EDPI Seminar Delivers Two Days of Pile Driving Education From Expert Panel

The inaugural PDCA Engineers Driven Pile Institute (EDPI) has concluded, and pile driving and engineering professionals from around the country are returning to their offices with new insights on selecting appropriate pile types, evaluating equipment, understanding key specifications, and 15.5 PDH credits. An expert panel delivered attendees a rigorous, two-day workshop designed to enhance their understanding of pile driving, beyond an entry level.

The noteworthy presenters included, Jerry DiMaggio, PE, D.GE, a senior principal civil engineer with Applied Research Associates. Also sharing industry knowledge and perspectives were Pat Hannigan, PE president emeritus and Van Komurka, PE, D.GE, a senior engineer; both with GRL Engineers, Inc.

The event took place at the Hilton Baltimore BWI Airport on November 15-16. By many accounts, the seminar was a unique opportunity to learn about design methods, inspection procedures, and more. The objective of the program was to ensure that professionals are equipped with the knowledge to stay competitive

PDCA thanks the 35 attendees, many of whom traveled great distances to participate, for being part of the inaugural EDPI class. Additionally, PDCA salutes event sponsors D.W. Kozera, Inc., The PDCA South Carolina Chapter, and GRL Engineers, Inc. for generously sponsoring the program.

(L-R): Jerry DiMaggio, Van Komurka

Pat Hannigan presents one of several segments

The inaugural class with the presenters of the PDCA Engineers Driven Pile Institute

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