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Hawthorne, N.J. — The Call for Abstracts is open for the DFI-EFFC International Conference on Deep Foundations and Ground Improvement at Sapienza University in Rome on June 6-8, 2018. The theme of the conference is Urbanization and Infrastructure Development: Future Challenges.

International public and private clients are invited to present their upcoming programs for development of new infrastructure. Researchers and designers are invited to contribute and debate design and modeling criteria for new and innovative technologies.  Presentations related to variations in national and international codes (including Eurocode), new investigation methods, Project Management Information System (PMIS) and Building Information Modeling (BIM) implementation, are strongly encouraged.

Contractors are invited to discuss case histories that highlight how these procedures impact contractual rules, construction risk, execution procedures, quality control and final acceptance criteria. Geotechnical equipment and material manufacturers as well as technology providers are invited to present advancements and trends in capabilities, safety, sustainability and environmental compliance. Young researchers are encouraged to submit for consideration summaries of their Ph.D. and M.Sc. final reports that are related to the conference theme.

Abstracts for technical papers and panel sessions can be submitted at www.dfi-effc2018.org. The deadline is Friday, June 16, 2017.