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Biasca - half a kilometer mesh

17 March 2023

The maintenance and intervention center of the Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) in Biasca, south of the Gotthard base tunnel, was endangered by rockfall, falling boulders and stone splinters. 

Over more than 500 meters, the entire plant is now covered with a mesh roof.

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Detroit Grand Prix Focuses on Fans with Safe Viewing and Open Access

16 February 2023

Geobrugg enables fans to safely view the action around the street circuit. The mobile debris fence system will ensure minimal disruption on public roads.

Detroit GP 2023

BIM research project smartROCK

9 February 2023

Das deutsche Bundesministerium für Digitales und Verkehr/mFUND bewilligte Forschungsgelder für das Projekt smartROCK: BIM-Methodik (Building Information Modeling) im Naturgefahrenbereich,  mit der Planung, dem Bau und der Überwachung von Schutzbauten gegen Steinschlaggefahr. 

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The BRUGG Group strengthens its brand

13 January 2023

New logos for Geobrugg, Fatzer and Rittmeyer

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Highway protection in Sissach -Eptingen

10 January 2023

Rockfalls endangered the Sissach-Eptingen section of the freeway, so the Swiss Federal Roads Office ASTRA commissioned a maintenance project. 

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A Yellowstone project

23 December 2022

In June 2022, the well-known Yellowstone National Park experienced historic flooding which caused roads, water systems and electrical infrastructure to be remarkably damaged.

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Silverstone Set to Bring Fans Closer to the Action

8 December 2022

Spectators to move closer to track at high-speed Wellington Straight. Use of latest Geobrugg fences gives fans better view while keeping them safe.

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The city of Freiburg supplements rockfall protection with remote monitoring

11 October 2022

The city of Fribourg secures various roads that lie below rock faces with rockfall protection barriers. To monitor the condition of these barriers, it is installing 16 GUARD monitoring devices. With the new safety concept, the city can specifically and effectively protect the routes that are well used by local recreationists.

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International award for the Geobrugg GUARD

7 September 2022

The Geobrugg GUARD reached another milestone. During the Ground Engineering Awards 2022 in London, we were able to win in the "Digital Innovation" category. Information about the ceremony and our product can be found below. 

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31 GUARD devices in the Grisons

22 August 2022

The South of the Canton of the Grisons is now provided with 31 GUARD devices.

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Ringnet Shaft Protection in a Polish coal mine

12 August 2022

Deepening a mine shaft is dangerous. Continuous operation of the shaft during deepening is required. Therefore, installing an artificial shaft bottom was necessary for impact protection at this mine (Przedsiębiorstwo Budowy Szybów S.A., Poland.

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A unique solution in Beauregard

11 July 2022

The cantonal road to Val d’Anniviers (Valais) and the industrial area below are endangered by frequent rockfalls. To protect the seven-meter-wide roadway, both lanes were covered with netting.

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Expert course Geobrugg CONSIS - Operation, inspection and maintenance

10 July 2022

CONSIS enables geotechnical planners and contractors to assess flexible safety structures from the perspective of system developers and manufacturers.

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Debris fence barriers and their plural purposes

30 June 2022

Our debris fence barriers have once again proved their plural purposes. This motorsport system is also being increasingly used on roads.

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Over 500 meters long rockfall barrier in the Yeso Reservoir, Chile

1 June 2022

Cajón del Maipo is one of the most popular attractions in the capital city of Santiago, Chile. It offers beautiful landscapes loved by the many tourists that visit it daily. However, this place is subject to frequent rockfall.

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Strada della Forra is now safely accessible

16 May 2022

Thousands of people on foot, by bicycle or by car travel the Tremosine-Tignale provincial road for the splendid views over Lake Garda. Unfortunately, this route is characterized by high rock walls adjacent to the road, affected by fracturing caused by frost and rainwater. 

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Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn with ROCCO-2000

4 May 2022

The track section Andermatt - Göschenen of the Matterhorn Gotthard railway is crossed up to 56 times per day. In the tunnel portal area, below the Teufelswand (Devilswall), the railway infrastructure and passing trains are at high risk of rockfall.

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Mistake Generators' to Test F1 Driver Skills to the Limit at Miami GP

4 May 2022

The Miami International Autodrome will test Formula One driver skills to the limit, as the circuit prepares to host its first-ever Grand Prix this weekend at the Hard Rock NFL stadium. 11’526 meters of Geobrugg Motorsport Debris Fences will protect the track.

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Expert course on flexible protection structures

14 April 2022

From March 29 to April 1, 2022, Geobrugg conducted its second expert course (CONSIS) to impart knowledge about flexible barriers and their function and maintenance.

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The first ROCCO-1000 barrier stands in France

29 March 2022

The first Rocco 1000 barrier was installed in France.

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Marine Snapback Events

21 March 2022

Geobrugg fences have been successfully tested for snapback events.

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FIA Approves Advanced Debris Fences for Grade 1 Circuits

1 March 2022

New technology enables wider spacing between fence posts to give greater safety for drivers, better viewing for spectators and increased sustainability for circuits.

FIA Approves Advanced Debris Fences

E-Tankstelle Geobrugg Romanshorn

26 January 2022

The e-charging stations at Geobrugg are ready for use, they work with the integrated wallboxes from BRUGG eConnect.

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Testing the barrier to the limit and over it

16 December 2021

In mid-2021, we carried out certification tests for a new rockfall protection barrier. After two obligatory and successfully held tests (service energy level 1 +2), the program is complete - all the standards required here. But the tested barrier still looked too good. The engineers wondered: How many times can we drop the test block into the barrier before giving up? More in the video.

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In English: Practical guide for debris flow and hillslope debris flow protection nets

3 December 2021

The practical guide for debris flow and hillslope debris flow protection nets is now available in English, published by Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSL.

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