Giovanni Bonita, vice president and branch manager of GEI Consultants’ Washington, D.C., office, has been named the new chair of the Deep Foundations Institute’s (DFI) Slurry Walls Committee. GEI Bonita MugAppointed in December, Bonita is one of three new chairs that will serve in 2015.

The DFI’s technical committees are responsible for keeping fellow members and the deep foundation industry informed about the current state of technology and performance through publications, guidance documents, peer review of papers, educational events and committee reports.

Bonita has more than 20 years of experience with deep foundations, complex underground structures, retaining systems, and geological and geophysical investigations.

The DFI is an international association of contractors, engineers, academics and suppliers in the deep foundations industry with more than 3,300 members worldwide.

GEI Consultants delivers integrated water resources, environmental, ecological and geotechnical engineering solutions. The firm has provided consulting and engineering services on more than 35,000 projects in 50 states and 22 countries.

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