20th Annual Design and Installation of Cost-Efficient Piles (DICEP) Conference

The Pile Driving Contractors Association (PDCA) is pleased to announce the 20th Annual Design and Installation of Cost-Efficient Piles (DICEP) Conference scheduled for November 5–6, 2019, in Cleveland, Ohio. Held each fall since 2000, this exclusive PDCA program presents modern approaches to maximize and promote the increased use of driven piles through a series of engineering-focused presentations.

The theme of this year’s DICEP conference is
“Deep Foundations, Earth Retention and the Benefits of the Driven Pile”.

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 primarily designed for feneral and sub-contractors; geotechnical, structural and civil engineers; and other firms or individuals who conduct business, suppoert or are associated with the deep foundations, earth retention and/or the driven pile industry. Licensed PEs will earn professional development hours (PDHs) by attending this conference.

The Conference

Learn and Experience

The conference will consist of a series of presentations with a focus on deep foundations, earth retention and/or the driven pile; including industry keynote presentations, case histories and other technical presentations ranging from 15-60 minutes each, addressing the conference theme. Attendees will learn the advantage 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)


The Westin Cleveland Downtown, Cleveland, Ohio

777 Saint Clair Avenue
NE Cleveland, Ohio 44114
Phone: +1 216-771-7700
Reservations: (402) 593-5140


PDCA has secured a conference rate of $129.00 plus tax for reservations made through Monday, October 14, 2019 (subject to room rate availability, including pre/post nights). Individuals are responsible for making their own reservations either online by clicking the button to the right or by calling toll-free 888-627-8085 and referencing PDCA 20th Annual DICEP Conference.

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

Deep Foundations, Earth Retention

and the Benefits of the Driven Pile