Helical Piles - Tiebacks - Anchors Call for Abstracts

Submission Deadline: Wednesday, November 13, 2024

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Abstract submissions are currently open for the DFI Helical Pile and Tieback Committee's Helical Piles-Tiebacks-Anchors Tradeshow and Educational Seminar taking place May 7 - 8, 2025.

300 word submissions are being accepted for both indoor presentations and outdoor demonstrations, and should be tendered no later than Wednesday, November 13, 2024.

Presentation Themes

Indoor Presentations

Submit abstracts for indoor PowerPoint presentations on the following topics:

  • Unique helical pile or anchor use on projects
  • Unique design issues or construction site limitations and methods to overcome challenges
  • Innovative use of technology or methods in the application of helical piles or anchors
  • New applications or research for helical piles or anchors
  • Helical pile use on challenging sites (loose sands, organics, clays, etc.)
  • Case histories documenting production rates, costs, lessons learned, comparisons to other deep foundation or anchor types, or other information useful for expansion of the industry
  • Advances in helical materials: grout, piles, equipment, connections, corrosion protection, etc.
  • Quality assurance and control
  • Adoption of helical elements in building codes and standards

Outdoor Demonstrations

Outdoor Demonstrations include a live demonstration or showcase that will be observed by all attendees. Each Outdoor Demonstration will have one time slot to present their booth. Attendees will also have a chance to visit each booth during exhibit time. Ten Live Demonstrations Available.

Submit abstracts for outdoor demonstrations on the following topics:

  • Unique/creative uses for helical piles
  • Advancements in lateral load support for helical piles
  • New technology showcases
  • Safety and quality control
  • Advancements in helical testing procedures
  • Diversity of helical applications
  • Techniques and advancements for flood zone and wetlands applications

Important Dates

Abstract submission deadline: Wednesday, November 13, 2024

Abstract notifications of acceptance: Wednesday, December 11, 2024

PowerPoint presentations due: Wednesday, April 16, 2025


Questions on submitting your abstract? Give us a call or send us an email with your name, question, and the best way to contact you.

Tel: (973) 423-4030
Email: speakers@dfi.org