Improving safety for tomorrow's society

A modern, readily available and technically safe infrastructure of industrial installations, structures, supply systems and transport routes is crucial to the German economy. Technological progress, changing mobility and aging infrastructure systems are posing an increasing challenge. In the focus area infrastructure, we investigate the technical reliability and long-term safety of such systems.

Our activities within this focus area include safety and life-cycle of structures, safety of industrial facilities and traffic routes, transport and storage of dangerous substances and goods, fire science and security.

The following sites feature a few selected stories about our activities in infrastructure.