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 (21stofMarchto22ndofMarch)
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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