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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.
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.
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.
13 January 2023
New logos for Geobrugg, Fatzer and Rittmeyer
10 January 2023
Rockfalls endangered the Sissach-Eptingen section of the freeway, so the Swiss Federal Roads Office ASTRA commissioned a maintenance 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.
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.
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.
22 August 2022
The South of the Canton of the Grisons is now provided with 31 GUARD devices.
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.
29 March 2022
The first Rocco 1000 barrier was installed in France.
21 March 2022
Geobrugg fences have been successfully tested for snapback events.
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.
26 January 2022
The e-charging stations at Geobrugg are ready for use, they work with the integrated wallboxes from BRUGG eConnect.
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.
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.