GEI to Attend and Present at the DFI 43rd Annual Conference on Deep Foundations

Event Date: October 24-27

GEI will be attending and presenting at the 43rd Annual Conference on Deep Foundations presented by the Deep Foundations Institute (DFI), October 24-27, 2018, at the Hilton Anaheim in Anaheim, CA.

The theme of the conference is Mastering the Challenge: Engineering for Complex Loading Conditions in the 21st Century. The conference features technical presentations on innovations and advancements that address performance-based design and construction of deep foundations subjected to increasingly challenging structural demands.

The following GEI professionals will join an anticipated 1,000 engineers, contractors, manufacturers, suppliers, owners, government agencies and academics to attend technical sessions, and visit exhibits showcasing the latest innovations in deep foundations technology:

Jesús Gómez, PhD, PE, D.GE
Vice President – Exton, PA
Chair, DFI Committee Project Fund Selection Subcommittee
Lead Researcher, DFI Micropile Connections Project

Giovanni Bonita, PhD, PE, PG
Senior Vice President – Washington, DC
Chair, DFI Slurry Wall Committee
Technical Advisor, DFI Deep Soil Mixing Project

Helen Robinson, PE
Branch Manager/Senior Project Manager – Exton, PA
Trustee, DFI Educational Trust
Past Chair, DFI’s Women in Deep Foundations (WiDF) Committee
Past Executive Editor, Deep Foundations Magazine

Bernhardt Hertlein, FACI, MASCE
Senior Consultant, NDE & Geophysics – Chicago, IL
Trustee, DFI Educational Trust
2015 DFI Distinguished Service Award Recipient
Past Chair, DFI Testing and Evaluation Committee
Past DFI Trustee

Mary Nodine, PE
Project Manager – Boston, MA
Active Committee Member
Author/Presenter, “Micropiles Below Groundwater at the South Auditorium Block Site”

Paul Eggers, PE, PMP
Engineering Division Manager – Denver, CO
Author/Presenter, “Micropiles Below Groundwater at the South Auditorium Block Site”

George Onorato, PE
Project Manager – Denver, CO
Lead Researcher, DFI Deep Soil Mixing Project

Jim Niehoff, PE
Senior Principal Engineer – Denver, CO

Chia Tan, PE
Senior Consultant – Los Angeles, CA

Joe de Larios, PE
Senior Professional – Oakland, CA

Hannah Iezzoni, PE
Project Engineer – Exton, PA

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