Demolition Guide

Artificial Intelligence helps with selective demolition

The Demolition Guide automatically recognises materials in the façades of buildings. By applying deep learning/AI 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 to draw up demolition inventories and motivates companies and private individuals to demolish selectively.

The Demolition Guide is being developed by VITO in close cooperation with its partner Immoterrae and stakeholders VCB, Tracimat, FLOOW2 (Werflink supplier), BOPRO and the City of Leuven.