DFI-India 2024: 13th Annual Conference

September 19-21, 2024 | Panaji, Goa, India

Following the grand success of DFI-India 2023 conference last year in Vadodara, we're excited to announce the DFI-India 2024: 13th Annual Conference, scheduled for September 19-21, 2024, in Panaji, Goa, India.

This event will bring together deep foundation professionals for discussions, debates, and presentations on the latest technologies relevant to deep foundation construction for major infrastructure projects. The conference will also showcase exhibitions where various stakeholders present their latest equipment, services and technologies. The conference will provide valuable networking opportunities and contribute to the continuous improvement of deep foundation practices in India.

Hosted by DFI of India in collaboration with the Indian Geotechnical Society Goa Chapter at the historic Kala Academy in Panaji, Goa.

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About the Conference

The first session of this three-day conference will start with an inaugural event and two keynote presentations. Following this, the second session will focus on a specific theme with expert speakers. Besides corporate presentations, sessions three through five will include keynote presentations, contributory paper presentations, and the Women in Deep Foundations (WiDF) India Session. There will be parallel sessions covering paper presentations on various topics. The conference will conclude with awards and a valedictory session on day three. Participants will benefit from conference proceedings, aiding in the adoption of best practices and cost-effective project execution.

More than 30 exhibition booths by various stakeholders in the foundation construction industry will enrich the conference experience.

Conference Themes

  • Sustainability and Safety for Efficient Geo-Construction, and Reuse of Existing Deep Foundations
  • Deep Foundation and Deep Excavation Techniques
  • Deep Marine, Near-shore and Coastal Structures - Design & Construction of Deep Foundations
  • Ground Improvement Techniques
  • Advancements in Subsurface Characterization & Testing for Foundations Performance and Monitoring including Automation, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.
  • Research, Experimental and Numerical Methods in Deep Foundations, Deep Excavations, and Ground Improvement Technologies
  • Special Foundations like Large Diameter Piles, Helical Piles, Monopiles, and Driven Piles - Innovative Methods & Foundation Equipment
  • Legal & Contractual Aspects, Project Management of Deep Foundation Construction Projects, and any other interesting papers on topics in the deep foundation industry