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Keynote Speaker Announced for DFI’s 49th Annual Conference on Deep Foundations October 7–10 in Colorado

Hawthorne, N.J.: Barbara Jackson, Ph.D., FDBIA, CEO and president of Barbara Jackson LLC, is the keynote speaker for the opening plenary session at DFI’s 49th Annual Conference on Deep Foundations (DFI49). The international conference is being held October 7–10, at Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center in Aurora, Colorado. Her presentation is titled “Shifting from Order Takers to Value Generators — Proactively Evolving Our Role as Professionals & Service Providers.”

 As one of the most recognized and respected thought leaders in the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry, Jackson focuses exclusively on transforming leadership and culture in the AEC Industry. Her areas of expertise include design-build, integrated project leadership, interdisciplinary collaboration, strategic foresight and planning, cultural transformation, high performance teaming, market capture and positioning, and developing competitive advantage. She also leads the Women Building Change Leadership Boot Camp, a leadership intensive program specifically for women in construction, architecture, engineering and related fields.

The theme of DFI49 is Water — Resiliency — Infrastructure. This conference features two concurrent technical tracks. One track will cover traditional topics on deep foundations, ground improvement, ground treatment, excavation support, slope stabilization, tunneling rehabilitation, and related technologies and applications. The other is a water track covering topics from seepage control and remediation, groundwater, wastewater, contaminated water, surface water, flood control, storage and conveyance, rehabilitation of existing water infrastructure, coastal rehabilitation, and more.

In addition to a robust technical program, the conference includes the Hal Hunt Lecture on Communications; the Outstanding Project Award presentation; paper competition presentations; the Manufacturers, Suppliers and Service Providers Committee’s tradeshow expo sessions; a welcome reception; the Women in Deep Foundations (WiDF) networking reception; student activities program for both high school and university students; and approximately 150 exhibitors featuring new and innovative products and services.

Get more information and register at www.dfi-events.org/dfi49.

About the Deep Foundations Institute (DFI): DFI (www.dfi.org) is an international association of contractors, engineers, manufacturers, suppliers, academics and owners in the deep foundations industry. Our multidisciplinary membership creates a consensus voice and a common vision for continual improvement in the planning, design and construction of deep foundations and excavations. We bring together members for networking, education, communication and collaboration. With our members, we promote the advancement of the deep foundations industry through technical committees, educational programs and conferences, publications, research, government relations and outreach. DFI has more than 4,000 members worldwide.