Resources>Young Professionals

To ensure the future of DFI and the industry, we have created a Young Members Council for members age 35 and younger. The council is committed to advancing programs and services for young members and helping young members build their professional careers.

The following resources are for Young Professionals:

Join a Technical Committee: Influence the profession, build consensus, develop leadership skills and extend your network by participating in one of our 15 Technical Committees.

Visit DFI on Facebook: Stay informed about DFI and connect with other DFI members from around the worldwide.

Join DFI's LinkedIn page: Connect with your peers on DFI's LinkedIn page.

Enter the Young Professor Paper Competition: Since 1985, DFI and the DFI Educational Trust have held an annual Young Professor Paper Competition as a means to help bridge the gap between practice and study. Download the Call for Papers.

Join As a DFI Member you are entitled to free, unlimited downloads of 100,000+ papers and articles on mining, tunneling and deep foundations construction from this online document library. To access the resources, simply register at You will need to select DFI as your society of affiliation, and use your DFI membership number when registering. For additional help registering, contact or call 1-973-423-4030.

Introduction to Helical Piles and Helical Anchors: Download the DFI Helical Piles and Tiebacks Committee's narrated University PowerPoint on the design and construction for helical applications. The file is large, so be patient.

Static Load testing of Deep Foundation Elements: View the Testing & Evaluation Committee's new tutorial video on Static Load Testing of Deep Foundation Elements.

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