Concrete Eating Robots Could Recycle Entire Buildings

Concrete Eating Robots Could Recycle Entire Buildings
Design

The Ero concept could aid in building a new structure directly out of an old one.

Dave Pinter, PSFK
  • 23 july 2013

The cost of demolishing an existing old building can sometimes rival what is spent on building a new structure. Today, there is an established industry of building recyclers that reprocess concrete, metal, glass and wood for use in new ways. But it is a complicated, time consuming and messy job sometimes involving hazardous materials. Designer Omer Haciomeroglu saw the problem and set out to develop a solution that was more efficient, cleaner and safer for workers. ERO is a Concrete Deconstruction Robot concept designed to disassemble reinforced concrete structures and enable the building materials to be re-used for new pre-fabricated concrete buildings.

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