The Lizzi Lecturer is a micropile practitioner invited by the International Society for Micropiles (ISM) Steering Committee who is recognised by ISM as making distinguished contributions to the micropile industry. The lecture honours the spirit and memory of Dr Fernando Lizzi (1914-2003), the visionary leader of ISM and the inventor of the “pali radice” or original “root pile” foundation system.


The Scholarship is awarded to a graduate student studying in the field of micropiles. The Scholarship award consists of financial reimbursement of travel and accommodation expenses for attendance at the workshop, waiver of workshop registration fees and a suite of fundamental micropile publications. Award recipients make a presentation on the micropile research being conducted or proposed at the workshop. The 9th Lizzi Scholarship award winner will be selected from an Australian university by the local organising committee.


The third World Cup of Micropiles will be presented at the Australian workshop, which is an international competition to select the best micropile project from around the word that has been constructed since the previous workshop. Submissions are encouraged from Nth America, South and Central America, Europe, Africa, Central Asia (Russia, Middle East and India) and Australasia.