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October Regional Meeting & DFI Travelling Lecturer
Flames Eatery
88 South 4th St.
San Jose, CA 95112

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Wednesday, October 23, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM PDT
Category: Regional Meeting

October Regional Dinner Meeting & DFI Travelling Lecturer

We are looking to start up an Emerging Professionals group in the San Jose area and thought we'd kick off their inauguration with a bang. Everyone is welcome to join us on October 23rd as we welcome the:

DFI Travelling Lecturer for 2019-2020 Willie M. NeSmith, P.E.

Willie M. NeSmith, P.E., is the former chief geotechnical engineer for Berkel & Company Contractors. NeSmith received a B.S. in civil engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1974, and for the following 25 years worked as a consulting geotechnical engineer on projects in the U.S., the Middle East and Africa. He began to specialize in deep foundations in 1990, and joined Berkel & Company in 1999, after serving as a consultant for implementation of Berkel's displacement pile system. He is a leading authority on the design and installation of cast-in-place displacement piles in the U.S., having designed or evaluated over 200 displacement pile projects nationwide. NeSmith has authored over 20 professional publications and is a past member of the DFI Augered Cast-in-Place (ACIP) Pile Committee. He also served as the lead instructor for the DFI ACIP Short Course. NeSmith received his first professional registration in Georgia in 1978.

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Design Methodologies for Cast-in-Place Piles

This lecture is an in-depth treatment of current design methodologies for cast-in-place piles. Conventional continuous flight auger (CFA) drilled displacement piles are addressed.

The presentation will be similar in structure to our regular regional dinner meetings.

This meeting is open to all geo-professionals and interested attendees from CalGeo, ASCE, consulting firms, government organizations, students and more!



6:00pm Registration/Arrival (restaurant validates at upstairs parking garage)

6:30pm Dinner

7:15pm Presentation

8:30pm Conclusion

Thank you to the Deep Foundations Institute for providing us with their 2019-2020 Traveling Lecturer, Willie NeSmith! For more information, please visit


$50 CalGeo members and ALL emerging professionals, $60 Non-members

$20 students

Please e-mail Kelly Cabal if your e-mail address (login) is not linked to your company's CalGeo membership.


Thank you to the Deep Foundations Institute for providing this year's traveling lecturer.


Contact: Kelly Cabal, [email protected] (949) 391-2436 with any questions.