DFI Journal: Special Award Issue Available 

June 6, 2018, Hawthorne N.J.:

Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) announces the availability of the most recent edition of the DFI Journal, a peer-reviewed publication of high-quality technical papers.

The combined issue, Volume 11, Number 2–3 is a special Award issue that includes the following papers from DFI’s Young Professor Paper Competition and the Student Paper Competition.

“The Effect of Slurry Type on Drilled Shaft Cover Quality,” Sarah Mobley, P.E., doctoral student, and Kelly Costello, E.I., doctoral candidate, and Professor Gray Mullins from the University of South Florida.

“On the Modelling of Pore Pressure Developments Below Cyclically Loaded Offshore Gravity Foundations,” Martijn van Wijngaarden

“A New Approach for Evaluating the Ductility, Volumetric Stiffness and Permeability of Cut-off Wall Backfill Materials,” Jennifer L. Ostrowsky

“Modified Design Procedures for Bridge Pile Foundations Subjected to Liquefaction-induced Lateral Spreading,” Arash Khosravifar, Ph.D., P.E., and Jonathan Nasr

“Soil Plug Behavior of Open-Ended Pipe Piles During Installation,” Hoyoung Seo and Mintae Kim

“Physical Modeling of Lime Stone Stabilization in Soft Soils Around Deep Excavations,” J. P. Panchal, M. McNamara and S. E. Stallebrass

An online subscription to the DFI Journal is included with DFI membership, and issues can be accessed by signing in to the member portal — MyDFI. Members and nonmembers can order printed copies of the 2007-2013 volumes of the Journal from the publications page of of; members at preferential rates. Subscriptions to the online Journal are available at

Special Issue on Full Scale Load Testing

DFI Journal is publishing a special issue in 2018 on full-scale load testing, which is an essential part of successfully designing and constructing deep foundations. Given its importance, this special issue is devoted to all aspects of full-scale testing including:

  • Planning
  • Installation
  • Setup
  • Instrumentation
  • Execution/performance
  • Interpretation

The deadline for submission is October 1, 2018. Manuscripts can be submitted at More submission information is available 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 4,000 members worldwide.