The risk of avalanches and landslides often involves the urgent need to work on construction sites located at particularly high altitudes. This requires an experienced team of climbers and mountaineers, accustomed to working under extreme and adverse conditions. The facilities are specially designed, heli-transportable, positionable in any condition of slope and adapted to move in rough land.
Avalanche barriers can reduce the risks associated with avalanches. These barriers are designed in order to stabilize the snowpack in the release area, preventing the triggering of avalanches. They are used to protect especially ski slopes and ski resorts but also towns and mountain roads.
There are mainly two types of barrier: snow nets located in rocky areas or areas without vegetation, and wooden racks positioned in green zones that allow the following reforestation and provide a natural protection even after a possible degradation of the barrier.