Geology

The field of activity of the Department of Geology ranges from geotechnical reports and consulting services for building construction, civil engineering and tunnelling to hydrogeological investigations and hazard and risk analyses of gravitational mass movements. The use of modern methods and technologies enables the time- and cost-optimised acquisition of high-quality geodata as well as the development of goal-oriented assessment strategies and analysis methods. The interdisciplinary orientation of the department guarantees the precise processing of complex geoscientific questions within the framework of comprehensive expert opinions and studies. Many years of expertise in various disciplines enable the development of practice-oriented methods and the participation of proven experts in standardization committees and advisory boards.

The range of services offered by the Department of Geology includes, among others

  • Basic geoscientific survey using various methods
  • Creation of 3D models and orthophotos by means of drones
  • Expert opinions in the fields of civil engineering, deposits, groundwater and natural hazards
  • Development of database systems for tunnel documentation
  • Implementation of environmental impact studies and feasibility studies
  • Water management preservation of evidence
  • Isotope analytics
  • Development of engineering geological, hydrogeological and geotechnical investigation programs
  • Application of numerical groundwater models (transient, 2 or 3D, mass transfer, heat transfer)
  • Mapping and analysis of gravitational mass movements
  • Application of numerical process models (debris flows, snow avalanches, rockfalls and landslides)
  • Hazard analysis and integral risk management of gravitational mass movements
  • Planning and supervision of construction of primary and secondary protective measures (e.g. barriers, embarkments etc.)
  • Knowledge transfer (e.g. participation in committees (guidelines, standards), organization & leading of workshops and excursions)