When tall towers go up, they're built pretty efficiently. But the same can’t be said for when they have to come down. To help reduce the waste created during building deconstruction industrial designer Omer Haciomeroglu has created the ERO concrete deconstruction robot.
According to Omer, “ERO is a Concrete Deconstruction Robot designed to disassemble reinforced concrete structures and enable the building materials to be re-used for new pre-fabricated concrete buildings.”
To disassemble the hardened concrete the ERO “uses water jets to crack the concrete surface to disassemble concrete and sucks up the mixed debris. It cleanly separates the waste mixture and packages the cleaned material. What was previously waste, now turns into labeled packaged asset to be transferred right away into concrete pre-casting stations to be re-molded into new building blocks.”
Images Courtesy of Omer Haciomeroglu