The idea to form the ISHF was conceived by in the spring of 2009 by Dr. Alan Lutenegger, Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering at the University of Massachusetts to provide an international forum for professionals engaged in the design, construction and development of helical foundation/anchor technology to share information and ideas. The ISHF is not for commercial advance of any Individual, Manufacturer, Supplier, Contractor or Organization. The Executive Director of the ISHF is Dr. Alan Lutenegger. The mission of the ISHF is to be the international professional forum for promoting all aspects of Screw-Piles/Helical Foundations/Anchors related to Civil Engineering. It will act as the non commercial and impartial group to collect and disseminate technical information to the industry.