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Events: What runs when and where?

We will answer these questions on our event page.

Chinese motorsport relies on Geobrugg

Geobrugg's fences at China's impressing motorsport playground in Shaoxing.

A progressive solution against regressive erosion

Read how our debris flow barrier protects the gallery at Maachi in Switzerland.

Most important Hindu pilgrimage site finally safe

Vaishno Devi is the most important Hindu temple in India, thousands of pilgrims come to this shrine every year. In the past they were exposed to a great danger of falling rocks .

An unusual debris flow barrier

The village of Lenk in the Bernese Oberland has time and again been affected by debris flows.

First 5000 kilojoule barrier in Ecuador

The installation of the RXE-5000 rockfall barrier was completed in November last year on the slope of Tahual in El Descanso - Paute, province of Azuay, Ecuador.

Geobrugg Landslide Barrier awarded

The Bulli Pass Landslide Barrier Project was successful in winning the Institute of Public Works Engineers Australasia (NSW IPWEA) Award for Excellence in Road Safety Engineering.

Congress in Abano Terme: Living in safety while saving money

Wednesday, 29 November, Abano Terme, Engineers Association

Congreso Nacional de la Infraestructura, Colombia

Taking pictures for the 14 Congreso nacional de la infraestructura in Bogotá, Colombia, 22 - 24 November.

GBE-1000A protects Slovenian road from falling tree

This GBE-1000A rockfall barrier- successfully - protected a Slovenian road near the city of Idrija - diameter of the trunk is half a meter

GEC Geotechnik expo & congress

Find us at the GEC Geotechnik Congress 2017 in Offenburg from October 25 to 26.

Rockfall Experiments at Flüela Pass Switzerland

The WSL Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research (SLF) has publicly performed a new and impressive rockfall experiment.

Rekord światowy: Geobrugg zatrzymał 25 t betonowego bloku

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.

FIA Intercontinental Drift Cup in Odaiba, Tokyo

2nd Georado "Praxistag" 2017

The 2nd Georado Praxistag will take place on October 26th in Dorfhain, near Dresden.

RXE-500-LA: for impact energies up to 500 kJ

The RXE-500-LA rockfall barrier is our latest development. This system protects against impact energies up to 500 kJ and combines many benefits.

Circuit Paul Ricard reopened with FIA Debris Fence

The classic Paul Ricard race track in the South of France has been upgraded with our FIA Debris Fence.

9th South African Young Geotechnical Engineers Conference

13, 14 & 15 September 2017: Meet us at the 9th South African Young Geotechnical Engineers Conference (SAYGEC) at the Salt Rock Hotel, Salt Rock, Dolphin Coast, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal.

Highway E75 in Serbia successfully protected

Rock falls successfully held back at the Highway E75 Grabovnica-Grdelica in Serbia.

Training for Geobrugg experts

To ensure quality at all levels our experts do regular trainings. Yesterday the Geobrugg hydro design academy certified seven colleagues from all over the world.

Protection for Asia’s longest road tunnel

32’000 m² TECCO® G65/3 are protecting Asia’s longest road tunnel in India.

Multi-level debris flow barrier for Toconao in Chile

In our project, we describe how a multi-level debris flow barrier protects the Toconao area today.

Geobrugg debris flow barriers with the CE marking

In accordance with the European Assessment Document (EAD), our VX and UX debris flow barriers now also bear the CE marking.

Congress Geotechnics, September 6 - 8

We are looking forward to meeting you at this congress in Würzburg.

Geobrugg at Georado: Tangible examples of protective systems

At the end of June, the GEORADO geotechnical world opened its gates. GEORADO is a permanent exhibition close to Dresden (Germany) where the most important natural hazard mitigation systems are permanently displayed

Barcode for TECCO® - the original

We are beginning to manufacture our TECCO® meshes with a barcode and will with all our meshes moving forward. 

CE Marking complete for TECCO® SYSTEM³

The TECCO® SYSTEM³ with all its elements is now CE-marked.

Rock face stabilization Werthenstein on TV

The rock face stabilization underneath the monastery of Werthenstein can be watched on TV.

Tamina Bridge: Rockfall drape protects access road

The access road to the Tamina Bridge is protected by a rockfall drape.

FIA Sport MotorEx 2017

Find us at the FIA Sport MotorEx 2017 conference in Geneva from June 20 to 22.

Vettel and Raikkonen hold on to Geobrugg ROMBO®

The Italian newspaper La Stampa published this picture showing the two famous racing drivers Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikonen in front of our mesh. ROMBO® is used to protect race tracks all over the world.

CE-marking for Shallow Landslide Barriers and TECCO® STAINLESS G65/3

The CE marking confirms the conformity of a product with the highest safety requirements for this product class. This sign is for special products such as systems for natural hazards.

Product Training at Geobrugg

The quality of our products goes together with our know how: Working with Geobrugg means to attend a product training in Switzerland.

World Landslide Forum Ljubljana 2017

Find us at the World Landslide Forum in Ljubljana from May 29 to June 2.

Interalpin Innsbruck 2017

We are at the Interalpin in Innsbruck / Austria from April 26 to 28.

RocExs Barcelona 2017

Meet our team at the RocExs Barcelona in Spain from May 22 to 24.

Peru Flooding: Geobrugg debris flow barriers subjected to the most difficult test

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.

Gibraltar: Rockfall protection with a RXE-5000

In February 2017 we supplied a RXE-5000 barrier to Gibraltar.

myGeobrugg - more offers on our website

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.

RXE-3000 barrier protects Bogota

This rockfall barrier RXE-3000 was installed above Bogota. If you know Spanish: Read about it in El Nuevo Siglo

Cockermouth Castle stable thanks to new TECCO® G45/2

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.

"Camarillo Springs barriers ... protect homes ..."

Watch the clip on keyt-tv, Santa Barbara, or check the project on our website.

Canadian Union Clac about Cougar Corner

The Canadian Union Clac published a beautiful - it really is - editorial about our avalanche project Cougar Corner.

Lifesaving debris flow barriers in Peru

In February 2016 we installed 22 debris flow barriers in Peru.

Protection for the Berlin events at the end of the year

Our business partner and manufacturer of the barriers, NORDBETON wants to contribute to the safety of the Berliners with voluntary activities.

Cougar Corner Slide Area - the largest snow net project outside of the Alps

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

Fast first aid after severe earthquake in Italy

The earthquake which devastated central Italy in August 2016 caused major rockfall on roadways of all levels.

RXE-8000 barrier in perfect state after scaling

After scaling, this Rockfall RXE 8000 was filled halfway. Testing showed the barrier remained in perfect condition.  No parts needed to be replaced.

International Ground Support Summit in Santiago de Chile

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.

European Medal for Merit in Work for Geobrugg Iberica

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.

Overview on architecture, impact and more safety solutions

Overview on architecture, impact and more safety solutions

Ecology: TECCO® is the the best solution

Study: Protection solutions of steel wire mesh are no. 1 in ecology.

Geobrugg Marshal Posts and Pit Walls for motorsports

We have expanded our motorport product range with Marshal Posts and the Geobrugg Pit Wall.

RXE-500 rockfall barrier reaches new heights with ETAG 027 approval

Our RXE-500 rockfall barrier has recently become ETA-certified for heights between 3 and 5 meters.

Light, compact and dual-certification – GBE-100A-R Rockfall Barrier

Our GBE-100A-R fulfills both the ETAG 027 as well as the FOEN guidelines.

TECCO® GREEN – slope and erosion protection installed in a single operation

TECCO® GREEN – slope and erosion protection installed in a single operation

Swiss Federal Council Report «Natural Hazards in Switzerland 2016»

Publications on natural hazards.

Eurock 2016 in Cappadocia

Meet our team at the Eurock from August 29 to 31.

Minster Constance with protecting cupolas

Since the end of July 2016, accidents and suicides at the viewing platforms of the Minster of Constance are being prevented with cupola shaped nets.

El teniente is focusing on safety at new mine level site

In the latest edition of Mining & Construction Atlas Copco is describing "How El teniente is focusing on safety at new Mine Level site."

Infrastructure protection in mining

For an open iron ore mine southeast of Kiruna (Sweden) the mine operator required protection for five infrastructure buildings.

Now in English: Dissertation Debris-Flow Protection Systems for Mountain Torrents

The Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research (WSL) has translated the doctoral dissertation of Geobrugg’s CTO Corinna Wendeler.

Geobrugg donates spectator protection system to motorsport safety foundation's adopt-a-corner program

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.

New: TECCO® G45/2: for slopes with fine loose soil

With a mesh opening of 45 millimeters and the harmonized spike plate P25, TECCO® G65/2 stabilizes slopes having very fine loose soil.

Waiting for the floods - Swiss television showing debris flow barrier

Heavy rainfalls in Switzerland: Swiss television SRF shows one of our debris flow barriers (stop at 3 minutes).

Interpraevent 2016: Downloads available

If you happened to miss the event, the presentations, field guides, and posters are now available.

Formula E race in Berlin with Geobrugg barriers

We provided the mobile Geobrugg FIA debris fence to protect the spectators along the city circuit for the ePrix Berlin 2016 event.

Safety of a panoramic route around South Africa's Cape

Chapman's Peak Drive near Capetown is now protected by five landslide and four debris flow barriers - the first in Africa.

Following massive rockslide: Speed record for installing safety measures in Slovenia

Only five weeks from rockfall event to final acceptance of the oversized rockfall barrier.

22 debris flow barriers for nine valleys

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.

Project in Camarillo Springs builds barriers

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.

Landslide in Scotland successfully stopped

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.

GEO-Summit is the new knowledge summit

In this two-day GEO-Summit conference series, Geobrugg created a unique forum to exchange knowledge about geohazard protection.

TECCO® SYSTEM3 now in stainless steel

TECCO® Stainless is - simply put - the stainless steel version of our well-known TECCO® SYSTEM3

Successful pilot project for TECCO Stainless

Our pilot project for stainless steel based slope stabilization in Parton Rocks, England was a big success

TECCO Stainless ready for the island

Our mesh made of stainless steel, a new addition in the TECCO® SYSTEM3, is already in demand

Scenic spot in Chongqing Taohuayuan secured

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.

Geobrugg in the “perfect defile”

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.

Rockfall in the old city of San Francisco

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.

No terrain too rough

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.

Geobrugg: Fast & Furious

Speed record before the race! The formula E Grand Prix in Berlin was an electrifying event – not only for drivers and fans, but also for our technicians and mechanics.

Geobrugg protection for the boy scouts

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.

We rocked!

On April 23, we were having a blast: The International Rockfall Protection Conference 2015 brought 250 guests from 38 countries together to a spectacle, special effects included.

Geobrugg meets Formula E

On May 23, 2015, the Formula E ePrix race is going to take place in Berlin. The spectators will be protected by Geobrugg Panelized Debris Fences.

Geobrugg sponsors student competition

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.


Rock face secured at Point Bonita Lighthouse

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.

ETApprovals change to ETAssessments

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.

Installation of TECCO® SYSTEM3 in an earth retention project

TEI customer GeoFirma LLC, Nashville, Tennessee recently completed a difficult earth retention project near Nashville, Tennessee for a natural gas pipeline.

Geobrugg Debris Fences protect the first Russian Formula 1 Grand Prix

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.

Rockfall stopped before crashing into tank

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!

Diana Falls Attenuator Project, Haast Pass, New Zealand

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.

TECCO® SYSTEM3 stands its ground in typhoon

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!

Explosion: safety net prevents worse

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.

GBE-1000A rockfall barrier withstands truck fall!

In Spain, a lightly loaded truck (a 45 ton dumper) fell 25 m down a steep slope and was stopped by a GBE-1000A barrier.

First Geobrugg UX Debris Flow Barrier in the Canadian Rockies!

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.

Geobrugg panelized debris fence at Automotive Testing, Papenburg

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.

World premiere in Walenstadt, Switzerland

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 Motorsport Fencing goes FIA Sport MotorEx 2014

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.

World premiere in the Swiss mountains

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.

Protection for Formula 1 in Sochi

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.

TECCO® SYSTEM3 stabilise significant highwall failure in Australia (by Geovert)

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 also for rockfall

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.

World's largest flexible debris flow barrier

In cooperation with sister company Fatzer, Geobrugg delivered a specially dimensioned debris flow barrier, the world's largest of its kind.

Certification of the RXE rockfall barrier system

Besides high energy absorption, the RXE rockfall barrier also sets new standards for net deflection.

The new TECCO® SYSTEM3 - Your Slope made Stable

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.

Gold for Geobrugg, Swiss quality in Sochi

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.

Geobrugg Debris Fence for Yas Marina Race Circuit in Abu Dhabi

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 announce partnership with NORDBETON GmbH

Geobrugg Security Engineering, the leading supplier of FIA Debris Fences, is proud to announce the partnership with NORDBETON GmbH. NORDBETON GmbH .

Successful Annual Meeting of Geobrugg Geohazard Solutions

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.

Award for Sports Center Heerenschürli

At the annual IOC/IAKS Awards ceremony, the Heerenschürli sports facility was honored with the Bronze Award 2013 for exemplary sports and leisure facilities.