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The following publications are relevant

to topics being presented at the:

DFI-India 2016: 6th Conference on Deep Foundation

Technologies for Infrastructure Development in India
September 8-10, 2016 Kolkata, India.

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Augered Cast-In-Place Piles Manual, Third Edition, 2016 of ACIP piles constructed using a hollow stem continuous flight
auger and may also serve as a guide for the training of inspection
2016 Augered Cast-In-Place Pile Committee, DFI 2016
personnel. This document is not intended to cover all project
Augered Cast-in-Place Pile (ACIP) Committee
related issues; however, the intent is to outline the expectations for
Soft cover, 68 pgs., illustrated, 6"x9" saddle-stitched personnel involved in ACIP Pile installation and monitoring. These
This document is an update to Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) expectations along with a thorough subsurface exploration
Augered Cast-in-Place (ACIP) Pile Committee’s ACIP Pile Manual program, a quality specification, an experienced contractor and
(Model Specification) (2003 version). The Guideline Specification knowledgeable inspector can lead to a successful ACIP Pile project.
and Commentary content have been updated to address current
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trends in ACIP Pile installation and quality control, the use of
increased ACIP pile diameters and lengths to provide significantly
higher load carrying capacities, and the challenges associated with Guide to Drafting a Specification for Micropiles
the use of grout and reinforcement necessary to sustain such higher Deep Foundations Institute & ADSC-IAFD Micro Pile
loading. The order of the Guideline Specification has been revised Committee, Deep Foundations Institute & ADSC-IAFD Micro
to more closely match the format typically utilized in project Pile Committee, Thomas D. Richards Jr., P.E., DFI Committee
specifications. This document is intended to provide the industry Chair; Tom Armour, ADSC Committee Chair
with practical guidance in the preparation of a project-specific Soft cover, 60 pgs, illustrated, 6"x9" saddle-stitched
This guide to drafting a specification for high capacity drilled and
#TM-ACIP-4 DFI Members: $15.00 Nonmembers: $25.00 grouted micropiles for structural support encompasses the
furnishing of all designs, materials, products, accessories, tools,
Guideline for Interpretation of Nondestructive Integrity equipment, services, transportation, labor and supervision, and
Testing of Augered Cast-in-Place and Drilled installation techniques required for testing and installing of
Displacement Piles micropiles and pile-top attachments. This guide is intended for use
by Engineers for writing project specific specifications. The
2011 Augered Cast-In-Place Pile Committee, Mike Moran, document was prepared by the Deep Foundations Institute (DFI)
Chair and Editor; Tracy Brettmann, Principal Author; Bernard Micropile Committee from 1996 to 2001 and endorsed by the
Hertlein, Matthew Meyer, Bria Whitmire, Co-Authors ADSC-IAFD Micropile Committee in October 2001. The Hollow
39 pgs., illustrated. Available in PDF on Flashdrive or NOW Bar Supplement was developed by the joint ADSC/DFI Micropile
AVAILABLE Printed Manual 6"x9" (Since March 2016) Committee in 2002.
This guideline provides practical guidance for the interpretation of #TM-MP-1 DFI Members: $15.00 Nonmembers: $25.00
nondestructive testing (NDT) of the integrity of augered cast-in-
place (ACIP) and drilled displacement (DD) piles. Every NDT Model Specification for Helical Pile Foundations
method has specific associated capabilities and limitations, and
ACIP and DD piles have unique properties that must be considered
Compression Applications
when using a specific NDT method for a project. For successful DFI, DFI Helical Piles and Tiebacks Committee, Gary L.
interpretation, it is essential that the test results not be utilized Seider, P.E., Chair and past Chairmen Dr. Samuel Clemence,
alone, but in conjunction with all the available information on pile Robert Hoyt, and Dr. Howard Perko
installation, as well as consideration of the subsurface conditions, PDF, 11 pgs, illustrated
past experiences and sound engineering judgment. This guideline
supplements DFI’s two primary publications on ACIP piles: This document was developed by the Helical Piles and Tiebacks
Augered Cast-in-Place Pile Manual (2016) and the Inspector’s Committee to provide practical guidance for the specification of
Guide for Augered Cast-in-Place Piles (2010). This guideline was helical pile foundations. Model performance specification language
developed to provide 1) more detailed explanations of the various is provided for the design, construction and testing of helical piles
test methods available, 2) guidance on interpretation of the results, for compression, tension and/or lateral loading applications. Typical
and 3) some typical examples of the data and interpretation. helical pile foundation applications include new foundation con-
struction, foundation repair and existing foundation augmentation.
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Augered Cast-In-Place Piles Inspector's Guide, Second
Edition, 2010 Model Specification for Helical Anchor Foundations
Tension Applications
DFI Augered Cast-In-Place Pile Committee (2006-2010), Chris
D. Shewmaker, Past Chair and Editor DFI Helical Piles and Tiebacks Committee, Gary L. Seider,
P.E., Chair and past Chairmen Dr. Samuel Clemence, Robert
PDF, 40 pgs., illustrated Hoyt, and Dr. Howard Perko
This publication is a guide to the inspection of Augered Cast-In- PDF, 10 pgs, illustrated
Place Piles (ACIP) and a companion document to the DFI Augered
Cast-In-Place Piles Manual. The manual, updated from the original This document was developed by the Helical Piles and Tiebacks
version published in 1994, summarizes the requirements expected Committee to provide practical guidance for the specification of
of all parties concerned in the successful installation of these piles helical anchors. Model performance specification language is
and now includes information on Automated Monitoring provided for the design, construction and testing of helical
Equipment (AME) and Non-Destructive Testing (NDT). Step by anchorages for tension applications. Typical tension applications
step installation procedures, construction equipment and include earth retention and shoring, transmission tower guy
inspection tools are discussed along with the common potential tiedowns, and buoyancy/uplift protection.
problems. Sample inspection forms are also provided. The manual #TM-HLPR-1 DFI Members: $15.00 Nonmembers: $25.00
provides guidelines for observing and documenting the installation
Seismic and Lateral Load Design and Testing Guidelines Deep Marine Foundations - A Perspective on the Design
DFI Seismic and Lateral Loads Committee (2011-2012), and Construction of Deep Marine Foundations
Chaired by Mark Petersen and Zia Zafir (2003-2009); Robert Marine Foundations Committee 2002-2008, Robert B. Bittner,
Kruger, Guideline Editor Committee Chair and Editor; Roderic A. Ellman Jr., Editor
Bookmarked PDF on Flash drive, 68 pgs., illustrated Hard case bound, 390 pgs., color illustrations, 7"x10" section sewn
This guidance document is intended to assist geotechnical This assembled volume was compiled from papers presented at
engineers, pile designers, and contractors in analysis, design, and past DFI Marine Foundations Specialty Seminars and other
testing of piles and drilled shafts for lateral loads. Although relevant papers on deep marine foundations for easy reference for
analysis of lateral response of piles and shafts is routinely designers, constructors, and suppliers to our industry. Hopefully
performed, there is no single guidance document and/or standard this volume will assist designers and contractors in optimizing the
for design and testing. Several different analytical methods are efficiency of their deep marine foundations. The book contains 40
available for the analysis and the resulting design can result in papers covering a wide range of relevant technical issues relating to
significantly different responses which can create confusion. Over the design and construction of deep marine foundations including
the years, analysis of response of piles due to lateral loads evolved case histories on major bridges, innovative concepts for temporary
from closed-form solutions to py methods to strain wedge to finite cofferdams, design and placement of tremie concrete, design and
element/finite difference modeling. This is especially true for installation of driven piles and drilled shafts for marine structures,
analyzing and designing piles in potentially liquefiable soils with deep marine foundations for offshore wind turbines, plus other
lateral spread issues under seismic conditions. This document miscellaneous topics dealing with deep marine foundations
discusses the background of different analytical and testing including: dredging, underwater geophysical investigation
procedures and presents the recommended methods for analysis, methods, driven-pile sound attenuation methods, ship-impact
design and testing of piles for lateral loads. protection systems for bridges, corrosion of marine tiebacks, and
underwater compaction using vibration.
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Soil Nailing Guide Specification, First Edition, 2010
DFI Tiebacks & Soil Nailing Committee (2006-2010), Manual for Non Destructive Testing and Evaluation of
Jonathan K. Bennett, PE, D.GE, Past Chair and Editor Drilled Shafts
Soft cover, 40 pgs., illustrated, 6"x9" saddle-stitched 2005 DFI Drilled Shaft Committee & 2005 DFI Testing and
Evaluation Committee, Frederick C. Rhyner PE, Chairman
This guide, a result of the work of the Tiebacks and Soil Nailing
Drilled Shaft Committee; Bernard Hertlein, Chairman Testing
Committee of the Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) with review by
& Evaluation Committee; Les R. Chernauskas PE, Editor
the Anchored Earth Retention Committee of the ADSC: The
International Association of Foundation Drilling and the Technical Soft cover, 88 pgs, illustrated, 6"x9"
Activities Committee of DFI, is intended for general use primarily This guide to Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) and Evaluation of
in the private market, since the public sector is typically served by Drilled Shafts provides a general introduction to the various
the Federal Highway Administration design and construction current NDT testing methods, their fundamental operating
guidelines. The model spec encompasses all designs, materials, principles, prime applications, advantages and limitations. It is
products, accessories, installation techniques and testing intended for use by owners, design engineers, inspectors and
procedures required for the installation of soil nail excavation contractors involved with drilled shaft construction. Students of
support or earth retention systems. Its purpose is to assist in the foundation engineering will also find it a useful primer for the
development of project specifications for soil nail earth excavation business. Conventional and new load testing methods are also
support and earth retention systems and is based on generally described in the manual although they are not usually considered
accepted industry standards but may require modification by the “non-destructive” tests. They were included since many load tests
specification writer to accommodate unusual or unforeseen site are performed on production drilled shafts in an effort to complete
and subsurface conditions and the particular circumstances of the the comprehensive coverage of evaluation of drilled shafts in this
project. In this regard, the Committee hopes that the Guide will be manual. The six main sections are: Introduction; Application of
of use where other design and construction guidelines do not exist Non-Destructive Testing to Drilled Shafts; Inspection and
or in the development of building code provisions for Soil Nailing Observation Methods; Integrity Testing Methods; Load Testing
in the various Building Codes nationwide. Methods; and Corroboration and Remediation Options
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Industry Practice Standards and DFI Practice Guidelines Grouting and Ground Treatment: Proceedings of the
for Structural Slurry Walls Third International Conference
2005 DFI Slurry Wall Committee, Raymond J. Poletto PE, The Geo-Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers
Chairman & Editor and the Deep Foundations Institute 2003 Organizing
Soft cover, 92 pgs, illustrated, 6"x9” Committee, Michael J. Byle, Conference Chair, Donald A.
Bruce, Program Chair, Lawrence F. Johnsen, Proceedings Chair
This guide to current industry practice and recommended practice
guidelines for structural slurry walls is a composite of the opinions Soft cover, Two-Volumes,1663 pgs, illustrated, 5½" x 8½"
of practicing engineers, construction experts and the DFI Slurry 127 papers from the following session subjects: Keynote Lectures, Jet
Wall Committee. This guide is intended to provide information for Grouting, Deep Mixing, Grouting for Enhancement for Piles and Piers,
the design and construction of structural slurry walls in the United Grouting for Micropiles and Anchors, Compensation Grouting, Grouting
States and highlights the major considerations in selecting for Water Retaining Embankments, Grouting in Karst, Compaction
Grouting and Limited Mobility Grouting, Grouting in Rock and Mining,
structural slurry walls for temporary and permanent use in Grouting Mixtures and Materials, Groutability and Grout Evaluation,
foundation construction. Included in the manual are: Grouted Cut-offs, Modeling and Verification and Grouting for Tunnels.
Nomenclature used in slurry wall construction; Related terms and
construction methods; Definition of a slurry wall and other #GRT-2003 Place order from the ASCE publications department:
standard terminology; A history of slurry wall construction;
Industry practice standards; DFI practice guidelines; 20-page list of
slurry wall projects constructed in North America. Design Guide for Pile Caps
#TM-SLWL-1 DFI Members: $15.00 Nonmembers: $25.00 Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute (CRSI), Timothy Mays,
Ph.D., P.E., The Citadel
2016 EFFC/DFI Best Practice Guide to Tremie Concrete Soft Cover, 152 pgs, illustrated, 8 ½” x 11”
for Deep Foundations DFI collaborated with CRSI to update the Design Guide for Pile
DFI/EFFC, Karsten Beckhaus, Chairman joint EFFC/DFI Caps. This design guide has been developed to provide the
Concrete Task Group practicing engineer with a detailed overview of pile cap design,
detailing and analysis methodologies that represent the current
PDF, 52 pages, illustrated state of practice in the industry. The guide contains comprehensive
The primary purpose of the Best Practice Guide to Tremie Concrete technical content and practical design examples utilizing
for Deep Foundations is to present design considerations (concrete approximately 30 different, yet commonly used, pile cap
rheology, mix design, reinforcement detailing, concrete cover, etc.) configurations. DFI provided funding to the project through the
and best practices for tremie concrete placement for drilled shafts DFI Committee Project Fund. Members of the DFI Driven Pile and
and diaphragm walls that promote construction of high quality Micropile Committees reviewed and contributed to the study.
elements. In addition, the guide proposes changes to the methods
used commonly to specify concrete mixes and the procedures to #TM-CRSI Place order from the CRSI webstore at:
test them. It highlights important considerations to minimize risk
related to concrete workmanship and quality, and potential
conflicts between specialty contractor, designer and supplier.
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