DFI Design and Installation of Helical Piles and Tiebacks for New Construction and Rehabilitation

Monday, September 18, 2017

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A dynamic technical program has been planned for Helical Piles & Tiebacks Seminar ‘17. View the full program here.

Overview of the Seminar*

Monday, September 18
  Exhibitor Set-Up
  Helical Piles & Tiebacks Committee Meeting
Tuesday, September 19
  Seminar Presentations with Networking Breakfast, Lunch and Breaks
  Exhibitor Break-Down

*program subject to change

Keynote Presentations

Professor Amy Cerato, Ph.D., P.E., of the University of Oklahoma will present Helical Piles Handle Significant Shaking in Sands Splendidly.

Cerato is the Rapp Foundation Presidential Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Oklahoma. She researches and consults in geotechnical engineering, specifically focusing on soil stabilization, expansive soil mitigation and foundation design in problematic soils. She is a registered professional engineer in Oklahoma. She is the author of more than 50 technical papers and the recipient of the 2009 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) and 2008 National Science Foundation CAREER award. She is a member of the DFI Helical Pile and Tiebacks Committee and the ASCE Geo-Institute Committee of Engineering Geology and Site Characterization.

Prof. M. Hesham El Naggar
, Ph.D., P.Eng., M. CSCE, F. EIC, F. ASCE of the Western University, Canada will present Dynamic Behaviour of Helical Piles.

Dr. El Naggar is a Professor and Associate Dean of Engineering at Western University, Canada. He is Associate Editor of the Canadian Geotechnical Journal. He received numerous awards including: Stermac, Meyerhof, Canadian Geotechnical Colloquium Speaker, Western Faculty Scholar, Outstanding Teaching, and Research Excellence Awards. He was elected Fellow of Engineering Institute of Canada and Fellow American Society for Civil Engineers. He also received the 2015 Ontario Professional Engineers: Engineering Research & Development Medal. He published 350 technical papers/book chapters on foundations and geotechnical earthquake engineering and consulted on major projects worldwide on Design of Machine Foundations.

Information About PDHs

Professional Development Hours
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 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. For this seminar, an estimated 6.5 general PDHs are offered for Tuesday, September 19th.

Reminders for Speakers

Please note the following deadlines as you prepare your presentation:

Program Schedule
Here is the program for Helical ‘17. Please locate your presentation and name on the schedule. It is subject to change. If it does, you will be contacted by the Program Committee or the DFI Events Team. NOTE: Writing a technical paper is NOT required for this conference. If you choose, you are free to submit a paper to the DFI Journal for consideration.

Online Registration
Please register for Helical ‘17 today by clicking the red Register Now button on this page. The registration fee for Speakers is only $100.00 (US $). Only the first speaker may register at the discounted rate. Additional speakers should register at their applicable registration level.

Information/Materials Required
The following items are due to DFI by Friday, July 7, 2017, or sooner. Please access the required forms and reference files by clicking on the links below, completing them, and sending them to events@dfi.org.
Confirmation of Presentation Title Short Summary of Presentation (one paragraph)
Short Biography of Each Presenter (one paragraph)
Audio/Video Requirements Form
Please submit the following items by Friday, August 4, 2017, or sooner. Click the links provided to download forms.
Draft of PowerPoint Presentation (Final, if ready. This is needed early for PDH* certification.)
3 Quiz-Type Questions about the content of the presentation (multiple choice, fill-in the blank, etc.; answers not needed)
Presentation Release Form
You may continue to update your presentation and submit the final version by Wednesday, September 13, 2017. After this date, you must bring your presentation to the Speaker Preparation Meeting the morning of your presentation using a flash drive. The conference staff will load it to DFI’s laptop. All speakers are encouraged to bring a back-up of their presentation on a flash drive.

Please be aware of the importance of limiting commercial aspects in your presentation and to focus on technical features. DFI reserves the right to later not accept a presentation that is too commercial. Additionally, unless your organization is a not-for-profit entity, corporate logos may appear on the first and last presentation slide only. Reference the Presentation Guidelines for details.

Please email the DFI Events Team at speakers@dfi.org if you cannot adhere to these deadlines.

Again, thank you for presenting at Helical Piles & Tiebacks Seminar 2017.

Contact Information

Payment Instructions

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

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

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