The Deep Foundation Institute (DFI) presented the inaugural C. William Bermingham Innovation Award to the team of Nicholson Construction Company and Bermingham Foundation Solutions at its 37th Annual Conference on Deep Foundations in Houston.
The team, which includes Luca Barison, Larry Goff and Laurent Lefebvre of Nicholson Construction, and Michael Justason, Stefano Gabaldo and Steven England of Bermingham Foundation Solutions,  was recognized for the development of the “One Pass Drilling and Grouting” method that accelerated work at the Port of Miami Tunnel Project in Miami. The winning team will donate the $5,000 prize money to the DFI Educational Trust.
Named for C. William Bermingham, DFI’s president from 1986-87, the award is given to a recipient that contributed to the advancement of the deep foundations industry by introducing a new and unique practice, including means and methods, design procedures, equipment and materials. The winner must also exhibit sustainability.