ISSMGE News & Information Circular June 2017

ISSMGE News & Information Circular

June 2017


Please visit the new-look ISSMGE website – for full details of all ISSMGE activities.



  1. ISSMGE Regional Vice-Presidents 2017-2021


Africa – Professor Etienne Marcelin Kana (CTGA)

Asia – Professor Eun Chul Shin (Korea)

Australasia – Mr Gavin Alexander (Australia)

Europe – Professor Mario Manassero (Italy)

North America – Dr Tim Newson (Canada)

South America – Dr Alejo Sfriso (Argentina)



  1. XIX ICSMGE – Seoul, Korea- Registration now open


Early bird registration has been extended until 30 June 2017



  1. New ISSMGE Member Society


The President, Roger Frank, and the Vice-President for Europe, Antonio Gens, are delighted to announce that the Cypriot Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering is now a member society of the ISSMGE.



  1. CAPG Survey


We are pleased to inform you that the ISSMGE global survey on State of the Art (SOA) and State of Practice (SOP) launched by the combined efforts of the Technical Committees (TCs), the CAPG (Corporate Associates Presidential Group) and the TOC (Technical Oversight Committee), has been a great success. The TCs have to be warmly congratulated for their efforts in providing sound and appropriate questions. The number and quality of the answers received demonstrated their interest with respect to important concerns met in many fields of our profession.  For further details see:



  1. New ISSMGE Corporate Associates:


The following organisations have become recently become ISSMGE Corporate Associates:





University of Wollongong

                Wagstaff Piling


  1. ISSMGE Foundation


The Trustees of the ISSMGE Foundation are pleased to announce that Argo-E has very generously made another donation, and is now a SILVER donor.


The next deadline for receipt of applications for awards from the ISSMGE Foundation is the 1st August 2017. Click here for further information on the ISSMGE Foundation.


  1. ISSMGE Webinars


Speaker Date Title
Robert Koerner (USA) Tues 13th June 2017

12 P.M. GMT (noon)

(followed by the 48-hour Q&A Session)

Geosynthetic Reinforced MSE Walls: Overview, Failures and Items for Improvement


Click here for a full list of previously recorded ISSMGE webinars


  1. Technical Committee Database on Website


Member society officers are reminded that the TC database is now online ( and is the definitive source of TC information (Terms of Reference, & Membership lists).  All Member Societies were invited to nominate a representative who would be entrusted with entering the details of their member society’s nominees on the database. If your society does not have such a representative, please contact the Secretariat (


The following are new technical committees established since 2013

TC308 – Energy Geotechnics

TC217 – Land Reclamation

TC218 – Reinforced Fill Structures


Anyone wishing to serve on a Technical Committee should contact their Member Society and request to be nominated.



  1. ISSMGE Bulletins

To retrieve copies of the ISSMGE Bulletin, please go to


Edition – latest Website
Volume 11, Issue 2

April 2017


  1. Conferences

For a listing of all ISSMGE and ISSMGE supported conferences – click here.


The following are events that have been added/upated since the previous Circular:


  • XVII African Regional Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, 07-10 October 2019

Cape Town Convention Centre, South Africa, Contact: Dr Denis Kalumba,


Non-ISSMGE Events


  • micro to MACRO mathematical modelling in soil mechanics, 29 May – 1 June 2018

Reggio Calabria, Italy. Contact: Giuseppe Mortara,


Best wishes,

Paloma Peers