Wonderful Engineering

ERO Robot Crushes Buildings and Recycles Their Concrete

Engineering is not only about creating new things, it is also about disposing off of the older things as well. We need smart disposal to reduce the waste and therefore one cannot ignore the recycling process. Clean and efficient disposal of waste and recycling of materials is becoming the talk of the day. We all know how human race is running low on natural reserves, so obviously if you can recycle and use then why not do it!

What caught our attention was the fact that building tall towers is being done quite efficiently and is taking place and every now and then. That is good, but what about when you need to demolish them? Here’s a fact; they don’t fall efficiently at all. This is where the engineering kicks in. In order to tackle the waste and come up with better means of building demolition an industrial designer, Omer Haciomeroglu, has created what is being called as ERO concrete deconstruction robot.

Well, no doubt, that using robotics for such a task is a brilliant idea! It is safer and will be much more efficient. However, it is the deconstruction methodology which ERO concrete deconstruction robot uses and how it manages waste which makes it so much special. In words of Omer; ‘ERO is a Concrete Deconstruction Robot designed to disassemble reinforced concrete structures and enable the building materials to be re-used for new prefabricated concrete buildings.’

He further stated that in order to dispose-off the hardened concrete which is the most important construction material, 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.’

Such inventions are sure handy and should be acknowledged and given their due importance. We congratulate Omer and hope that he would work towards making his invention more effective and efficient.