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Research Projects

Risk and Safety in Engineering
Research and Teaching in the Group on Risk and Safety at ETH Zurich

Focus of the Work of the Group (PDF)

The group on risk and safety in civil engineering at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zürich, Switzerland (ETHZ) was initiated in April, 2000. The research mission for the group is to develop new theories, techniques and procedures for the enhancement of decision making in the area of civil engineering with the perspective of improving the quality of life for the individuals of society. Main focus areas include applied decision theory, risk management, risk assessment, life-cycle costing, structural reliability theory together with probabilistic and statistical modelling and assessments. Fundamental research is ongoing in the areas of sustainability, risk perception, risk aversion and risk acceptance criteria.

The group is leading and participating in several activities related to management of risks due to natural hazards as well as hazards in a broader context. In the following a selection of these projects are shortly outlined together with other relevant activities in the context of risk management.


Research Projects

Further Projects and Activities

Besides ongoing research project the group on risk and safety in civil engineering is also active in pre-normative and normative work in the area of risk assessment, risk management and decision making.

Completed Research Projects


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