Bulgarian Society for SMGE

Bulgarian Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering
Office 3
74-76 Christo Smirnenski Str
1164 SOFIA
BULGARIA

Phone: +359 885256905

President: Assoc. Prof. Chavdar Kolev (ch_kolev@abv.bg)
Secretary: Prof. Andrey Totsev (bulgarianssmge@abv.bg)

Website: http://www.wix.com/bulgarianssmge/bssmge

History

The Bulgarian Society was started on the 08 April 1948 as Bulgarian National Committee of Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering.

First Board:
President: Eng. Manol Sakelaroff, Minister of Buildings and Roads.
Vice President: Prof. D-r Eng. Balusch Balusheff, Head of Department for Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering.
Secretary: Associate Prof. Georg Stefanoff.

Names of the Presidents and Secretaries:
Presidents:
Eng. Manol Sakelaroff - 1948 - 1950
Prof. D-r Eng. Balusch Baluscheff 1950 - 1980
Prof. D-r Eng. Georg Stefanoff - 1980-2004 (since 2004 Honorary President)
Assos. Prof. D-r Eng. Jellu Jellev 2004-2011 
Prof .D-r Eng. Dobrin Denev - 2011- at present

Secretaries:
Prof. D-r techn. h.c Eng. Georg Stefanoff-1949-1980 
Prof.D-r Eng. Trifon Germanov 1980-2004 
Chief. ASS. Eng.-Geol. Assia Bojinova 2008-2011 
Assos. Prof. D-r Eng. Andrey Totsev - 2011- at present 

Number of Members at start at present
The Society started with 12 members (1949) 
20 members (1957) 
72 members (2004) 
52 members (at present)

List of Regional Conferences and Meetings:
The Sixth Danube - European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering, held in Varna, September 1980. 
First National Conference on Soil and Foundation, Sofia 1971 
Second National Conference on Soil and Foundation, Rousse 1984 
XIV European conference, 2001 
National Conference on Geotechnical Engineering, Sofia, 2002 
National Conference on Geotechnical Engineering, Sofia, 2004

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