Call for Abstracts for DFI's 40th Annual Conference on Deep Foundations 

November 24, 2014, Hawthorne N.J.: Deep foundations professionals from all disciplines of the industry are invited to submit paper abstracts for the 40th Annual Conference on Deep Foundations. This milestone conference will be held in Oakland, CA, from October 12-15, 2015. Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings and will be presented by the authors at the conference during technical sessions and through electronic poster presentations. Panelists are also welcome to propose panel discussion topics. If you are interested in serving as a panelist on a specific topic, please indicate the panel topic with your abstract.

Session and electronic poster topics can include but are not limited to:

  1. New and Upcoming Mega-Projects
  2. QC/QA Programs for Deep Foundations/State-of-the-Art Monitoring Systems
  3. Effect of Technological Advancements in Foundation Construction Tooling, Equipment, Installation Practices
  4. Design Implementation using Soil Structure Interaction
  5. Seismic Considerations in Deep Foundation Design
  6. Sustainability Practices in Deep Foundation Systems Lean/Optimal Foundation Design, Value Engineering, Recycled Materials and Foundation Reuse
  7. Lessons Learned that Shaped Our Future

DFI seeks original, quality papers for consideration. Interested authors should submit an abstract of not more than 400 words online at by Friday, December 5, 2014. Abstract submissions should include all author names, affiliations and contact information and must be submitted through this website for consideration. A complete list of submission deadlines and instructions can also be found at

About Deep Foundations Institute (DFI)
DFI ( 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 3,500 members worldwide.