Earthquake damage organization EDO

Earthquakes in Switzerland are a major risk. The Earthquake damage organization (EDO) is an association that estimates building damage and supports the cantons in carrying out building assessments.


Managing earthquakes in Switzerland

The Earthquake damage organization (EDO) helps determine building reconstruction costs following an earthquake in Switzerland. This requires personnel and technical resources to evaluate the damaged buildings and put together an estimate of the costs.



We support the population and the cantons in managing damages and with reconstruction operations following an earthquake.

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News and information

We share our knowledge about the topic of earthquakes in Switzerland. We also regularly report on new developments at our organisation and within our network.

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About us

The Earthquake damage organization (EDO) is funded by the 26 cantons, the Principality of Liechtenstein, cantonal building insurers and private insurers. We are supported by other important bodies.

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Register as an expert today

Are you a qualified civil engineer or architect, a construction planning technician specialised in architecture or a building construction manager? We are looking for building evaluation and damage assessment experts to support us in the event of an earthquake. You will receive training before being sent out into the field.

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