TORONTO, ON – Staying true to the Build Back Better initiative, GRIPBlock, a subsidiary of NUCAP Industries, has created a sustainable, and REUSABLE building block, which can be used to build customizable walls in exterior environments without the assistance of commercial power tools or extensive labor.
The GRIPBlock safety wall, compiling of easy-to-connect LEGO-like, building blocks, provides a strong and layered safety barrier that has already proven itself against major vehicle collisions.
Affordable Outside Protection
While an affordable alternative to other exterior barriers, GRIPBlock’s safety wall has already proven invaluable for restaurants seeking added protection for their outdoor patrons seated in street and curbside patios.
A Toronto restaurant, Bathurst Local, saw a large vehicle hit the wall directly. However, thanks to GRIPBlock’s sturdy design, only minor damage was sustained. The wall was shifted just a few inches and required minimal repositioning.
“We love that GRIPBlock is both a beautiful solution for our on-street patio as well as a safety barrier,” said the Owner of Bathurst Local. “We are near a very busy intersection of Bathurst and Dundas, and we’re very impressed by how well our new GRIPBlock wall handled this impact.”
A similar scenario took place at Shook Restaurant in Toronto. Here, a car backed into the safety wall sustained the impact and the wall again only had to be repositioned.
“Our customers feel safe and are maximizing their outdoor dining experience thanks to GRIPBlock,” said Donna Rowan, General Manager of Shook Restaurant. “It’s a great safety barrier between our customers and the busy Toronto traffic. It’s a real godsend.”
GRIPBlock’s safety wall design consists of many blocks yet acts as a one-piece unit providing the ultimate combination of flexibility and impact absorption.
Fully Customizable, Sustainable Solutions
From curved walls to laminated panels, GRIPBlock’s collection of safety walls are adaptable to any environment, providing added security while matching many aesthetic preferences.
The LEGO-style building blocks are also eco-friendly, reducing overall energy consumption.
These walls can be rented on a monthly basis and set up by a white-glove service, which assembles, maintains, and removes the walls in a short amount of time. Since its arrival, over 100 restaurants and establishments have opened with CaféTO approved GRIPBlock installations.
GRIPBlock is a revolutionary and mechanically-attached, Reusable block construction technology created by Canadian manufacturing innovator GRIPMetal Inc.
GRIPBlock is used to quickly and easily assemble, disassemble and reassemble structures to create new spaces without building expertise.
GRIPMetal is a Canadian innovation firm that creates patented metal attachments technologies that have been used extensively around the world.
An evolution of the NRS technology for brakes, GRIPMetal has collaborated with the construction and automotive industries for over 20 years.
GRIPMetal is a part of the NUCAP family of innovation companies that include GRIPMetal, NUCAP Energy, NRS Brakes and SpiderTech.