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

1.         Webinars




Laurence Wesley (New Zealand)

Wednesday 13th March 2019

12 P.M. GMT (noon)

(What) To teach or not to teach - from theory to practice.


Click here for a full list of previously recorded ISSMGE webinars.  Past webinars with a common theme have been grouped together to create courses within the ISSMGE Virtual University and information about these can be found here.  A new course on soil characterisation has been added:

Please note that a couple of webinars in French have been added to the list on the website.

2.        "Les dessous des grands travaux" – a virtual exhibition now online

The Comité Français de Mécanique des Sols et de Géotechnique (CFMS) is pleased to announce that the virtual geotechnical museum is now online at  This initiative is based on the "Les dessous des grands travaux" exhibition hosted by the Museum of Arts and Crafts in Paris, and presented at the 18ICSMGE held in 2013.  It is available in French and English.

3.            TC 215 Call to National Societies for nomination for the 3rd R. Kerry Rowe Lecture

The ISSMGE and TC215 on Environmental Geotechnics have established the R. Kerry Rowe Lecture in recognition of Professor Rowe's outstanding impact on the field of Environmental Geotechnics and his excellence in scholarly achievements. The lecture is to be given at the opening plenary session of the International Congress on Environmental Geotechnics held every four years. The associated paper is published in the Canadian Geotechnical Journal. The lecturer is a person selected by TC 215 as having made a distinguished contribution to the theory and practice of Environmental Geotechnics.

The 3rd lecture is scheduled to be given at the 9th International Congress on Environmental Geotechnics to be held in Chania, Greece, in 2022.

Nominations for the 3rd R. Kerry Rowe Lecture should be made through the National Societies and/or TC 215 members to the R. Kerry Rowe Lecture sub-committee chaired by Professor Kerry Rowe. A supporting letter and a CV of the nominee (including a list of publications) should be sent to Professor R. Kerry Rowe ([email protected]) and the secretary of TC215 Andrea Dominijanni ([email protected]) by 31 March 2019.

4.         Bulletin

The latest edition of the ISSMGE Bulletin (Volume 13, Issue 1, February 2019) is available from the website from:

5. ISSMGE Foundation

The next deadline for receipt of applications for awards from the ISSMGE Foundation is the 1st May 2019. Click here for further information on the ISSMGE Foundation.

6.         Conferences

For a listing of all ISSMGE and ISSMGE supported conferences, and full information on all events, including deadlines, please go to the Events page at:  Click here and follow the links to your favourite events.

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

            ISSMGE Events

  • Construction in Historical Cities: Problems and Solutions, 06-06-2019 - 07-06-2019  

The House of Architects, Bolshaya Morskaya Street 52, St Petersburg, Languages: Russian + English; Organiser: TC 207 ISSMGE & Institute "Georeconstruction" (Saint Petersburg); Contact person: Eugene Dubinin; Address: Russia, , Institute "Georeconstruction" St Petersburg, Russia; Email: [email protected]; [email protected] Website:

            Non-ISSMGE Events

  • 8th International Geotechnical Symposium, 13-11-2019 – 15-11-2019

Suleyman Demirel Kultur Merkezi, ITU Ayazaga Campus, Istanbul, Turkey; Languages: English + Turkish; Organisers: UCTEA Turkish Chamber of Civil engineers, Istanbul Branch and Turkish Society for ISSMGE (as supporting Institution); Contact person: Kubilay Sahin; Email: [email protected]; Website: