International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE)

Société internationale de mécanique des sols et de la géotechnique (SIMSG)

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1936 Cambridge MA USA


Reconstituted at 2nd International Conference, 1948, Rotterdam (Netherlands). Statutes modified 1953, Zurich (Switzerland), on formal organization of the Society. Statutes subsequently modified: 1957, London (UK); 1961, Paris (France); 1965, Montréal QC (Canada). New Statutes adopted 1969, Mexico City (Mexico), revised: 1971, Sydney (Australia); 1973, Moscow (USSR); 1975, Istanbul (Turkey); 1977, Tokyo (Japan); 1979, Oaxaca (Mexico). New statutes adopted 1989. Statutes revised 1999, Amsterdam (Netherlands); 2005, Osaka (Japan); 2009, Alexandria (Egypt); 2011, Toronto ON (Canada); 2013, Paris (France); 2015, Edinburgh (UK); 2017, Seoul (Korea Rep).


Promote international cooperation among engineers and scientists for the advancement of knowledge in the field of geotechnics and its engineering applications.


2027-11-16 | Japan – International Congress on Environmental Geotechnics
2026-06-14 | Vienna, Austria – International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering

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Council (meeting every 2 years); Board; Regions (6); International Committees (31). Autonomous Technical Committees set up to investigate special problems. Meetings closed.


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GOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 15: Life on Land



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