International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering originated at Harvard in 1936 during the First International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering held. A W Skempton became President in 1957 and the secretariat moved to the UK. ICSMFE became a well-known pattern from 1953 and the Jubilee Conference held in San Francisco in 1985. 2000 delegates and guests attended the conference. In 1952 first regional Conference was the Australasian Conference held in Australia and quadrennial Regional Conferences also become an established pattern. In 1981 the Steering Committee decided to give a better attention to the rapidly expanding Society. The Board meets every year and the Council meets once in every two years. In 1997, Council approved a change in name to the International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering to reflect more perfectly the activities of the Society.
There are 86 Member Societies representing ISSMGE with 18000 individual members across the globe. Individuals include teachers, researchers, practising engineers, equipment designers, manufacturers. 23 corporate associates from industry also associated with International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering.Read More»