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11 Luglio 2019
Tyrol/Austria, July 10th: Geobrugg carries out the final acceptance at 9 a.m. Five hours later: A 7.5-ton rock comes down towards a hiking trail and a country road. And is easily stopped by the RXE-500-LA barrier. This system provides easy installation, low anchor forces; and absolute reliability.
6 Giugno 2019
Midnattssolsloppet - the Midnight Sun Race will take place in Skellefteå, Sweden, on 14-15 June. Our Debris Fences, Pit Wall Fences/Gates and Marshal Posts protect the northernmost race in the world. Get the details
24 Maggio 2019
In 2019 SWISS INOX, an association which promotes the use of stainless steel awards the PRIX INOX to Geobrugg and its research partner WITg for their high-tensile stainless steel chainlink mesh. Especially the innovative range of applications, from slope protection against natural hazards to protective nets for fish farming, convinced the jury.
3 Maggio 2019
Flexible debris flow nets were developed within a three-year Ph.D. thesis by Wendeler in 2008. Since then, they have been used all over the world for debris flow protection or slope/riverbed stabilization. Some have already been filled a couple of times. Today, we present the first research on a serviceability method for scour and erosion issues on flexible debris flow nets. Design and calculation will be more economically and safely, maintenance costs will be minimized and a longer lifetime of the entire barrier system, including anchors as the most cost-intensive parts, can be provided. Impressions of the small field tests.
27 Marzo 2019
Vi interessa sapere quanto è importante la protezione dai pericoli naturali nelle miniere? Allora non mancate di visitare, seppure virtualmente, la miniera di Kanmantoo, in Australia – in questo video o nella relazione del progetto. Le pareti scoscese, qui predominanti, presuppongono una gestione intensiva contro la caduta di massi che impieghi, oltre alle classiche barriere, anche consolidamenti attivi di scarpate, soluzioni ATTENUATOR o schermi di intercettazione paramassi.
13 Marzo 2019
In 2014 the Red Bull Ring (Austria) was the first race track with a mobile debris fence from Geobrugg. Today Red Bull Ring is number 1, again - with the new FIA homologated mDF350 mobil debris fence panels. No. 00001 according to the plate.
8 Marzo 2019
Professional training on debris flow for Geobrugg internals. After a first theoretical module, our colleagues from all over the world stake out a debris flow barrier. At the end of the academy, they will present their calculations and their barriers. Watch the video
7 Febbraio 2019
Efficient safety on track: At Landquart the Rhaetian Railway operates a wood loading station. Parallel to this loading station runs one of the Swiss Federal Railways (SBB). Today, our protective fence prevents falling logs or small parts from falling onto adjacent tracks.
31 Gennaio 2019
FIA (Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile) governing body of the motorsport introduced a new standard with performance criteria. The first homologated products according to this standard are the Geobrugg motorsport fences. Their Debris Fence and their Mobile Debris Fence meet the requirements of FIA Standard 3502-2018 debris fence. Read more
30 Gennaio 2019
The open pit mine is located in Aykhal, Siberia as part of the Aykhal production site - one of the world-leading diamond producing companies ALROSA. Many rockfalls occur as a result of melting permafrost slopes. At this underground mine, trucks are permanently using the portal to the quarry.
21 Gennaio 2019
A year after the sad debris flow incidents at Montecito, California, the community has organized future protection: ring nets from Geobrugg. Pat McElroy and Les Firestein talk about their project at The Ellen Show.
9 Gennaio 2019
At Vercorin/Switzerland, our CANOPY-System together with several tunnels protects the only connecting road to the village in total over 120 metres. Thanks to the low spatial requirements of the installation, the road could be kept open during the construction period. Today, visitors and residents reach the village much more safely - and with the best view of the picturesque mountain world.
11 Dicembre 2018
Geobrugg North America is now present in the Eastern Provinces of Canada: Kamal Khodja, who has a Master's Degree in Environmental Engineering Technology of the Université de Montréal, has been working in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. He is experienced in geohazard solutions like rockfall mitigation, slope stabilization, and erosion control. Contact Kamal
1 Dicembre 2018
The RXE-500-LA rockfall barrier is installed to protect parts of the village from repeated rockfalls. Just a few weeks after the installation, it became clear how important this decision was....
19 Novembre 2018
Lavori già con i nostri software di dimensionamento online RUVOLUM®, DEBFLOW, SHALLSLIDE o SPIDER®? Allora sappi che ne abbiamo migliorato l'utilizzo e aggiunto nuovi strumenti. Puoi leggere di seguito o accedere a myGeobrugg per verificare le nuove funzionalità.
2 Novembre 2018
Tokyo: Also in 2018 our Partner Nexterior chose our FIA Mobile Debris Fence to protect the hot spots at the drifting races. This weekend, November 2-4: Watch the FIA Intercontinental Drifting Cup and the D1 Grand Prix in Japan. Have a glimpse of our fences!
31 Ottobre 2018
22 debris flow barriers were installed in Peru, near Lima (Chosica) in 2015/2016. In March 2017 El Niño Costero the worst storms of the past 30 years caused heavy rains, floods, and landslides. The barriers successfully protected the area. Two barriers were filled to 95 percent capacity, which is a volume of 10,000 m³. Today, in 2018 the affected elements have been restored. For the whole story check our project database.
25 Ottobre 2018
Our fences in a temporary operation in Germany mean more safety for workers and drivers. The concrete part of our mobile barriers is a product of our partner NORDBETON. Find more pictures in the gallery of this news.
1 Ottobre 2018
This is Jessica Taylor from Tangiers Mountain Construction Ltd. She and her team were at Britannia Creek to install the tallest and widest clear span debris flow barrier in North America. More about Britannia Creek
29 Agosto 2018
Geobrugg developed together with international experts an attenuator protection solution which can be efficiently dimensioned. This innovative rockfall protection is a modified rockfall drape providing particularly efficient protection. The dimensioning concept was presented to experts in British Columbia/Canada at the end of August.
14 Agosto 2018
Dynamics and hazards of debris flow: Application in the Catalan Pyrenees: The doctoral thesis (Spanish only) of our colleague Carles Raïmat can be found in our download center.
4 Agosto 2017
Le barriere UX- e VX- di Geobrugg, sulla base del Documento Europeo di Valutazione (EAD), hanno brillantemente superato lo scoglio tecnico della marchiatura CE.
24 Marzo 2017
A year ago 22 debris flow barriers were installed in Chosica. Now "El Niño Costero" has struck again, with the worst storms of the past 30 years in the north of Peru. Causing heavy rains, floods and landslides, which have caused in fatalities and damage to properties.
9 Marzo 2017
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28 Dicembre 2016
Our business partner and manufacturer of the barriers, NORDBETON wants to contribute to the safety of the Berliners with voluntary activities.
29 Giugno 2016
The Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research (WSL) has translated the doctoral dissertation of Geobrugg’s CTO Corinna Wendeler.
4 Gennaio 2016
After wildfires stripped the hills bare of vegetation, torrential rains created significant debris flow events impacting and devastating homes. Geobrugg delivered material and Access Limited completed installation well ahead of the January 31st deadline. El Niño reached California the very next week and the Geobrugg barriers performed as designed.
29 Dicembre 2015
On Saturday 5th December during storm Desmond that affected most parts of the UK a substantial landslide occurred at the A83 Rest and be Thankful. During the daytime an event estimated at 150m3 struck a Geobrugg SL-150 barrier, the barrier successfully held the event and there was no need to close the road.
9 Settembre 2014
See a television footage of a current project at Diana Falls in New Zealand: Geobrugg designed and supplied 3 x 50 m wide attenuator barriers to mitigate future rockfall risk from a large landslide that occurred over 12 months ago.
10 Giugno 2014
Nel mese di giugno 2013 un'intensa tempesta, contemporaneamente allo scioglimento delle superfici nevose, ha generato un abbondante flusso di detriti che ha danneggiato le infrastrutture e le costruzioni situate nel cono alluvionale di Cougar Creek nel comune di Canmore.
9 Giugno 2014
The ATP Automotive Testing Papenburg GmbH operates one of the largest and most manufacturer independent automotive proving grounds for passenger and commercial vehicles in the world. Geobrugg Security Engineering was asked to develop a solution to protect garages close to the track of the proving ground.
14 Aprile 2014
From Lake Constance to the Black Sea: Geobrugg from Romanshorn, Switzerland, is delivering high-strength FIA Debris Fences for the new Formula 1 racetrack in the Olympic town of Sochi, thereby establishing itself as the world market leader in this sector.
9 Aprile 2014
Rio Tinto, a British-Australian multinational metals and mining corporation, contacted Geovert, one of our customers in Australia, after the West Angelas pit suffered a significant high wall failure on the north wall of the Centre Pit North (CEPN).