DFI S3: Slopes, Support and Stabilization

August 6-8, 2024 - Aurora, Colorado

Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) S3: Slopes, Support and Stabilization is a 2.5-day conference on the practical application of deep foundations and ground improvement techniques for stabilizing soft ground, landslides and slopes, and supporting deep excavations. The technical program highlights the state-of-practice, current research, innovations, advancements, and case histories of deep foundations, anchored earth retention, slurry walls, ground improvement, deep mixing. The popular software discussion will be held again this year: a featured interactive panel discussion that covers the effective use of software for analyzing slope and landslide stabilization and deep excavation projects.


Members from the following committees are collaborating to organize this event:

  • Anchored Earth Retention
  • Deep Foundations for Landslides and Slope Stabilization
  • Drilled Shaft
  • Ground Improvement
  • Structural Slurry Wall and Seepage Control
  • Soil Mixing
  • Subsurface Characterization for Deep Foundations
  • Testing and Evaluation

Schedule Overview

Tuesday, August 6

Conference Day 1: Technical Committee Meetings and Women in Deep Foundations Networking Reception.

Wednesday, August 7

Conference Day 2: Exhibits, Plenary Technical Sessions and Welcome Reception.

Thursday, August 8

Conference Day 3: Exhibits, Half Day of Plenary Technical Sessions and Closing Plenary

Organizing Committee

Sue Frank of TEI Rock Drills, Inc. is the S3 2024 Conference Chair, and Christopher Ramsey, P.E. of Aterra Solutions, Inc. , Jeff Segar, P.E., S.E. of GeoStabilization International, Edward Laczynski, P.E. of Wagman Heavy Civil and Timothy Siegel of Dan Brown and Associates are the Technical Program Co-Chairs. They are supported by a dedicated group of local and national industry professionals who serve on the program committee.

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Sue Frank
Conference Chair

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Christopher Ramsey, P.E.
Technical Program

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Jeff Segar, P.E., S.E.
Technical Program

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Edward Laczynski, P.E.
Technical Program

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Timothy Siegel, P.E., G.E.
Technical Program

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