DFI 2017 Awards: Call for Entries 

January 12, 2017, Hawthorne N.J.:

DFI announces a call for entries for its 2017 Awards, which showcase and celebrate the achievements and contributions of individuals, teams and companies in the deep foundations industry. Submissions for the 2017 Awards are due by April 17, 2017; with the exception of the Gerwick Award that has a deadline of February 1, 2017. Information and nomination forms are available at

The first three awards are presented at DFI’s Annual Conference on Deep Foundations, this year in New Orleans, October 24-27, 2017.

The Outstanding Project Award recognizes the superior work of DFI members. Each year, a project is chosen from several geotechnical projects submitted for consideration by DFI members.

The Distinguished Service Award recognizes individuals who have made exceptionally valuable contributions to the advancement of the deep foundations industry.

William Bermingham Innovation Award encourages and recognizes innovative contributions to deep foundations technology. The award pays tribute to the innovative spirit of Bill Bermingham, DFI past president, and his contributions to DFI and the deep foundations industry.

The Ben C. Gerwick Award for Innovation in Design and Construction of Marine Foundations encourages and recognizes innovation in the marine foundation industry. The award, which recognizes Gerwick’s phenomenal contribution to the marine foundation industry, will be presented at SuperPile ’17, in Coronado, Calif., June 14-16, 2017. Nominations are due February 1, 2017.












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 4,000 members worldwide.