When: 9/12/2023 - 9/13/2023 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: 1750 West Loop S. Houston, Texas 77027

September 12-13, 2023 - save the date

The Pile Driving Contractors Association (PDCA) is pleased to announce the 24th Annual Design and Installation of Cost-Efficient Piles (DICEP) Conference scheduled for September 12-13, 2023, in Houston, Texas. The theme of this year's DICEP conference is "Deep Foundations, Earth Retention, and the Benefits of the Driven Pile."

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 conference will take a deep dive into tried-and-true methods, as well as emerging techniques, for innovative design, construction, and equipment use related to deep foundations, earth retention and/or pile driving. Attendees will learn the advantages of using driven pile foundations for various types of projects; included will be insights into current industry research and technology. 

The conference is primarily designed for geotechnical, structural, and civil engineers. However, other firms or individuals who conduct business, support or are associated with the deep foundations, earth retention and/or the driven pile industry are also encouraged to attend. Licensed PEs will earn professional development hours (PDHs) by attending this conference.

call for presentations

The PDCA Education Committee is taking submissions for topic and presentation ideas for the DICEP 2023 Conference. If you are interested in presenting or would recommend a topic that would fit the conference theme, please CLICK HERE to submit your ideas.

hotel informaTION

Houston Marriott West Loop by the Galleria
1750 West Loop S.
Houston, Texas 77027

PDCA will hold the conference at the Houston Marriott West Loop and a discounted lodging rate of $179/night is available for all attendees of the conference. Attendees are responsible for making their own reservations. PDCA does not use a housing or room reservation service for its events. There are only two ways for you to make your hotel reservations:

By visiting the Houston Marriott West Loop online HERE
By calling the Houston Marriott West Loop at (800) 228-9290 and providing our Group Name: Pile Driving Contractors Association