Österreichisches Nationalkomitee der ISSMGE

Österreichischer Ingenieur- und Architektenverein
Eschenbachgasse 9
A-1010 Vienna
Austria

T:+43 1 58801 22100
F:+43 1 58801 22198

President:  Prof. Helmut F. Schweiger  (helmut.schweiger@tugraz.at)
Secretary:  Prof. Dietmar Adam  (dietmar.adam@tuwien.ac.at)

History

The Austrian National Committee was established by K. Terzaghi with about 10 individual members in 1936. After World War II it was reestablished with the following individual renowned members in 1950:

W. Aichhorn, H. Borowicka, O.K. Frohlich, F. Kattinger, K. Kienzl, L. Müller, H. Schleifer, W. Steinbrenner, R. Tillmann, A. Winter, K. Terzaghi

A. Casagrande and H.F. Winterkorn (USA) were corresponding members.

In 1936 K. Terzaghi was elected first President of ISSMFE (he was Austrian citizen then and held the chair of Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering at the Vienna University of Technology).

In 1951 L. Müller founded the Austrian Rock Mechanics Society which pioneered the foundation of the International Society for Rock Mechanics in 1962. He was first president of ISRM.

Presidents
K.V. Terzaghi 1936-1938
W. Aichhorn 1950-1972
H. Brandl 1972-2015
H.F. Schweiger since 2015

Secretaries
W. Steinbrenner 1950-1972
M. Fross 1972-2004
D. Adam since 2004

The number of members was ten in 1936 and 1950 respectively and has been increasing continuously since 1975 up to 170 members to the present.

Outstanding conferences hosted by the Austrian National Committee since the fifties
1st. Danube European Conference SMFE, Vienna 1964
2nd Danube European Conference SMFE, Vienna 1968
6th European Conference SMFE, Vienna 1976
International Conference on Geotextiles, Vienna, Graz, Salzburg 1977
16th World Road Congress (in co-operation) Vienna 1979
3rd International Conference on Geosynthetics (with IGS), Vienna 1986
15th Danube European Conference on Geotechnical Engineering - Jubilee Event 50th Anniversary, Vienna 2014
1st to 10th Austrian Conference on Geotechnics, Vienna 1997/1999/2001/2003/2005/2007/2009/2011/2013/2015

Personalities
K. Terzaghi (1883-1963)
O.K. Fröhlich (1885-1964)
A. Casagrande (1902-1981)
Ch. Veder (1907-1984)
L. Müller (1908-1988)
H. Borowicka (1910-1999)
H. Brandl (1940-)

All Conference Proceedings (as far as they are still available) can be ordered at:

ÖIAV - Österreichischer Ingenieur-und Architekten-Verein
(Austrian Association of Engineers and Architects)
Eschenbachgasse 9, A-1010 Vienna
T: +43 1 587 35 36
F: +43 1 587 35 365

President of the Austrian National Society of ISSMGE
Prof. H.F. Schweiger
Graz University of Technology, Institute of Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering
Working Group Computational Geotechnics
Rechbauerstraße 12, Ground floor, A-8010 Graz
T:+43 (0)316 873 6234
F:+43 (0)316 873 6232
E: helmut.schweiger@tugraz.at

Honorary President: Prof Emeritus Heinz Brandl
Vienna University of Technology, Institute of Geotechnics
Center of Ground Engineering, Soil and Rock Mechanics
Karlsplatz 13/220/2, A-1040 Vienna
T:+43 1 370 26224
F:+43 1 58801 221982
E: office@ahbrandl.at

Secretary of the Austrian National Society of ISSMGE
Prof. D. Adam
Vienna University of Technology, Institute of Geotechnics
Center of Ground Engineering, Soil and Rock Mechanics
Karlsplatz 13/220/2, A-1040 Vienna
T:+43 1 58801 22100
F:+43 1 58801 22198
E: dietmar.adam@tuwien.ac.at