DFI – Finding Common Ground
DFI is an international association of contractors, engineers, manufacturers, suppliers, academics and owners in the deep foundations industry. Our multidisciplinary membership creates a consensus voice and a common vision for continual improvement in the planning, design and construction of deep foundations and excavations. We bring together members through networking, education, communication and collaboration. With our members, we promote the advancement of the deep foundations industry through technical committees, educational programs and conferences, publication of guides and specifications, a peerreviewed journal, a flagship magazine, research, government relations and outreach.
DFI has more than 3,000 involved, knowledgeable and committed members worldwide. Our diverse membership encompasses all disciplines of our industry and performs the various specialties that comprise deep foundations. The membership includes people and companies from across the globe.
What members are saying about DFI
“I feel connected to the world of geotechnical engineering and construction, knowing that there are other engineers who do the same thing I do … it validates that there are other people that deal with the same difficulty of work and the same challenges.”Dhooli Raj, P.E., Project Manager
“DFI provides the best forum including conferences, technical committees and publications to engage with other engineers and designers and with contractors in advancing the deep foundations industry. DFI has created an atmosphere of teamwork and collaboration with constant professionalism.”Timothy C. Siegel, P.E., G.E., D.GE, Principal Engineer, Dan
Brown and Associates PC, and Co-Editor of the DFI Journal
“The biggest benefits are the technology transfer and learning experiences, whether it’s with seminars, or face-to-face conversations with other engineers or in a committee meeting.”Les Chernauskas, P.E.
Owner of Geosciences Testing & Research, Inc.