Snow-avalanche protection engineering

Engineerisk is a consulting company
specializing in snow-avalanche protection engineering

engineerisk expert tout terrain

The skills of the associates Philippe Berthet-Rambaud (Docteur Ingénieur en Génie Civil) et Fanny Bourjaillat (Doctor Engineer in Civil Engineering) and Fanny Bourjaillat (Engineer Natural Risks and Artificial Snow) allow Engineerisk to carry out all the studies regarding snow and avalanche risks:

From the phenomena analysis:
- Hazard characterization: statistics of climate and weather data, analysis of the topography (DTM), visits and surveys on site ...
- Zoning, risk mapping ...
- Post-accident response
- Related phenomena: snow gliding, snowdrift…
To the definition of the most appropriate protection solutions:
- Proposal and dimensioning of active (supporting structures, wooden sleeves, preventive artificial release, wind structures ...) or passive (dam, splitter, galleries ...) protections
- Artificial release network and procedure through avalanche control plan
- Architectural recommendations, definition of pressure for buildings and other infrastructures subjected to avalanche impacts
To achieve this, Engineerisk uses a combined approach based on:
- the usual expertise approaches
- the international state of the art in snow-avalanche engineering through continuous monitoring and regular participation in conferences
- network of European and North American consultants network
- In-depth knowledge of the various techniques and solutions proposed by manufacturers
- Methods and software developed by the SLF Institute of Davos, world reference on these topics, in order to also propose fine numerical modeling of the phenomena:
• Dense flow: RAMMS
• Powder cloud: AVAL1D

By remaining strictly focused on snow and avalanche risks only, Engineerisk is positioned as the specialist of these issues, in France and internationally.

Missions and interventions in France and abroad:

About fifteen countries:
Andorre, Azerbaïdjan, Bulgarie, Chili, Espagne, Géorgie, Kazakhstan, Russie, Suède, Suisse, Turquie, Ukraine, Colorado, Japon

A hundred French ski destinations:
Abondance, Abriès, Albiez, Alpe d’Huez, Les Arcs, L’Argentière La Bessée, Artouste, Asco, Aulon, Avoriaz, Ax 3 Domaines, Barèges, Bassiès, Bellevaux, Bélvèdère, Beaufort, Bernex, Bonneval Sur Arc, Cauterets, la Chalp, Chamonix, Champagny en Vanoise, Chamrousse, Chapelle d’Abondance, Chatel, Clavans, La CLusaz, Le Collet d’Allevard, Les Contamines Montjoie, Le Corbier, Corrençon en Vercors, Courchevel, Flaine, Fallavaux-La Salette, Foux d’Allos, Gavarnie, Gèdre, La Giettaz, Gourette, Gréolières les Neiges, Guzet-Neige, Les Houches, Huez, Les Karellis, Megève, Les Ménuires, Méribel, Métabief, Mieussy, La Mongie, Mont de Lans, Les Monts d’Olmes, La Morte, Notre Dame de Bellecombe, Oz en Oisans, La Plagne, Porté-Puymorens, Praloup, Praz de Lys, Puy St Vincent, Le Rivier d’Allemont, Les Saisies, Samoëns, Col de la Schlucht, Sentein, Les Sept Laux, Serre-Chevallier, Saint Christophe en Oisans, Saint Colomban des Villards, Saint Gervais, Saint Hilaire du Touvet, Saint Jean de Maurienne, Saint Pierre de Chartreuse, Saint Sorlin d’Arves, Saint Lary Soulan, Sixt Fer à Cheval, Superbagnères, Superdévoluy, Tignes, La Toussuire, Val Cenis, Val d’Isère, Val Thorens, ValFréjus, Valmorel, Vaujany 

Off-Road Experts

A special knowledge of the mountain environment and the phenomena of avalanches allows Engineerisk to intervene in this field of predilection around the different topics, from the phenomenon to the protection.


Team

engineerisk team

Philippe BERTHET-RAMBAUD

  • Associate and CEO of Engineerisk
  • Civil Engineer (1999) and PhD of Mechanics (2004)

Fanny BOURJAILLAT

  • Associate – Natural hazards Engineer
  • Explosives use Certificate holder
  • SIG Avalanche manager at the FIPS association

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