DFI International Conference on Deep Foundations, Seepage Control and Remediation

New York, New York
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
DFI International Conference on Deep Foundations, Seepage Control and Remediation
Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - Saturday, October 15, 2016

New York Marriott Marquis
(212) 398-1900
1535 Broadway
New York, New York 10036
United States


Download Conference Brochure

Conference Summary
9 Great Reasons to Attend this Conference
Chart of Registration Categories, Fees, and Policies
Organizing Committee
Quick Links
Cooperating Organizations

Conference Summary

DFI's 41st Annual Conference will attract industry professionals from around the globe to gather and share experiences, exchange ideas and learn the current state-of-the-practice from various disciplines. Over 1,000 engineers, contractors, manufacturers, suppliers, owners, government agencies and academicians are expected to meet in New York City to attend informative technical sessions, learn more about the latest innovations in deep foundations technology in the Exhibit Hall and much more. DFI is excited to introduce a new technical track in 2016 featuring seepage control and remediation for dam and levee projects worldwide.

The conference will also include meetings of DFI's 18 Technical Committees and 3 Working Groups, technical sessions, networking receptions, luncheons, over 120 exhibitor displays, and the awards reception and banquet.

DFI's Principal Awards — the Distinguished Service Award, Outstanding Project Award and C. William Bermingham Innovation Award (with its $5,000CAN prize) — will be presented during the Awards Banquet. The Hal Hunt Lecture on Communications will also be featured while the winners of the Young Professor and Student Paper competitions will also be recognized at the event by the DFI Educational Trust.

You won’t want to miss this conference. Hope to see you in October!

VIDEO: The Value of Attending DFI Conferences

9 Great Reasons to Attend this Conference

1. Share international experiences with worldwide experts.

2. Interact with the largest gathering of practitioners specializing in cutting-edge technologies for deep foundations, seepage control and remediation.

3. Receive an update on dam and levee design, construction and QC/QA guidance for controlling, collecting and safely discharging seepage and learn best practices in dam and levee safety risk assessment and management while finding out the latest in research on internal erosion and piping mechanisms.

4. Learn about planning and mitigation, design and construction, project delivery, communication and training, incorporation of emerging technology, data management, risk and liability and advancements for deep foundation and earth retention systems. 

5. Hear about DFI’s global initiatives and research to promote safety, quality, durability and sustainability in the geotechnical and deep foundation industry

6. Participate in technical sessions that include planning approaches, quality control, instrumentation and data collection and management.

7. Explore the Exhibit Hall featuring specialty services of 120+ companies.

8. Attend one or more of DFI’s 21 technical committee and working group meetings to engage in state-of-the-practice activities and future planning.

9. Make the most of your time in New York City — attend DFI’s Annual Conference and enjoy the city that never sleeps!

What Your Registration Includes and

Chart of Registration Categories, Fees, and Policies

Full Conference Registration for DFI Members, Non-Members, Exhibitors, Exhibitor 2nd Attendees, Young Professional, and Government attendees includes access to: 

-Conference Presentations
-Exhibit Hall
-Continental Breakfasts
-Morning and Afternoon Networking Breaks
-Welcome and Business Meeting Luncheons
-Welcome Reception
-Hal Hunt Lecture
-DFI Awards Reception and Banquet
-Online Conference Proceedings and Flash Drive

Choose the Registration Type that suits your needs. Special Event Tickets are available for purchase for registration categories that do not include luncheons, receptions and the awards banquet.

View our chart of Registration Fees, Payment and Cancellation Policies.

Organizing Committee

A dedicated group of industry professionals serve on the Conference Organizing Committee for this event.

View the listing of Organizing Committee Members and their roles.

Quick Links

Exhibit at this Show
Explore Our Underwriting Opportunities

Cooperating Organizations

Learn more about the industry organization that support this event.



- View which companies are Underwriting this Conference –


Contact Information

  • Phone: (973) 423-4030
    Fax: (973) 423-4031

Payment Instructions

  • You may register for this Conference using a major Credit Card, Debit Card, PayPal, Check or Purchase Order. Check payments due within 30 days of registration and should be made payable to DFI.

    To make payment by wire, contact Lisa Rayment at LRAYMENT@DFI.ORG.

    Cancellations must be made in writing by mail, email or fax. 

    326 Lafayette Avenue | Hawthorne, NJ 07506
    Memo: Annual 2016
    Email: staff@dfi.org
    Fax: (973) 423-4030

    Refunds for Registration will not be issued after Tuesday, September 20, 2016. However, you may transfer your registration to another DFI Member.

    Refunds for Exhibit Booths will not be issued after August 31, 2016. Please refer to your Exhibit Space Agreement for Details.

    Images of individuals may be captured by the Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) during events/activities organized and hosted by DFI using still photography, video or any other medium. DFI reserves the right to use such images on the DFI website, in Deep Foundations Magazine, in newsletters and/or other publicity material. By registering and/or participating in a DFI event/activity, the persons whose images are captured during such an event consent to the use of said images by DFI as described above.
326 Lafayette Avenue
Hawthorne, NJ 07506
Phone | (973) 423-4030 Email | staff@dfi.org