DFI 2020 Awards: Call for Entries

DFI 2019 OPA Recipients
Accepting the 2019 DFI Outstanding Project Award are Robert Gianna, PCL Civil Constructors; Beth Howey and Mike Batten, HDR.

Hawthorne, N.J. (January 16, 2020): DFI announces a call for entries for its 2020 Awards, which showcase and celebrate the achievements and contributions of individuals, teams and companies in the deep foundations industry.

Deadline February 1, 2020, for the Ben C. Gerwick Award for Innovation in Design and Construction of Marine Foundations nominations. The award recognizes the innovative spirit of Gerwick and his phenomenal contribution to the marine foundation industry over his 62 year professional career as a contractor, educator and construction engineer. The 2020 Gerwick Award is being presented at DFI’s SuperPile ‘20 in St. Louis, Missouri, June 3-5, 2020.

Deadline April 15, 2020, for the 2020 Outstanding Project Award, Distinguished Service Award and C. William Bermingham Innovation Award submissions. The awards are being presented at DFI’s 45th Annual Conference on Deep Foundations in National Harbor, Maryland, October 13-16, 2020.

The Outstanding Project Award (OPA) 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 (DSA) recognizes individuals who have made exceptionally valuable contributions to the advancement of the deep foundations industry.

C. William Bermingham Innovation Awardencourages 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.

Information and nomination forms are available at www.dfi.org/awardslectures.asp.

About Deep Foundations Institute (DFI)

DFI (www.dfi.org) 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 3,500 members worldwide.