The Group Site Asset Management (SAM) is formed of personnel with core civil engineering competencies to plan, design, and execute the site's maintenance and operation, and to support construction projects executed by internal resources and running service contracts. Stability in personnel composition and competencies is key in this domain of activity.

The scope of the SAM projects covers all CE trades: structural analysis, metallic structures, building shell, architectural, landscaping, roads, sewage, infrastructures such as HVAC, fluids, electricity, urban planning, management of building permits, geographic and infrastructure information, underground monitoring, integration and costing. Thus, an important objective of this group is to maintain and further develop civil engineering core competencies at CERN. The Group is divided in four organic sections with well-defined points of entry for key areas.

The Group is responsible for:

  • Monitoring the condition of current buildings and infrastructure on campus, and conducting relevant renovation and consolidation projects which include all phases from feasibility study, preliminary design to construction management and hand-over of complete structures and infrastructures.
  • Providing drawing office support (design, drafting, calculations) to the Department's activities, keeping up to date and maintain the CERN GIS system, providing geographical information and topography services, managing administrative processes related to this territory.
  • Planning and implementation of maintenance measures and the study and early support of user-initiated construction projects, and often supervising the execution of mid-size construction projects fully managed within the Department. 
  • Coordinating early-studies of civil engineering and infrastructures for future large-scale physics projects; in conjunction with other SCE Groups, guiding the studies from conception, feasibility and technical design towards construction preparation.
  • Monitoring the condition of tunnels at CERN, and planning remedial interventions. 


Group leader Pierre CARDON
Deputy group leader Michael POEHLER


Section Section leader Deputy Section leader
Technical office and Geomatics (SCE-SAM-TG) Michael POEHLER Youri ROBERT
Civil Engineering (SCE-SAM-CE) Alejandro MARTINEZ Christoph BIOT
Infrastructure (SCE-SAM-IN) Pierre CARDON (ad interim) Guillaume ROUGE
Future Studies (SCE-SAM-FS) John OSBORNE -



Technical Office & Geomatics

The SAM-TG section scope of actions is: 

  • Concrete/steel design and checks
  • Drafting 2D/3D design and checks
  • IPP process and financial checks
  • Data/geographic/geomatics
  • Urban planning


  • SAM Internal projects
  • PPM group support
  • Overall users


Civil Engineering

The SAM-CE section scope of actions is: 

  • Concrete/Steel works management
  • Exterior/interior works management
  • Special works
  • Consolidation plan


  • User's requests (Tickets)
  • New internal SCE projects
  • Maintenance operations
  • Consolidation management



The SAM-IN scope of actions is: 

  • HVAC/Sanitary/Electricity calculation and conception
  • Contracts tendering and follow up
  • Repair/incidents management
  • Preventive maintenance


  • User's requests (tickets)
  • New internal SCE projects
  • Maintenance operations
  • Consolidation plan