Our Story

100 prototypes. 150 engineers. Millions of dollars. Countless iterations to bring one industry-changing idea to life.

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The journey so far...

1994

  • 1994

  • Mark Pivac has the idea for a mobile dynamically stabilised robot.

2005

  • 2005

  • Mark Pivac files patents for an 'automated bricklaying system' and creates the first Hadrian prototype using seed funding. After successfully demonstrating the build of a wall using ground-mounted robots and mortar, production of Hadrian 105 (the precursor to Hadrian X) gets underway.

2014

  • 2014

  • After stalling during the GFC, development of the Hadrian 105 resumes amid a stronger economy and renewed interest in robotic construction.
  • The following year, Fastbrick Robotics is listed on the ASX.

2016

  • 2016

  • Hadrian 105 builds the world's first multi-room block structure from a 3D CAD model with no human intervention, providing proof of concept for what will become Hadrian X. Read more

2017

  • 2017

  • We move to a new fit for purpose facility to allow us to rapidly expand our team.
  • We also sign an agreement with Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for a potential opportunity to build 50,000 new homes with Hadrian X®. Read more

2018

  • 2018

  • Mechanical assembly of the first Hadrian X® is complete. Read more
  • We sign a strategic collaboration with GP Vivienda to discuss a pilot programme for the Hadrian X® in Mexico. Read more
  • DST® testing on the layhead of Hadrian X is complete. Read more
  • We sign a global partnership agreement with Wienerberger AG to develop, manufacture and test clay blocks optimised for Hadrian X®. Read more
  • Hadrian X® builds a three bedroom, two bathroom home structure in under three days. Read more

2019

  • 2019

  • Hadrian X® completes its first outdoor home structure, proving our technology can work through a range of environmental conditions with precision. Read more
  • FBR is the recipient of a Gold Edison Award in Robotics for Hadrian X®. Edison Awards  honour excellence in new product and service development, marketing, human-centred design and innovation. Read more
  • We welcomed Hon. Mark McGowan  MLA, Premier of Western Australia, to tour of our new facility, declaring it officially opened in a ribbon cutting ceremony attended by the entire FBR Team. See more
  • Mike and Mark Pivac are named joint winners in the Western Region Emerging Male category of the prestigious 2019 EY Entrepreneur of the Year award. Read more
  • The first Building Pilot Program is commenced with Archistruct Builders & Designers, representing first revenue for Fastbrick Australia. Read more
  • We enter into a second Building Pilot Program with GP Vivienda, the housing division of Mexcian construction giant Grupo GP. Read more
  • Second Hadrian X® commences building house structures.
  • CEO - Australia Simon Amos delivers a TED Talk regarding the future of the construction industry to audiences in Perth and internationally. See more
  • Mark Pivac delivers a presentation at the prestigious World's Top 50 Innovators event hosted by Codex at The Royal Society  in London. See more
  • Fastbrick Australia enters into another Building Pilot Program agreement, this time with Summit Homes Group, who have exceptional track record as a home builder in Western Australia. Read more
  • Demonstration Stage of the Building Pilot Program with Archistruct is successfully completed, with the construction of 11 house structures on FBR premises certificated by independent structural engineers. Read more

2020

  • 2020

  • As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, FBR commences a cost rationalisation program to preserve Shareholder value until global economic conditions improve. Read more
  • FBR is announced as the winner of the 2020 Australian Institute of Health & Safety - Health & Safety Innovation (Small - Medium Enterprise) Award. Read more
  • Hadrian X® achieves commercial lay speed of over 200 blocks per hour, representing a major milestone in the commercialisation journey. Watch video
  • FBR completes walls of first display home using Hadrian X®. Read more
  • FBR completes Pilot Program stage of Building Pilot Program Agreement with GP Vivienda, building two home structures simultaneously side by side. Read more
  • FBR builds commercial and community centre in Western Australia, completing the third and final stage of the Building Pilot Program Agreement with Achistruct. Read more
  • Hadrian X® completes construction on its first two storey structure, in a building style commonly found around the world in key FBR markets. Read more

2021

  • 2021

  • FBR commences a Building Pilot Program with Xella using autoclaved aerated concrete blocks and calcium silicate blocks. Read more
  • FBR is handed the keys to our first Display Home, structural walls of which were built by Hadrian X® back in July 2020. Watch video
  • The first Commercial Building to have its structural walls built by Hadrian X® back in September 2020 is completed and tenanted. Watch video
  • FBR successfully and safely constructs the external and internal walls of its first Childcare Centre project, the largest and most complex build ever undertaken by Hadrian X®. Read more
  • FBR wins 'Leadership & Culture Award (SME)' at the 2021 Australian Workplace Health & Safety Awards. Read more
  • Hadrian X® completes construction on the first of five home structures in the southern suburbs of Western Australia. Watch video
  • Hadrian X® signs multi-home Wall as a Service® contract to supply Wall as a Service™  to a third-party residential property developer using the Hadrian X®  construction robot. Read more
  • Hadrian X® completes construction on second house structure in Wellard. Watch video
  • FBR wins 'Leadership in WHS Award' at the 2021 IFAP CGU SafeWay Awards. Read more
  • FBR signs term sheet for up to 5,000 homes in Mexico. Read more
  • FBR signs $0.63 million contract for walls and slabs of 16 homes. Read more
  • Memorandum of Understanding is signed with United Arab Emirates Ministry of Energy & Infrastructure. Read more
  • Outdoor pilot build for Wienerberger is completed, using porotherm clay blocks. Read more
  • Hadrian X® commences construction of largest ever project. Read more

2022

  • 2022

  • Liebherr-Mischtechnik GmbH and FBR sign Memorandum of Understanding to industrialise and commercialise Hadrian X®. Read more
  • FBR is featured in a showcase of West Australian innovation at Expo 2020 Dubai. Watch video
  • Mechanical assembly of next-generation Hadrian begins. Read more
  • FBR commences testing with Xella blocks, a European provider of efficient and sustainable wall solutions. Watch video
  • Upgraded Hadrian X® (H01) completes first house structure. Watch video 
 
  • Next 12 months for FBR

  • Mechanical completion of first next generation Hadrian.
  • Complete committed builds in pipeline, then reduce build activities until next generation Hadrian is online.
  • Full commissioning of first next generation Hadrian.
  • Second next generation Hadrian completed.
  • Obtain binding orders for robots to be sold to appropriate entity partners and then leased back into operating entities.
  • Complete real world house using Wienerberger Porotherm blocks.
  • Establish US entity and complete scheduled demonstrations with assistance from market leading block supplier.
  • Establish European entity.
  • Complete International Code Council (ICC) certification of Fastbrick Wall System in the United States currently in progress, followed by Miami Dade County certification for Florida operations.
  • Further development of BIM architectural software to enable integration into construction design and planning with customers and allow for full handover of software to future partners.
  • Complete further 3D concrete printing testing to determine whether to license existing technology and platform to gantry reliant market incumbents or to compete.
  • Complete roofing robot testing with new shuttle architecture of next generation Hadrian.
  • Complete rollout and demonstration of Hadrian capabilities in international markets to commence demonstration to royalties driven business.

In collaboration with

  • Wienerberger
  • Curtin University
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  • Newcastle University
  • Archistruct
  • Kingdom of Saudi Arabia