Geotechnical engineering work in Ethiopia has a long history in relation
to the expansion of construction work. There have been many gaps in doing these jobs in a
well-organized and scientifically sound manner. In addition, the number of geotechnical engineers in
our country is constantly increasing.
According to the experience of other countries, the
Association of Geotechnical Engineers is one of the institutions that have a significant
contribution in the process of properly managing and leading the issues mentioned above.
there are 90 associations of geotechnical engineers that are part of the International Society
of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering. 10 of them are in Africa. Accordingly, it is found
to be necessary to establish an association of geotechnical engineers in Ethiopia under the name
"Ethiopian Geotechnical Society".