Institute for Infrastructure and Environment

Cities and settlements face increasing challenges due to extreme weather events, changes in mobility behaviour and ongoing soil surface sealing. We are your partner of choice for efficient and resource-saving transportation, infrastructure and protective structures, and for biodiversity, intact water cycles or protection against natural disasters.

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Competencies for the economy

Challenges caused by social, ecological and economic developments call for new, interdisciplinary solutions. Our broad-based team makes an active contribution to sustainable basic care through teaching, further education and research.

Our areas of expertise:

  • Protective structures against natural hazards
  • Intact water cycles
  • Urban drainage
  • Efficient infrastructure
  • Sustainable traffic structures and traffic safety
  • Geotechnics
  • Special civil engineering

Networks and cooperations

We address the challenges of the construction industry in close cooperation with networks that stand for excellence and active exchange. Our overall aim is to develop scientifically sound solutions for the future. Maintaining close relationships with SMEs and authorities creates a strong basis for practical implementation. We are also actively involved in national and international bodies, where we can contribute our expertise and benefit from a wealth of experience.

We participate in the following networks and cooperations:

  • VAB/ALA (Association of Accredited Building Materials Testing Laboratories) as an accredited laboratory for soil mechanics (in german)
  • VSS, Chair of the NFK Commission 4.2 Geotechnics (in german)
  • SGV (Swiss Association for Geosynthetics) (in german)