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

Technical Program

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Accepted Abstracts

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Invited Lecturers

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Plenary Session: Theme-1: Drilled Piles, Piers and Caissons: Friday, September 19, 2014

Foo Hee Kang, Managing Director, Resource Piling Pte. Ltd, Singapore, A Keller Group Company
Presentation Title: Drilled Piling Systems: Best Practices Adopted in Asia

Mr. R. R. Maurya, NTPC Limited, India
Presentation Title: Bored Cast In‐Situ Piles for Foundation of Thermal Power Plants – Case Studies & Best

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Rolf Katzenbach, Director of the Institute and the Laboratory of Geotechnics, Technical University at Darmstadt
Presentation Title:  Current Experiences with Combined Pile-Raft Foundations and Energy Piles

Prof. Deepankar Choudhury, IIT Bombay, India
Presentation Title:  Activities of ISSMGE’s Technical Committee on Deep Foundations (TC 212)

Plenary Session: Theme-2: Driven Piles

Mr. Teemu Riihimaki, Inspecta Tarkastus Oy, Finland
Presentation Title: The Use of Driven Precast Concrete Piles in Finland

J.P. Singh, PhD, P.E., G.E., Computers & GeoEngineering Inc. and JP Singh and Associates
Analytical Foundation Modeling Considerations for Performance Based Design of Structures

Mr. Pradeep Hora, Petrofac International, Dubai
Presentation Title: Evaluating Driveability of Offshore Piles in Difficult Soil Conditions

P.S. Bansod, Afcons, India

Presentation Title: Construction of Marine Facilities for Standby Jetty at Dahej LNG Terminal

Special Session on Design Aspects of Deep Foundations in Liquefiable Soils: Friday, Sept. 19, 2014

Prof. Kyle Rollins, Brigham Young University, Utah
Presentation Title: Deep Foundation Behavior in Liquefied Sands

Dr Gopal Madabhushi, Professor of Civil Engineering &  Director (Schofield Centre), Fellow (Girton College), University of Cambridge, U.K.

Presentation Title: Design of Pile Foundations in Liquefiable Soils – Recent Experiences

Prof. G.V. Ramana, IIT Delhi
Presentation Title: Liquefaction Hazard Assessment and Remedial Measures ‐ Some Case Studies

Plenary Session: Theme-3: Ground Improvement: Saturday, September 20, 2014

Dr. Juan I Baez, Ph.D., P.E., President, Advanced Geosolutions Inc.
Presentation Title: Selection, Design and Specification of Ground Improvement for Liquefaction Mitigation

Dr. Chu Ho, Arup, USA
Presentation Title: New Perspective on Jet Grouting Design and Performance Evaluation

Prof. V.S. Raju, IIT Delhi, India
Presentation Title: Role of Foundation Consultants in optimizing time and cost in large projects – Case Studies

Plenary Session: Theme-4: Deep Excavation Systems: Saturday, September 20, 2014

Mr. Alistair Sim, Regional Director, Soletanche Bachy (Singapore)
Presentation Title: Contract 903 - Bugis Station and Associated Tunnels

Mr. Manickavel Arumugam, Egis India
Presentation Title: Lessons to be learned from Nicoll Highway Collapse in Singapore

Professional Development Hours (PDHs)

An increasing number of professional engineering licensing organizations require members to pursue professional development on a formal basis. DFI is pleased to provide a general Certificate of Participation for all of its technical programs.This certificate is accepted by most licensing boards and serves as documentation of your pursuit of continuing education credits. There are some states that may not accept the general DFI certificate. Attendees are responsible for determining whether or not DFI PDHs are accepted by their respective licensing board. 

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