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Thursday, 17 January 2019 13:12

Garland Likins Receives DFI Distinguished Service Award 2018

Garland Likins, P.E., principal of GRL, was recognized as the recipient of DFI’s highest award to an individual, the Distinguished Service Award (DSA).

 This award originated in 1981 and recognizes individuals who have made exceptionally valuable contributions to the advancement of the deep foundations industry. The award was presented at the Awards Banquet during DFI’s 43rd Annual Conference on Deep Foundations in Anaheim, Calif., October 24-27, 2018. Likins was one of PDI’s original founders in 1972, and was president from 1977 to 2014. He currently is a principal and senior consultant for PDI, where he has directed the research and development of transducers, real-time processing equipment and software analysis programs for deep foundations. Likins is widely recognized for guiding the development and implementation of dynamic pile testing as an industry standard in the U.S. and throughout the world. He has improved the state of the art in quality assurance by developing new and improved products, teaching, lecturing and authoring more than 120 publications. “Garland’s lifetime work has helped transform the approach, practice and understanding of quality assurance for all types of deep foundations,” says Theresa Engler, executive director of DFI. “His work has helped to create the modern testing industry and advance the practice of deep foundation quality assurance.”


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