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.
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.
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.
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.
10 July 2022
CONSIS enables geotechnical planners and contractors to assess flexible safety structures from the perspective of system developers and manufacturers.
30 June 2022
Our debris fence barriers have once again proved their plural purposes. This motorsport system is also being increasingly used on roads.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
28 October 2021
Geobrugg Motorsport and the Dynamic Test Center (DTC) team, have been recently awarded the 2020 SAE International John Melvin Motorsport Safety Award. Sponsored by NASCAR in honor of Dr. John Melvin, a pioneer in driver safety, this award recognizes those who bring about significant positive change and elevate safety levels in the world of motorsports.
10 October 2021
Against the erosion of the island's coastline, the design office recommended DELTAX STAINLESS mesh. The stainless steel wire is a high-performance solution, very discreet and suitable for wet and saline environments while respecting the integrity of the coastline.
22 September 2021
The village of Gallivaggio in northern Italy was hit by a massive rockfall in 2018. Without safety measures, the village would remain largely uninhabitable. As a result 90.000 sqm of Geobrugg rockfall drapes got installed in only a few kamov helicopter rotations on a rockslope to protect the village.
10 September 2021
And the winner is... the GeobruggGUARD! We received the LEADER Digital Award 2021 in the category "business" for the development of our RemoteMonitoring device: The GUARD makes structures for the protection against NaturalHazards smart in a few minutes and enables permanent digital status monitoring of these facilities. Above all, this is a win for more safety and economies in the maintenance of such structures!