Part A

The material contained in this presentation/ document/online link has been prepared and/or provided for the launch of the ISSMGE Time Capsule Project at the 20th ICSMGE in Sydney (1-5 May 2022).

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While the contributions are from individuals, committees and organisations associated with ISSMGE, the views expressed are those of the individuals, committees and organisations and do not necessarily represent the views or policies of ISSMGE. 


Member Society Contributions

Egypt Egyptian Geotechnical Society  
South Africa SAICE Geotechnical Division View Contribution
China Chinese Institution of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering-CCES View Contribution
Chinese Taipei Chinese Taipei Geotechnical Society View Contribution
India Indian Geotechnical Society  
Japan Japanese Geotechnical Society View Contribution
Kazakhstan Kazakhstan Geotechnical Society View Contribution
Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan Geotechnical Association  
Malaysia Malaysian Geotechnical Society View Contribution
Pakistan Pakistan Geotechnical Engineering Society  
SEAGS South East Asian Geotechnical Society  
Singapore Geotechnical Society of Singapore  
South Korea Korean Geotechnical Society View Contribution
Sri Lanka Sri Lankan Geotechnical Society  
Australia Australian Geomechanics Society View Contribution
New Zealand New Zealand Geotechnical Society View Contribution
Austria Austrian Geotechnical Society View Contribution
Denmark Danish Geotechnical Society  
Finland Finnish Geotechnical Society View Contribution
France Comité Français de la Mécanique des Sols et de Géotechnique View Contribution
Greece Hellenic Society of SMGE View Contribution
Italy Associazione Geotecnica Italiana View Contribution
North Macedonia Macedonian Association for Geotechnics View Contribution
Norway Norwegian Geotechnical Society View Contribution
Portugal Sociedade Portuguesa de Geotecnia View Contribution
Romania Romanian Society for SMGE View Contribution
Russia Russian Society for Soil Mechanics, Geotechnics and Foundation Engineering View Contribution
Switzerland Swiss Geotechnical Society – Geotechnik Schweiz View Contribution
Turkey Turkish Society for ISSMGE View Contribution
United Kingdom British Geotechnical Association View Contribution
North America
Canada Canadian Geotechnical Society - Canadian Section ISSMGE View Contribution
Mexico Sociedad Mexicana de Ingeniería Geotécnica View Contribution
United States U.S. National Society for ISSMGE View Contribution
South America
Argentina Sociedad Argentina de Ingeniería Geotécnica View Contribution
Bolivia Asociación Boliviana de Ingeniería Geotécnica - ABIG  
Brazil Associação Brasileira Mecânica dos Solos e Engenharia Geotécnica View Contribution
Chile Sociedad Chilena de Geotecnia  
Colombia Sociedad Colombiana de Geotecnia View Contribution
Peru Asociación Peruana de Ingeniería Geotécnica – APGEO  


Technical Committee Contributions

TC101 Laboratory Testing An active miro board illustrating the journey in time accounting for the main soil mechanics laboratory equipment, apparatus, and procedures. View Contribution
TC103 Numerical Methods Presentation on the development of numerical methods and a survey on present and future needs. View Contribution
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TC105 Geomechanics Code for developing printed particles and discrete element modelling.  
TC201 Dykes and Levees Report on moving dike stability assessment, from evaluating individual mechanisms (past) to evaluating entire failure paths containing several mechanisms (future). View Contribution
TC 202 Transportation Geotechnics TC202 prepared a Time Capsule Project report to present a historical overview of committee activities and current accomplishments in Transportation Geotechnics. View Contribution
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TC203 Earthquake Website outlining the past and present explaining developments in geotechnical earthquake engineering. View Contribution
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TC209 Offshore Presentation documenting key achievements in offshore geotechnics and a questionnaire exploring trends and developments. View Contribution
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TC213 Scour and Erosion Understanding of processes and design for protection/mitigation of scour and erosion through integration of hydraulics and geotechnics. View Contribution
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TC218 Reinforced Fill Structures A video with various participants discussing Reinforced Fill Structures development from past to present and looking to the future. View Contribution
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TC219 System Performance Paper documenting the development of design approaches to ensure structures perform adequately and do not fail catastrophically. View Contribution
Impact on Society
TC301 Historic sites Website listing conferences and lectures of TC301 since foundation, divided in three periods. Downloadable documents available for each of them. View Contribution
TC302 Forensic Report covering what, why and how of forensic engineering with key examples. View Contribution
TC304 Risk Report on developments in geotechnical risk and reliability analysis with a second report focusing on landslides. View Contribution
TC306 Geo-education TC306’s Time Capsule report sets as the start of the systematic study of Geotechnical Engineering Education Prof. Burland’s Nash Lecture in 1987 and reviews key activities for building a Geotechnical Engineering Education community. View Contribution
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TC308 Energy Geotechnics    
TC309 Machine Learning By organizing various activities, TC309 has been exploring how ML/Big data could shape the geotechnical community in the future. View Contribution
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Corporate Associates Contributions

Dar View Contribution
EPB View Contribution
GHD View Contribution
Jan de Nul View Contribution
SRK View Contribution
Tensar View Contribution
Time Capsule Poster
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Time Capsule Booklet
Terra Armee View Contribution
TetraTech Coffey View Contribution
UTS View Contribution
WSP Golder View Contribution
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