• The Geo-Institute (G-I) is a specialty membership organization focused on geo-professionals and the geo-industry. It is one of the American Society of Civil Engineers' eight specialty Institutes.

    The Geo-Institute was created by the ASCE in October 1996 and is led by a  Board of Governors guided by its Long-Term Strategic Plan, and the support of numerous member volunteers like you at the technical and administrative levels.

    Our Members, Your Colleagues

    Membership consists of more than 11,500+ individual members and 65 Organizational Members, including: 

    • engineers
    • scientists
    • technologists
    • students
    • organizations who share a mutual interest in protecting the public by enhancing understanding of—and expertise in—the engineering behavior of earth materials. 

    Our geoprofessionals work to improve the built environment; prevent the loss of life from natural and man-made hazards; and construct sound and reliable engineered facilities and structures.

    Developing Geoprofessional Careers

    The G-I combines the talents and perspectives of its members to enhance their career development through:

    ... offering our members numerous opportunities to learn, grow, give back, and be recognized for their contributions to the geotechnical engineering profession both in the United States and around the world.

    GEOSTRATA Magazine

    The G-I is the home of  GEOSTRATA Magazine, the official bi-monthly magazine of the Geo-Institute. It is a free membership benefit, featuring articles written by and for geoprofessionals.

    Representing 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).