DFI S3: Slope, Slides and Stabilization

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Conference Summary*

Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) S3: Slopes Slides and Stabilization is a 2-day conference on the practical application of deep foundations and ground improvement techniques for stabilizing soft ground, landslides and slopes, and supporting deep excavations. The technical program highlights the state-of-practice, current research, innovations, advancements, and case histories of deep foundations, anchored earth retention, slurry walls, ground improvement, deep mixing. The popular software discussion will be held again this year: a featured interactive panel discussion that covers the effective use of software for analyzing slope and landslide stabilization and deep excavation projects.

On Tuesday, July 26, related DFI technical committees will hold committee meetings in the afternoon. All DFI committee meetings are open for anyone to attend. In the evening, DFI's Women in Deep Foundations Committee will hold a fundraising networking event, and all attendees are invited to join and participate. More details on the event will be posted shortly.

All S3 technical sessions are presented in plenary format and in depth discussion is encouraged. On Wednesday, July 27 and Thursday, July 28, keynote lecturers and other industry experts will provide presentations on the latest analytical and design methods and practical applications.

Equipment, material and instrumentation suppliers, contractors, engineers, and other vendors will present their services in our Exhibit Hall.

*schedule subject to change based on program needs

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Members from the following committees are collaborating to organize this event:
  • Anchored Earth Retention
  • Deep Foundations for Landslides and Slope Stabilization
  • Drilled Shaft
  • Ground Improvement
  • Slurry Wall
  • Soil Mixing
  • Subsurface Characterization for Deep Foundations 
  • Testing and Evaluation

Who Should Attend

This conference attracts contractors; engineers; manufacturers and equipment suppliers; researchers; federal, state and local agency representatives; owners; and policy makers involved in the design, construction and execution of slope stabilization, ground improvement, and deep excavation support projects.

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What Your Registration Includes

Full Conference Registration for Attendees, Exhibitors, and Speakers Includes:

  • Conference Presentations
  • Software Discussion and Panel
  • Exhibit Hall Access
  • Continental Breakfasts
  • Morning and Afternoon Networking Breaks
  • Networking Lunches
  • Networking Reception
  • Access to Online Conference Proceedings

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Technical Program Committee


S3 Conference Co-Chair
DFI Deep Foundations for Landslides/Slope Stabilization Committee Chair




Jeff Segar, P.E., S.E.
S3 Conference Co-Chair
DFI-ADSC Anchored Earth Retention Committee Co-Chair


Edward Laczynski, P.E.
S3 Conference Co-Chair
DFI-ADSC Anchored Earth Retention Committee Co-Chair

They are supported by a dedicated group of industry professionals who serve on the program committee.

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DEEP FOUNDATIONS INSTITUTE
326 Lafayette Avenue
Hawthorne, NJ 07506
Phone | (973) 423-4030   Fax | (973) 423-4031
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