A new future for the construction industry

Growing global population and technological advancement amid a shortage of bricklayers led to the development of FBR's revolutionary bricklaying robot, Hadrian X.
Like it's namesake, Hadrian X represents an astounding feat of engineering and a turning point in global construction capabilities and practices.

Hadrian X Base

Hadrian X is a unique construction robot mounted into a classic cab over engine truck to easily transport it to and from a location for on-site building.

The robot component could also be mounted onto other bases such as tracks, barges, boats and cranes to bring this unique capability to a range of environments.

The core technology

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Dynamic Stabilisation Technology

Pinpoint accuracy

Using FBR's Dynamic Stabilisation Technology (DST™), Hadrian X measures movement caused by wind, vibration and inertia and counteracts it in real-time using advanced algorithms to provide unprecedented precision.

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Intelligent control system

The brains behind the robot

The unique control system uses CAD (computer-aided design) to create a 3D model of the building design, which is then used to calculate the materials list and tell Hadrian X what to build — all with precision.

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Fastbrick Wall System

Uniquely designed blocks and adhesive for continuous construction

The Fastbrick Wall System uses optimised blocks specifically designed for Hadrian X. They are approximately 12 times bigger than standard house bricks and are lighter, stronger and designed to minimise waste.

The blocks are fused together using a special adhesive, which bonds in just 45 minutes, holds stronger and results in greater thermal and acoustic properties than traditional mortar. No more lost days waiting for mortar to dry.

Benefits

  • 15 times faster
  • Build the walls of a house in one day

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  • 70% more efficient
  • Maintain accuracy over distance

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  • Safer jobs for people
  • Safer working environments

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  • Just 10m3 of waste
  • Moving toward zero waste construction

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  • Costs X% less to build
  • Significant cost savings

Hadrian X Roadmap

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

  • June 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
  • August 2018

  • DST™ testing on the layhead of Hadrian X is complete. Read more
  • September 2018

  • We sign a global partnership agreement with Wienerberger AG to develop, manufacture and test clay blocks optimised for Hadrian X™. Read more
  • November 2018

  • Hadrian X™ builds a three bedroom, two bathroom home structure in under three days. Read more

2019

  • February 2019

  • Hadrian X™ completes its first outdoor home structure, proving our technology can work through a range of environmental conditions with precision. Read more
  • May 2019

  • We commence an incorporated joint venture with Brickworks to provide WaaS™ to the Australian market. Read more
  • Later in 2019

  • Hadrian X™ commences building under commercial contract. 

In collaboration with

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

Award winning innovation

 

2019 FBR Edison Award in Robotics for Hadrian X 2018 FBR Excellence in Construction Innovation The Urban Developer Awards 2017 FBR Inspiration of the Year (Victorian Sate Government), 2017 iAwards National 2017-iawards-ii-002.svg Overall Winner (Mitsubishi Corporation), 2016 Western Australia Innovator of the Year Most Disruptive Technology, 2016 The Incite Awards (Supporting ICT Innovation in Western Australia

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