Sheartech Punching Shear Reinforcement System
The use of flat slab construction has become increasingly popular in the construction of concrete frame buildings. Flat slab designs bring many benefits; however, locailised high shear stresses around column heads can be seen in these designs, and if additional measures are not taken, the weight of the slab can result in the column punching through the slab.
Traditionally, adding further reinforcement in the form of loose shear links around column heads has been used as a measure to resist punching shear, but these links are time consuming and labour-intensive to install and design.
The RFA-Tech Sheartech™ System offers a method of providing punching shear reinforcement with a CARES Technical Approval. The system is fast to install with all component parts prefrabricated to allow simple and accurate placement.
To assist in the calculations and design work an engineer must do to specify the correct design, RFA-Tech Ltd offers free design software capable of designing punching shear reinforcement to Eurocode 2 standard in a matter of seconds. Follow the link below to access the software.View ProductsMore information