Earthquake / Seismic Protection

Protect buildings, structures and machines from earthquakes and seismic impacts

Many regions live with the constant threat of earthquakes. Machines, facilities, buildings, and bridges are damaged or destroyed and human lives are in danger. We develop and deliver technical solutions to protect against such forces of nature.

Our spring elements and Viscodampers® are successfully applied for protection against earthquakes. We have different solutions depending on the scope:

// Base Control Systems (BCS) – assembly of the protection elements below the structure
// Tuned Mass Control Systems (TMCS) – special mass damper systems
// Systems to increase damping for vulnerable buildings and other structures

The GERB Base Control System (BCS) for machines, facilities, and buildings distinguishes itself through special characteristics:

// Passive earthquake protection, effective at all times without energy supply or external drives or mechanisms
// Application of optimized spring elements and Viscodampers®
// Unique, permanently tested, 3-dimensional effective system
// Long-lasting and practically maintenance-free system

For structures in earthquake areas, there are other protection systems in the form of GERB Tuned Mass Control Systems (TMCS). They offer the following advantages:

// Passive earthquake protection, effective at all times without energy supply or external drive
// Suitable for existing and new structures

// Retrofitting possible without affecting the use of the building
// Increase of structural damping
// Long-lasting and practically maintenance-free system

Project references

Hospital Slobozia | Tuned Mass Control System (TMCS) / Retrofit | Romania
Air Core Reactor, Substation | Base Control System (BCS) | USA
Bridge Puente Oriénte | Tuned Mass Control System (TMCS) | Mexico
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Brochure: Earthquake protection systems

Application sectors

  MANUFACTURING, INDUSTRY & ENERGY 

  ARCHITECTURE & CONSTRUCTION

  TRANSPORTATION & INFRASTRUCTURE

Earthquake / Seismic Protection

Earthquake / Seismic Protection for Vibration Control

Earthquake Protection of Valuable Infrastructure

Many regions live with the constant threat of earthquakes. Machines, facilities, buildings, and bridges are
damaged or destroyed and human lives are in danger. We develop and deliver technical solutions to
protect against such forces of nature.

Our spring elements and absorbers are successfully deployed for protection against earthquakes. We have
different solutions depending on the scope:

  Base Control Systems (BCS) – assembly of the protection elements below the structure

  Tuned Mass Control Systems (TMCS) – special mass damper systems

  Systems to increase absorption for vulnerable buildings and other structures

The GERB Base Control System (BCS) for machines, facilities, and buildings distinguishes itself through
special characteristics:

  Passive earthquake protection, effective at all times without energy supply or impetus

  Application of optimized spring elements and Viscodampers®

  Unique permanently tested 3-dimensional effective system

  Long-lasting and practically maintenance-free system

For structures in earthquake areas, there are other protection systems in the form of GERB Tuned Mass
Control Systems (TMCS). They offer the following advantages:

  Passive earthquake protection, effective at all times without energy supply or impetus

  Suitable for existing and new structures

  Subsequent installation without damage to the building usage possible

  Increase in structure absorption

  Long-lasting and practically maintenance-free system

GERB Project References

Hospital Slobozia | Tuned Mass Control System / Retrofit | Romania
Air Core Reactor, Distribution station | Base Control System (BCS) | USA
Bridge Puente Oriénte | Mexico
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GERB Application Sectors

    MANUFACTURING,
      INDUSTRY & ENERGY    

  ARCHITECTURE &
    CONSTRUCTION   

  TRANSPORTATION &
    INFRASTRUCTURE  

Earthquake / Seismic Protection

Earthquake / Seismic Protection for Vibration Control

Earthquake Protection of Valuable Infrastructure

Many regions live with the constant threat of earthquakes. Machines, facilities, buildings, and bridges are
damaged or destroyed and human lives are in danger. We develop and deliver technical solutions to protect against such forces of nature.

Our spring elements and absorbers are successfully deployed for protection against earthquakes. We have
different solutions depending on the scope:

 Base Control Systems (BCS) –
    assembly of the protection elements
    below the structure

 Tuned Mass Control Systems (TMCS)
    – special mass damper systems

 Systems to increase absorption for
    vulnerable buildings and other
    structures

The GERB Base Control System (BCS) for machines, facilities, and buildings distinguishes itself through
special characteristics:

 Passive earthquake protection,
    effective at all times without energy
    supply or impetus

 Application of optimized spring
    elements and Viscodampers®

 Unique permanently tested 3
    dimensional effective system

 Long-lasting and practically
    maintenance-free system

For structures in earthquake areas, there are other protection systems in the form of GERB Tuned Mass Control Systems (TMCS). They offer the following advantages:

 Passive earthquake protection,
    effective at all times without energy
    supply or impetus

 Suitable for existing and new
    structures

 Subsequent installation without
    damage to the building usage possible

 Increase in structure absorption

 Long-lasting and practically
    maintenance-free system

GERB Project References

Hospital Slobozia | Tuned Mass Control System / Retrofit | Romania
Air Core Reactor, Distribution station | Base Control System (BCS) | USA
Bridge Puente Oriénte | Mexico
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Further Resources

GERB Application Sectors

MANUFACTURING, INDUSTRY & ENERGY

ARCHITECTURE & CONSTRUCTION

TRANSPORTATION & INFRASTRUCTURE