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There is continuous large and rapid expansion in and around Delhi regarding construction of roads, multistoried buildings and other such civil engineering structures. This kindled the interest of civil engineers in the field of soil mechanics. Different Govt. /semi govt/private organizations established their own soil mechanics labs to cater the demands of designers by giving the engineering parameters for the design and also to solve the problems and giving the remedial measures in the field of geotechnical engineering.

As a result of regular participation of geotechnical engineers from Delhi and increase in geotechnical activities in Indian Geotechnical Society in geotechnical engineering, adhoc committee of Delhi Chapter of Indian Geotechnical Society held an meeting on 22.1.1980 to discuss the constitution and recommendation of the committee with the objective of promotion of activities in geotechnical engineering in and around Delhi.

The Indian National Society of Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering was established in the year 1948 soon after the second International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering held at Rotterdam. The Society was affiliated to the International Society in the same year and since then it has strived to fulfil and promote the objectives of the International Society. In December 1970, the name “Indian Geotechnical Society” was adopted. In January 1994 it hosted XIIIth International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering. The Society celebrated its Golden Jubilee in the year 1998. The Secretariat of the Society started functioning from its own house from the year 1996, after operating for a number of years from the premises of CBIP, Institution of Engineers (I) Delhi Centre, IIT Delhi and CSMRS.

Main objective of IGS Delhi Chapter is to provide eminent forum to the engineers, scientists, industrialists and others who are actively associated with the geotechnical works to come together to interact and thus to collect, synthesize and collate valuable information on geotechnical engineering

In the year 1984 there were 101 life member and now the strength of the life members is 820. The Indian Geotechnical Society, Delhi Chapter gives a platform to the manufactures of geotechnical equipments and suppliers to introduce their new products. New techniques regarding instrumentation in dams, numerical modeling for dams and other civil engineering structures, use of geotextiles, landslides problems are now the new field in which regular workshops/ seminars are held.

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