Natural Hazard Management

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Natural Hazard Management

One of the most decisive factors for the successful develo­pment, construction and operation of infra­st­ructure systems is the assessment and management of natural hazards – e.g. erosion, slope insta­bi­lities (lands­lides), flooding and seismic hazards – which are often conse­quences of climate change. When developing and designing engineering projects, it is of utmost impor­tance to assess various types of potential natural hazards by conducting desk and field studies that are supported by geotech­nical inves­ti­ga­tions. Subse­quently, appro­priate mitigation measures are planned.

Role of ILF

Natural hazard management is part of the design process and focuses on sustainable and cost effective project solutions and safe operation. ILF engages in the whole lifecycle of engineering projects and is involved in feasi­bility studies, all design phases, and in construction and operation. ILF’s experts assess and analyze the site condi­tions to provide the best possible management of natural hazards.

Benefits to Clients

  • ILF’s experts regularly colla­borate with inter­na­tional project teams
  • ILF’s experts constantly increase their knowledge by parti­ci­pating in natural hazard research projects
  • ILF maintains a network with experts and universities
  • ILF provides all related fields of engineering expertise (one-stop shop) including project management, engineering geology, geotech­nical engineering, risk management, civil engineering, as well as construction engineering and consultancy
  • A large number of dedicated experts facilitate short-term mobiliz­ation and imple­men­tation on time, even of large projects

ILF offers the following services in the field of Protection of Critical Infrastructure: 

  • Desktop studies including analyses of remote sensing data
  • Scoping, tendering and super­vision of geotech­nical survey campaigns
  • Evaluation and inter­pre­tation of geotech­nical data
  • Assessment of natural hazards and design of mitigation measures including geotech­nical FE modeling
  • Design of monitoring programs based on detailed hazard and risk assessment
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