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DFI announces two new committees

Foundation Reuse Committee
Written by Piling Canada
April 2024

DFI recently announced the formation of the Foundation Reuse Committee, which had been a task force under the DFI Subsurface Characterization for Deep Foundations Committee. The mission of the new committee is to reduce impediments to foundation reuse through outreach, promotion of technical advancements and development of guidance documents and specifications.

Andrew Boeckmann, Ph.D., P.E.
Andrew Boeckmann, Ph.D., P.E.

The committee chair is Andrew Boeckmann, Ph.D., P.E., senior engineer with Dan Brown and Associates (DBA). Boeckmann primarily works on geotechnical design for large bridge projects, but he also performs a variety of specialty services including foundation reuse, integrity test evaluation, instrumentation and monitoring, tremie concrete, mass concrete and geotechnical research.

Prior to joining DBA, Boeckmann spent eight years as a research engineer at the University of Missouri, where he wrote NCHRP Synthesis 505 Current Practices and Guidelines for the Reuse of Bridge Foundations (2017) and performed a large field research study for Missouri DOT on the reuse of foundations.

“With the steadily increasing reuse of existing foundations as a relevant and sustainable option for the deep foundation industry, DFI recognizes the need to create a standing committee to address and promote the issue,” said Matt Glisson, DFI technical activities director.

Learn more about the Foundation Reuse Committee at https://dfi.org/communities/foundation-reuse.


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