Order a Concrete Pump from the Experts

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If you need the services of a concrete boom pump, did you know you can order it from one of the area’s leading commercial concrete contractors?  On The Conco Companies’ website, we provide comprehensive instructions on what you need to know and what we need to know to ensure you get the best pump for your job.  Some of the facts we need include the scope of the job and the particulars of the jobsite where the pump will be used.  In turn, we let you know what to expect from us including the fact that all of our pump operators are ACPA certified as well as the terms of their work conditions.

At Conco, we recognize the trust our customers place in us when they turn to us for pumping services, which is the reason we approach each project as a partnership from concept right through to completion.  To accommodate your project specifications, there are a few things we will need to know before we deliver a pump to your jobsite.  Here are some examples of the information we require:

  • What size boom will you need for your project?
  • Is there safe access for the truck into the jobsite?
  • Are there any low clearance bridges/buildings (need 13’ 6” clearance) we should know about?
  • Are there any overhead obstructions such as power lines (we need a minimum 20 ft. clearance) and/or trees?
  • Does the jobsite have a flat area with enough stable ground to set up the pump as well as accommodate the outriggers?
  • How far away will the truck sit from the pour (we can bring extra elbows or special pipe if the setup calls for it)?

You will find the complete detailed instructions on our website and contact information.  Our pumps need a minimum of ½ hour setup time and our large pumps or difficult setups can require additional time.  We also have an updated version of the Conco Concrete Pumping Guide, which is a free app for all Android and iOS devices that shows you all of the pumps available for rent in your region.

The Conco Companies are a leading supplier of concrete services for the Western U.S. and got our start in the Bay Area in 1959 by offering clients the best value on a wide range of concrete services and products.  Since that time, we have taken a leading role as one of the top concrete contractors in the region. We currently serve California, Washington, Oregon, Nevada and Colorado.

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New Salesforce Videos

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One of the big projects The Conco Companies recently provided a full range of concrete services for was the Salesforce Tower in downtown San Francisco.  Now that the silvery curtain-wall panels have completely covered the outside of the 1,070-foot tall building, it can be seen for miles in and around San Francisco.  This is probably not surprising as the peak of the building stands 200 feet taller than the city’s previously tallest building, the Transamerica Pyramid.  The 61-story building consists of 900 feet of occupied space with spacious office floors that boast ceiling heights of almost 14 feet.  The remaining 170 feet above the top floor of the building is mainly empty space but does house some mechanical equipment.

To get a feel for the size and beauty of the mostly completed building, visit the Salesforce Tower’s facebook page to see several newly posted videos and pictures.  One interesting video from September 15th includes a conversation between the project’s developers, Executive Chairman of Boston Properties, Mortimer Zuckerman, and Gregory Hines, the Founder and Chairman of Hines.  They discuss how the Salesforce Tower is destined to become the iconic San Francisco building and how the architect, César Pelli has created a building that is beautiful to look at on the outside and works wonderfully on the inside.

There are also a couple of spectacular pictures of lightening striking the Tower during a recent storm in the Bay Area that the National Weather Service reported produced over 800 lightning strikes.  Another picture is from the 34th floor of the building and provides an impressive view of the Bay Bridge.  You will also find a picture of the solar ellipse alongside the skyscraper.

Please visit The Conco Companies website to see a portfolio of many of the other remarkable projects we have had the honor to be a part.  We pride ourselves on delivering quality work and have the reputation of bringing projects in on time and on budget.

Conco is a leading supplier of concrete services for the Western United States. We have built our reputation with superior concrete formwork, reinforcing, place and finish, shotcrete and other ancillary services that benefit from our vast experience.  Our concrete services include commercial, educational, parking and other construction development as well as public works projects and highways.

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The World’s Fastest Elevators and Longest Elevator Runs

 

 

 

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The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) recently published a report in collaboration with the Guinness Book of World Records on the fastest elevators and the longest elevator run in skyscrapers.  It evaluates elevators in commercial buildings from across the globe to determine the speed and the length of their run.  The CTBUH has certified the Shanghai Tower, currently the world’s second-tallest building at 632 meters tall (2,073′), takes the prize for both the “fastest elevator and the longest elevator run of all commercial buildings in the world.”

The Shanghai’s elevator has a speed of 20.5 meters per second and an elevator run of 578.55 meters (1898.13).  The world’s second fastest elevator speed is in the CTF Finance Center in Guangzhou coming in at 20 meters per second followed by the Tapei 101 at 508 meters tall with a speed of 16.83 meters per second.

The Ping An Finance Centre has the world’s second longest elevator run of 573.5 meters which is followed by the CTF Finance Center with a run of 516.7 meters.  The Burj Khalifa has an elevator run of 504 meters.

Out of the world’s five tallest buildings, four of them tie (the Burj Khalifa, Shanghai Tower, Ping An Finance, and Lotte World Tower) for the fastest double-decker elevator speeds of 10 meters per second.  Here in the US, New York’s One World Trade Center has an elevator run of 1341 feet that goes deep into its basement.

The Conco Companies have an extensive portfolio that includes providing concrete services on two of the West Coast’s tallest skyscrapers, the Wilshire Grand Center in Los Angeles and the Salesforce Tower in San Francisco.  Please visit our website to view the many projects we have featured and contact us to see how we may assist you on your next project.

The Conco Companies are a leading supplier of concrete services for the Western United States.  Our experience includes constructing commercial, educational, healthcare, parking structures and other development as well as public works projects and highways.  We currently serve the areas of Southern and Northern California, Oregon, Washington, Nevada and Colorado. 

Source:ctbuh.org/Publications/CTBUHJournal/InNumbers/VerticalTransportationAscentAcceleration/tabid/7633/language/en-US/Default.aspx

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Concrete Solutions from a Full Service Provider

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The Conco Companies initially started out as a concrete contractor but as our business expanded over the years, we have evolved into a full service provider to the construction industry.  We now provide a range of “concrete solutions” to our customers as opposed to “concrete services,” and we have the resources and expertise to oversee the entire process.

The range of services we provide include rebar fabrication and installation, concrete pumping, formwork, shotcrete, cellular concrete, trucking, design/build, general contracting and turnkey solutions.  By providing such a broad array of comprehensive solutions, it creates value to all those involved in the project and has given us many loyal customers.

For many projects, we believe that design/build creates the best value for our client. When Conco has early input into the design process, it typically allows us to create a better finished product and at a lower cost.  This is due to the fact that we have experience with multiple means and methods for constructing similar structures and understand their unique advantages and disadvantages. We also work with engineers that value our input and factor in constructability issues into their design process.  Moreover given our decades in the industry, we have extensive local knowledge of the market and understand the capabilities of suppliers and costs associated with various alternatives.

Another advantage to working with Conco is we are one of the few concrete contractors on the West Coast that services both concrete and rebar.  This means there is no need for schedule coordination as we control the whole process, which results in less work stoppages and delays.  Please visit our website to learn more about the professional concrete solutions offered by Conco.

The Conco Companies are a leading supplier of concrete services for the Western U.S and we got our start in the Bay Area in 1959.  Our success has come from offering clients the best value on a wide range of concrete services and products and we are now one of the region’s top commercial concrete contractors.  We serve California, Oregon, Washington Colorado, and Nevada.

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Career Opportunities for Concrete Boom Operators

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Conco Pumping is accepting applications for Concrete Boom Pump Operators at all locations including the Reno, NV area.  While we prefer applicants to be experienced, Conco is willing to train the right, motivated individuals.  We do require that all applicants possess a commercial driver’s license and have a clean driving record.

Conco’s Concrete Boom Pump Operators are highly trained and ACPA certified, and as such, receive an excellent union scale wage.  In addition our operators receive a comprehensive benefit package that includes family health insurance, life Insurance, disability insurance, vision insurance, paid overtime, paid holidays, and other above market benefits.  We also provide company paid funding into a generous Operating Engineers pension, and a profit sharing plan.

The duties of a Concrete Boom Pump Operator include controlling the operation of the pump and the output of concrete by directing the boom.  An operator is responsible for getting the pump to the jobsite, safely setting the pump up once there, and making sure the pump is clean and ready for the next job.

Since 1975, Conco Pumping has been the premier concrete pumping and belting company in the area and currently serves Northern Nevada, Southern and Northern California, Washington and Oregon.  Our large-sized operations and resources provide us with the capability to handle the most challenging projects, and our vast portfolio includes some of the most distinguished projects constructed on the West Coast over the last several years.

Furthermore, The Conco Companies are committed to providing a safe workplace for all of our employees and pride ourselves on creating a drug-free work environment that fosters personal growth and overall satisfaction.  Please see our website for more information regarding our Concrete Boom Pump Operator positions and details on how to submit your application and resume.

At The Conco Companies, we are one of the leading concrete contractors in the Western U.S. and offer a wide range of quality services and products.  Our experience includes providing services for commercial, educational, parking and other construction development as well as public works projects.  We serve California, Washington State, Oregon, Colorado and Nevada.

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Seeking an Experienced Senior Project Engineer for Fontana, California

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The Conco Companies are looking for an experienced full-time Senior Project Engineer for our Los Angeles Region.  The preferred qualifications for the position include possessing a Bachelor’s degree in Construction, Civil Engineering, Construction Management or a related program of study, but are NOT a requirement.  We also ask that applicants have a minimum of four years of related construction (vertical, commercial) experience in the local market.

The job requires a detail oriented person who has the ability to organize and effectively manage multiple tasks.  All applicants should have a basic understanding of construction law and general business practices; be able to work well as a team; and have good communication and problem-solving skills.

Job responsibilities and duties include developing and distributing RFIs and Change Orders as well as defining and implementing procedures for posting revisions and updates to as-build construction documents.  As Conco Senior Project Engineer, you will be expected to implement the pre-construction quality plan along with manage, create and distribute contract documents.  You will also be responsible for developing and maintaining the following: Material Tracking List, Project Test and Inspection Listing, Concrete Placement Log, Non-Conformance Report.

In the event that inspection items or test results do not conform to contract requirements, a Senior Engineer is in charge of notifying the Project Manager and Superintendent promptly.  Furthermore, you will be responsible for the mentoring, management, and timely performance evaluation of field engineers.

Please see our website for the full posting and information on where to submit your resume.  Compensation for the position will be based on prior experience.  In addition The Conco Companies offer a comprehensive benefit package and an exciting place to work for the right individual.

At The Conco Companies, we are one of the leading concrete contractors in the Western U.S. and offer a wide range of quality services and products.  Our experience includes providing services for commercial, educational, parking and other construction development as well as public works projects.  We serve California, Washington State, Oregon, Colorado and Nevada.

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Tips for Finding the Best Commercial Subcontractor

 

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During our close to 60 years in the industry, The Conco Companies have learned a thing or two about the construction business.  Right from the start, our goal has been to provide customers with first-class services that are executed in a highly professional manner and to deliver what was promised.

On our website, you will find detailed information regarding our extensive concrete services and locations as well as profiles of many of the various projects we have had a role in.  The website also provides customers with some useful information in our Whitepaper titled, “Hiring the Best Commercial Subcontractor,” that is available for download.  The document explores a number of considerations that should be taken into account before a commercial general contractor on a large project hires a commercial subcontractor.

While the decision may be influenced by a number of factors including the level of involvement of the project developer and the specifications of the project, one important consideration should be whether or not the subcontractor is capably of consistently meeting the project goals and needs.  Furthermore, the best choice may not necessarily be a firm the G.C. has a prior relationship with, but should be based on the company’s ability to perform the job in a timely fashion in order to produce the best final product.

Our Whitepaper offers insight in ways to evaluate the subcontractor’s management team and expertise beyond just looking at their past projects.  We discuss the reasons why industry trade activities and credentials are important and the best ways to engage the team right from the project’s conception.  In addition you will find other tips to help you hire the best team for your project.  Please visit our website to download a copy of our Hiring the Best Commercial Subcontractor, and contact us to see how we can provide your next project with a broad range of excellent concrete services.

Conco’s mission is to be the best supplier of concrete services in the Western United States and to bring expertise, experience and quality to each project.  We continue to upgrade and expand facilities to better serve the growing market for public works projects, commercial, parking structures, educational, and other construction development. We serve California, Washington State, Oregon, Colorado and Nevada.

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