Registration is open for the 20th Annual Design & Installation of Cost-Efficient Piles (DICEP) Conference!


The PDCA Education Committee has put together a steller program of timely discussions with a focus on deep foundations, earth retentions, and benefits of the driven pile! Click the "register" button above or visit to register online. If you prefer, you can view the confernce BROCHURE and return the registration form through email or fax.
  • Monday, November 4th - Pre-Conference Short Courses
    • Morning Sessions - Sheet Pile Course
      • Dave Chapman, P.E. & Dick Hartman, P.E.
    • Afternoon Sessions - Wave Equation Analysis Workshop
      • Ryan Allin, P.E.
  • Tuesday, November 5th
    • Pile Design & Installation, Ohio DOT
      • Alexander Dettloff, P.E.
    • Deep Pipe Pile Cell Foundations Constructed in Water
      • Takefumi Takuma
    • New Solutions for Repair of Submerged Piles and Sheet Piles
      • Mo Ehsani, PhD, P.E., SE
    • The Design of Steel Sheet Piling
      • Dave Chapman, P.E.
    • Using Measured Soil Set-up for Cost Effective Pile Design: I-480 Valley View Bridge Project
      • Ben White, P.E.
    • Key Legal Concerns for Design Professionals in the PIle Driving Industry
      • Susan White, Esq.
    • AASHTA (LRFD) Specifications for Nom,inal Driving Resistance of Driven Steel Piles
      • Sujan Bhattacharya,PhD, P.E., F.ASCE
    • Two Lessons Learned Regarding Sheet Piling Structures
      • Dick Hartman, P.E.
    • Highly Stressed Driven Piles in Soil
      • Michael Wysockey, P.E., PhD / Brett Gitskin, P.E.
  • Wednesday, November 6th
    • Raked Piles for Abutment: The Benefits of Driven Precast Concrete Piles for Low Carbon Infrastructure
      • Kevin Hague / Ashley Carter
    • Fundamentals of Geotechnical Design of Driven Piles
      • Lutful Khan, PhD, P.E.

Don't forget to make your lodging reservations at the Westin Cleveland Downtown Hotel!


PDCA has secured a discounted group rate of $129/night for reservations made thru October 24, 2019. Individuals are responsible for making their own reservation by clicking the link above or calling the Westin Cleveland Downtown Hotel at 888-627-8085 and referencing the "PDCA Annual DICEP Conference".


Want to highlight your Company? Exhibit and Sponsorship opportunities are available!


PDCA invites you to exhibit and/or sponsor the DICEP Conference! With more than 5 hours of exhibit hall access, you'll be able to get your company name and information to attendees, make connections and build lasting relationships!

If you have any questions,please contact Kathy Harper, Manager of Events & Education, by email at or by phone at 904-215-4771.