The DFI Journal: Volume 8, Issue 2 Available 

December 30, 2014, Hawthorne N.J.: The Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) announces the availability of the December 2014 edition of the DFI Journal, a peer-reviewed publication of high-quality papers. This special issue is dedicated to the state of practice of geothermal foundations, with a particular focus on energy pile foundations.

Volume 8, Issue 2, includes the following papers:

  • Outcomes from International Workshop on Thermoactive Geotechnical Systems for Near- Surface Geothermal Energy: from Research to Practice
  • Session 1 Report: Identifying Best Practice, Installation, Laboratory Testing and Field Testing
  • Building Codes, Green Certification and Implementation Issues, Market Challenges
  • New Technologies and Applications: Materials and Equipment in Near Surface Geothermal Systems
  • Issues Involved with Thermoactive Geotechnical Systems: Characterization of Thermomechanical Soil Behavior and Soil-Structure Interface Behavior
  • Design Tools for Thermoactive Geotechnical Systems
  • Environmental Impact Calculations, Life Cycle Cost Analysis

Current and past issues of DFI Journal are available online to DFI members. Members and nonmembers can order printed copies of the 2007-2013 volumes of the Journal from the publications page of; members at preferential rates. Subscriptions to the Journal are priced at $306 for the online version and $340 for both print and online versions. To subscribe go to

DFI Journal is published biannually. Papers are welcome on topics of interest to the geoprofessional community. Papers can be submitted online at The editors can be contacted by email at or for further information visit

About Deep Foundations Institute (DFI)
DFI ( is an international association of contractors, engineers, manufacturers, suppliers, academics and owners in the deep foundations industry. Our multidisciplinary membership creates a consensus voice and a common vision for continual improvement in the planning, design and construction of deep foundations and excavations. We bring together members for networking, education, communication and collaboration. With our members, we promote the advancement of the deep foundations industry through technical committees, educational programs and conferences, publications, research, government relations and outreach. DFI has more than 3,300 members worldwide.