PDCA Committees

PDCA Committees are a significant resource to the Association, its members, and the driven pile industry. Each Committee has a Chair who is appointed by the PDCA President and each Committee has a Board Director who acts as a liaison between the Committee and the Board of Directors. Each committee meets between 4 to 6 times a year. One of those meetings is held at the PDCA Annual Conference, while the others are generally conducted by conference call.

All PDCA members are eligible to serve on any PDCA Committee(s). Any member of PDCA who has an interest in serving on one or more of the PDCA Committees or would like to find out more about the functions of each Committee, its responsibilities and the responsibilities of members should
contact PDCA by email or call the PDCA office at 904-215-4771.

PDCA members may sign up for Committee service by completing the PDCA Member Committee Request Form and submitting it to the PDCA office.

PDCA Committee Request Form

Associate Member Council Committee

Committee Members:
  • Diane Fischer, Chair
  • David Maedgen
  • J.W. Lodge
  • Phil Wright
  • Pollyanna Cunningham
  • Rob Likens
  • Stephanie Conklin
  • Tom "TC" Heller
  • Steve Whitty
  • Fernao De Oliveira Cesar
  • Karl Higgins
  • Takafumi Takuma
  • Marilyn Poindexter
  • Chris Ragan
  • Jay Richardson, P.E.
  • Darin Werts
The task of this Committee is to serve as the leadership body for the PDCA Associate Members to ensure the needs of the growing PDCA Associate Member base are met. The Associate Member Council is also responsible for promoting the materials, products and services of PDCA Associate members to end-users and decision-makers, provide input on conference program development, facilitate Associate Member opportunities, and promote the benefits of PDCA membership to other companies.

Chapters Committee

Committee Members:
  • John King, Chair
  • Greg Canivan
  • Kevin Gourgues
  • Erich Kremer
  • Dermot Fallon
  • Tim Dittmeier
  • Bill Marczewski
  • Michael Kelly
  • Andrea Edwards
  • J.J. Waguespack
  • Jason Moore
  • Matt Scerbak
  • Rich Anderson
  • Sarah Honeyman
  • Tim Fogarty
  • Tom Connor

Communications Committee

Committee Members:
  • Pollyanna Cunningham, Chair
  • Jill Harris, Editorial Director, Lester Publications
  • Eric Hendriksen
  • Garland Likins
  • Randy Kelly
  • Erich Kremer
  • Tim Dittmeier
  • Dermot Fallon
  • Allen Johnson
  • John King
  • Karl Higgins
  • Mike Kelly
The task of this Committee is the establishment of editorial guidelines and content review for PDCA publications. It's work is directed to PILEDRIVER magazine and the PDCA website. This Committee also oversees the Project of the Year Award, the Driven Pile Overview CD project and e-mail communications.

Contracts and Risk Committee

Committee Members: 
  • Alexander Filotti, Chair
  • Richard Kalson, Co-Chair
  • Mike Byrne
  • Kurt Seufert
  • Mark Rice
  • Ryan Maloney
  • Sayed M. Sayed, PhD, PE, DBIA
This Committee is dedicated to educating PDCA subcontractors on how they can best negotiate their subcontracts and avoid the assumption of unfair risk.  The Committee will also address the risks associated with new project delivery systems and will keep the organization's contractors informed about how to identify, assess, control and monitor risks related to pile driving activity.

Education Committee

Committee Members:
  • Gerry McShane, Chairman
  • Dave Chapman
  • Alex Filotti
  • Alex Ryberg
  • Bill Marczewski
  • Garland Likins
  • Gerald Verbeek
  • Mohamad Hussein
  • Patrick Hannigan
  • TC Heller
  • Mike Gregory
  • Richard Morales
This Committee is responsible for all educational programs, specifically the Annual Conference and the annual Design and Installation of Cost Efficient Driven Pile (DICEP) Conference. The Committee reviews presentation recommendations and procures speakers for each event. Additionally, the Committee oversees the College Professor's Piling Institute.

The Committee is developing a set of short videos that will explain various aspects of driven pile fabrication and installation. In addition to other activities, the Committee is working with the FHWA to develop a webinar on advances in pile driving equipment.

Market Development Committee

Committee Members:
  • Doug Keller - Chairman
  • Brian Rogers
  • Mike Elliott
  • Phil Wright
  • Steve Macon
  • TC Heller
  • John Holman
  • Daniel Sprunk
This Committee is charged with developing industry data and promotional programs for the driven pile. The PDCA exhibits at industry events to raise the visibility of the Association, recruit new members and promote the driven pile. The Market Development Committee also works on increasing resources available to PDCA to better respond to inquiries related to the pile driving industry.

Membership Committee

Committee Members:

PDCA Board of Directors are the Committee for 2019
  • Scott Callaway
  • Jason Moore
  • Karl Higgins
  • Scott Webster
  • Larry Moore
This Committee is responsible for the recruitment and retention of PDCA members. Membership is the lifeblood of any organization. The goal of this committee is to increase our membership by encouraging pile driving contractors, industry manufacturers and suppliers, and those who design and test piles to join our association.

Safety & Environmental Committee

Committee Members:
  • Jay Boyd, Chair
  • Scott Callaway, Co-Chair
  • Dave Coleman
  • Dave Harrison
  • Eric Hendriksen
  • Erich Kremer
  • Joe Klaas
  • Warren Waite
  • Buck Darling
  • Chas Raysik
  • Keith Alfonsi
  • Kevin Gourgues
  • Michael Gregory
  • Peter Jensen
  • Dermot Fallon
  • James Deemer
  • Mark Miller
  • Michael Morgano
This PDCA Committee was established to focus on environmental issues related to pile driving such as noise, vibrations, air pollution and biodegradable fuels. This Committee coordinated with The Citadel to begin work on a pile driving noise and vibration database. The purpose of this database is to provide hard facts and reliable information on the actual level of vibrations created by pile driving operations. Click here for more information.

 Steel Sheet Pile Committee

Committee Members:
  • Gerry McShane, Chair
  • Alex Filotti
  • David Maedgen
  • Takefumi Takuma
  • David Borger
  • Greg Goad
  • Scott Meaney
  • Richard Morales
  • Vahid Zanjani
  • Kevin Kane
  • Ryne Allen
  • Dave Chapman
  • Rafael Garcia
  • Jeroen Koelewijn
  • Lane Koslow
The purpose of this Committee is to educate industry professionals on sheet piling, establish the PDCA as the leader in fronting technical information and discussions on sheet piling, and bring the best technical information to the industry covering a range of topics including;  benefits, design and application, plan review and value engineering, installation and project experience.

Technical Committee

Committee Members:
  • Dale Biggers - Chairman
  • Van Komurka
  • Garland Likins
  • Gerald Verbeek
  • Billy Camp
  • Randy Dietel
  • Anna Sellountou
  • Casey Jones
  • Dave Chapman
  • Eric Hendriksen
  • Michael Wysockey
  • Mike Justason
  • Takefumi Takuma
  • Don Robertson
  • John Holman
  • Karl Higgins
This critical Committee is charged with developing and updating the PDCA Code Book, "Recommended Design Specifications for Driven Bearing Piles", as well as other technical initiatives. The Technical Committee recently completed work on a set of installation specifications for private sector work. You can obtain a copy of this specification on this website.