About KGS
KOREAN GEOTECHNICAL SOCIETY
About KGS

Introduction

History

Introduction

2010. 01. 15 | Title of technical divisions changed
(Oriented Construction Method to Ground & IT Convergence)
2010. 03. 25 | Held the 26th general meeting and a spring conference at Korea Land & Housing Corporation Company building (Mar. 25th to 26th)
2010. 08. 06 | Japan Society of Civil Engineers (JSCE) signed the MOU with KGS
2010. 09. 09 | Held a fall conference & 3rd Korea-Japan Geotechnical Engineering Workshop at Korea Rural Community Corporation in Ansan (Sep. 9th to 10th)
2011. 03. 24 | 27th Spring Conference at Dankook University (Mar. 24th to 25th)
2011. 04. 15 | YGE(Young Geotechnical Engineers) Forum committee newly launched
2011. 04. 27 | Daejeon & Chunnam regional development special committee held a foundation celebration event at Korea Institute of geoscience and mineral resources(KIGAM)
2011. 07. 21 | Daegu and Kyungbook regional development special committee held a meeting of its supporters
2011. 08. 12 | Change in the name of Technical Committee: Rock Engineering to Rock & Geology
2011. 09. 01 | Fifth International Symposium on Deformation Characteristics of Geomaterials (IS-Seoul 2011) (Sheraton Grande Walkerhill & W Seoul Walkerhill, Seoul) - 9.1 ~ 9.3
2011. 09. 22 | KGS Awards committee has been established
2011. 09. 22 | Annual Fall conference held at Kangwon University (Sep. 22nd to 23rd)
2011. 12. 15 | Indian Geotechnical Society signed the MOU with Korean Geotechnical Society(KGS)
2012. 05. 01 | Russian Geological Engineering Society held a joint workshop and signed the MOU with Korean Geotechnical Society(KGS) at Incheon University
2012. 08. 21 | Korean Geotechnical Society and Kazahstan Geotechnical Society held a Joint Symposium
2012. 10. 11 | Annual fall conference held at Seoul National University of Science and Technology (Oct. 11th to 12th)
2012. 10. 11 | Turkish Geotechnical Society signed the MOU with KGS
2012. 11. 02 | JS-Seoul 2012 (International Joint Symposium on Urban Geotechnics for Sustainable Development) (Nov. 2nd to 3rd)
2013. 09. 02 | 18th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ICSMGE) (Paris, France - 9.2 ~ 9.6)
2013. 10. 17 | Annual Fall conference and 5th KGS-JGS Geotechnical Engineering Workshop at KOFST
2013. 09. 02 | Won the bid for the 19th ICSMGE 2017 to be held in Seoul, 2017
2014. 03. 20 | Annual Spring conference and 30th General Meeting held at KOFST (Mar. 20th to 21st)
2014. 06. 12 | 30th anniversary of the foundation & 1st geotechnical engineers’ day ceremony at the construction hall
2014. 08. 25 | 8th International Symposium on Geotechnical Aspects of Underground Construction in Soft Ground (IS-Seoul 2014) / (Sheraton Grande Walkerhill) - 2014.08.25 ~ 08.27
2015. 04. 13 | Geo-environmental engineering and Energy plant Technical committees separated and restored their TC’s names.
2015. 05. 01 | Korean Geotechnical Engineering Research Institute has been established
2016. 03. 17 | Signed the MOU with members of Korean Geotechnical Science Academic Groups’ Council: the Korean Society of Agricultural Engnieers, Korean Society for Rock Mechanics, Korean Society of Earth and Exploartion Geophysicists, Korean Geosynthetics Society, Korean Geo-Environmental Society, the Korean Society of Engineering Geology, Korean Tunnelling and Underground Space Association
2000. 01. 02 | Published a changed periodicals' (KGS journal) in size (Vol.26, No.1)
2000. 03. 25 | Held the 16th general meeting and a spring conference
2000. 05. 29 | Homepage management committee was established
2000. 06. 26 | Changed the name of technical divisions (Soft Ground Improvement to Soft Ground)
2000. 11. 27 | Changed two names of technical divisions: Pile & Foundation to Foundation, Dredging & Reclamation to Dredging reclamation and add another technical division: Geoenvironment
2001. 01. 12 | Designated as the Secretariat Agency for Global standardization by Korea Agency for Technology and Standards
  • -TC/SC titles changed to ISO 182 Geotechnical Engineering
  • -ISO TC 182/SC1 Site Classification
  • -ISO TC 182/SC3 Underground Excavation & Earthwork
2001. 03. 24 | Held the 17th general meeting and a spring conference
2001. 04. 16 | Revisions to business license were issued (Seocho tax office)
2001. 05. 21 | Held 4th Asian Young Geotechnical Enginners Conference at Hoam hall of Seoul national University
2001. 11. 16 | Published cyber education materials, established the production division for Geotechnical investigation section
2001. 12. 17 | Established and organized the reward & punishment committee
2002. 03. 21 | Held the 18th general meeting and a spring workshop
2002. 10. 25 | Held a fall workshop at a medium-sized lecture room of the auditorium of Korea Infrastructure Safety Corporation
2003. 03. 21 | Held the 19th general meeting and a spring conference at the research institute of Korea Land Corporation (21st of March to 22nd of March)
2003. 04. 16 | Revisions to business license were issued (Seocho tax office)
2003. 05. 31 | Revisions to the articles of association were approved (clause3 added to chap.3, clause1-6 revised to Art.12 of Chap.4, date changed to clause2, Art.17 of Chap.6, no.5 added to clause3 of Art.34)
2004. 01. 01 | Periodicals'(KGS journal) publication schedule changed (previously published 6 journals annually changed to 9 journals)
2004. 03. 25 | Held the 20th general meeting and a spring conference (its 20th anniversary celebration of the opening at the Seoul Education and Culture Hall on the 25th to 26th of March)
2005. 03. 25 | Held the 20th general meeting and a spring conference at Jeju convention centre (the inner gate) - 25th to 26th of March
2005. 05. 23 | Added technical divisions: Dam/Embankment, Hazard/Mitigation
2005. 09. 21 | The 2005 ISSMGE ATC7 & KGS technical divisions' joint symposium at Millennium hall of Dong-seo Univ. 21th to 22nd of Sep.
2005. 10. 07 | The 2005 joint conference on Geotechnical Engineering at Korea Infrastructure Safety & Technology Corporation (the 7th to 8th of Oct.)
2005. 10. 27 | Revisions to the articles of association were approved (Ministry of Construction & Transportation)
2006. 03. 24 | Held the 22nd general meeting and a spring conference at Hanyang Univ. HIT bldg (6th fl. ) - 24th to 25th of March
2006. 06. 16 | Technical divisions joint conference to celebrate its 22nd anniversary of the opening at the Korean Federation of Teacher's Association
2006. 10. 27 | Held a fall conference at Woodang Building, Information & Technology of Kyoungpook National Univ. (Oct. 27th to 28th)
2006. 11. 17 | The 2006 ISSMGE ATC7 &KGS technical divisions' joint symposium at the Korean Federation of Teacher's Association
2007. 03. 23 | Held the 23rd general meeting and a spring conference at Science library of Korea Univ. (Mar. 23rd to 24th)
2007. 04. 18 | Revisions to business license were issued (Seocho office) and the authentication certificate of KGS's seal was issued
2007. 09. 14 | Held a fall conference at engineering building 2, 1016 memorial hall of Busan National Univ. (Sep. 14th to 15th)
2007. 10. 01 | Revisions to the articles of association were approved (Ministry of Construction & Transportation)
2007. 12. 28 | Title of technical divisions changed (dredging reclamation to Costal & Harbor)
2008. 03. 28 | Held the 24th general meeting and a spring conference at University of Seoul library (Mar. 28 to 29)
2008. 10. 10 | Held a fall conference at Chonnam Univ. Convention Centre (Oct. 10 to 11th)
2009. 01. 30 | Held the KGS Incheon special conference at the council chamber (2nd fl.) of Incheon Metropolitan City Hall
2009. 03. 27 | Held the 25th general meeting and a spring conference at the conference hall, Ansan Campus of Hanyang Univ. (Mar. 27th to 28th)
  • -CISMFE-CCES and KGS signed the MOU
2009. 07. 02 | Established another technical division : Energy Plant
2009. 07. 08 | Held an opening event for long-term development planning commission at Yeoksam-dong, Korea Technology Centre
2009. 09. 01 | Special committee for Technical progress held its opening ceremony at Korea Institute of Construction Technology Education (the main office in Incheon)
2009. 09. 25 | Held a fall conference at convention hall, Welfare centre, Songdo campus of Incheon Univ. (Sep. 25th to 26th)
2009. 10. 06 | U.S. National Society for ISSMGE signed the MOU with KGS
2009. 11. 10 | In commemoration of the founding of special commission for Kwangju·Chonnam Sections at Samyoung Wedding hall in Kwangju
2009. 11. 26 | In commemoration of the founding of special commission for Gangwon Section at engineering hall 2, Gangneung-Wonju National Univ.
2009. 12. 01 | Vietnam Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (VSSMGE) signed the MOU with KGS
2009. 12. 01 | Published its first issue of IJGE (International Journal of Geo-Engineering) (aims for SCI(E))
1990. 03. 24 | Held the 6th general meeting and a special conference
1990. 04. 09 | Revisions to the articles of association were approved (the Ministry of Construction)
1991. 03. 30 | Held the 7th general meeting and a special conference
1991. 05. 28 | Revisions to the articles of association were approved (the Ministry of Construction)
1991. 06. 11 | The registration of corporation for KGS has been confirmed
1991. 07. 01 | The title of periodicals changed to the KGS journal under authorization
1991. 12. 30 | Relocated an office (#701 Sungwon bldg., 776-13 Yuksam-Dong, Kangnam-Ku)
1992. 03. 20 | 9 Technical Divisions was established (Pile & Foundation, Slope Stability, Soft Ground Improvement, Information construction, Ground Vibration, Dredging and reclamation, Tunnel, Geosynthetics, Ground excavation)
1992. 03. 21 | Held the 8th general meeting and a spring conference
1992. 04. 01 | The office's relocation of registration
1992. 04. 18 | Received a certificate of title-changed "KGS Journal" registration as a periodical (the Bureau of Public Information)
1992. 05. 18 | Revisions to business license were issued (Gaepo tax office)
1993. 03. 27 | Held the 9th general meeting and a spring conference
1993. 08. 10 | Revisions to the publisher and editor of periodicals were issued
1993. 10. 15 | Held inaugural meeting for the establishment of IGS Korea Branch Office
1993. 12. 30 | Purchased the KGS office (Rm. #1201-1202, Seocho World Officetel. 1355-3, Seocho-Dong Seocho-Ku, Seoul, Korea)
1994. 01. 05 | Relocated the office (Rm. #1201-1202, Seocho World Officetel. 1355-3, Seocho-Dong Seocho-Ku)
1994. 03. 26 | Held the 10th general meeting and a spring conference
1994. 04. 22 | Revisions to the articles of association were approved (Article 4 chapter 11- a number of board member)
1994. 05. 07 | Received a certificate of title-changed "KGS Journal" registration as a periodical (the Bureau of Public Information)
1994. 05. 09 | Revisions to business license were issued (Secho tax office)
1995. 03. 25 | Held the 11th general meeting and a spring conference
1995. 04. 26 | Revisions to business license were issued (Secho tax office)
1995. 05. 09 | Revisions to the publisher and editor of periodicals were issued (the Bureau of Public Information)
1995. 10. 18 | Purchased the KGS office (Rm. #1203, Seocho World Officetel. 1355-3, Seocho-Dong Seocho-Ku)
1995. 11. 15 | Received a certificate of title-changed "KGS Journal" registration as a periodical (the Bureau of Public Information)
1996. 03. 23 | Held the 12th general meeting and a spring conference
1996. 07. 04 | Revisions to the articles of association were approved (Article 5,6,15,16)
1996. 08. 26 | Added two new technical divisions; Ground Investigation, Rock mechanics)
1996. 09. 30 | Chung, Hyung Sik was elected as IGS advisor (the years of 1997 to 2001)
1996. 12. 05 | Kim, Sang Kyu was elected as ISSMFE vice president for Asia (the years of 1996 to 2000)
1997. 03. 28 | Held the 13th general meeting and a spring conference
1997. 04. 02 | Revisions to business license were issued (Secho tax office)
1997. 04. 28 | Revisions to the publisher and editor of periodicals were issued (the Bureau of Public Information)
1997. 06. 04 | According to Item 1 of Para. 1 of Art. 24 of the patent law, Art. 20 of the patent enforcement law designated KGS as an academic society
1998. 03. 28 | Held the 14th general meeting and a spring conference 1998. 12. 21: the title of periodicals (published separately by 2 titles: Geotechnical Engineering, KGS journal)
1999. 02. 24 | International Standard Serial Number was assigned (ISSN 1229~2474)
1999. 03. 27 | Held the 15th general meeting and a spring conference
1999. 04. 21 | Revisions to business license were issued (Seocho tax office)
1999. 04. 22 | Revisions to the articles of association were approved (Para.2 of Art.17)
1999. 08. 16 | Held the 11th Asian Regional Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Seoul, 1999 (8.16 ~ 8.20)
1984. 06. 16 | Inaugural assembly
1985. 02. 13 | Obtained a certificate of incorporation from the minister of Construction
1985. 02. 18 | Completed the registration of corporation at Seoul District Court
1985. 04. 15 | Business license was received
1985. 05. 16 | Minister of Culture and Public Information issued the registration of periodicals
1986. 03. 29 | Held the 2nd general meeting and a special conference
1986. 04. 26 | Revisions to the articles of association were approved (Article 7&11)
1986. 05. 16 | The revised certificate of periodicals was received (periodicals changed to be published quarterly)
1987. 03. 28 | Held the 3rd general meeting and a special conference
1987. 05. 06 | Publisher and editior of periodicals registered the declaration of change of a publishing office's address
1987. 11. 03 | Secretariat office of KGS moved to the 6th floor of Handuk building, # 242-1, the Sixth ave. of Jongro, Jongro-gu
1987. 11. 06 | Registered to announce the relocation of the secretariat office (Jongro-gu) 1988. 3. 26: held the 4th general meeting and a special conference
1988. 05. 02 | Revisions to the articles of association were approved (Article 7, 28)
1989. 03. 01 | Relocated an office (the 13rd floor of Jinro distribution bldg. , #1445-15 Secho-dong, Secho-Ku)
1989. 03. 01 | Completed the registration of the office's relocation. (Secho-Ku)
1989. 03. 20 | Joined ISSMFE (International Society of Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering)
1989. 03. 25 | Held the 5th general meeting and a special conference
1989. 05. 26 | Received a certificate of periodicals' revision(printing & publishing office)

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