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12th International Workshop on Micropiles
Kraków, Poland: June 11-14, 2014
 

March 19, 2014, Hawthorne N.J.: The International Society for Micropiles (ISM), in alliance with ADSC and DFI, will host the 12th International Workshop on Micropiles in Kraków, Poland, June 11–14, 2014. The 2.5-day workshop includes technical presentations on innovations and advancements in all aspects of micropile design, construction and use.

Highlights of the workshop include:

  • Introduction of the Lizzi Lecturer by Professor Fedele Lizzi, son of Dr. Fernando Lizzi, visionary leader of ISM and inventor of the pali radice or the original root pile foundation system.
  • 8th Lizzi Lecture: "Micropile Life Cycle - Experiences in Mature Markets and Expectations for New Markets," by Nadir Ansari, P.Eng., Isherwood Associates, Canada.
  • Presentation and award of the 6th Lizzi Scholarship to a graduate student researching in the field of micropiles.
  • 1st World Cup of Micropiles Challenge, in which world regions showcase their most innovative micropile projects. The top project will be selected by the delegates at the workshop.
  • State-of-the-art presentations by micropile industry leaders in technical sessions covering innovations, design and load testing, case histories, slope stabilization, and foundation support.
  • Networking opportunities with micropile practitioners from around the world.
  • In-depth, one-day micropile design and construction short course.
  • Companions and social program showcasing beautiful, historic Krakow.

This workshop will be the second event organized under the ISM-ADSC-DFI cooperative alliance. For more information, and to register, visit http://www.adsc-iafd.com/site_event_detail.cfm?pk_association_event=8453 or contact Dan MacLean, Technical Program Chair at dan@contechsystems.com and Allen Cadden, ISM Chair, acadden@schnabel-eng.com.

About the ISM-ADSC-DFI Alliance
In 2012, ISM formed a strategic alliance with ADSC: The International Association of Foundation Drilling and DFI (Deep Foundations Institute) to leverage extensive technical, administrative and networking resources with these two influential organizations in the industry. Through this united front, all three organizations have better positioned themselves to address the global needs related to the micropile industry and further the pursuit of ISM’s mission of being the preeminent worldwide center of knowledge for the development and advancement of micropile technology. ISM operates as an entity within the ADSC/DFI Joint Micropile Committee, continuing to work closely to further technology transfer across the globe.

Contact: Mary Ellen Bruce, DFI Technical Activities Manager, mebruce@dfi.org

About Deep Foundations Institute (DFI)
DFI (www.dfi.org) is an international association of contractors, engineers, manufacturers, suppliers, academics and owners in the deep foundations industry. Our multidisciplinary membership creates a consensus voice and a common vision for continual improvement in the planning, design and construction of deep foundations and excavations. We bring together members for networking, education, communication and collaboration. With our members, we promote the advancement of the deep foundations industry through technical committees, educational programs and conferences, publications, research, government relations and outreach. DFI has more than 3,300 members worldwide.


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