The bricklaying robot is ready for the construction site
With the arrival of a bricklaying robot, Ballast Nedam can build new houses even more efficiently. The robot, with a trained operator, does as much work as three bricklayers. A perfect match with the current digitalisation within the sector.
"The bricklaying robot is a good solution in the current situation with a high demand for housing and tightness on the labour market," says Niels Doodeman, director of Heddes. "The innovative way of laying the brickwork saves costs and increases the speed of construction. Moreover, it is a sustainable solution that reduces mortar consumption by 30 to 50 percent and substantially cuts CO2 and NO2 emissions. It also prevents those scarce bricklayers from being physically overburdened."
In contrast to many other bricklaying robots, this robot builds with real bricks. Thin (stone) strips are therefore left out. And that is no coincidence, developers Jeroen-Bas Menschaar and Jelle Overtoom explain to Cobouw: "Clean brickwork is in the DNA of the Dutch construction industry."
Ballast Nedam will start working with the bricklaying robot for the first time after the summer holidays.