Deep Foundation Technologies for Infrastructure Development in India 2014

Hauz Khas, New Delhi
Friday, September 19, 2014

With a Special Session on Design Aspects of Deep Foundations in Liquefiable Soils

Post Conference Workshop in Kochi ~ September 22-23, 2014

Workshop on Piling – Design and Practice
Presented by DFI of India and IGS, Kochi Chapter
CLICK HERE  for details

Deep Foundation Technologies for Infrastructure Development in India 2014
Friday, September 19, 2014 8:00 AM -
Saturday, September 20, 2014 5:30 PM (India Time)

Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
Department of Civil Engineering
Hauz Khas, New Delhi 110016

Map and Directions

2013 Attendees

What You Can Expect

Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) of India, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi, Indian Geotechnical Society (IGS) Delhi Chapter and Construction Industry Development Council (CIDC) will host a two-day conference on Deep Foundation Technologies for Infrastructure Development in India at IIT Delhi on September 19-20, 2014. This conference follows the successful DFI of India conferences at IIT Madras, Chennai (2012) and at IIT Bombay (2013). The official language of the conference is English.

The technical program includes project case histories and keynote lectures highlighting innovations and execution of drilled piling systems, driven piling systems, ground improvement and deep excavation systems. Day one includes a special session on Design Aspects of Deep Foundations in Liquefiable Soils. Technical sessions will include plenary sessions with invited lectures on practice-oriented topics and parallel sessions on design, field monitoring/testing/investigation, model testing and numerical analysis.

The conference will be of interest to contractors,developers, agencies,local and federal authority representatives, designers, consultants and educators involved in major infrastructure projects. Equipment,material and instrumentation technology providers, contractors and other interested parties will present their products and services in the Exhibition Area. 

Click here for a preliminary program schedule.

Registration Fees

INR registration rates apply to individuals and companies residing in India only. USD for all others.

IGS, DFI, APS Member
- INR 7,000 or $200 USD 
Non-Member - INR 7,500 or $250 USD
Students - INR 3,000 or $50 USD

Click Here to View Exhibitors and Sponsorship Packages

Registration includes session attendance, exhibit attendance, refreshments, tea breaks, lunches and conference bag containing registration material, printed proceedings-cum-souvenir of short papers and a presentation CD. 

Conference Committee   

Advisory Committee
Ms. Theresa Rappaport, Executive Director, DFI
Ms. Mary Ellen Bruce, Technical Activities Manager, DFI
Mr. Robert B. Bittner, President, DFI
Mr. James A. Morrison, Past-President, DFI
Mr. Matthew Janes, Secretary, DFI
Mr. Gianfranco DiCicco, Trustee, DFI
Mr. Patrick Bermingham, Trustee, DFI
Dr. K. S. Rama Krishna, DFI of India, Chairman
Prof. S. R. Gandhi, Professor of Civil Engg., IIT Madras
Dr. P.L. Bongirwar, Advisor, L&T
Dr. N.V. Nayak, Advisor, Gammon India Ltd.
Dr. D. N. Naresh, NTPC Ltd.
Mr. I.V. Anirudhan, M/s Geotechnical Solutions, Chennai & DFI India
Dr. V.R. Raju, Keller Ground Engineering Ltd, India

Organizing Committee
Conference Chairman: Prof. Manoj Datta, IIT Delhi
Organizing Secretary: Dr. R. Ayothiraman, IIT Delhi

Prof. J.T. Shahu, IIT Delhi (Technical)
Prof. G.V. Ramana, IIT Delhi (Special Session on Design Aspects in Liquefiable Soils)
Dr. Atul Nanda and Dr. Altaf Usmani, Engineers India Ltd (Programs & Sessions)
Mr. Ravi Sundaram, CENGRS Geotechnica Ltd, Delhi (Industry Interaction)
Dr. Bappaditya Manna, IIT Delhi  (Registration and Delegate Interaction)
Dr. Tanusree Chakraborty, IIT Delhi (Publications)

Technical Committee
Prof. J.T. Shahu, IIT Delhi  (Coordinator)
Mr. N. Selvaraj, Afcons Infrastructures Ltd
Mr. Navzer N. Dadina, KND Engineering Technologies Ltd
Mr. Vikram Singh Rao, Safe Piling
Dr. K.K. Moza, Geotechnical Consultant
Mr. Sanjeev Gupta, Tata Consulting Engineers Ltd
Mr. I. Mukkadam, Development Consultants Pvt. Ltd
Mr. S.P. Bagli, Strata Systems
Prof. Deepankar Choudhury, IIT Bombay
Mr. Ashok Jain, Ground Engineering Ltd
Mr. Sanjay Gupta, CENGRS Geotechnica Ltd
Dr. R. Chitra, CSMRS
Dr. Vasant G. Havanagi, CRRI
Mr. Satyajit Vaidya, Langan Engineering and Environmental Services
Mr. Andrew Verity, Gerdau
Mr. Paul Axtell, Dan Brown and Associates, PC
Mr. Roderic A. Ellman Jr., Mueser Rutledge Consulting Engineers
Mr. Michael Moran, Cajun Deep Foundations, LLC
Mr. Jonathan Bennett, Brayman Construction Corporation
Mr. Martin G. Taube, Menard
Mr. Nicolas Willig-Friedrich, Case Foundation Company
Mr. Dennis Boehm, Hayward Baker Inc.


Contact Information

  • Phone:  +91-11-26591188

    Online Registration will be available until Friday, September 12, 2014.

    Persons interested in registering after that date should contact

    Onsite registration at IIT Delhi will be available on a first come-first serve basis, subject to seating availability.

Payment Instructions

  • All payments in rupees by demand draft or cheque should be made in favor of DFI-India 2014 Conference and payable at IIT Delhi.  Please send to:

    DFI India 2014
    Conference Secretariat
    c/o Dr. R. Ayothiraman
    Organizing Secretary
    Block V, Room-223
    Dept. of Civil Engineering
    IIT Delhi
    Hauz Khas, New Delhi 110016, India

    You may also send payment in rupees via wire transfer using the following information:

    Wire Information: State Bank of India
    Account Holder’s Name: DFI-India 2014 Conference
    Account Number: 33865979213
    IFSC Code Number: SBIN0001077
    Bank Address: State Bank of India,
    Branch Code - 1077, ITT Delhi,
    Hauz Khas, New Delhi - 110016

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Block V, Room-223
Department of Civil Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
Hauz Khas, New Delhi 110016 India
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