High-Risk Areas for Falling Ice & Snow: Assessment & Mapping


During winter, snow-covered landscapes create picturesque scenes of beauty. However, along with the charm of winter, there also exists the potential danger of falling ice and snow from buildings and structures. These hazards pose risks to pedestrians, vehicles, and property. At Gnobi Consulting Inc., we specialize in assessing and mapping high-risk areas for falling ice and snow. In this blog post, we delve into the importance of identifying these areas and discuss the methodologies employed in our comprehensive assessment and mapping process.

Understanding the Risks

Falling ice and snow from buildings can cause significant damage and pose a threat to public safety. It is essential to identify high-risk areas where ice and snow accumulation is more likely to occur, allowing for appropriate mitigation measures to be implemented. Our experts at Gnobi Consulting Inc. utilize advanced techniques and tools to assess the risk levels associated with falling ice and snow, ensuring a proactive approach to safety.

Comprehensive Site Assessment

Our team conducts thorough site assessments to identify potential high-risk areas for falling ice and snow. This assessment involves analyzing building design, orientation, and surrounding urban features that influence wind patterns and snow drifting. We also consider local weather data, including historical snowfall records and prevailing wind directions, to create a comprehensive understanding of the site’s unique microclimate conditions.

Cutting-Edge Mapping Techniques

In order to effectively visualize and communicate areas with a high risk of ice and snow accumulation, we employ advanced mapping techniques. Our team of experts utilizes state-of-the-art technology to identify susceptible areas. The analysis offers valuable insights to architects, engineers, and property owners, empowering them to make informed decisions about necessary design modifications and safety measures.

Mitigation Strategies

Identifying high-risk areas is just the first step. Our team at Gnobi Consulting Inc. also offers expert guidance on implementing effective mitigation strategies. These strategies may include the installation of snow retention systems, the design of protected walkways, or the development of preventive maintenance plans. By addressing the risks proactively, we help minimize the potential for accidents and property damage caused by falling ice and snow.

Ongoing Monitoring and Maintenance

Once mitigation strategies are implemented, it is important to monitor their effectiveness over time. Our team provides ongoing monitoring services to ensure that the mitigation measures continue to perform as intended. Regular inspections and maintenance plans are essential for maintaining a safe environment and mitigating the risks associated with falling ice and snow.


Identifying high-risk areas for falling ice and snow is a critical step in ensuring public safety and protecting property during winter months. At Gnobi Consulting Inc., we utilize our expertise in wind and microclimate engineering to assess and map these areas accurately. Through comprehensive site assessments, advanced mapping techniques, and expert guidance on mitigation strategies, we help our clients create safer environments for pedestrians and minimize the risks associated with falling ice and snow. Trust us to provide the knowledge and solutions needed to navigate the challenges of winter weather hazards effectively.

Contact Gnobi Consulting Inc. today to learn more about our services and how we can assist you in assessing and mapping high-risk areas for falling ice and snow.

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