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

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


  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Hadrian X® completes its first outdoor home structure, proving our technology can work through a range of environmental conditions with precision. Read more
  • $17 million capital raise completed.
  • New premises secured for testing and commissioning of FBR's technologies. 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 commence an incorporated joint venture with Brickworks to provide WaaS® to the Australian market. Read more
  • We implement a new corporate structure to accelerate the commercialisation of our technology in Australia and in international markets, establishing the Global Commercialisation Team. 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
  • Building contract for the first robotically constructed Display Home using WaaS®, signed by FBR and Archistruct. Block of land purchased. Building permit issued by Local Government. 
  • Next 12 months for FBR

  • Progress Building Pilot Programs with Archistruct, Summit Homes and GP Vivienda and build display homes in WA.
  • Form Wall as a Service® joint ventures with key organisations in strategic markets.
  • Expand IP portfolio with new technologies under development.
  • Build more Hadrian X® construction robots and continue testing concepts for next generation Hadrian X®.
  • Promote Hadrian X® to the world at Expo2020 Dubai

In collaboration with

  • Wienerberger
  • Curtin University
  • EY


  • Newcastle University
  • Archistruct
  • Kingdom of Saudi Arabia