The main purpose of stud shear reinforcement is to significantly enhance punching strength in thin slabs. It has been applied in numerous buildings all over the world, including the United States and Canada. She rails offer an uncluttered and fast installed alternative to closed stirrups or other unpopular methods of punching strengthening. Post-tensioning or other slab reinforcement can be easily installed among the heads of the vertical studs.

Reduced installation time leads to reduced labor costs and quick turnaround time per pour. By applying the design guidelines of ACI 421.1R99, ShearailsTM can reduce the requirement for shear capitals, considerably minimizing formwork costs and facilitating the application of fly forms. The large 10:1 head-to-stem cross-sectional area ratio offers better anchorage, facilitating complete use of the stud material.