SuperPile '25 Call for Abstracts

Submission Deadline: Wednesday, December 4, 2024

call for abstracts

DFI, ADSC, Conference Chair John Anderson (Specrete-IP) and Program Chair Jon Sinnreich, P.E. (GRL Engineers, Inc.) invite you to submit an abstract to this three-day event, supported by technical committee members from both organizations.

Presentations that highlight design approaches for foundation optimization, innovative approaches to foundation construction and case studies/topics relevant to the Great Lakes and Ohio River Valley are encouraged.

Panel discussions and an exhibit hall of material, equipment and service providers are also part of this SUPER annual event.

DFI is soliciting presentations for SuperPile '25 on:

  • ACIP and DD Piles
  • Drilled Shafts
  • Driven Piles
  • Helical Piles
  • Micropiles
  • Information Management
  • Risk and Contracts
  • Seismic and LateraL Loads
  • Subsurface Characterization
  • Sustainability
  • Testing and Evaluation

Topics and case studies, including (but not limited to):

  • History, innovation and advancements in deep foundation design, installation and testing
  • Designing and constructing safely and effectively in urban environments (e.g., sonic drilling of deep foundations, electric equipment, support of excavation, working platforms, etc.)
  • Deep foundations in support of tunneling, inland waterway and aging infrastructure projects
  • Challenges of deep foundations with glacial deposits, peat, alluvial soils, shale, karst and abandoned mines
  • Trends in grout and concrete mixes for deep foundations
  • Instrumentation, load testing and short- and long-term monitoring of deep foundations
  • Sustainability (e.g., energy piles, equipment/material development, carbon savings, etc.)
  • Non-destructive testing of existing and new deep foundations
  • Pile installation data (MWD or pile driving monitoring)
    • Use in design and quality control
    • Data management and presentation
  • Benefits and challenges of design-bid-build versus alternative project delivery, or of performance versus prescriptive specifications
  • Design considerations and case histories for the New Madrid Seismic Zone (NMSZ) in the Ohio River Valley

Important Dates

Wednesday, December 4, 2024

Abstracts due

Wenesday, January 15, 2025

Abstract notifications of acceptance

Wednesday, May 14, 2025

PowerPoint presentations due


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