Infrastructure
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.

Bridges

Environment

Environmental planning

Geology

Geomatics

Hydraulic engineering

Municipal engineering

Natural hazards

Noise control, vibration control

Radon

Railway construction

Roads

Spatial planning

Traffic

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

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

Implementation

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

Markus Doessegger
Head of Infrastructure Zurich, Brugg
+41 56 460 69 20
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Gruner AG
Altenburgerstrasse 4
CH-5200 Brugg

Jean-François Wavre
Head of Infrastructure Western Switzerland
+41 21 637 15 28
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Stucky AG
Rue du Lac 33
CH-1020 Renens VD 1

Thomas Wahl
Head of Infrastructure Leipzig
+49 341 21 72 664
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Gruner Deutschland GmbH
Dufourstrasse 28
D-04107 Leipzig

Roger Schaub
Head of Infrastructure Oberwil
+41 61 406 13 05
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Gruner Böhringer AG
Mühlegasse 10
CH-4104 Oberwil

Christian Epper
Head of Infrastructure Eastern Switzerland
+41 71 394 00 16
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Gruner Wepf AG, St. Gallen
Oberstrasse 153
CH-9000 St. Gallen

Juri Schuler
Head of Infrastructure Central Switzerland
+41 41 748 21 07
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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
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Gruner Wepf AG, Zürich
Thurgauerstrasse 80
CH-8050 Zürich

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References on the subject

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