The International Society for Micropiles (ISM) has finalized a strategic alliance agreement with the Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) and the International Association of Foundation Drilling (ADSC). Through this strategic alliance, administration and support functions for the ISM will be assumed by ADSC and DFI, with the ISM operating as an entity within the ADSC/DFI joint micropile committee.
provides the opportunity to members of DFI and ADSC to be recognized as ISM
delegates, and contribute to ISM’s mission at no additional cost in membership
dues. By the same token, current ISM delegates will become members of DFI, ADSC
or both in lieu of their ISM membership dues that will provide added access to
the extensive technical and networking resources provided by those
delegates in more than 24 countries on six continents. The ISM’s activites and
strategic direction are led by current chairman, Allen Cadden, and an
international steering committee comprised of representatives from each
founding country, including Canada,
Finland, France, Germany,
Japan, the United States and the United Kingdom. This steering
committee will remain in place, and will now include a representative from both
DFI and ADSC. ISM technical activities will be coordinated by DFI’s technical activites
manager, Mary Ellen Bruce, and ADSC’s director of operations, Tony Marinucci.
the ISM’s newsletter, The Bond Zone,
will be reported in ADSC’s Foundation Drilling magazine,
and DFI’s Deep Foundations magazine. The ISM
website, www.ismicropiles.org, is being
updated to provide information on society and member activities and events,
publications and micropile resources. As the alliance evolves, the website likely
will be integrated with the ADSC and DFI websites.
currently underway, through the joint efforts of ADSC and DFI, for presentation
of the 11th International Workshop on Micropiles (IWM) in late 2012, most
likely to take place in Milan,
information on IWM 2012 will be available soon.
ISM Strategic Alliance Finalized
February 21, 2012