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
“As a student member, you get to network with more people on the professional side — contractors and consulting engineers. DFI members are very receptive to students. At DFI conferences, because you are a student, you are like a star and get more attention. DFI members are very excited that students are eager to be at the conference to learn and meet people.”Ben Turner, Ph.D. Candidate at UCLA, and winner of the DFI Educational Trust 2014 Student Paper Competition
“The DFI Annual Conference is a great opportunity for students to come and see what’s happening in the deep foundations industry. There are a lot of great companies here, and by attending presentations I have learned a lot. First of all to know what’s happening in the current industry, and as a Ph.D. student, the presentations give me some ideas and a lot ofMohammad Khosravi, Graduate Student, Virginia Tech
information for my research on deep foundations and deep soil
“I came to the DFI Annual Conference to get exposed and to get a feel for exactly what is out there in terms of jobs after school, different types of projects and the different scale of projects — from mega projects to small projects. It’s interesting — getting exposed and learning more about what there is.”Hannah Curran, Graduate Student, UC Davis