Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, EPFL ENAC IIC PL-LCH, GC A3 504, Station 18
The Platform of Hydraulic Constructions (PL-LCH) of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL) maintains a permanent synergy between teaching, research, and services. Hydraulic engineering of civil structures and systems constitutes the main field of activity of PL-LCH. In particular, PL-LCH focuses on hydroelectric structures and dams, water supply systems in rural and urban areas, river draining works as well as extreme flood determination and the safety of hydraulic structures.
PL-LCH plays an important role in teaching future civil engineers to be specialized in designing systems of hydraulic structures, by carrying out research at a high level and by transferring its experience to engineering practice through consulting (hydraulic modelling, numerical studies, surveys) and postgraduate courses.
We are part of the Civil Engineering Institute (ICC) of the School of Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering (ENAC) of EPFL and as such benefit from a multidisciplinary environment that is at the forefront of conceptual and technological developments.
Under the leadership of Dr. De Cesare Giovanni assisted by two senior research associates and one technical director, the PL-LCH staff is composed of about thirty persons.
Committee on Hydraulic Structures
Committee on Flood Risk Management