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Robert Bittner elected as president of the Deep Foundations Institute

The Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) has announced that Bittner-Shen Consulting Engineers president Robert Bittner has been elected as the organisation’s new president.

Bittner, who takes on the role from Kiewit Engineering manager James Morrison, has 40 years of experience in construction engineering and project management on major marine construction projects worldwide.

According to the DFI, Bittner’s work has focused on minimising construction costs of major marine structures through the design and development of innovative methods and equipment, which have been employed on the construction of bridges, immersed tube tunnels, ocean outfalls and intakes, marine terminals, offshore structures, locks and dams. He has been involved with the DFI for many years and held the post of chairman of the DFI Marine Foundations Committee for six years.

The DFI has also announced the appointment of Bermingham Foundations Solutions CEO Patrick Beringham as vice president, Hayward Baker director John Wolosick as treasurer and Isherwood senior engineer Matthew Janes as secretary.

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