Comité Français de la Mécanique des Sols et de Géotechnique

C.F.M.S.
9 rue du Gué 
92500 RUEIL MALMAISON
France
Tel: +33 1 41 96 90 80
Fax: +33 1 41 96 91 05

website: www.geotechnique.org
Email: cfms.secretariat@orange.fr

Chairman: Valérie Bernhardt v.bernhardt@terrasol.com
Contact: Nathalie Borie nathalie.borie@apave.com
Secretary: Mme. Danièle Peck cfms.secretariat@orange.fr

History

START OF SOCIETY
Our “Comité Français de Mécanique des Sols et de Géotechnique” was incorporated in 1948 as a non-profit Society, in continuation of the "Comité National de la Mécanique du Sol" set up in 1937 further to a suggestion of M. Watier head of the Waterways and Ports Dept at the Ministry of Public Works which followed the idea launched the previous year at the time of the 1st International Conference of Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering (as it was already called) held at Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusets.

AIM OF THE SOCIETY
The CFMS is aimed at the promotion of research works in the field of ground engineering and all connected activities, such as soil constitutive laws, construction works and processes, geoenvironmental engineering . Results and research work finds must then be publicized as well as technological developments and new specific products. The CFMS activities include european and international cooperation in the field of geotechnical and geoenvironmental activities.

PAST PRESIDENTS
Albert Caquot 1948 - 1965
Armand Mayer 1965 - 1969
Jean Kerisel 1969 - 1973
Jacques Florentin 1973 - 1975
Guy L' Heriteau 1975 - 1978
Pierre Habib 1978 - 1982
Louis Parez 1982 - 1986
Jean Salencon 1986 - 1990
Francois Schlosser 1990 - 1994
Michel Londez 1994 - 1998
Alain Pecker 1998 –

NUMBER OF MEMBERS
Original number of members 100, Present number: more than 500 and 50 Corporate members

STRUCTURE
The CFMS is run by a Council of 16 members . The Council has a Board with a President, 2 Vice-President, a Secretary General and a Treasurer.

SCHEDULE OF MEETINGS
The CFMS holds 6 day-meetings a year, one being "regional". National 2-3 day Conferences were held (in French) as follows:

La Mecanique des Sols et la Force Portante des Pieux 7-9 July 1952 in Paris with papers (in French) by: Skempton, Verdeyen, Schultze, Geuze, Bendel, Tomlinson, Janbu, Zweck,Meyerhof,Bjerrum,Pogany and many French members of CFMS.
Proceedings published in Annales de l' ITBTP, No.63-64, Mars-Avril 1953,Paris (available at Annales BTP, 6-14 rue La Perouse, 75784 Paris, France, fax: + 33 147235416 Mrs P. Monmahou)

Sol et Sous-sol, et Securite des Constructions
25-27 October 1973 in Cannes (French Riviera), Proceedings published by Bureau de Recherches Geologiques et Minieres (available from BRGM BP 6009, 45060 Orleans
Cedex 2, France. fax: +33 238643781 , http://infoterre.brgm.fr

Problemes poses par la Dispersion des Caracteristiques des Sols et des Roches,
2-3 December 1975 in Orleans la Source 
Proceedings published by BRGM - see above -.

Environnement et Geotechnique 
11-12 March 1981, at Nantes
Proceedings in Revue Francaise de Geotechnique No. 14bis (available from "Ponts, Formation, Edition" 28 rue des Saints Peres 75343 Paris,France, fax: +33 144582744, http://pfe.enpc.fr)

Reconnaissance des Sols et Roches par Essais en Place 
18-20 May 1983 in Paris
Proceedings published by BRGM - see above -