Paul Axtell, P.E., D.GE, principal engineer, Dan Brown and Associates, PC chair of the DFI Drilled Shaft Committee.
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DFI Appoints New Technical Committee Chairs

Hawthorne, NJ (October 23, 2013): Four of the 15 DFI Technical Committees have new committee chairs. It is the role of the Technical Committees to focus on the unique issues of major methods and technologies within deep foundations and excavation, and to keep DFI members and the industry up to date with the state of practice through publications, guidance documents, peer-review of papers, educational events and committee reports in Deep Foundations magazine.

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ADSC Technical Library Catalog
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ADSC Technical Library Catalog

The Association of Drilled Shaft Contractors or ADSC has a catalog of their technical library available through their website. ADSC has countless useful publications for drilled shaft designers, most of them very reasonably priced for […]

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DFI 2013 Awards: Call for Entries

Hawthorne, NJ (December 27, 2012): The Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) announces a call for entries for its major 2013 awards. Submissions for the 2013 Awards are due by April 15, 2013. Guidelines and nomination forms are available at www.dfi.org/about.asp. The first three awards are presented at DFI’s Annual Conference on Deep Foundations, this year in Phoenix, AZ, on September 27.

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Patrick Bermingham, CEO of Bermingham Foundation Solutions, was awarded the Ben C. Gerwick Award for Innovation in Design and Construction of Marine Foundations
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DFI Presents Ben C. Gerwick Award for Innovative Marine Foundations

Patrick Bermingham, CEO of Bermingham Foundation Solutions, was awarded the Ben C. Gerwick Award for Innovation in Design and Construction of Marine Foundations

Hawthorne, NJ (December 27, 2012): Patrick Bermingham, CEO of Bermingham Foundation Solutions, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, was awarded the Ben C. Gerwick Award for Innovation in Design and Construction of Marine Foundations at a dinner in early December at the DFI Marine Foundation Seminar in Norfolk, Va. The annual award recognizes innovative excellence in the design and construction of marine foundations, and honors Ben C. Gerwick for his achievements during his 62-year career in the field of marine foundations. The award is sponsored by the Deep Foundation Institute Educational Trust, University of California Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and the Ben C. Gerwick Company.

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Patrick Bermingham presents the Bermingham Innovation Award to Michael Justason of Bermingham Foundation Solutions and Luca Barison of Nicholson Construction Company
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DFI Presents Inaugural Bermingham Innovation Award

Patrick Bermingham presents the Bermingham Innovation Award to Michael Justason of Bermingham Foundation Solutions and Luca Barison of Nicholson Construction CompanyHawthorne, NJ (December 1, 2012): The Deep Foundation Institute (DFI) presented the inaugural C. William Bermingham Innovation Award to the team of Nicholson Construction Company and Bermingham Foundation Solutions Ltd, at DFI’s 37th Annual Conference on Deep Foundations in Houston, TX.

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DFI 2012 Outstanding Project Award presented to Robert Yin of NY NJ Port Authority for the Route 9A Pedestrian Tunnel at the World Trade Center
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DFI Announces the 2012 Outstanding Project Award Winner – The Route 9A Pedestrian Tunnel at the World Trade Center

DFI 2012 Outstanding Project Award presented to Robert Yin of NY NJ Port Authority for the Route 9A Pedestrian Tunnel at the World Trade Center

Hawthorne, NJ (December 1, 2012): The Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) presented the 2012 Outstanding Project Award (OPA) to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey for the design and construction of the Route 9A Pedestrian Tunnel at the World Trade Center in New York City. The award was presented to Robert Yin of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey at the Awards Banquet during DFI’s 37th Annual Conference on Deep Foundations in Houston.

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APE large diameter helical piles, a relatively new deep foundation alternative
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APE develops Helical Pile systems

Well-known pile hammer manufacturer APE has purchased technology for driving and coupling large diameter helical piles that could help make this technology more mainstream. Rather than pounding the pile into the ground, the steel drill […]

Typical pile driving analyzer or PDA setup
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The Use of the Pile Driving Analyzer for Installing Pile Foundations

Typical pile driving analyzer or PDA setup

[Editor] The pile driving analyzer or PDA is used to measure the response of piles during driving. It was originally developed to analyze pile drivability, but is sometimes used as a substitute for pile static load tests to determine . Mr. Scott A. Barnhill, P.E., Executive Vice President of consulting firm GeoEnvironmental Resources, Inc. located in Virginia Beach, Virginia has seen PDA being used and misused over his 33-year career. In this article, Mr. Barnhill describes pitfalls in relying solely on the PDA for pile capacities, and also describes what PDA is good at and how it can be used successfully. [/Editor]

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