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collective decision was taken to make
every September the conference month
moving forward due to anticipated
greater industry and academia
participation. A. Muralikrishna, Ph.D.,
professor in civil engineering at IIT
Tirupati, and myself as DFII chapter
chair, are co-chairing the 2022
conference, with organising and
technical teams already in place for
this prestigious event. A call for
abstracts letter was issued in January,
and a reviewer's list is finalised.
Technical Training Sessions
DFII is conducting online technical
training sessions for foundation
engineers. The first, Enhancing the
Performance of Pile Construction in
India, occurred January 20, with more
than 30 participants from L&T Hydrocarbon
IC. Another occurred February
25-26 about reverse circulation drilling
technology, and included international
experts. This training program aided the
understanding of field engineers on
efficient use of this technology.
New Executive Committee
The DFI of India Executive Committee
was reconstituted for 2022-2023 by
adding several new members who have
been active in DFI activities. Some of
the long-standing members retired,
allowing the entry of these new hands.
The full list of executive committee
members is available on our website.
The committee has also expanded with
6 additional members, now totalling 24,
including the board members and the
core committee members. The chapter
will achieve new heights with its active
new executive committee.
CSR Funding
DFI of India is now under the approved
list of nonprofit organisations that can
receive CSR funds for its activities
relating to education and spreading
knowledge about new technologies,
and imparting skills. IR Infrastructure
Limited and ITD Cementation have
contributed close to ten lakh Indian
rupees (approximately $14,000 US)
under CSR funding. More funding is
expected from other foundation
industry partners.
An aggressive membership drive
under the corporate and individual
categories yielded remarkable results.
Many new members chose the longterm
membership option, showing
sustained interest in DFII activities.
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