The Conco Companies reinforcing division was established in 1989, and since then, we have grown to become one of the leading reinforcing steel and post-tension cable subcontractors in the Western U.S. We own and operate two large, state-of-the-art rebar fabrication facilities in Benicia, CA and Rochester, WA. Utilizing our extensive in-house services and resources, we offer the most advanced technologies including building informational modeling (BIM) to meet fabrication specifications and requirements.
Our plants are outfitted with modern shear lines, benders and post-tension cable manufacturing equipment to increase accuracy and productivity and meet the most exacting standards. Furthermore since the fabrication process requires highly skilled workers, we train our employees on up-to-date technologies that make use of BIM and our advanced field fabrication tools such as a Bartec coupler system.
So why does a project require reinforced concrete? Without reinforce concrete, many buildings and structures that are built today would not be possible. The natural tendency of concrete is to be brittle and it can crack or break under high pressure or when faced with strong winds, earthquakes, and other forces. When steel reinforced bars (rebar) are embedded into the concrete before it sets, it gives the concrete a higher tensile strength and ductility.
Reinforced concrete is used in precast or cast-in-place concrete to construct slabs, walls, foundations, beams, and columns as well as other projects. In most cases to achieve the maximum performance required for a specific construction project, concrete only requires a relatively low percentage of rebar. A typical equation for a concrete beam is to add 1% rebar while a column may use up to 6% of embedded rebar. By adding the rebar, it gives concrete the required strength, ductility and durability needed for the structure and is an economical way of doing it.
When your project demands exceptional services and the best value, Conco can deliver. We have been offering premium concrete services throughout the Western U.S. since 1959, and have four regional offices serving California, Washington, Oregon, Nevada and Colorado. With state-of-the-art equipment and modern facilities, we work diligently to meet goals and stay within budget.