Ig Build Pty Ltd (ABN 46 619 806 772) is a company whose interests lie in designing, research and developing buildings and structures suitable for locating in any disaster prone area worldwide which are also totally 'off-grid'.
Currently those products include the Igneous Building System and the IgPod.
Both Igneous and IgPod have had patents approved and registered in Australia and the USA; Europe is pending. Copyright and IP vests with the inventor, P.D. Faigen.
The IgPod is a refuge unit, or escape pod, for use in emergency situations
where natural or man-made disasters become catastrophic and immediate refuge is needed.
Definition of Igneous: adjective: of, relating to, or characteristic of fire
The criteria adopted was to provide a durable building that could
...be usable after all of these disaster events and not require repairs:
The Igneous concept achieved wide acclaim at the 2015 GRCA conference (Dubai April 19-21). It is presented as “pre-release” while final design details are completed, manufacturers are sourced and the certification process is completed.
*As shown at the Blue Mountains Bushfire Conference Nov. 2019
All material in connection with the Igneous System and the Igneous House is copyright to P.D. (Phil) Faigen who owns the Intellectual Property thereto. Patent published.
We know fire can destroy a building by penetrating the ‘external skin’ and other openings, leaving little in its wake.
Phil Faigen graduated at UWA as an architect in 1972. The Igneous System effectively started in 1975 when Phil built this ferrocement dome in his back yard in Dianella, Western Australia. While lecturing at Curtin University of Technology (1990-2004) he 'found' GRC. The Igneous System has been gestating all the while.