Using Artificial Intelligence to recycle valuable building materials

February 14, 2020 we officially kicked of a Flanders Circular (Vlaanderen Circulair) project, the demolition guide (Sloopwijzer).

The Demolition Guide automatically recognises materials in the façades of buildings. By applying deep learning and Artificial Intelligence to photos of buildings, the system assesses which materials were used to construct the façade and makes a recommendation as to whether the building elements would yield more value if they were demolished selectively.

In this way, the Demolition Guide helps companies and owners to reuse or recycle valuable building materials.

The Demolition Guide is being developed by our experts in circular economy and remote sensing in close cooperation with our partner Immoterrae and stakeholders VCB, Tracimat, FLOOW2 (Werflink supplier), BOPRO and the City of Leuven