• DFI Europe
  • DFI India
  • DFI Trust

EFFC/DFI Carbon Calculator Task Group

Developed a standardized tool called the Foundation COCalculator which calculates the carbon footprint of deep foundation and ground improvement works.

Group Co-chair

Luca Bruni
Injectosond Italia

Group Co-chair

Chris Nelsen
Delve Underground

Chris Nelsen is a Geotechnical Engineer at Delve Underground, formerly McMillen Jacobs Associates, with 5 years of geotechnical engineering experience. Chris joined McMillen Jacobs Associates after three years as a field/project engineer for Keller. His areas of expertise include design, installation, and QA/QC of geostructural elements. He is developing expertise in site investigation, soil and rock characterization, support of excavation design, and tunnel construction impact analyses.

Chris is also engaged in industry-wide efforts to improve the sustainability of infrastructure projects through the ISI framework as an Envision Sustainable Professional (ENV SP). Incorporating sustainability into his day-to-day personal and work activities has been a growing theme and passion throughout Chris’ life.

EFFC/DFI Carbon Calculator

The EFFC/DFI Carbon Calculator has been developed using verifiable, standardised data to enable accurate benchmarking of competing project proposals. Prior to its development there existed no single standardised tool for calculating CO2 emissions for these types of ground works.

The tool also allows contractors to compare and contrast different technical approaches within the same project and see what the CO2 emissions will be. Furthermore it can be used throughout a project’s development to compare how it performed against expectations.

Celebrating 10 Years of the Carbon Calculator

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the official release of the EFFC/DFI Carbon Calculator. Read the article in the January-February 2024 issue of Deep Foundations magazine.

Presented by Gerald Verbeek and Kimberly Martin, this 1-hour presentation (re)introduced the EFFC/DFI Carbon Calculator.

Presented by Gerald Verbeek, Katie Castelo, and Kimberly Martin. this webinar highlights calculator tips for first time users, stumbling blocks for designers without access to material-use data, and general tips for sustainable design.

EFFC/DFI Carbon Calculator Training Video

This webinar explains why carbon reduction is important and how to reduce emissions by measuring your carbon footprint. The workshop will also guide you through the industry’s leading tool; the EFFC/DFI Carbon Calculator, a free aid which allows the user to assess the carbon footprint of their project.