F10c Building Site


During structural interventions, we always encounter the solid and/or loose rocks of our diverse Swiss geology in the subsoil. These rocks are important structural conditions for the respective construction projects. In order to be able to grasp and monitor these framework conditions, various measuring methods are available. The interfaces between the fields of geomatics and geology lie in the use of these measuring instruments and methods.


Activity in ancillary building trade (construction surveying, geoinformatics, spatial planning, …)


After successfuly passing the course, Participants do the following tasks:
  • Describe the basics of geology and the structure of the earth
  • Differentiate Geology of Switzerland
  • Explain mass movement phenomena and natural hazard types
  • Compare geotechnical measurement methods and derive application areas?


  • Fundamentals of Geology, Origin of the Earth, Insight into Plate Tectonics
  • Overview of the different types of rock and their formation
  • Introduction to Swiss Geology
  • Presentation of mass movement phenomena (block and rockfall, rock and rockfall, landslides, debris flows and slope debris flows)
  • Overview of how natural hazards are dealt with in Switzerland
  • Explanation of the course of a rockfall monitoring using the example of a rockfall or landslide
  • Insight into hydrogeology
  • Geological excursion through the city of Lucerne including a visit to the glacier garden, a visit to a former quarry (“geotechnical contamination”) and the lion monument (explanations on the geology of the monument as well as its restoration).

Lesson Time

16 (2 Days)

Course Cost

CHF 550.-