The Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) is hosting the International Conference on Deep Foundations, Seepage Control and Remediation — DFI’s 41st annual conference — Oct. 12-15 at the New York Marriott Marquis in New York City.  The conference introducesa new technical track featuring seepage control and remediation for dam and levee projects worldwide, in addition to the technical program on deep foundations and earth retention.

The technical program focuses on planning and mitigation, design and construction, project delivery, communication and training, incorporation of emerging technology, data management, risk and liability, and advancementsfor deep foundation and earth retention systems.

The new seepage control and remediation track focuses on cutting-edge information on technologies for ground improvement and seepage remediation, dam and levee design and construction guidance for controlling seepage, best practices in dam and levee safety risk assessment and management, and the latest research on internal erosion and piping mechanisms. 

The event is expected to draw more than 1,000 engineers, contractors, government agency representatives, suppliers, manufacturers and academicians involved in the deep foundations industry from around the world to share experiences, exchange ideas and learn about the current state of the practice.

The conference includes meetings of the 18 DFI technical committees and three working groups on Oct. 12. Technical sessions, special lectures, networking lunches and receptions, a welcome lunch and business meeting lunch, Women in Deep Foundations reception, Hal Hunt lecture and annual awards banquet, plus more than 125 exhibits featuring new and innovative products and services will be featured.

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