Boh Bros. Construction Co. Vice President Dale Biggers, PE, is the recipient of the Deep Foundations Institute’s 2021 Distinguished Service Award (DSA). The award, which honors exceptional contributions to the advancement of the deep foundations industry, will be presented at the group’s 46th Annual Conference on Deep Foundations in Las Vegas.
“Dale truly embodies the essence of the DSA,” says Theresa Engler, executive director of DFI. “During his storied career he has shown exceptional leadership, technical innovation and dedication to the advancement of the deep foundations industry as well as the young engineers and students who are the future of the industry.”
Biggers has worked with New Orleans-based Boh Bros. for 53 years, previously as manager of the pile driving and marine construction department, DFI says in a release.
In addition to his work at Boh Bros., Biggers also devotes time to industry associations. He is an active member of American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), DFI Driven Pile Committee and ACI 543 Concrete Pile Committee. He is chair of Pile Driving Contractors Association (PDCA) Technical Committee and chair of the GeoCoalition Code Committee. He is also a mentor to the Capstone Project teams at the University of New Orleans.
Biggers was the chair of the task force for the International Building Codes (IBC) revisions, a nine-year effort that involved monthly meetings of a 35-member committee comprised of structural engineers, geotechnical engineers and contractors from across the country. He served as chair of the 2017 DFI Annual Conference on Deep Foundations held in New Orleans and was awarded the ASCE Outstanding Engineer New Orleans in 2006.
Born and bred in New Orleans, Biggers attended Tulane University, where he earned bachelor’s degrees in mathematics and civil engineering. In addition, he graduated from the U. S. Coast Guard Officer Candidate School.
The DFI is an international association of contractors, engineers, academics and suppliers in the deep foundations industry with more than 4,000 members worldwide. For more information about the Deep Foundations Institute, visit www.dfi.org.