Infrastructure | Competences | Gruner AG

Rapid progress, safe arrival

The significance of infrastructure is often only recognized when it is absent, inadequate or environmentally damaging. Together with the necessary energy infrastructure, an efficient, sustainable transport system forms the backbone of every modern economy. Increasing mobility, impending gridlock, urbanization, growing environmental pollution and resource shortages are challenges that need to be overcome.

Switzerland's well-developed infrastructure is one of the reasons for its strong reputation. All the same, there is still a need for action, particularly in terms of maintenance and sustainable development of our infrastructure. Gruner has made and continues to make significant contributions in this area and is committed to providing expert support in the implementation and the supervision of all projects that are entrusted to us.

Every infrastructure project has unique attributes which have to be integrated at the design phase. For Gruner, the infrastructure sector offers the ideal opportunity opportunity to demonstrate our interdisciplinary strengths combined with our innovative approach. We routinely integrate the use of Building Information Modelling (BIM) at the design stage of our projects as well as the use of digital twins in our projects which enable us to provide our clients with a visualization and analysis of their digital infrastructure assets across their entire life cycle.

We deliver sustainable solutions and future-proof facilities that provide reliable mobility while guaranteeing efficient spatial management. Our Clients benefit from expert advice and support in the development and implementation of large- and small-scale infrastructure projects, at local, regional, national and international level, for public and private transport facilities as well as for the supply of electricity, water, district heating and cooling, and gas.

United under a single roof, Gruner's generalists and specialists combined expertise can provide start-to-finish services for complex rail, bridge, road, underground, hydraulic and other civil engineering projects. For more info on core competencies and specializations please consult the links below.



Environmental planning



Hydraulic engineering

Municipal engineering

Natural hazards

Noise control, vibration control


Railway construction


Spatial planning


Underground engineering

Urban and municipal engineering

With regards to the different stages of any project with an installation mentioned above, we provide the following infrastructure services :

Strategic planning

  • Expert reports on transport planning and traffic management
  • Transport network studies / strategies
  • Client support
  • Traffic flow control concepts
  • Macroscopic traffic modelling
  • Viability studies
  • Public transport network planning
  • Maintenance planning
  • Multiyear planning
  • Project generation

Preliminary studies

  • Viability studies and life-cycle assessments
  • Fitness-for-purpose assessments
  • Microscopic traffic flow simulations
  • Feasibility studies
  • Traffic surveys
  • Fitness-for-purpose studies
  • Analysis of alternatives
  • Macroscopic traffic modelling
  • Access concepts
  • Operational mobility concepts
  • Transport engineer mandates
  • Cost-benefit analyses
  • Proportionality assessments
  • Cost estimates
  • Competitions
  • Expert opinions, inspection mandates
  • Rehabilitation concepts
  • Modelling

Design engineering and project development

  • Parking space planning
  • Road safety audits (RSA) / road safety inspections (RSI)
  • Expert reports on transport issues
  • Microscopic traffic flow simulations (public / private transport and pedestrians)
  • Overall project management
  • Management of project teams / engineering consortia
  • Concept / general design
  • Main design / plans for public display
  • Safety certification for station platforms
  • Traffic diversion concepts
  • Transport engineer mandates
  • Traffic surveys / monitoring
  • Condition surveys / reports
  • Design development for all types
  • of infrastructure
  • Dimensioning
  • Expert opinions, inspection
  • mandates
  • Rehabilitation concepts
  • Modelling
  • Monitoring concepts


  • Tendering concepts
  • Preparation of tender documents and dossiers
  • Tender evaluation for client
  • Procurement assistance
  • Support in negotiations with contractors
  • Reviews
  • Co-advisory services


  • Detailed structural design
  • Engineering verification services
  • Site supervision
  • Senior site management
  • Preparation of production drawings and documents
  • Client support
  • Expert opinions, inspection mandates
  • Monitoring

Commissioning & operations

  • Condition surveys for facilities
  • Maintenance management systems
  • Life-cycle concepts
  • Development of management systems for facilities
  • Dam monitoring
  • Demolition / deconstruction concepts
  • Traffic safety studies
  • Black spot management and road safety inspections
  • Road safety for schoolchildren
  • Client consulting
  • Expert opinions
  • Inspections

Your contact person

Michael Bont
Head of Infrastructure Basel, Environment
+41 61 317 63 41

Gruner AG
St. Jakobs-Strasse 199
CH-4020 Basel

Markus Doessegger
Head of Infrastructure Zurich, Brugg
+41 56 460 69 20

Gruner AG
Altenburgerstrasse 4
CH-5200 Brugg

Jean-François Wavre
Head of Infrastructure Western Switzerland
+41 21 637 15 28

Gruner Stucky SA
Rue de la Gare de Triage 5
CH-1020 Renens VD 1

Thomas Wahl
Head of Infrastructure Leipzig
+49 341 21 72 664

Gruner Deutschland GmbH
Dufourstrasse 28
D-04107 Leipzig

Roger Schaub
Head of Infrastructure Oberwil
+41 61 406 13 05

Gruner Böhringer AG
Mühlegasse 10
CH-4104 Oberwil

Christian Epper
Head of Infrastructure Eastern Switzerland
+41 71 394 00 16

Gruner Schweiz AG
Oberstrasse 153
CH-9000 St. Gallen

Juri Schuler
Head of Infrastructure Central Switzerland
+41 41 748 21 07

Gruner Berchtold Eicher AG
Chamerstrasse 170
CH-6300 Zug

Reto Hagger
Member of the Executive Committee, Head of Business Area Infrastructure
+41 43 299 74 83

Gruner Schweiz AG
Thurgauerstrasse 80
CH-8050 Zürich


References on the subject

ASTRA N1, Zurich northern bypass, cut-and-cover Tunnel Katzensee, retaining walls, foundations, excavation pits
Submission of the local planning
Traffic concept for the old town of Burgdorf (BE)
St. Luzibrücke
Design plan Diesel Ibach, Schwyz (SZ)
FEDRO N1 UPlaNS St Gallen East - West, reinforcement of retaining walls, bridge foundations and galleries in a landslide slope
Rehabilitation drainage system Töbeli
Langsamverkehrsbrücke Rhein
Access and design concept, Busswil train station (BE)
Sittertobel Viaduct
ZMB A1 line management
Partial expansion of Bünz, Wohlen (AG)
Bostadel pumping station, Menzingen (ZG)
Fish migration
Operating and design concept Murten (FR)
Tourist Resort
Design plan FBB Belagswerk, Kloten (ZH)
ESP Löwenstrasse West
Development plan Strite, Neuenegg (BE)
Neighborhood Design Plans Tourism Resort Andermatt (UR)
Design plan "STEINEL-Areal", Einsiedeln (SZ)
Actelion office and laboratory building
Modernization of the Fribourg railway station
Special structures Sewerage Reigoldswil
Local planning revision
Double-track expansion Goldach-Rorschach City
Revitalization Wiese
Project competition Grosshofbrücken/Portal
Design plan for the Coop distribution center, Schafisheim (AG)
Zwingen Birs
Streetscape design Thun city center (BE)
Music hall of the Stadtcasino
Traffic survey and development concept, Aare Center, Döttingen (AG)
Bicycle safety Müntschemier, Treiten, Brüttelen, Ins (BE)
Community development concept
Hofmatt development regulations, Herzogenbuchsee (BE)
Review of special use plans with site strategy, Muri (BE)
Industrial area city center, Altstätten (SG)
Zurich Airport, Glatt
ETH Hönggerberg, Zürich (ZH)
Private design plan for gravel plant, Bäretswil (ZH)
Limmattalbahn Los 1
Development plan Beunde, Büren an der Aare (BE)
Velo calming Oberstadtweg Burgdorf (BE)
Private design plan MITTIM Center, Effretikon (ZH)
Industrial area former paper factory
Flood protection verification for Birchweid site development
Building and zoning regulations, development regulations, building application Bahnhof Busswil, Lyss (BE)
GEP Reinach
SBB parcel Visp train station (VS)
Local planning revision Büren a. A. (BE)
Property protection Wartenbergstrasse 20, Pratteln
Retention basin fire
5. Nationalbericht zur Biodiversität
Nurek dam and hydropower rehabilitation project
Industrial area city center
Inventory of Historic Traffic Routes in Switzerland IVS
Roche building 2, Basel
Studienauftrag Umgestaltung Stedtli Büren a. A. (BE)
Local planning revision Siselen (BE)
Renaturation Tobelbach and Bibersee, Cham (ZG)
Limmattalbahn Los 4
The Circle, Zurich
Speed 30 zones in 2 areas Düdingen (FR)
Local planning revision
Airport access with accompanying measures, Belp
Minor change to UeO Ziegelgut, Burgdorf (BE)
Arth-Goldau railroad station
Bridge "Under Brugg"
Cantonal design plan for gravel pit, Tagelswangen (ZH)
Baye de Clarens
Raba-Lai Bridge, Pärnu
Bike path connection Bellmund - Hermrigen (BE)
Traffic rehabilitation Spange Nord Worb
Automatische Überwachung SBB Tunnel Enge
Area development railroad station Busswil
Redevelopment Bahnhofstrasse - Höheweg Interlaken
Local planning revision
Trough railway bridge, Baulmes (VD)
Rezoning ZOEN heating center
Heightening of the Vieux Emosson arch dam
Updating of hazard map Liesberg, BL
Jinvali dam and hydropower plant - Tunnel rehabilitation
Coop distribution center
Microtunneling Staufferstrasse Bern
Traffic measurement and heavy traffic survey Wynau (BE)
Development concept, flanking measures Düdingen (FR)
Hägniweg residential development
Highway junction, Brüttisellen
Renovation Baslerstrasse Allschwil
Traffic measurements for cantons, municipalities and private persons
Repair of Glattal and Weissenbach viaduct
Automated cost optimization of the inner lining of the second Lötschberg base tunnel tube
Traffic concept, SIA 142 competition Helvetiaplatz, Bern (BE)
Canton of Zurich - Extension of Engstringer junction / New construction of Bernstrasse underpass
Revitalization and flood protection Alte Aare
Spatial planning analyses of properties
Preliminary project for a pedestrian and bicycle path, redesign of the parking lot in Murten (FR).
SBB, Railway line CEVA, Geneva
Office building Actelion Allschwil
Tourism resort
Encounter zone and bypass Stedtli Büren a. A. (BE)
Area development AareCenter
Water supply Hausen and Kappel am Albis (ZH)
Variant study bicycle and pedestrian traffic N06 Thun North (BE)
Port Buochs (NW)
Development Regulations Moosbühl Sector B, Linden (BE)
Rehabilitation tunnel Belchen Inert material landfill Fasiwald
Test planning Wankdorf Bern (BE)
Adaptation of building regulations ZOEN retirement home
Umbau Knoten Station Ittigen
Children's Hospital Zurich
Expansion Dorfbach
Conversion / extension, Rüti (ZH)
Eizmoos - Lorze rainwater sewer, Cham (ZG)
Preliminary project for the management of the parking lot in front of the swimming pool in Murten (FR)
Bahnbrücke Zb Zentralbahn Linie 469
Local planning revision
Structure preservation zone, Rubigen (BE)
Design plan for the Brüel service building in Kloten (ZH)
Neuhus development plan, Neuenegg (BE)
Office building Futuro Liestal
Cantonal design plan Hasli, gravel extraction area (ZH & AG)
Community development concept
Track replacement and optimization of traffic quality Brunnhof- Fischermätteli Bern (BE)
S-Bahn Knoten Folgenabschätzung, Basel (BS)
Development plan Wangenstrasse, Herzogenbuchsee (BE)
Children's Hospital Zurich
Bridge competition
Open bored pile wall and nail walls Migros Breitenrain Bern
Scan2BIM: Stadelhofen train station, Zürich
Road tunnel in the vicinity of a recent slope slide
Partial revision of building regulations
Site development UFA AG / fenaco, Herzogenbuchsee (BE)
Redesign of inner-city main axes, Thun city center (BE)
MOB station superstructure
Five 30 km/h zones in Murten (FR) neighborhoods
Dachslerstrasse Section Im Stückler to Neeserweg