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Dam Safety

Safe Dams for Our World

Dams are structures with a particular hazard potential. The risk is reduced with an appropriate structural design. The remaining risk is managed with adapted surveillance and monitoring programmes and proactive emergency planning.

ÅF has over 100 years of experience in dam engineering around the world and has acquired a strong reputation for all aspects of dam safety. Our dam safety experts are authorized and approved by the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE). We have been engaged in specialist engineering and institutional expertise with private and state/federal dam owners for many years.

Our services include:

  • Dam design
  • Recalculation of existing dams
  • Seismic design and safety evaluation
  • Dam monitoring
  • Instrumentation
  • Emergency planning
  • Further studies
  • Capability building and training


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Matthias Regli

Matthias Regli

Project Director Hydro Power