PCL is currently building two high rise projects in Toronto named Opus and Omega by Concord Park Place. The projects involve a cast in-place concrete structure which incorporates stud rail. Why did PCL choose this product?
Peikko Stud Rails are made up of 2 components: double headed shear studs and a steel strip. The forged studs are simply tack welded onto the steel strip. Once delivered to the job site, stud rails are installed alongside rebar before concreting.
The key advantage of Peikko Stud Rail is reducing or eliminating a drop panel. Instead of having a large chunk of concrete below the suspended slab, you have a flat ceiling across the entire slab. Stud rail is designed to take punching shear forces in a cast-in-place slab or wall.