Space underground

Caverns as an ideal solution

Building a facility in an underground cavern can be the optimal solution – underground facilities need less land, have less impact on the surrounding countryside, prevent some objections and obligations, offer uniform environmental conditions and very high levels of protection.

The use of the facility finally determines the location and the layout of the cavern. Usually, large dimensions are necessary, which are always a challenge to build. Underground caverns require careful analysis of the rock mass behaviour and the support installed, especially in poor ground conditions.


For underground structures, access, supply and disposal, ventilation, cooling and safety systems must be designed differently than for structures above ground. A further challenge of building facilities underground is to correctly recognise the requirements resulting from the purpose and the technical equipment in the system, so that a technically sound but costeffective solution can be found.


Amberg Engineering has many years of experience and in-depth knowledge of all types of underground cavern construction. This experience has been gathered over decades, especially in the construction of complex military underground installations – where we are one of the world's leading engineering design companies.