Every engineering project has to deal with the local natural environment that hosts it.

A proper planning has to consider the delicate interplay between nature and industrial sites, and specifically of those risks that can affect the integrity and stability of the plant on one hand, and the environmental and human safety on the other hand.

Geosciences provide constraint on location, design, construction and maintenance phases of engineering projects; this is particularly true in urban environments, where poor or unknown ground conditions and vulnerable existing urban fabric are challenging tasks.

We cooperate with public institutions and private companies in site selection of critical infrastructures, such as landfills, waste repositories or plants for mitigating flood hazard.