CANCELLED: Design and Installation of Cost-Efficient Piles (DICEP) Conference

When: 09/22/2020 - 09/24/2020 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: New Orleans, LA

The Pile Driving Contractors Association (PDCA) is pleased to announce the 21st Annual Design and Installation of Cost-Efficient Piles (DICEP) Conference scheduled for September 22-24, 2020, in New Orleans, LA. 

WHO: The conference is designed for geotechnical, structural, and civil engineers; general and sub-contractors; and other firms or individuals who conduct business, support, or are associated with the deep foundations, earth retention and/or the driven pile industry.

WHAT: The conference will consist of keynote presentations, case histories, and technical presentations addressing the conference theme. Varied presentation lengths will be considered, between 15 - 60 minutes, and will be determined based on presentation flow, content relevance, and PDH requirements.

WHERE: The New Orleans Marriott, 555 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70130

WHEN: Tuesday, September 22nd (Pre-Conference Course), Wednesday, September 23rd (Full Day) and Thursday, September 24th (Half Day)

REGISTRATION: Information regarding registration and fees will be forthcoming.

LODGING: PDCA has negotiated a discounted rate of $185/night for those requiring lodging while attending the conference. The discounted rate is available through Monday, August 31st; after this date, standard lodging rate will apply. Reservations can be made online HERE or by contacting our Marriott Housing Coordinator, Megan Broussard at 504-613-1995.

PRESENTATIONS: PDCA is seeking presentations that follow the conference theme and appeal to contractors and engineers alike. Presentation topics may include mega projects, local/regional projects, value engineering and effective design, sustainability and environmental impacts in infrastructure development. Share your experiences, observations and accomplishments.

SUBMITTAL PROCESS: Interested presenters should submit a brief abstract (up to 400 words) describing the content and length of their proposed presentations, and a minimum of two audience take-aways. Abstracts should include full name(s), credentials, affiliations, contact information and email addresses for all authors. You may also complete the online Presentation Abstract Submission Form HERE and submit to PDCA.

All Abstracts for consideration are requested by April 30, 2020. PDCA Education Committee will review all submissions and notice of presentation acceptance or regret by PDCA staff will be sent no later than June 1, 2020. Selected presenters will work with PDCA staff to finalize and submit full presentations by August 3, 2020.