Allied Organizations* are separate trade or professional associations whose goals are consistent with or complementary to those of the Geo-Institute and with whom the G-I has formed a formal cooperative relationship.
Academy of Geo-Professionals – Supporting Member Careers
The Academy of Geo-Professionals (AGP) was founded in October 2008 by practicing geo-professional members of the Geo-Institute and remains a subsidiary of ASCE. Today, the President (or a member) of the Geo-Institute Board of Governors still sits on the AGP Board of Trustees. AGP’s goal is dedicated to improving the practice, elevating the standards, and advancing the profession of geo-professional engineering by the creation and ongoing oversight of the voluntary, post-licensure, specialty certification program for geo-professional engineers. This D.GE certification recognizes geotechnical engineers who possess specialty education, extensive education, integrity and sound judgment.
Geo – Supporting Member Goals
The GeoCoalition is an informal association of professional organizations representing the geotechnical design and construction community formed to encourage communication, cooperation and collaboration among its members. The group comes together once each year to share insights, calendars, and plans for professional activities and to discuss issues of common interest to the constituent organizations:
- Association of Environmental & Engineering Geologists (AEG)
- Deep Foundations Institute (DFI)
- Geoprofessional Business Association (GBA)
- Geotechnical Extreme Events Reconnaissance Association (GEER)
- International Association of Foundation Drilling (ADSC)
- Pile Driving Contractors Association (PDCA)
- United States Universities Council on Geotechnical Education and Research (USUCGER)
International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE) –
Supporting Member Interests Around the Globe
The G-I serves as the United States member society of the International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE). The ISSMGE is the pre-eminent professional body representing the interests and activities of engineers, academics and contractors all over the world that actively participate in geotechnical engineering.
Over the years, the Geo-Institute has entered into a number of agreements with geotechnical engineering societies in other countries. These agreements are designed to formalize mutual cooperation between the Geo-Institute of ASCE and these other organizations, providing ongoing benefits for the members of both organizations:
- Canadian Geotechnical Society (CGS) – 2004
- Chinese Institution of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering China Civil Engineering Society (CISMGE) – 2009
- Indian Geotechnical Society (IGS) – 2008
- Japanese Geotechnical Society (JGS) – 2004
- Kazakhstan Geotechnical Society (KGS) – 2013
- Korean Geotechnical Society (KGS) – 2009
- Mexican Society of Geotechnical Engineering (SMIG) – 2009
- Russian Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical, and Foundation Engineering (RSSMGFE) – 2012
* Similar but distinct from allied organizations are Cooperating Organizations. These are government agencies, universities, and non-profit organizations interested in geotechnical engineering and willing to exchange mutual marketing opportunities without financial obligation, generally for specific products and events.