HISTORY OF THE IGS TECHNICAL COMMITTEES
In 2010, the IGS Council, under the supervision of former IGS Council member Neil Dixon, compiled a guidance document for the establishment of and rules for operating the IGS Technical Committees. Subsequently, proposals were received to form the first three IGS TCs: Soil Reinforcement, Barrier Systems, and Filtration. These new TCs were approved during the IGS Council Meeting held in Guarujá, Brazil in May 2010.
Participation in the TCs was opened to the IGS membership at large. As members joined, the committees began work on documenting standards around the world and organizing technical content, such as grouped papers in special sessions or workshops at conferences.
A fourth Technical Committee, TC-Hydraulics, was formed in 2015.
These four committees have established a strong template for participation and influence within the IGS and in the larger geotechnical engineering community. More committees are expected to be formed.
FORMING A TECHNICAL COMMITTEE
Expressions of interest to join a Technical Committee or proposals for the establishment of new TCs, are welcomed from IGS members. Questions and inquiries should be sent to Jorge Zornberg, Chairman of the Technical Committee Coordination Task Force.
Jorge G. Zornberg, Ph. D., P.E.
TEL: 1 512 232 3595
FAX: 1 512 471 6548
Skype ID: jorgezor
Refer to the IGS Operating Units graphic to learn how the IGS Technical Committees fit within the context of the society as a whole. The image also shows the Chairs for each of the current IGS Committees, Task Forces, and Technical Committees.View IGS Operating Units