Foundations professionals are invited to submit papers for presentation at the 12th International Workshop on Micropiles scheduled for June 11-14, 2014, in Krakow, Poland.

An alliance of group including the International Society for Micropiles, the ADSC: The International Association of Foundation Drilling and the Deep Foundations Institute is calling for abstracts by Aug. 31. Authors are invited to write about micropile topics such as:

  • State of practice
  • Innovations
  • Technical challenges, e.g., cyclic degradation, seismic design
  • Historic renovation
  • Load testing
  • Numerical analysis
  • Micropile/structure connection details
  • Codes and guidance specifications
  • Education and market growth areas
  • IBO bond values and design
  • Equipment evolutions
  • Slope stabilization with micropiles
  • Lessons Learned
  • Durability and design life
  • Energy micropiles
  • Construction challenges

Interested authors should write abstracts of up to 300 words and email them to Authors will be notified of acceptance by Sept. 30. Draft papers are due Dec. 31, and final revisions are due March 31, 2014.

For more details on paper requirements, contact Dan MacLean, technical program chairman, at or Mary Ellen C. Bruce, technical lead, at

The ISM formed a partnership in 2012 with the ADSC and the DFI with the goal of better addressing the global needs of the micropile industry. For more information on the ISM, visit

The ADSC is a trade association representing contractors in foundation drilling and heavy civil construction, as well as manufacturers and suppliers that serve those sectors. For more information, visit

 The DFI is an international association of contractors, engineers, academics and suppliers in the deep foundations industry with more than 3,300 members worldwide. For more information about the Deep Foundations Institute, visit