International Press-in Association
Welcome to the Online Community of Press-in Engineering

Searching for the Truth Underground through Academic Theory and Practical Observations


The IPA is inviting public participation worldwide from various technical fields especially related to the Press-in Engineering such as environmental, geotechnical, mechanical, instrumentation and construction engineering.

We expect that various coloured lights shine together to reveal the whole truth underground as if the white colour is created by overlapping of the three primary colours. Won't you join us to explicate the unseen phenomena and mechanism underground.


  • 1. Attendance at the annually held General Assemblies
  • 2. Attendance at IPA Conferences and Press-in Research Workshops
  • 3. Entry to IPA Research Grant Awards
  • 4. Proposals and requests for research of the Press-in Engineering
  • 5. Joint work and research collaboration with press-in field tests
  • 6. Writing of academic papers and journal articles by research results
  • 7. Exchange knowledge and opinions among experts in various fields
Press-in Engineering


First of all, please understand well the Prospectus and the Constitution of the IPA. When you accept them and find the membership useful to you, select the appropriate member type and download its application form. As we are on the way of establishing on-line application system, please complete the form by hand writing or typing and fax to the IPA Secretariat. You will receive e-mail from the Secretariat confirming the receipt of your application form.

Types of MembershipProfilesEntry FeeAnnual FeeApplication Form
Individual MemberIndividuals who have academic or other experiences in scientific research related to press-in technology or dissemination or promotion thereof and are in favor of the aims of the Association.Free of ChargeUS$80PDF 61KB
Student MemberStudents of the universities, colleges, junior colleges or technical colleges whose study is related to press-in engineering or who are interested in press-in engineering.Free of ChargeFree of ChargePDF 61KB
Corporate MemberCorporations or associations who are willing to support the activities of the Association.US$800

Fax: +81-3-5461-1192

If you have any questions, please contact the IPA Secretariat.

The IPA Account Information

Bank Name:
Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ
Branch Office:
Takamatsu Chuo Branch
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