A slope at Cockermouth Castle was seriously damaged by storms. The fine grained soil beneath the historic building was stabilized with TECCO® G45/2 mesh and an erosion control mat efficiently and aesthetically.
In December 2015, Parks Canada invited contractors to bid on installing approximately 2000 linear meters of snow nets in Glacier National Park, situated in the heart of the Canadian Rocky Mountains
After scaling, this Rockfall RXE 8000 was filled halfway. Testing showed the barrier remained in perfect condition. No parts needed to be replaced.
Organized by the Camera de Comercio Chileno-Suiza and under the patronage of CODELCO and Geobrugg Andina S.A. the 1st International Ground Support Summit took place in Santiago de Chile.
On November 4th, 2016 the team of Geobrugg Iberica was awarded the European Medal for Merit in Work granted by the European Association of Economy and Competitiveness.
Racing News/Speedway Digest: "Global protection systems company Geobrugg has donated 40 meters of debris fencing to the Motorsport Safety Foundations's Adopt-a-Corner initiative.
In the area east of Lima, Peru, annually recurring rains due to the El Niño phenomenon caused mudslides and landslides in the past. At the end of February 2016, Geobrugg installed 22 debris flow barriers that today protect people and infrastructure in the nine valleys of the Chosica Region.
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.
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.
The Fuxi Hole is a natural karst cave located in Chongqing Taohuayuan, which serves as an entrance to a beautiful valley. Unfortunately, the risk of rockfall was very high in the Fuxi Hole and Geobrugg was asked to provide a solution.
It is one of the most spectacular canyons in the state of Montana: the Prickly Pear Canyon. The first road builders called it “a perfect defile”, and we, too, consider it a sensation.
Telegraph Hill in San Francisco is steeped in history. Now it is up to Geobrugg to protect one of San Francisco's oldest districts from the danger of rockfall.
The installation of two RXE rockfall protection barriers on an almost vertical hill required highest concentration of our assembly team. Sounds like “Mission Impossible”? Not for Geobrugg.
The Tourist Trophy on the Isle of Man is a motorcycle race for the hard-boiled: The riders reach up to 320 km per hour. The local boy scouts are as close to the track as you can get: It is their duty to run scoreboard - a most dangerous job.
The 13th International Congress on Rock Mechanics will be held in conjunction with the CIM Convention 2015 in Montréal, Québec, Canada, from May 10 to 13, 2015 with participation of Geobrugg.
Due to years of exposure, the point's rock mass was fracturing and displaying signs of instability. Stabilization was required to support the weight of a modern bridge without fracturing further.
The quality and functionality of products such as Geobrugg Rockfall Barriers for the European Market are verified and approved by means of ETA certificates by the European Organisation for Technical Assessment EOTA.
TEI customer GeoFirma LLC, Nashville, Tennessee recently completed a difficult earth retention project near Nashville, Tennessee for a natural gas pipeline.
On October 12, 2014, the first Formula One Grand Prix took place in Sochi, Russia. The 65’000 spectators were well protected from any race car casualties on the circuit by Geobrugg protection fences.
During scaling operations, an approx. 3.5 m3 large rock broke off the slope. Thanks to the protection measure the rock was deposited safely at the toe of the slope without any damage to the mesh!
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.
On 15 July 2014, a 1:1 test for our TECCO® SYSTEM3 slope stabilization installation came in another form - one that packed wind gusts of up to 185 kph!
In July 2014, a tremendous explosion in Stahl Gerlafingen AG’s factory catapulted blazing hot slag blocks across the plant area. Some of the larger blocks fell into an adjacent man-camp and luckily, nobody was injured or killed.
On June 19 to 21, 2013, an intense rainstorm, combined with snowmelt, resulted in a debris flood that damaged infrastructure and developments located within the Cougar Creek alluvial fan area of the town of Canmore. Homes and lives in the Alberta mountain town were threatened when flood water turned the usually docile Cougar Creek into a raging river.
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.
Geobrugg AG held the International Rockfall Protection Conference 2014 from May 21st to 23rd. Participants included an international expert audience from more than 25 countries. In addition to presentations by external experts in construction, installation, and research of rockfall protection solutions, there was a world premiere in the Swiss mountains: For the first time, a flexible rockfall protection canopy was revealed on Geobrugg AG’s test site in Walenstadt.
Geobrugg will be present with the newly developed panelized Debris Fence together with its partner NORDBETON. You are highly welcome to visit us at booth no. 16.
For the first time, a flexible rockfall protection canopy will be shown live to an international expert audience from more than 25 countries on Geobrugg AG’s test site.
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.
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).
Avalanche prevention structures are not only loaded by the accumulated snow pressure but can also be susceptible to rockfall, especially the highest rows that are commonly installed underneath rock faces with considerable impact hazard.
Safety, cost efficiency and sustainability - these properties are what have made the TECCO® slope stabilization system one-of-a-kind and successful all over the world.
Known as a region prone to natural hazards, the Olympic venues in Sochi required protection from catastrophic events. From the beginning of construction, Geobrugg was involved. The geohazard protection measures installed are still in place today, and provide mitigation of debris flows, shallow landslides, slope instability, and falling rocks around Sochi’s infrastructure and Olympic sites.
In September 2013, Geobrugg Security Engineering delivered and installed a 300 meter long Debris Fence solution approved by FIA at the Formula 1 race circuit for Yas Marina in Abu Dhabi.
Geobrugg Security Engineering, the leading supplier of FIA Debris Fences, is proud to announce the partnership with NORDBETON GmbH. NORDBETON GmbH .
On November 4 and 5, the Geobrugg Annual Meeting 2013 took place in Zurich/Winterthur. Over 170 Geobrugg employees, affiliates and key customers from different markets were welcomed, representing 42 countries.
At the annual IOC/IAKS Awards ceremony, the Heerenschürli sports facility was honored with the Bronze Award 2013 for exemplary sports and leisure facilities.