Mountain risk engineering
Our specialist team on mountain risk engineering offers a wide range of assessment techniques to quantify the effects of natural hazards on the built environment. Exposure assessment and interdisciplinary vulnerability assessment allows our clients to achieve resilient solutions for the protection of settlements and infrastructure. Moreover, our risk management strategies support the challenges posed by the overall strategies of Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change, focusing on the needs of affected population, land-use planners and policy makers. Dynamics in disaster risk are captured by state-of-the-art cost-benefit analysis.
Scientific consulting and training
Sound professional and academic expertise and the high degree of service competence epitomize the major strengths of our team, educated at the top European universities. Scientifically-based and end-user-oriented DRR consulting is one of our core competencies, supplemented by high-level management advisory services and technical backstopping for international fund providers. Using rigorous and comprehensive scientific approaches, we offer training services in the entire field of DRR, from hazard and risk assessment to mitigation planning, risk management and policy advice. Our experience spans from University summer courses to high-level technical education for industry and infrastructure service providers. Basic and applied research on geohazard risk mitigation and scientific cooperation with national and international academia completes our team profile.
Geological and geotechnical consulting and design
We offer any kind of geological, hydrogeological, geotechnical and in specific cases even geophysical (electrical resistivity tomography – ERT) exploration. On the basis of this date we prepare ground investigation reports according to European Standards (Eurocode 7), with consulting for foundation, infrastructure, tunnelling, excavation support, landslide mitigation, and more. Our goal is to always get a comprehensive and profound understanding of the unique subsurface conditions in each project site. Our team of experienced engineering geologists and geotechnical engineers is planning, calculating and checking a wide variety of construction measures and preparing geotechnical design reports according to Eurocode 7. During construction stages we also offer supervision and monitoring services to ensure a smooth and safe progress to the benefit of our customers.
Geohazard assessment and mitigation
Assessment of mass movements and torrential hazards like landslide, rockfall, debris flow, erosion and snow avalanches by our interdisciplinary experts. Based on geomorphological, geological and hydrological mapping we provide a holistic approach to define hazard areas. In a next step the design, verification and implementation of mitigation measures and/or protection structures is provided to protect vulnerable infrastructure and society from events. Finally we support and design monitoring and early warning systems to ensure a safe operation of roads, railway or hydropower plants for example.
UAV surveys and mapping
CSE offers surveys using an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to provide a fast and efficient method of capturing data over large areas in a short amount of time. The use of UAVs for inspection surveys provides safer access to areas which are hazardous, dangerous or hard and difficult to access. Products and deliverables can be provided to suit our clients specific project requirements including video footage, still photography, 3D point clouds, terrain models or orthophotos. Our products can be used as a base for planning, mapping and modelling projects as well as design and engineering projects. We use experienced pilots, advanced equipment and state-of-the-art software to bring our clients a first-class aerial surveying and mapping experience. CSE provides superior quality UAV surveys and mapping services with terrain models and orthophotos at a centimetre-level accuracy at any given time. Equipped with up to date UAVs and a crew of skilled pilots, we deliver results faster, enabling our clients to make agile decisions much more quickly.