DFI Announces 2018 Osterberg Memorial Lecturer 

December 5, 2017, Hawthorne N.J.:

John A. (Jack) Hayes, P. Eng., D.I.C., founder and former president of Loadtest, Inc., is presenting the DFI 2018 Osterberg Memorial Lecturer at IFCEE 2018 on Thursday, March 8, 7:30 a.m. - 8:15 a.m. IFCEE 2018 ( being held March 5-10, 2018, at the Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace in Orlando, Fla., is hosted by DFI, ADSC (The International Association of Foundation Drilling), ASCE Geo-Institute, and PDCA (Pile Driving Contractors Association). 

Hayes is being recognized for his pioneering work with Osterberg cell (O-cell) load tests. One of the founders of Loadtest, Hayes has helped to transform high-capacity load testing worldwide. He has involved himself with all aspects of O-cell load testing including administration, project development, specification, field assembly and installation, instrumentation, testing, analysis and reporting. Loadtest has carried out over 1,000 O-cell bi-directional load tests during his tenure. 

A graduate of Queens University, Kingston with a B.Sc. in civil engineering, Hayes continued post graduate studies in Soil Mechanics, obtaining the D.I.C. from Imperial College, London in 1962. He is a registered Professional Engineer and a member of the ASCE. 

The annual Osterberg Memorial Lecture and Award was established in honor of Dr. Jorj O. Osterberg to recognize innovations in deep foundations construction related to engineering design, testing or education. 

To learn more about the Osterberg Lecture, visit

Contact: Theresa Engler, Executive Director, (973) 423-4030,

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.
John A.(Jack) Hayes