DFI-EFFC to Host International Conference on Piling & Deep Foundations
The Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) and the European Federation of Foundation Contractors (EFFC) is hosting an International Conference on Deep Foundations & Piling, May 21-23 in Stockholm, Sweden at Stockholmsmåssan.
The conference, titled Global Perspective on Sustainable Execution of Deep Foundation Works, is expected to draw engineers, contractors, suppliers, manufacturers and academics in the foundations industry from around the world to share experiences, exchange ideas and learn about the current state of the practice.
The conference will include technical presentations on execution codes and several foundation technologies including: Piles: Driven and Bored; Deep Mixing: Dry and Wet Techniques; Walls: In-situ Cast and Pre-formed; and New Trends in Foundation Practice. There will be video case histories on lessons learned and solutions for challenging projects.
The conference will also include an exhibition hall with approximately 50 industry organizations; the DFI John Mitchell Lecture, named for one of the earliest organizers of the DFI International Conferences and a pioneering supporter of DFI’s role as a leader in the global industry; and a Swedish Heritage Lecture.
This conference will be the fifth conference organized jointly by DFI and EFFC and is being chaired by Sikko Doornbos of Terracon International B.V., DFI Europe’s immediate past president, and the technical committee is being co-chaired by K. Rainer Massarsch of Geo Risk & Vibration Scandinavia AB and Stefan Larsson of ÅF Infrastructure.