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RECONMATIC  in the Czech Researchers' Night 2023

Video presented during the Czech Researchers' Night 2023

The annual Researchers’ Night, when the doors of scientific and research institutes in Europe are opened to the public to see under the lid of the mysterious pot full of revolutionary ideas, is approaching, and the RECONMATIC partners are proud to organise a showcase event about circularity in the construction section together with several faculties and the Czech Institute of Informatics, Robotics and Cybernetics at CTU, that will once again be present at this event. This year, the event takes place on October 6, 2023, time 5-10 PM.

Across the disciplines of Czech Technical University (CTU) in Prague, RECONMATIC has prepared a program for you and your children in the spirit of this year’s theme: "Mystery"




What is hidden under the term RECONMATIC

Do you know what percentage of global waste is produced by construction and demolition? According to the World Environment Organization (UNEP), approximately 40%. 

RECONMATIC is a project that deals with issues of automation, digitization and robotization in the management of construction and demolition waste. You will see a prototype of a classification line that can recognize distinct types of waste using machine learning algorithms. 

The secret of recycled blocks

Can recycled masonry blocks be better than new one? What materials can be used in their production? 

Explore the concrete blocks made from waste materials, which were created in the Experimental Center of the Faculty of Civil Engineering of the Czech Technical University. Materials that would otherwise end up as waste can be used in the production of recycled blocks. 


The secret of sorting construction waste

We are all familiar with sorting into colored bins, but what about construction waste, do they also have their own colors, or is it all different? And can we sort waste from construction and demolition in the Czech Republic as well as municipal waste? 

Come talk to us about it and learn something new about demolition waste. 

Find the entire CTU-Faculty of Civil Engineering Agenda for the European Researchers' Night here.


Why are we looking for ways to circulate materials and products in the construction industry?

Why reuse and recycling are important for the planet? How can a built structure at its end of life be useful for the construction industry? 

Jan Valentin

Department of Road Construction

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Behind the curtain of data: The secrets of algorithms for sorting demolition waste


Why is it important to sort demolition waste? How does the correct sorting and recycling of demolition waste contribute to the sustainability of the construction industry?


Václav Nežerka, Ph.D.
Department of Physics


The aim of RECONMATIC participating in this event is to emphasize the importance of obtaining seperated materials out of a demolition or destruction site and demonstrate how the RECONMATIC project advances the state-of-the-art in construction waste management through automated solutions to achieve a more sustainable and circular construction sector. The construction industry is the main consumer of mineral and other non-renewable resources in the EU and generated about 35.7% of the total waste in the European Union in 2018, most of which was produced during the construction and demolition stages, but also due to physical disasters or even war. With the climate change in quick progress, EU legislation for circularity attempts to change the landscape in favour of more sustainable solutions. This event will showcase how Europe is visualising circularity in the construction sector for our cities.

The attendees of this open to the wide audience event will experience recycled construction materials and  innovative technologies developed for automated sorting at first hand. You will learn more about how mixed waste is generated and provide feedback. The presentations will be available online after the event. Do not hesitate to contact us for any further information. 

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