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Event Date: 09/20/2017
Location: Crowne Plaza Portland Downtown Convention Center
Time: 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
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PDCA to Present the 18th Annual Design and Installation of Cost-Efficient Piles (DICEP) Conference

Maximizing Driven Pile Efficiency, Effectiveness, Economy and Environmental E4

The Pile Driving Contractors Association is pleased to announce the 18th Annual Design and Installation of Cost-Efficient Piles (DICEP) Conference is scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday, September 20-21, 2017, in Portland, Ore. Wednesday will be a full session and Thursday will be a half-day session, with the conference ending at 12 p.m.  PDCA has secured the Crowne Plaza Portland Downtown Convention Center as the site of this year's conference.  
The conference is designed for geotechnical, structural and civil engineers; 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. PDCA will provide Professional Development Hours (PDH) for those individuals needing confirmation of attendance and meeting any requirements for license renewal.  All attendees will receive a "Certificate of Completion" for attending.

The theme of this year's DICEP conference is Maximizing Driven Pile Efficiency, Effectiveness, Economy, and Environmental E4, and will consist of 12 technical sessions addressing the four topics indicated in the conference theme. PDCA Education Committee will be seeking "Presentation Abstracts" from those interested in presenting during the conference. Anyone interested in presenting should contact the PDCA office or watch for detailed information in PDCA communications and on the PDCA website,

The conference will also feature an exhibit hall design specifically for networking, socializing and exposure to companies exhibiting their capabilities, products and services. Showcasing their business will be enhanced due to the Wednesday morning breakfast, lunch, AM and PM breaks, evening reception and the Thursday morning breakfast and morning break, which will all be located within the exhibit hall.

Watch for the full brochure, which will contain detailed conference information including registration and exhibitor information, sponsorship opportunities, schedules and presentation titles and presenters.

About Portland
Portland is Oregon's largest city and sits on the Columbia and Willamette rivers, in the shadow of snow-capped Mt. Hood. For those who want to spend a little R&R, there are plenty of local activities to keep you busy.  

Portland International Airport (PDX) has been rated consecutively as "America's Best Airport" from 2013-2016, and ranked as the number two U.S. airport by Conde Nast, stating "The love for Portland, Oregon's airport begins outside the airport itself. It is well connected to the city, and not just by roads. A MAX light rail line make it one of the best connected airports in the U.S. Great local shops and free Wi-Fi make this one of the most traveler-friendly airports around."