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About the Soil Mechanics and Foundations Division
The mandate of the Soil Mechanics and Foundations Division is to promote classical geotechnical and foundation engineering research, to promote the documentation of case histories and experience of practicing engineers, and to promote and facilitate the continuing education of our members. This occurs through the regular technical meetings at the local level, through short courses and symposia, through support for the Cross Canada Lecture Tour, through our annual conference and via our liaison with the International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering.
Executive Committee
The Executive Committee of the Soil Mechanics and Foundations Division consists of the following members:
Chair
Dipanjan Basu
University of Waterloo
dipanjan.basu@uwaterloo.ca
Past Chair
Alex Baumgard
BGC Engineering Inc.
abaumgard@bgcengineering.ca
Member
Andrew Take
Queens University
andy.take@civil.queensu.ca
Member
Laifa Cao
SPL Consultants Ltd.
lcao@splconsultants.ca
Member
Mohamed Meguid
McGill University
mohamed.meguid@mcgill.ca
Member
Robert Chapuis
Montreal Polytechnic
robert.chapuis@polymtl.ca
Member
Jeff Lam
Rocscience Inc.
jeff.lam@rocscience.com


Affiliations with Other Organizations

The Soil Mechanics and Foundations Division is affiliated with the International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE).

ISSMGE Bulletin Archive

 

G.G. Meyerhof Award 2019

The Soil Mechanics and Foundations Division (SMFD) is now soliciting nominations for the G.G. Meyerhof Award 2019 awarded yearly by CGS to an accomplished geotechnical engineer with outstanding contributions to soil mechanics and foundation engineering.  This award is given to CGS members at the CGS annual conferences and facilitated by the SMFD. Nominations are due by May 15 to the National Office (admin@cgs.ca). The nomination package may include letters of support detailing the contributions of the qualified candidate and a full CV of the candidate if applicable. If you have any questions related to the nomination process, please contact Lisa McJunkin (admin@cgs.ca) or the Division Chair Dr. Dipanjan Basu (dipanjan.basu@uwaterloo.ca).

In 2018, Dr. Jean-Pierre Tournier won the award for his life long contributions related to geotechnical engineering in design and construction of infrastructure projects.  The other past Meyerhof award recipients can be found at the CGS website.

 

Current News - ISSMGE Survey

Are We Overdesigning? A survey of international practice has been developed by the ISSMGE. This is a joint initiative by the CAPG, the YMPG, TC205 - Safety and Serviceability and TC304 - Risk. The survey is intended to assess the consistency of calculation models and design methods for a variety of geotechnical structures, and where possible, to compare the results with full scale tests and reliability analyses. To participate in the survey please go to https://www.issmge.org/news/are-we-overdesigning-a-survey-of-international-practice. Submissions will be accepted until October 2020.

Upcoming Events

Year:

NOV
18-22
2019
XVI Pan-American Conference on Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering
Location:
Cancun, Mexico
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Please contact the Soil Mechanics and Foundations Division at SMFD@cgs.ca if you have any comments or suggestions.