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#AM-2018 Proceedings of the 43rd Annual Conference on Deep Foundations, 2018, Anaheim, CA, USA
DFI, Conference Chair: Anne Lemnitzer, Ph.D., University of California, Irvine; Conference Program Chairs: Rick Walsh, P.E., G.E., Hayward Baker Inc. and Reza Mortezaie, Ph.D, P.E., Caltrans
533 pgs, illustrated, 8 ½” x 11”

This publication contains peer reviewed technical papers presented during the 43rd Conference on a variety of sub-topics selected by the Organizing Committee are summarized: Performance Based Deep Foundation Design; Constructability Issues and Design Aspects; Seismic Design, Soil-Structure Interaction, and Lateral Loading; Ground Improvement; Advancements in Instrumentation and Monitoring; Risk Assessment and Mitigation, Lessons Learned (Case Histories, Innovations and Forensic Work), Innovative Techniques for Earth Retention and Stabilization; Analysis, Design and Construction for Extreme Events; Mega Projects; and Other Deep Foundations-Related Topics.
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$130
     
#WP-PIMS-2018 Project Information Management Systems in the Deep Foundations Industry White Paper
DFI Project Information Management Systems (PIMS) Committee, Vanessa Bateman, Massimo Mucci, Mark Petersen, and Jamey Rosen
PDF, 8 pgs

This document provides a general introduction to the concepts and applications of a Project Information Management System (PIMS) to the geotechnical foundations industry. While geotechnical projects have always generated data and created related visualizations and analyses, in the past decade the industry has seen an increase in specifications and owner requirements for formal data management and associated project submissions. At the same time, new and adapted technologies are emerging (the nature and rate of adoption of these differ across regions and owners) that allow increased automation and greater digitalization and generation of data in increasing volumes. The PIMS Committee of Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) was formed to guide the industry in navigating these trends and provide tools to DFI members to maximize the benefits from information management. This document was written by the DFI PIMS committee to provide some non-technical guidance to the industry on these concepts.

   
free
     
#CPF-2012-SLWL-1 Diaphragm Walls as Permanent Basement Walls in Regions of High Seismicity
DFI Slurry Walls Committee, Charles B. Grant, P.E., S.E., Dominic J. Kelly, P.E., S.E., Michael P. Walker, P.E.
PDF 20 pages, illustrated

Reinforced concrete structural slurry walls have been used in the United States since the early 1960s. The typical practice, and one that makes the economics of slurry walls particularly attractive, is to design the walls to act as both temporary excavation support and permanent basement walls. They often serve as multi-story basements and below grade parking for buildings, for tunnels, subway stations, and other buried structures. One of the early applications was for a foundation for a subway station in San Francisco, but for the most part they have been used more extensively in regions of low seismicity. The purpose of this report is to investigate the requirements for extension of this practice to more common use in regions of high seismicity.

   
free
     
#CPF-2015-DRSH-1 Guide to Tremie Concrete For Deep Foundations, 2nd Edition
EFFC and DFI Concrete Task Group
PDF, 83 pages, Illustrated

The primary purpose of this report is to provide guidance for characterization related to performance, mix design process, and methods used to test fresh concrete. The principles of this guide apply to tremie concrete for deep foundations but may also be applied for other forms of deep foundations (e.g., continuous flight auger piling). The guide addresses design considerations including concrete rheology, mix design, reinforcement detailing, concrete cover, and good practice rules for placement. A review of methods to test the as-built elements is presented together with advice on the identification and interpretation of the results.

   
free
     
#CPF-2015-DRSH-2 Research Report: Rheology and Workability Testing of Deep Foundation Concrete in Europe and the US
EFFC and DFI Concrete Task Group
PDF, 83 pages, Illustrated

A companion research report to the DFI/EFFC Guide to Tremie Concrete for Deep Foundations (2nd Edition) which provides information on the research incorporated in the guide that numerically models the behaviour of concrete when it is poured into an excavation. This is a new area of research which provides new insight into what is occurring during the tremie operation.

   
free
     
#CPF-2015-LAND-1 Effect of Coupling on A-Walls for Slope Stabilization
DFI Landslides and Slope Stabilization Committee, Andrew Boeckmann, J. Erik Loehr, Helen Robinson, Minh Uong, and Jesús Gómez
PDF 38 pages, Illustrated

A-Walls have been used successfully for slope stabilization. Methods are developed for predicting the resisting forces in A-Walls for slope stabilization based on results of full-scale field installations of A-Walls, and experimental results involving scaled micropile elements installed in large-scale physical models. This is a significant development since the method satisfies compatibility between mobilization of axial and lateral load transfer, which have been observed to mobilize at substantially different rates. Although the method satisfies compatibility, it does so with uncoupled (i.e., separate) lateral and axial analyses, without consideration of interaction between upslope and downslope micropiles (which are connected through a capping beam). This potentially produces errors in predictions of reinforcement forces, which in turn could have a notable effect on slope stability. To evaluate the effect of coupling, the research team analyzed slopes stabilized with A-Walls using a finite element model with upslope and downslope piles connected at the pile head. This report includes design implications resulting from the coupling effect and recommendations for further research.

   
free
     
#ROME-2018 Proceeding of the 2018 DFI-EFFC International Conference on Deep Foundations and Ground Improvement, Rome, Italy
DFI, EFFC
1383 pgs, illustrated, 8 ½” x 11”

This publication contains peer reviewed technical papers pertaining to the session topics selected by the Conference Organizing Committee for the 2018 Conference - Contracts and Geotechnical Investigation, Deep Foundations and Testing, Diaphragm Walls, New Developments and Innovative Techniques, Pile Construction, Deep Foundations Executed with Excavation, Deep Foundations Executed without Excavation, Design and Modeling Criteria: Other Techniques, Grouting, Ground Modification Technologies: Other Techniques, Soil Mixing, Project Information Management Systems (PIMS) and BIM.
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$125
     
#CPF-2016-SSMC-2 DEVELOPMENT OF A DESIGN GUIDELINE FOR BRIDGE PILE FOUNDATIONS SUBJECTED TO LIQUEFACTION-INDUCED LATERAL SPREADING
DFI Seismic and Lateral Loads Committee, Jonathan Nasr and Arash Khosravifar, Ph.D., P.E.
PDF 101 pages, Illustrated

Effective-stress nonlinear dynamic analyses (NDA) were performed for piles in liquefiable sloped ground to assess how inertia and liquefaction-induced lateral spreading combine in long-duration vs. short-duration earthquakes. A parametric study was performed using input motions from subduction and crustal earthquakes covering a wide range of earthquake durations. The NDA results were used to evaluate the accuracy of the equivalent static analysis (ESA) recommended by Caltrans/ODOT for estimating pile demands. Finally, the NDA results were used to develop new ESA methods to combine inertial and lateral spreading loads for estimating elastic and inelastic pile demands.

   
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#CPF-2014-SLMX-1 Influences of Mixture Proportions and Test Conditions on the Strength and Stiffness of Wet-Mixed Soil and Cement
DFI Soil Mixing Committee, Roberto Nevárez-Garibaldi, Dale Miller, and George Filz, Virginia Tech
PDF, 405 pages, Illustrated

Establishing a suitable mix design is important to provide the engineering property values necessary for adequate performance of a deep mixing support system. The mix design process often includes a laboratory mixing program to identify suitable binder types and appropriate mixture proportions. The objectives of this research were to investigate: (1) the influences of laboratory procedures and test conditions on measured property values of cement-treated soil, (2) relationships between engineering property values, such as the relationship between unconfined compressive strength and Young's modulus, and (3) the influence of mix design proportions on cured strength and on mixture consistency immediately after mixing.

   
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#CPF-2016-ACIP-1 ACIP Pile Installation, Installation Monitoring, Full-scale Load Testing, and Extraction Program
DFI Augered Cast-In-Place Pile Committee, Dr. Antonio Marinucci, MBA, P.E. and W. Morgan NeSmith, Jr., P.E.
PDF, 138 pages, Illustrated

DFI’s Augered Cast-In-Place (ACIP) Pile Committee performed a foundation installation, monitoring, performance and extraction program for ACIP piles in the fall of 2016. The purpose of the project was to demonstrate a fully monitored installation of instrumented 18-in (457 mm) and 24-in (610 mm) diameter ACIP piles, including automated monitoring equipment (AME); post-installation thermal integrity profiling (TIP) measurements; compression, tension, and lateral load testing (including monitoring of strain gages embedded along the compression pile shaft); and post-testing extraction of an installed pile for visual inspection.

   
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#AM-2017 Proceedings of the 42nd Annual Conference on Deep Foundations, 2017, New Orleans, LA, USA
DFI , Conference Chair Dale C. Biggers, P.E., Boh Bros. Construction Co., LLC; Conference Program Co-Chairs Karishma Desai, P.E., Eustis Engineering LLC,Nabil Mikhail, P.E., D.GE., Intertek-PSI, Inc.
620 pgs, illustrated, 8 ½” x 11”

This publication contains peer reviewed technical papers pertaining to the session topics selected by the Conference Organizing Committee for the 2017 Conference – Risk, Mitigation of Environmental Impacts, Laterally Loaded Piles, Case Histories - Support of Excavation, Case Histories - Deep Foundations, Critical Infrastructure, Sheet Piling and Cofferdams, Instrumentation/Soil-Pile Interaction, Innovative Techniques for Soft Soils, Deep Foundations Technologies, and Subsurface Exploration/Site Characterization.
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$130
     
#ISM- 2017 Proceedings - 13th International Workshop on Micropiles - 2017, Vancouver, BC, Canada
ISM, DFI, ADSC, Dan MacLean
Online Access to PDFs

The International Society for Micropiles (ISM), Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) and The International Association for Foundation Drilling (ADSC) partnered to present the 13th Workshop on Micropiles on the theme of "Micropiles: Resisting and Remediating the Effects of Mother Nature". Technical papers and presentations were provided on this topic in the form of case histories as well as the use of micropiles as foundation support, innovative techniques and design and load testing information.
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$45
     
#Energy-2018-Online Proceedings Energy 2018 Online Proceedings
DFI, Energy Foundations Committee
Online Access to Presentation PDFs

Presentations from this new seminar covered the following topics: What are Energy Foundations, Applications and Market Opportunities; Current Research Conclusions on Energy Foundations; Soil-Structure Interaction in Energy Piles Considering Soft Soil Conditions and Unsaturated Soil Effects; Design Guidance and Standards and Contractual Procedures/Work Flow; Ground Loop Design; Thermal Conductivity Testing; Successful Geothermal Program at UIC and Lessons Learned from UI Rockford Campus; Design Guidance, Standards and Contractual Procedures/Work Flow; PPI TN-55 Plastic Piping Materials for Geothermal/Geoexchange Heating and Cooling Applications; Bridge Deck De-icing, Trevor Day School; Pileworks Geothermal Solutions; Energy Tunnels and Slurry Wall; UIC Geothermal Plant Presentation.
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$40
     
#India2017 Proceedings of DFI-India 2017: 7th Conference on Deep Foundation Technologies for Infrastructure Development in India
DFI of India, Mr. Anirudhen, Dr. K.S. Ramakrishna
Electronic Proceedings Site, PDF Files

Papers from the conference at the Indian Institute Of Technology (IIT) Madras in Chennai, India covering the topics of ground improvement, driven pile systems, drilled pile systems and deep excavation systems.
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$75
     
#India2018 Proceedings of DFI-India 2018: 8th Conference on Deep Foundation Technologies for Infrastructure Development in India
DFI of India, Mr. Anirudhen, Dr. K.S. Ramakrishna
Electronic Proceedings Site, PDF Files

Papers from the conference at IIT Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India. The papers highlight recommended project and contract management practices to identify and mitigate risk through the use of modern methods, tools, and data acquisition. A one-day workshop precedes the conference
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$75
     
#SP-2017 SuperPile 2017 Online Proceedings
DFI, DFI 2017 Technical Committees: Driven Pile, Drilled Shaft, Micropile, ACIP Piles, Helical Piles & Tiebacks, Ground Improvement, Marine Foundations, Testing & Evaluation and Seismic & Lateral Loads
Online Access to Presentation PDFs

Presentations on the latest developments in augered cast-in-place/ drilled displacement piles, drilled shafts, driven piles, ground improvement, helical piles and tiebacks, marine foundations, micropiles, testing and evaluation of foundation systems, and seismic and lateral loads that highlight best practices for project safety from design through construction as well as topics relevant to the Southern California area.
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$50
     
#SP-2018 SuperPile 2018 Online Proceedings
DFI , DFI 2017 Technical Committees: Driven Pile, Drilled Shaft, Micropile, ACIP Piles, Helical Piles & Tiebacks, Ground Improvement, Marine Foundations, Testing & Evaluation and Seismic & Lateral Loads
Online Access to Presentation PDFs

Technical committees of DFI and ADSC combined their industry expertise to provide presentations on the latest developments in augered cast-in-place/ drilled displacement piles, drilled shafts, driven piles, ground improvement, helical piles and tiebacks, marine foundations, micropiles, testing and evaluation of foundation systems, and seismic and lateral loads. Presentations highlighted best practices for project safety from design through construction as well as topics relevant to the New York area.
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$50