The Conco Companies are providing concrete services for One South Market, a new high-rise residential tower that is being constructed in downtown San Jose at the corner of Market and Santa Clara streets. The project broke ground in June, 2013 and is scheduled to be completed next year. The developer on the $135 million project is Essex Property Trust and the contractor is Balfour Beatty Construction.
The 23-story mixed use redevelopment project will consist of 312 multi-family attached units and 6,000 square feet of commercial space on almost an acre of property. The project is part of the Downtown Growth Area that is identified in the Envision San Jose 2040 General Plan. Since San Jose has experienced a faster job growth than the national average in large part due to Silicon Valley, the city hopes that the new high-rise will attract more people to the downtown area.
For Conco’s part, we once again had to come up with a creative way to fulfill one of our responsibilities on the project. The task was to backfill 2,900 tons of crushed rock in a period of three 8-hour days and any delay in completing the job would impact the timeliness of future jobs on the project.
A jobsite is already a busy place so in order not to congest the site any further, Conco brought in its Direct Feed trailer, which allows a Superdump, Transfer, End Dump or 10-Wheeler to unload its contents directly into the hopper attached to the trailer. This allowed us to feed material from the hopper onto one of Conco’s Telebelts. From there, the Telebelt placed the material directly to the point of placement.
Using this system, we eliminated the need to stockpile material on the jobsite and did not have to handle it twice via a loader or bobcat. The job was quicker and less labor intensive than using a loader since the material was discharged directly from the back of a truck. Reliable Trucking provided the Super Dumps for the project and the job was completed well within the required timeframe.
Conco is a leading supplier of concrete services for the Western United States. As one of the leading commercial concrete contractors in the San Jose area, we have been involved with large-scale projects in the area including the Mineta Airport. Our concrete services include commercial, educational, parking and other construction development as well as public works projects and highways.