Monthly Archives: April 2014

Retrofitting Historic Buildings Against Earthquakes

New construction is being built better than ever to withstand the threat of earthquakes. Moreover since earthquake activity is not limited to the West Coast, local building codes throughout the country mandate that new construction be resistant to the strongest … Continue reading

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Willis Tower – Tenth Tallest Building in the World

One of Conco’s latest projects is providing concrete services on the new Wilshire Grand Center that will reshape the Los Angeles skyline as the tallest building west of the Mississippi. This got our attention and we started a series of … Continue reading

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Zifeng Tower – Ninth Tallest Building in the World

The ninth entry into our series regarding the tallest buildings in the world is the Zifeng Tower, formerly known as the Nanjing Greenland Financial Center. The 1,476 ft. tall skyscraper in Nanjing, China was completed in 2010. The building is … Continue reading

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Petronas Towers – Eighth Tallest Buildings in the World

Our eighth skyscraper in a series of blogs regarding the tallest buildings in the world is the Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The Towers became the tallest buildings in the world in 1998 by replacing Chicago’s Willis (Sears) … Continue reading

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How Reinforced Concrete Works

Concrete in itself is a rigid substance that can be brittle and has the tendency to crack or break under high pressure conditions and shear stresses caused by wind, earthquakes, and other forces.  That is why steel reinforced bars (rebar) … Continue reading

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