DFI announces a call for entries for its major 2015 Awards. Submissions for the 2015 Awards are due by April 15, 2015. Information and nomination forms are available at www.dfi.org/awardslectures.asp.
The first three awards are presented at DFI’s Annual Conference on Deep Foundations, this year in Oakland, CA, October 12-15, 2015.
The Outstanding Project Award recognizes the superior work of DFI members. Each year, a project is chosen from several geotechnical projects submitted for consideration by DFI members.
The Distinguished Service Award recognizes individuals who have made exceptionally valuable contributions to the advancement of the deep foundations industry.
C. William Bermingham Innovation Award encourages and recognizes innovative contributions to deep foundations technology. The award pays tribute to the innovative spirit of Bill Bermingham, DFI past president, and his contributions to DFI and the deep foundations industry.
The Ben C. Gerwick Award for Innovation in Design and Construction of Marine Foundations is being presented at IFCEE 2015, March 17-21, 2015 at the JW Marriott Hill Country Resort & Spa in San Antonio, Texas.
The 2015 winner is Proserve Ltd., for the pioneering development of the Proserve Grout Bag, which reliably provides infill foundations to precast elements in the marine environment. Martin Hawkswood B.Sc., C.Eng., M.I.C.E. M.I.Struct.E., will accept the award on behalf of Proserve in the U.K. The award, which recognizes excellence in marine engineering, is a tribute to Ben Gerwick, and recognizes his exceptional achievements and contributions to the design and construction of marine foundations.