19th Annual Design and Installation of Cost-Efficient Piles (DICEP) Conference

The Pile Driving Contractors Association (PDCA) is pleased to announce the 19th Annual Design and Installation of Cost-Efficient Piles (DICEP) Conference scheduled for September 19-20, 2018, in Baltimore, Maryland. Held each fall since 2000, this exclusive PDCA program presents modern approaches to maximize and promote the increased use of driven piles.

The theme of this year’s DICEP conference is
“The Benefits of Driven Pile in Infrastructure: An Engineer’s Perspective”.

Don’t miss this opportunity to connect with your peers, collaborate on industry research,
and strengthen your commitment to the driven pile profession!


Knowledge-sharing, ease-of-access,
relationship-building, member-centric


Best-practices, give-back, global-awareness,


Get-involved, generate-momentum,
industry-awareness, local-network


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 nine professional development hours (PDHs) by attending this conference.

The Conference

Learn and Experience

The conference will consist of a series of presentations with an engineering and contracting focus including industry keynote presentations, case histories and other technical presentations, each addressing the conference theme on infrastructure. 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.


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

 Conference General Session Presentations

All Access to the Exhibit Hall including Networking Breakfasts, Lunches, Breaks and Reception

Attendee List (Pre/Post Conference)

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

PDH’s for Licensed P.E.’s and Access to Presentation PDF’s (available post conference)


Hyatt Regency Baltimore Inner Harbor, Baltimore MD

300 Light Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
Phone: (410) 528-1234
Reservations: (402) 593-5140



2018 DICEP Sponsors





PDCA has secured a conference rate of $189.00 plus tax per night for reservations made through Friday, August 24, 2018 (subject to space and rate availability, including pre/post nights). Individuals are responsible for making their own reservations either online by visiting www.pdca-dicep.com or by calling (800) 233-1234 or (402) 593-5140 and referencing PDCA 19th Annual DICEP Conference.

Check-in time is 4:00 PM and check-out time is 12:00 PM

Connect, Collaborate and Commit!