Conference Presentations Bring Topics Important to Pile Drivers

Following breakfast in the Exhibit Hall, the PDCA 2023 Annual Conference formally opened at 8:15 AM on February 8th; Executive Director Frank Peters and President Brian Heck coordinated the opening ceremony and provided the capacity audience with an association update. Following their remarks, Opening Keynote speaker Jennifer Anderson of Moving Forward Solutions, Inc. delivered a one-hour presentation. 

For the Opening Keynote, Ms. Anderson presents 'Communication for Today & For Tomorrow,' offering important perspectives on modern business communication

Silas Nichols, P.E., a principal geotechnical engineer with the Federal Highway Administration, delivers the technical talk, 'Estimating Bearing Resistance in Driven Piles'

Project Manager Darren Riddle of Foundation Constructors won a Project of the Year Award in 2022 for Sierra Point Phase 2 and 3; he shares insight into the California job with Conference attendees.

Likewise, Stewart Willis of Pacific Pile & Marine and Steve Spencer, P.E. of GeoEngineers detail their work on their award-winning project,
Port of Alaska Modernization - Petroleum & Cement Terminal. (Chris Lundfelt of PPM was on this job as well.)

The educational portions of the 2023 Conference concluded on the morning of February 9th; Norma Jean Mattei, Ph.D., P.E., delivered the important topic of Engineering Ethics, sponsored by Boh Bros. Construction Company, LLC. Then, Dr. Catherine Aimone-Martin appeared on a previously recorded video on which she presented Vibration & Pile Driving.

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