DFDTA March 2024 Orlando


Pile Dynamics, Inc. (PDI), in cooperation with the Pile Driving Contractors Association (PDCA), has developed a "Dynamic Measurement and Analysis Proficiency Test" for engineers providing high strain dynamic foundation testing services. The test was designed to reflect their level of knowledge and ability, which is then indicated in a "Certificate of Proficiency". To assure a high standard of testing, many organizations or agencies seeking testing services now require a certificate demonstrating some specified level of ability in dynamic testing.

Please visit http://www.pdaproficiencytest.com/ for information regarding experience levels requirements, testing dates and locations, as well as full information about the information covered by the test.


PDCA, in collaboration with Pile Dynamics, Inc., will present this three-day program over the dates of March 4-6, 2024, at the Lake Nona Wave Hotel in Orlando, FL.

The DFDTA conference will present a one-day seminar titled Deep Foundation Integrity Testing and Wave Equation Analysis on March 4, 2024.  A two-day workshop titled High Strain Dynamic Foundation Testing will also be presented March 5-6, 2023. On the third day, PDCA will also offer the Dynamic Measurement and Analysis Proficiency Test, a 90-minute, multiple-choice exam that will cover the theory of Wave Mechanics, Case Method (PDA) equations, data quality assessment, data interpretation and basic CAPWAP analysis.

A total of 20 Professional Development Hours earned for all 3 days: 
  • 7 PDHs for the Day 1 Seminar
  • 13 PDHs for Day 2 and 3 Workshop
For full program details and to register to attend the seminar / workshop, please click the button below:



The discounted rate room block for the Lake Nona Wave Hotel has been filled. Below is a list of nearby properties - click the name to review their pricing and make accommodations. 

Lake Nona Wave Hotel 

Residence Inn Lake Nona 

Courtyard Lake Nona

Aloft Orlando Lake Nona

Springhill Suites Lake Nona 

** Please note that PDCA does not use a third-party housing/reservation service for its programs. If you are contacted by anyone claiming to represent PDCA to assist with your hotel reservations and/or travel arrangements, please know this is a scam. **


Please contact the PDCA office at 904-215-4771 for more information.

Refund Policy: Cancellations received by February 19, 2024, will receive a 50% refund. After this date, there will be no refunds, however name changes are permissible. There will be no transfer of funds to the next course permitted.
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