PDCA Engineers Driven Pile Institute (EDPI)
Course Purpose:
Driven pile foundation content in current undergraduate curriculums can be somewhat limited. The Engineers Driven Pile Institute or EDPI, is geared toward engineers with 2-10 years of experience with the primary goal of providing these engineers with additional tools to recommend, design, specify and/or inspect driven pile foundations.

Professional Development Hours:
The 2-day program offers 15.5 PDH's of in-depth instruction on current driven pile foundation design and construction practices. Certificates of Completion with earned PDH hours will be sent to attendees after the meeting.

EDPI instructors consist of a mix of industry leading engineers with specialization in various aspects of driven pile foundation design and construction.

Who Should Attend?
Geotechnical, structural, or construction engineers, as well as other professionals involved in the design, construction, inspection, testing or specification of driven pile foundations.

Benefits to Attendees:
Upon completion of the EDPI seminar, participants will be able to:
• Select an appropriate driven pile type and section applicable to the subsurface conditions and loading requirements.
• Identify appropriate design methods for single piles and pile groups.
• Evaluate the suitability of pile driving equipment, installation aids, and procedures.
• Recognize key driven pile specification requirements and plan details.
• Explain driven pile inspection procedures and inspection records.
• Interpret static and dynamic load test results and associated load transfer information.

PDCA Members - $650.00
Non-PDCA Members - $750.00

EDPI Speakers
Jerry A. DiMaggio, P.E., D.GE

Senior Principal Civil Engineer
Applied Research Associates, Inc.
Mr. DiMaggio is a Senior Principal Civil Engineer and Associate at Applied Research Associates, Inc. (ARA) working in the Research and Technology Deployment group. Mr. DiMaggio specializes in civil engineering and construction services related to design, construction and the long-term performance of infrastructure features, strategic planning, innovation deployment/implementation, and business development. He is internationally recognized for his accomplishments related to design, construction, monitoring of infrastructure features, alternative contracting methods, forensic assessment, disputes resolution and innovation deployment/mainstreaming.

Mr. DiMaggio has served on numerous national and international projects related to limit states design (LRFD), risk assessment and management, innovative project/program delivery, and accelerated construction. He is a retired Principal Bridge Engineer and National Program Manager of Geotechnical/Foundation Engineering with the U.S. DOT, in Washington D.C.
Patrick J. Hannigan, P.E.

President Emeritus
GRL Engineers, Inc.
Patrick (Pat) is the President Emeritus of GRL Engineers, Inc. He has spent the vast majority of his engineering career focused on deep foundation design and testing. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Notre Dame, and a Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Missouri-Rolla. He has published numerous technical papers and was the principal author for the 1996, 2006, and 2016 editions of the Federal Highway Administration manual “Design and Construction of Driven Pile Foundations”. He is a is a licensed professional engineer in 22 states and is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, Deep Foundations Institute, Pile Driving Contractors Association, and the Association of Drilled Shaft Contractors.
Van E. Komurka, P.E., D.GE

Senior engineer
grl engineers, inc.
Van holds a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Wisconsin–Platteville and an M.S. in Civil Engineering from Colorado State University. He has a long-standing career as a geotechnical engineer, most recently at the helm of Wagner Komurka Geotechnical Group. Van is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers Geo-Institute’s Deep Foundations Committee, of the Deep Foundations Institute’s Codes and Standards, Driven Pile, and Testing & Evaluation Committees, and of the Technical Committee of the Pile Driving Contractors Association (PDCA). Van has authored multiple publications and is an instructor for the course “Driven Pile Foundations – Design and Construction” offered by the Federal Highway Administration National Highway Institute (FHWA/NHI). He received the University of Wisconsin–Platteville College of Engineering Mathematics and Science Alumni Chapter Outstanding Entrepreneur/Businessperson Award, two PDCA Awards: the Professional Engineer’s Service Award and the Presidential Award for Distinguished Service, and the ASCE Geo-Institute’s Martin S. Kapp Foundation Engineering Award. Van is a registered professional engineer in Minnesota and Wisconsin. He is an A.S.C.E. Fellow, and has been granted the Diplomate, Geotechnical Engineering (D.GE) certification from ASCE’s Academy of Geo-Professionals.
Wednesday, November 15, 2023
7:15am - 8:00am
Registration Opens & Breakfast
8:00am - 8:15am
Welcome & Course Introduction
8:15am - 9:20am
Overview of Design & Construction (ASD/LRFD)
9:20am - 10:00am
Geotechnical Information Needed for Deep Foundation Design
10:00am - 10:15am
10:15am - 11:15am
A Deep Foundation Comparison: Driven vs Bored Pile Foundations
11:15am - 12:00pm
Considerations in Deep Foundation Selection
12:00pm - 12:45pm
12:45pm - 1:30pm
Driven Pile Types & Pile Type Selection
1:30pm - 2:00pm
Pile Driving Accessories
2:00pm - 3:15pm
Overview of Geotechnical Design for Axial Compression, Tension & Lateral Loads
3:15pm - 3:30pm
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Overview of Geotechnical Design of Driven Pile Groups
4:30pm - 5:15pm
Time Effects – Soil Setup / Relaxation
Thursday, November 16, 2023
7:30am - 8:00am
8:00am - 9:10am
Pile Driving Equipment
9:10am - 9:40am
Wave Equation Drivability Check for Constructability
9:40am - 10:10am
Geotechnical Design Report Content for Driven Pile Foundations
10:10am - 10:25am
10:25am - 11:25am
Contract Documents & Specifications
11:25am - 12:25pm
Wave Equation Analysis
12:25pm - 1:10pm
1:10pm - 2:10pm
Dynamic Pile Testing
2:10pm - 3:05pm
Static Load Testing
3:05pm - 3:30pm
Use of Load Transfer Data to Validate or Modify Design
3:30pm - 3:45pm
3:45pm - 4:45pm
Pile Installation Inspection
Conference Wrap Up
Hotel Lodging
Hilton Baltimore BWI Airport Hotel
1739 West Nursery Road
Linthicum, MD 21090

PDCA will hold the conference at the Hilton Baltimore BWI Airport Hotel, and a discounted lodging rate of $149/night is available for all attendees of the conference until November 5th. After this date, reservations are subject to the hotel's usual rates.

Attendees are responsible for making their own reservations. PDCA does not use a housing or room reservation service for its events. There are only two ways for you to make your hotel reservations:

By visiting the Hilton Baltimore BWI Airport Hotel online - CLICK BELOW
By calling the Hilton Baltimore BWI Airport Hotel at (410) 694-0808

                                  Use Group Code: EDPI23 
Sponsorship Opportunities
The Engineers Driven Pile Institute offers some opportunities for sponsorship and support of the inaugural course. These opportunities will provide a unique experience for the attendees, as well as support the course to offer lower registration fees to attendees.

EDPI Attendee Name Badge Lanyard - SOLD: Make a statement, be seen and connect with attendees all day by sponsoring the PDCA's inaugural EDPI name badge lanyard, co-branded with your company logo and PDCA.

EDPI Conference Support - SOLD: Directly support the EDPI Conference with a sponsorship that offsets conference expenses, such as food & beverages, AV support, and attendee materials. All sponsor logos will be co-branded on coffee cup sleeves for the two-day course, as well as on event signage displayed during the conference.

EDPI Marketing Sponsor: Support the overall EDPI Conference and engage attendees with a promotional item (provided by sponsor) in their conference bag. Promotional items ideas include, but are not limited to, hats, koozies, tech gadgets, hard hat stickers, etc.
Thank You to Our EDPI Sponsors!
Name Badge Lanyard
Conference Support
EDPI Cancellation / Refund Policy
Cancellations received no later than 5:00pm ET on October 2, 2023, will receive a full refund of the registration fee. Cancellations received between October 3, 2023, and 5:00pm ET on October 16, 2023, will receive a 50% refund of the registration fee. No refunds will be issued after October 16, 2023; however, you may transfer your registration to another individual.

Sponsorships are non-refundable.

Should you need to cancel your registration, please contact the Pile Driving Contractors Association by phone at 904-215-4771 or by email at [email protected]

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