Deep Foundation Institute 41st Annual International Conference:
Deep Foundations, Seepage Control, Remediation and “Exhibitor Bingo"
Oct. 12th-Oct. 15th
John Santana & Jay Bailey
This fall we teamed-up to attend the largest-ever Deep Foundation Institute Annual Conference in New York city, at the elegant Marriott Marquis in Times Square. Topics at the 41st annual event centered around familiar ground protection issues such as deep foundations, seepage control and remediation.
The DFI Conference attracts industry professionals from around the world to share ideas and experiences in the context of today’s challenging marketplace. Engineers, contractors, manufacturers, suppliers, owners, government agencies and academicians all assemble to attend a wide range of programs and technical sessions. The exchange of information is impressive and benefits our perspectives as employees of an industry leader.
One of the highlights of this year’s conference was an Exhibitor BINGO competition. Organizers encouraged conference guests to pay to play and fill their cards with exhibitor booth visits (exhibitor booth names replaced traditional card numbers). Completed card holders were entered in a drawing and three winners won cash prizes, with remaining dollars going to the DFI college fund. The Sterling team was a proud participant!
Days on the conference floor are long but the business relationships that develop are worth the effort. The Sterling team always departs the DFI event with the rewards of learning more about our ever-changing industry and building our client roster.