Finnish Geotechnical Society
Finnish Geotechnical Society SGY is the pre-eminent professional body representing the interests and activities of engineers, academics and contractors in Finland that actively participate in ground engineering.
SGY has 504 individual and 46 corporate members (1.1.2019).
SGY is one of the over 80 National Societies of the International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering ISSMGE.
Finnish Geotechnical Society SGY is the pre-eminent professional body representing the interests and activities of engineers, academics and contractors in Finland that actively participate in ground engineering. Geotechnical activities in Finland consist of technical properties of soils and rock, the applications and design methods of earth construction and foundation engineering.
SGY has been founded in 1951 and its hometown is Helsinki.
The SGY rules has been accepted on 19th May 2019. The rules are available in Finnish: Säännöt
The aims and workings of SGY
The aim of SGY is to act as a non-profit link of professionals working in the field of geotechnical engineering in Finland and to promote and implement the research of the field, and to contribute to the education. To fulfil these aims SGY organizes events and enhances the guidance and publications of the field. The society has co-operation with other organizations of the field.
- Member in Federation of Finnish Learned Societies (from 1985)
- Member of Earth construction Board (MANK ry) (from 1996)
- One representative in Building Information Group Foundation’s board
- SGY owns partly FISE Oy (Finnish professional qualification enterprise in building) and SGY has several members in different FISE boards.
International Symposiums 2020
SGY is organizing in co-operation with Finnish Association of Civil Engineers RIL two international symposiums on 25 – 27 May 2020 in Helsinki.
NGM – 18th Nordic Geotechnical Meeting
BSGC – 14th Baltic Sea Geotechnical Conference
See the conference programme and register!