18th Annual Design and Installation of Cost-Efficient Piles (DICEP) Conference

The Pile Driving Contractors Association (PDCA) is pleased to announce the 18th Annual Design and Installation of Cost-Efficient Piles (DICEP) Conference scheduled for September 20-21, 2017, in Portland, Oregon. The theme of this year’s DICEP conference is “The Driven Pile Advantage – E4: Economy, Efficiency, Environmental, Effectiveness”.

Big thank you to our 2017 attendees!

Who Should Attend?

Geotechnical Engineers

Structural & Civil Engineers


Deep Foundations Professionals

Driven Pile Industry Professionals

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. Licensed P.E.’s will earn 9 Professional Development Hours by attending this conference.

The Conference

Learn and Experience

The conference will consist of (12) technical sessions, 45 minutes each, addressing the four topics of E4: Economy, Efficiency, Environmental, Effectiveness. Attendees will learn the advantages of using driven piles as a foundation element for various types of projects as well as current industry research and technology.

A series of presentations with an engineering and contractor focus will be featured including presentations that showcase the Pacific Northwest (PNW) and other non-PNW presentations that follow the conference theme.


Registration for All Attendees, Exhibitors, Sponsors, Students and Speakers Includes:

 Conference General Session Presentations

All Access to the Exhibit Hall including Networking Breakfast, Lunch, Reception and Breaks

Attendee List (Pre/Post Conference)

 Unlimited Opportunities to Connect, Communicate and Collaborate with your Peers in the Driven Pile Community

PDH’s for Licensed P.E.’s and Presentation PDF’s (Post Conference)


Crown Plaza Portland Downtown Convention Center

1441 NE 2nd Avenue
Portland, OR 97232
T: 503-233-2401

Conference Sponsors


PDCA has secured a conference rate of $189.00 plus tax at the Crowne Plaza Portland Downtown. For reservations made through Friday, August 25, 2017 subject to room rate availability, including pre/post nights. Individuals are responsible for making their own reservations either online or by calling toll-free 1-866-242-1264, and referencing Pile Driving Contractors Association.

Connect, Communicate and Collaborate!