DFI-India 2018: 8th Conference on Deep Foundation Technologies for Infrastructure Development in India

Gandhinagar, Gujarat
Thursday, November 15, 2018
DFI-India 2018: 8th Conference on Deep Foundation Technologies for Infrastructure Development in India
Thursday, November 15, 2018 8:30 AM -
Saturday, November 17, 2018 5:30 PM (India Time)

Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar
Academic Building 1
Village Palaj Simkheda
Gandhinagar, Gujarat 382355

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What You Can Expect

India is preparing to invest close to INR 48.5 Lakh Crores (~USD750Bn) over the next five years in infrastructure projects for railways, highways, ports, metro rail, airports, energy, irrigation, water supply, urban transport and housing sectors. The DFI of India Conference will bring all stakeholders of the deep foundation industry to a common platform to present, deliberate and debate case studies and the challenges facing India’s geotechnical works for infrastructure projects. Presentations will showcase proactive solutions that optimize performance of deep foundation for various infrastructure projects by achieving enhanced time and cost efficiency, higher quality and safety. View the brochure.

About the Event

Following a one-day workshop, Ground Improvement Techniques - Column Support Embankments and Soil Mixing, this two-day conference follows seven successful DFI of India Annual Conferences. A technical program with keynote lectures and presentations that will showcase proactive solutions that optimize performance of deep foundation for various infrastructure projects by achieving enhanced time and cost efficiency, higher quality and safety.

The workshop and conference will be of interest to contractors, developers, designers, consultants, educators and representatives from local, state and central government, including public and private sector organizations.

Registration Fees

2-day Conference Only

DFI Member

IGS Member 7,000  
Non-Member (includes DFI membership thru Dec. 31, 2019)

Student and Student Author (limited to 50)
 Authors (single concession, one author per one paper)
2-day Conference plus Workshop

DFI Member

 IGS Member 9,000  
Non-Member (includes DFI membership thru Dec. 31, 2019)
Student and Student Author (limited to 25)

 Spouses  3,500
 Authors (single concession, one author per one paper)
Exhibitor/Sponsorship Rates (see Options on Exhibitors and Sponsors pages)

Registration fees include session attendance, exhibit attendance, poster attendance, refreshments, tea breaks, lunches, banquet dinner, conference bag containing registration materials and handouts, and access to the online proceedings including technical papers and presentation files.

Registration fee shall be fully refunded (less bank and postage) if requested on or before 31 October 2018. There will be no refund thereafter.

Online Registration shall be available through 9 November 2018.
Starting 10 November 2018, you may register by email at dfiindiaoffice@gmail.com.

Conference Leadership and Committees

Conference Chair

Prof. Amit Prashant, IIT Gandhinagar
Organising Secretaries

Prof. Ajanta Sachan, IIT Gandhinagar
Er. Ravikiran Vaidya, Geo Dynamics India and EC Member, DFI of India Advisory Committee

Advisory Committee

Prof. Sudhir K. Jain, Director.  IIT Gandhi Nagar
Dr. Dan Brown, Dan Brown and Association and DFI President
Mr. John R. Wolosick, Hayward Baker and DFI Past President
Prof. G. L. Sivakumar Babu, IGS President 
Er. Arvind Shrivastava, Nuclear Power Corp of India and EC Members, DFI of India
Prof. A. Boominathan, IIT Madras and EC Member, DFI of India
Prof. S. R. Gandhi, NIT Surat and EC Member, DFI of India
Gianfranco Di Cicco, GD Consulting LLC and DFI Trustee
Prof. M. R. Madhav, Emeritus Professor at JNTU Hyderabad and IIT Hyderabad
Dr.  Niranjan Swarup, CIDC and EC Member, DFI of India
Prof. V. S. Raju, Former Director of IIT Delhi
Dr. V. R. Raju, Keller Group Plc
Prof. G. V. Rao, IIT Gandhi Nagar
Er. Vivek Kapadia, Water Resource Dept., Gov't of Gujarat

Technical Committee

Prof. Arindam Dey, IIT Guwahati
Dr. V. Balakumar, Simplex Infrastructure Ltd and EC Member, DFI of India 
Dr. P.V. Chandran Mohan, Navayga Eng. Co. Ltd
Prof. Debasis Roy, IIT Kharagpur
Er. Dilip V. Karandikar, D. V Karandikar and Associates
Prof. K. Ilamparuti, CEG Anna University
Er. M. Iyengar, Former Executive Director of Engineers India Ltd
Dr. Kumar Pitchumani, AECOM India Pvt Ltd India and EC Member, DFI of India
Dr. A. Murali Krishna, IIT Guwahati
Dr. K. S. Rama Krishna, Chairman - DFI of India
Er. Ravi Sundaram, Cengrs Geotechnica Pvt Ltd
Prof. Sarvesh Chandra, Formerly IIT Kanpur
Er. Seth Vaidya, Langan
Prof. K. G. Sharma, IIT Delhi
Er. Siva Arunachalam, Soletanche Bachy
Er. L. P. Srivastava, IIT Gandhinagar
Dr. Sunil Basarkar, Afcons Infrastructure Limited and EC Member, DFI of India
Er. Tiru Kulkarni, Garware Wall ropes - Geo-Division
Mr. M. Venkataraman, IIT Gandhinagar
Er. Mary Ellen Bruce Large, DFI Director of Technical Activities

Organizing Committee 

Prof. Abhay Kumar Gandhi, LD College of Engineering
Er. I. V. Anirudhan, Geotechnical Solutions and Vice Chairman-DFI of India
Er. Apurva N Parikh, Multi Media Consultants Pvt Ltd
Er. K. Bairagi, L & T Construction
Er. Gyan C Chaudhary, IIT Gandhinagar
Er. Y. Hari Krishna, Keller Ground Engineering India Pvt. Ltd, EC Member, DFI of India
Er. Jagpal Singh Lotay, Bauer Maschinen and EC Member, DFI of India 
Dr. Jaykumar Shukla, L&T Sargent & Lundy, EC Member, DFI of India 
Er. Kamlesh Mishra, Geo Ground Engineering Operation India Pvt Ltd
Er. Laxmi Kanta Tripathy, Dept of Water Resource Odisha and EC Member, DFI of India
Mr T.S. Mahendran, DFI of India
Mr. M. Mohamad Athif, DFI of India
Er S. K. Patel, R&B Department, Gujarat
Er. D Pradeep Kumar, Panasia Project Consultancy Pvt Ltd
Er. G.V. Prasad, DFI of India
Col. Sarvjeet Kapoor, IIT Gandhinagar
Er. Saurabh Vyas, TechFab India
Prof. Sharad Purohit, Nirma University
Ms. Silky Agrawal, GeoCarte
Prof. C. H. Solanki, SVNIT Surat
Prof. Vikas P Singh, IITRAM Amedabad
Mrs. Theresa Engler, DFI Executive Director
Ms. Maureen Mandel, DFI Director of Programs
Mrs. Lauren Nance, Senior Meetings & Events Specialist
Mrs. Angie Gibble, DFI Meetings and Events Specialist


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