DFI-EFFC International Conference on Deep Foundations and Ground Improvement Urbanization and Infrastructure Development – Future Challenges

Tuesday, June 05, 2018
DFI-EFFC International Conference on Deep Foundations and Ground Improvement Urbanization and Infrastructure Development – Future Challenges
Tuesday, June 05, 2018 6:00 AM -
Friday, June 08, 2018 5:00 PM (Central European Time)

Sapienza University
Via Eudossiana n.18
Faculty of Civil and Industrial Engineering
Rome, 00184

Map and Directions
NOTE: There are several Sapienza University campus locations.
This conference will be held at No. 18 via Eudossiana, near the Colosseum.

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Cooperating Organizations

Conference Summary

The intent of this conference is to explore the industry’s challenges presented by owners and owners' representatives (consultants/construction managers) who are associated with building the infrastructure systems that meet modern demands. Also, the event will be the forum for presentations from contractors, engineers, researchers and manufacturers (technology providers) on projects and studies related to new technologies, methods of construction, design concepts, equipment, materials and electronics in connection with the developing of Project Information Management System (PIMS) and the Building Information Modeling (BIM) applied to the geotechnical and foundation industry.

NOTE: There are several buildings at Sapienza University. This conference will be held at No. 18 via Eudossiana, near the Colosseum.

Reasons to Attend this Conference

  1. Share international experiences with worldwide experts.   

  2. Interact with practitioners specializing in cutting-edge technologies for deep foundations and ground improvement.
  3. Discuss and debate technical topics related to deep foundations and ground improvement, particularly critical infrastructure, soft soils, piling-related design, equipment and material advancements, modeling and computing for new techniques and monitoring practices.   

  4. Participate in risk-related discussions, including failures and lessons learned on case histories from the perspectives of owners, contractors and engineers and integrated risk management processes. 

  5. Hear about DFI and EFFC’s research initiatives aimed at advancing the state-of-practice of deep foundations and excavation support.   

  6. Explore the Exhibition Area featuring specialty services of participating companies.   

  7. Attend the pre-conference workshops on working platforms, continuous flight auger (CFA) and drilled displacement pile practices, and Tremie concrete research and guidance document updates.  

  8. Make the most of your time in Rome — it wasn’t built in a day and you’ll need plenty of time to explore while attending the joint DFI-EFFC Conference! 

What Your Registration Includes and Chart of Registration Categories, Fees, and Policies

Full Conference Registration for DFI or EFFC Members, Non-Members, Exhibitors, Exhibitor 2nd Delegate, Young Professional, Students and Government delegate includes access to:

-Pre-Conference Workshops and Panel Discussions
-Conference Technical Sessions
-John Mitchell Lecture
-Exhibition Area Entrance
-Continental Breakfasts

-Morning and Afternoon Networking Breaks

-Networking Luncheons
-Welcome Reception
-Online Conference Proceedings Access

*Extra fee required for Wed. 6 June Conference Reception and Banquet at Palazzo Brancaccio

Choose the Registration Type that suits your needs. Special Event Tickets are available for accompanying non-industry guests for the Welcome Reception, the Banquet and for Post-Conference Tours.

View our chart of Registration Fees, Payment and Cancellation Policies and note terms to the right in sidebar.

Organizing Committee

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

View the listing of Committee Members and their roles. 

Media Partners

Learn more about the industry organizations that support this event.


Cooperating Organizations



Contact Information

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

Payment Instructions

  • You may register for this Conference using a Visa or MasterCard credit card, PayPal or Wire Transfer.

    To make payment by wire, contact DFI at bookkeeper@dfi.org. For this conference, DFI is unable to accept American Express, Checks or Purchase Orders. Payment must be received prior to the start of this conference. We apologize for the inconvenience.

    If you plan to pay by wire, please register for the conference before requesting a proforma invoice. When you register online, select WIRE PAYMENT. You will not have to pay at the time you register but payment must be received before the start of the conference.

    Prices are in Euros. A 22% IVA (VAT) tax will be added to all Delegate Registration fees except for delegates from Italian businesses with valid Italian VAT #’s. Exhibitor and Sponsorship fees are exempt from IVA (VAT).

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

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    Fax: (973) 423-4030

    Refunds for Registration will not be issued after Friday, 11 May 2018. However, you may transfer your registration to another delegate.

    Refunds for Exhibit Booths will not be issued after Friday, 6 April 2018. Please refer to your Exhibit Space Agreement for Details.


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