UPCOMING SEMINAR, WORKSHOP, & TESTING
Pile Dynamics, Inc., in collaboration with PDCA, will present this three-day program over the dates of March 4-6, 2024, at the Lake Nona Wave Hotel in Orlando, Florida.

The DFDTA conference will present a one-day seminar titled Deep Foundation Integrity Testing and Wave Equation Analysis on March 4, 2024. A two-day workshop titled High Strain Dynamic Foundation Testing will also be presented March 5-6, 2024. On the third day, PDCA will also offer the Dynamic Measurement and Analysis Proficiency Test, a 90-minute, multiple-choice exam that will cover the theory of Wave Mechanics, Case Method (PDA) equations, data quality assessment, data interpretation and basic CAPWAP analysis.

The fee to attend the seminar on March 4, 2024, is $300.00. The fee to attend the workshop on March 5-6, 2024, is $550.00. An Early Bird discount with $50.00 off both the seminar and workshop registration fee will be offered until February 5, 2023. The fee to take the Dynamic Measurement and Analysis Proficiency Test is $250.00.

A total of 20 Professional Development Hours earned for all 3 days:
7 PDHs for the Day 1 Seminar
13 PDHs for Day 2 and 3 Workshop

***** If you are a government employee you can receive a $50.00 discount off the seminar and workshop, in addition to the early bird discount. Please see the registration information below. ******

The seminar, workshop or proficiency test may be taken independently, all together or a combination of the course offerings.
Location
Lake Nona Wave Hotel
6100 Wave Hotel Drive
Orlando, FL 32827
Date & Time
March 4, 2024 | 8:00am - 5:00pm
March 5, 2024 | 8:00am - 5:00pm
March 6, 2024 | 8:00am - 5:00pm
Schedule
March 4
MARCH 5-6
Seminar on Deep Foundation Integrity Testing and Wave Equation Analysis
The one-day seminar is designed for geotechnical, structural and construction engineers, owners, contractors, and other professionals involved in the design, construction and specification of deep foundations. This seminar is suitable for those new to the field of Foundation Testing and Analysis and includes an overview of non-destructive testing methods (integrity and load testing) and their applications. It is suitable also for those specifying the testing to gain a basic understanding for assessing the results presented in the test reports and for those needing an understanding of wave equation analysis methods. Those attending the two-day workshop that follows this seminar are strongly encouraged to attend this review of wave equation background materials.

The learning objectives of the seminar are to have the participants able to select an appropriate method of integrity assessment of deep foundations for a particular application, review reports of integrity and dynamic load testing of deep foundations conducted by others and run a basic wave equation analysis of pile driving.

Tentative Agenda Topics:
• Wave Mechanics – Basics
• Non-destructive testing – High & Low Strain
• Non-destructive testing – Crosshole Sonic Logging
• Thermal Integrity Profiling
• Dilled Hole Inspections
• Wave Equation Background & Workshop - Bearing Graph, Inspection Chart, Driveablity
High Strain Dynamic Foundation Testing Workshop & Proficiency Test
The two-day workshop is designed for users of the Pile Driving Analyzer® (PDA) system and CAPWAP® software who are interested in sharpening their skills: engineers, foundation testing professionals, students and professors already familiar with the basic concepts of deep foundation dynamic testing and analysis; professionals who desire to have a basic understanding of the dynamic test results being presented to them; and those interested in taking the Dynamic Measurement and Analysis Proficiency Test.

The learning objectives of the workshop are to have the participants operate the PDA in a manner conducive to acquiring good quality data; assess pile bearing capacity, pile driving stresses, hammer performance and pile integrity by various methods; avoid pitfalls when analyzing PDA data with the CAPWAP software; interpret PDA testing and CAPWAP software results; describe the soil-model used in CAPWAP; prepare the input for CAPWAP; review options for CAPWAP analysis and output; and calculate bearing capacity and its distribution for driven piles from impact records.

Tentative Agenda Topics:
• Wave Mechanics for PDA testers
• PDA Testing – Proper Practices
• PDA Applications – Codes and Economics
• PDA Workshop: Integrity, Stresses, Energy
• PDA Workshop: Capacity Calculation
• CAPWAP Background & Basic Examples
• CAPWAP Advanced Examples
• iCAP® – Instant Signal Matching
• Dynamic Formula – Why It’s a Bad Idea
• PDA Data Quality – Examples
• Dynamic Measurement and Analysis Proficiency Test * (Optional)

The seminar, workshop or proficiency test may be taken independently, all together or a combination of the course offerings.
Hotel Lodging Information

Lake Nona Wave Hotel
6100 Wave Hotel Drive
Orlando, FL 32827

A discounted room rate of $189 per night is available until the cutoff date of February 12, 2024.

Each program attendee will be responsible for making their own hotel reservation. PDCA has arranged a group rate at the Aloft Hotel Lake Nona. You can make an online reservation by selecting the button below.

Room reservations can also be made by calling the Lake Nona Wave Hotel at 407-675-2000 and referencing the Group "5445209".
We look forward to hosting you in Orlando!

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