The Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) is hosting its ninth annual SuperPile conference on June 7 through 9, 2016, at the Westin Michigan Avenue Chicago.

SuperPile ‘16, a collaboration of nine DFI technical committees, will include presentations on the latest developments in driven piles, augered cast-in-place/drilled displacement piles, micropiles, marine foundations, testing and evaluation of foundation systems, seismic and lateral loads, drilled shafts, ground improvement, and helical piles and tiebacks.

During the two-day conference, invited and selected presentations will highlight advancements, innovations and challenges in design and construction of deep foundations, particularly related to piling solutions. Case histories on Chicago-area projects, as well as national and international projects, will be presented. Panel discussions on interesting topics will provide attendees opportunities to share new ideas. Equipment, material and instrumentation suppliers, contractors, engineers and other vendors will exhibit their products and services. Two annual DFI awards will be presented at SuperPile ’16: The Ben C. Gerwick Award for Innovation in the Design and Construction of Marine Foundations, which recognizes the innovative spirit of Bill Bermingham, DFI past president, and the Osterberg Memorial Lecture and Award, established in honor of Dr. Jorj O. Osterberg, to recognize innovations in the deep foundations construction related to engineering design, testing or education.

Presentation abstracts for SuperPile ‘16 are being accepted until Jan. 8, 2016. Interested parties should submit an abstract of no more than 300 words to be considered as a speaker during the conference sessions.

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