The Gridworx Cladding System

The Gridworx cladding system is divided into four primary mounting configurations. Though each system is uniquely suited for it’s cladding material, they share many common components that can be utilized together to achieve a variety of unique architectural design aspects.

Gridworx is a Mechanically Attached Ventilated Backdrop Rainscreen Cladding System. Our systems can be utilized to achieve an open or closed joint aesthetic.

  • An Open Joint rainscreen safely moderates pressure differences by allowing outside air to enter the pressure equalization chamber (PEC) behind the face of cladding. Open ventilation allows water and condensation to freely escape and evaporate from within the wall cavity.
  • Sealed Joint rainscreen is the traditional, straightforward strategy of rain control. Sealed joints form a watertight envelope around the building structure that significantly reduces water from entering the cavity. Weep holes within the Gridworx anchor and at the base of the wall allow excess moisture that penetrates the envelope to escape.

Common components that comprise the Gridworx cladding system includes:

  • Starter J Course Anchor (12ft) in length. Used at the base of floor lines and above windows and doors.
  • Intermediate T Anchor (12ft in Length). Used in the central field course.
  • Top Course J Anchor (12ft length). Used at the top panel course and below windows and other architectural features.
  • L-Brackets. The Gridworx proprietary method of engaging the panel with the anchor. Allows for the nonsequential removal and installation of panel. Available in 1/4″, 3/8”, 1/2″ and 3/4″ joints.
  • Thermally broken adjustable girt system. Designed to house exterior installation and create an adjustable, thermally broken structural backup between the Gridworx anchor and the substrate

GRIDWORX Advantage

GRIDWORX is a ventilated, back drop rainscreen cladding system. It is a comprehensive system unlike none other.Gridworx consists of our patented contemporarily designed aluminum channels, choices of hundreds of natural stone and man made cladding materials, in-house architectural support, independent third party engineering and state of the art sales support.

• Thermally broken Ventilated Backdrop Rainscreen System ( VRS )
• Non combustible construction
• Adjustable for subwall misalignment
• Cladding joints not tied to stud locations – design freedom
• Easy construction, cost effective
• Suitable for weather barrier (as required by ASHRAE Standard)
• Suits all structures; steel stud, block, concrete
• Extremely versatile grid can support large format panels 3200mm. x 1440mm.
• Traditional installation practices, no training needed
• Made in America

GRIDWORX is committed to providing contemporary construction techniques combined with current modern day materials that make the Gridworx system the best stone installation method in the world.

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Kerfed Dimension Stone

Natural Stone
The original patented Gridworx system, designed to provide continuous panel support via saw kerfs cut into the top and bottom edge of the cladding. The L-bracket engagement method allows for non-sequential panel installation and the removal of damaged or discolored panels. This system pairs perfectly with any natural stone from our collection, cut to architectural specification and delivered to your jobsite.

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Mechanical Kerf

Multipurpose
A patented Gridworx system, the mechanical kerf channel interlocks with the back face of cladding via an undercut anchor. This connection between the mechanical kerf and stone provides superior load carrying capacity and adjustability. The L-bracket engagement method allows for non-sequential panel installation and the removal of broken or discolored panels.

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Ultra L

Large Format Ultra-Compact Surface (UCS)
The Gridworx ULTRA system allows for the efficient installation of large format ultra-compact surface panels. Continuous rail anchors are fastened to the back face of panel in parallel rows, via an undercut anchor. These rails interlock with adjacent anchors attached to the substrate. Designed as a “floating mount system”, pitch bolts at the top channel allow for fast, pinpoint leveling.

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Ultra XL

EXTRA Large Format Ultra-Compact Surface (UCS)
The Gridworx ULTRA system allows for the efficient installation of large format ultra-compact surface panels. Continuous rail anchors are fastened to the back face of panel in parallel rows, via an undercut anchor. These rails interlock with adjacent anchors attached to the substrate. Designed as a “floating mount system”, pitch bolts at the top channel allow for fast, pinpoint leveling.

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GridPlanx®

Ultra-Compact Surface (UCS)
The patented GridPlanx system is designed to provide continuous panel support via a 3mm kerf cut continuously along the top and bottom edge of the cladding panel. The black anodized Gridworx saddle locks into the 3mm kerf and is mechanically adhered to the back face of the panel, creating a modern aesthetic. The GridPlanx product is available in 40+ colors, is panel heights up to 28” with lengths up to 126”.

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 Isothermal Subframe System

A thermal break or thermal barrier is an element of low thermal conductivity placed in an assembly to reduce or prevent the flow of thermal energy between conductive materials.

GRIDWORX Overview

GRIDWORX is a revolutionary mechanical stone hanging system that combines patent-pending wall anchors to support kerf-cut thin stone.
“The Will County Courthouse is a complicated 10 story building with an exterior envelope comprised of an open joint stone rainscreen using the Gridworx stone anchoring system and glass curtain wall.  Gridworx played a very critical role during design and construction to ensure the success of the project.  Together we examined each difficult condition, and there were many, and the Gridworx team always figured out how to make the details work.  Over the three years of construction Gridworx worked closely with the mason and us (the architects) to address unforeseen conditions.  They were exceedingly reliable and devoted to see the project all the way through regardless of the challenge.  We are all very proud of this building and how it turned out.  It is stunning and we owe a good portion of the success of the exterior to Gridworx’s eagerness to be creative and solve very difficult problems.   The Will County Courthouse has recently been completed and is everything we had hoped it would be.  It’s really a fantastic building that lives up to all of our expectations. Thank you Gridworx”

Justin Illg

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“Dallas-based Precision Wall Systems, the manufacturer of the Gridworx stone cladding system, has chosen Indiana Limestone Co. to provide its superb signature limestone for their Gridworx stone-hanging system."

INDIANA LIMESTONE COMPANY

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“On behalf of A.L.L. Masonry, I would like to thank you for the outstanding support on the Will County Justice Center project. It was a pleasure to work with the Gridworx team from the design phase, all the way through completion.This project had many complex aspects, some of which have not previously been incorporated into a stone project. Such as the extruded aluminum banding that Gridworx designed into their system. Every elevation of the building has details (knife corners, stone soffits) that would be troubling for most, but It was truly a seamless process with Gridworx engineering and drafting team. Thank you so much for the hard work and I am looking forward to working together on the next project." Kind regards, Blake Peter, Project Manager/Estimator A.L.L. Masonry Construction Company, Inc.

Blake Peter

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“Today’s wall cladding manufacturers provide mechanical mounting systems that are far superior to the 'Clips and Dovetail' anchors of yesteryear."

STONE WORLD

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