Hadrian X builds first houses using German bricks

Western Australian developed masonry robot Hadrian X has completed the construction of the first residential building in Wellard, WA, utilising Porotherm bricks produced by Austrian company Wienerberger.

Wienerberger and FBR (Fastbrick Robotics) have been in partnership since 2018 to advance automation and digitalisation in the construction industry with the Hadrian X mated with specially developed large bricks to speed the building process.

Wienerberger CEO Heimo Scheuch said: “As an Industry trailblazer, we take advantage of the opportunities of digitalization also within the framework of our partnership with FBR, developing innovative technologies for the future in the fields of new build, renovation, and infrastructure.

“As a leading International provider of building material and infrastructure solutions, our proposition is not only to offer products of first-rate quality, but also to be as resource-efficient as possible in their production.”

The Hadrian X robot not only accelerates the bricklaying process, according to Scheuch, but also excels in terms of precision, laying bricks with absolute perfection.

“Wind and vibrations are measured and balanced in real time.

“This forward-looking technology will revolutionise residential construction by making it faster, less expensive and more efficient, and guarantee a higher standard of quality.

“Additionally, the individual bricks are cut in a way that helps to save resources and reduces the volume of waste generated.”

The automated digital solution has been designed for single- and multi-family homes with up to two floors.

Depending on the degree of difficulty, the fully automated Hadrian X completes the bricklaying process for a house within one to three days.

Scheuch said the completion of the first house demonstrates that Hadrian X is also capable of serving the European residential construction market.

“The next step within the framework of the Australian pilot project will be the construction of further single- and multi-family homes with Wienerberger bricks.”

Picture: Wienerberger/Hadrian X

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