Stud Rail

If you are looking for a stud rail fabricator in North Vancouver and nearby, you are in the right place. T&F Ironworks provide professional stud railings with experienced team.

The Best Stud Rails Installation Company in North Vancouver

The Best Stud Rails Installation Company in North Vancouver T&F Stud rail services provides the engineered stud rails in North Vancouver with affordable and competitive prices. We proud that using our products in different projects. So we can guarantee stud rails installation in your application. Many of Vancouver citizens that used our stud rail installing service trusted us because of our high quality material used in their projects and skilled team performed the job. Stud rails help the construction project to take advantage from reduced overall weight and reduced congestion at slab-column connections. It helps in elimination of drop caps/pile caps for structural reasons.

Custom Stud Rails

We provide stud rails in different range of sizes and custom configurations which helps to meet the needs of your project. We have a team consists of skilled estimators that can provide an accurate and detailed quantitative take-off that meets your project demands. We provide value engineering ideas and solutions with our experience and knowledge. We guarantee quality and consistency in the manufacturing process. The stud rails tests are performed by independent, certified third party labs and they provide us with full test results and documentation. We also keep in mind your budget needs and our services are also cost efficient.

What is stud rail used for?

Stud Rail is a double-headed stud anchor (DSA) reinforcement system, typically used for concrete deck-to-column connections. The system is designed to transfer the load further into the concrete deck, create a larger shear area around the column, and resist punching shear forces. stud rails should be placed a minimum of 2” (50mm) from any free edge. Intermediate stud rails should be spaced equally on edges requiring more than two stud rails.

How do shear rails work?

The rails are tied to spacers before being located around the column and nailed to the formwork. The loads on a concrete slab supported on a concrete column induce shear stresses in the slab. Where additional reinforcement is not provided, this stress could result in the column ‘punching’ through the slab.

What is the size of studs and distances?

Studs are always 1.5 inches wide. Their depth can be 3.5, 5.5, or even 7.5 inches depending on the wall. Wall studs are made with “2 by” lumber, meaning either a 2×4 (most common), 2×6, or even in some rare cases, 2×8. When a home is framed, the wall studs are usually spaced 16 or 24 inches apart. If you start in a corner and measure out 16 inches and you don’t find a stud, you should find one at 24 inches.

Stud Rails Design

As mentioned above Stud Rails are needed in construction to reinforce a flat slab against punching shear and is located around a column head or base. Stud Rails design system consists of a number of stud and rail units and each unit consists of double-headed studs, hot forged to three times the diameter of the bar which is welded to a flat steel carrier rail. In the required layout, the rails are located around the column.

Quantity of Studs and Rails in Stud Rails Design

We as a Stud rail manufacturers use calculation software to determine the quantity and dimensions of both studs and rails, the layout and spacing. The rails make sure of stud alignment, spacing and vertical positioning within the slab. The studs are manufactured in various diameters and length to be suitable for the load and depth of the slab. A stud rail system can be designed for the column shapes like rectangular, circular, L-shaped, etc. Stud rails design can be designed for the locations like edge, corner, interior, etc. and based on user desire the system can be installed either top down or bottom up. When they are installed top down, the studs are installed after all other reinforcement. The rail is securely tied in the position and it rests on the top layer of reinforcement. When they are installed bottom-up, the studs are installed before all other reinforcement. The rails are tied to spacers before they are being located around the column and nailed to the formwork.

The Importance of Using Stud Rails to Finish a Project Faster The use of stud rails can speed up the design and the construction process. Stud rails are supplied to site welded to rails at the appropriate spacing and number of studs are installed simultaneously. The stud rail manufacturer’s software also generates a DXF file of the rail layout for each column which can be then inserted in to floor plans.