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DFI HPW Helical Piles - Tiebacks - Anchors Tradeshow & Educational Seminar

April 27-28, 2022

National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame
630 N 126th St.
Bonner Springs, KS 66012
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Conference Summary

A unique program is planned for the Helical Piles-Tiebacks-Anchors Tradeshow and Educational Seminar organized by DFI and HPW (Helical Pile World), April 27-28, 2022, at the National Agriculture Center and Hall of Fame in Bonner Springs, Kansas.
The event includes a structured indoor technical education program each morning followed by an outdoor equipment exhibition and live installation and testing demonstrations that highlight the products, resources and expertise used to design, install and test helical pile and anchor elements for structural support and earth retention applications. The event also includes general exhibits featuring helical pile and anchor manufacturers and distributors, installation contractors and equipment manufacturers, pile testing service companies, and engineering service companies.
Indoor Program
The indoor technical educational program comprises presentations by helical pile experts on design, codes, QC/QA processes and innovations. 
Outdoor Program
In the afternoons on both days, attendees will circulate through outdoor stations including a load test area and equipment exhibits presented by leading manufacturers and suppliers. At each station, industry experts will present information on all aspects of helical pile installation and testing, new applications and innovations for helical pile use and construction.

Helical Pile Prediction Competition

Two (2) Helical Piles will be installed prior to the event.  The Helical Piles will have two different helix configurations; i.e. different size bearing plates.  The Piles will be installed to two different depths based on the soil boring logs provided by Terracon.  The Geotechnical Report will be provided to the attendees prior to the event, as well as the helical pile helix configuration and depths.  The competition is to predict the installation torque at the selected depths of installation. Winners will be selected on closest torque prediction for each helical pile and depth.

Who should attend

Contractors, engineers, building officials, utility and transportation professionals, civil engineering professors and students are encouraged to attend. Helical pile and anchor manufacturers and distributors, installation contractors and equipment manufacturers, pile testing service companies, and engineering service companies are encouraged to exhibit and showcase their services and products. Bonner Springs is a short distance from Kansas City, Missouri.

What your registration includes

Full Registration for Attendees, Exhibitors, and Speakers Include:

  • Live Helical Pile Installation and Testing Demonstrations
  • Informative Classroom Seminar Sessions
  • Participation in Helical Pile Predicition Competition
  • Exhibit Area Displays
  • Continental Breakfasts
  • Networking Lunches
  • Networking Breaks
  • Networking Reception
  • Access to Online Seminar Proceedings

Registration Fees and Policies

Discounts for groups of 5 or more. Contact [email protected] to register your group.

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Technical Program Committee

Mark Bryant, EIT
Technical Program Chair

Matthew Conte, CPC
Co-Outdoor Program Chair

Gary L. Seider, P.E.
Co-Outdoor Program Chair

Brandon Walter
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