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05 August 2019
This report by Rai, one major Italian TV station, shows from minute 2:30 how Geobrugg tests rockfall barriers. It explains in a exemplary way why our high-tensile nets are so important for natural hazards mitigation and how the installation of rockfall barriers (mostly Tecco® slope stabilization) in Italy is being carried out. For those who don't speak Italian - the pictures are self-explanatory: video.
11 July 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.
06 June 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 May 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.
03 May 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 March 2019
Kto chce się dowiedzieć, jaką rolę w kopalniach odgrywają zabezpieczenia przed naturalnymi zagrożeniami, może wirtualnie przenieść się do australijskiej kopalni Kanmantoo, oglądając ten film wideo lub czytając raport z realizacji projektu. Liczne strome ściany wymagają intensywnego zarządzania zagrożeniami związanymi z odłamkami skalnymi, w ramach którego oprócz klasycznych barier stosuje się także środki aktywnej stabilizacji skarp, systemy hybrydowe (ATTENUATOR) lub kurtyny skalne.
13 March 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.
08 March 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
07 February 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 January 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 January 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 January 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.
09 January 2019
W Vercorin/Szwajcaria nasz system CANOPY połączony z kilkoma tunelami chroni jedyną drogę dojazdową do miejscowości łącznie na odcinku o długości ponad 120 metrów. Ze względu na niewielkie zapotrzebowanie na miejsce podczas instalacji nie było potrzeby zamykania drogi w okresie budowy. Turyści i mieszkańcy mogą dziś dojechać do miejscowości bezpieczniej – i bez przeszkód podziwiać wspaniałą górską panoramę.
11 December 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
01 December 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 November 2018
Are you working with our dimensioning tools? With RUVOLUM®, DEBFLOW, SHALLSLIDE or SPIDER® online tool? We have improved usability and added new functions. Read below or log on to myGeobrugg and check it out.
02 November 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 October 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 October 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.
01 October 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 August 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 August 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.
16 October 2017
W Walenstadt w Szwajcarii 16 października 2017 r. bariera przeciwodłamkowa zaprojektowana i wyprodukowana przez szwajcarską firmę Geobrugg zatrzymała blok betonowy ważący 25 t i spadający pionowo z wysokości 42 m z prędkością 103 km/h.
24 March 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.
09 March 2017
We present the expansion of our website called myGeobrugg. Find even better access to Geobrugg resources with expanded downloads of Data Sheets, System Drawings, Certificates, Product Manuals and much more! Also a new portal to our dimensioning applications.
28 December 2016
Our business partner and manufacturer of the barriers, NORDBETON wants to contribute to the safety of the Berliners with voluntary activities.
29 June 2016
The Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research (WSL) has translated the doctoral dissertation of Geobrugg’s CTO Corinna Wendeler.
04 January 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 December 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.
09 September 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 June 2014
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.
09 June 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.
30 May 2014
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.
14 April 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.
09 April 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).
18 March 2014
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.
18 February 2014
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.