click here for more information.

Online Registration

Please register for SuperPile ’20 today by clicking here. Registering now will help the DFI staff properly prepare your credentials. The registration fee for Conference Speakers is discounted to $315.00. The first speaker may register at the discounted rate. Additional speakers should register at their applicable registration level.

Speaker Deadlines

Click here to review deadlines for Speaker Materials. Your final PowerPoint Presentation is due no later than Friday, April 3, 2020 via Sharefile upload to DFI. The link is found in the deadline document link.

We look forward to your presentation at DFI SuperPile ’20!

*program and schedule subject to change