Perth robotic technology company FBR Limited (ASX: FBR) has received confirmation from ICC Evaluation Service, a subsidiary of the International Code Council, that its Fastbrick Adhesive™ and its use in the construction of concrete masonry walls complies with the provisions of the 2021 and 2018 International Building Code and the 2021 and 2018 International Residential Code, the base code standards for the United States and numerous other international jurisdictions.
This confirmation, as evidenced in ICC-ES evaluation report ESR-4273, provides guidance to code officials faced with approving the use of the Fastbrick Adhesive® in concrete masonry construction under these codes. The evaluation report, including the conditions the use of the Fastbrick Adhesive® in concrete masonry construction is subject to, is available online at www.icc-es.org.
The International Code Council is the leading global source of model codes and standards and building safety solutions that include product evaluation, accreditation, technology, training, and certification. The council’s codes, standards and solutions are used to ensure safe, affordable, and sustainable communities and buildings worldwide. The I-Codes are the most trusted, widely accepted and comprehensive set of model codes used in the United States. All 50 states, the District of Columbia and many other countries have adopted the I-Codes at the state or jurisdictional level.
“Achieving IBC and IRC certification from the International Code Council is a significant step forward in our international expansion strategy,” FBR managing director Mike Pivac said.
“Having already been deemed compliant with the National Construction Code in Australia, to now be certified as compliant with the IBC and IRC, which are used as a base for codes in many places around the world but especially in the United States, is strong validation of FBR’s building methodology and supports our status as a market leader in robotic construction.
“FBR is one of the only robotic construction providers in the world whose building materials are certified for use in the United States. The certification of a stronger, more durable adhesive-based system, as an alternative to traditional wet mortar masonry construction, validates our decision to take this modern waterless, mortarless, robotic approach to building in line with ESG targets and aspirations for a greener, low-waste construction industry.
“We are continuing to progress the certification process in Europe to prepare another large geographical area for FBR’s market entry.”