DFI-PFSF to Host Piling & Ground Improvement Conference in Australia

Registration is open for the 2nd DFI-PFSF Piling & Ground Improvement Conference taking place March 23-25, 2020, at International Convention Centre (ICC) Sydney in Australia.

This conference — being hosted by Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) and Piling & Foundation Specialists Federation (PFSF) is intended to promote all aspects of the deep foundations, earth retention and ground improvement works. The technical program focuses on the following topics:

  • Design and construction solutions to foundation problems
  • Innovative site investigation methods and techniques
  • Ground improvement for structural support and retention works
  • Testing of foundations
  • Developments and innovations in construction equipment, methods and materials
  • Potential environmental and structural impact of piling work on adjacent structures
  • Infrastructure works projects from PPPs, government authorities, builders, consultants and contractors
  • Case studies with lessons learned

The conference features four keynote lectures:

  • “Forms of Contracting, Approaches to Risk Sharing and the Impact on Innovation, Productivity and Project Outcomes,” Frances Badelow, State Manager for New South Wales, Mott MacDonald
  • “Building the Foundations of a New City Using Innovative Ground Improvement Strategies – Capital City District,” Jerome Racinais , Engineering Director, MENARD
  • “The Application of Dynamic Analyses for Testing of Non-Uniform Deep Foundations,” Samuel Paikowsky, Ph.D., Professor, University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • “Driven Displacement Pile Ground Improvement for Liquefaction Mitigation,” Armin Stuedlein, Ph.D., P.E., Associate Professor, Geotechnical Engineering, Oregon State University