Monthly Archives: November 2014

Understanding the LEED’s Rating System

The Conco Companies offer our concrete services to projects throughout the Western U.S. and many of the prominent buildings we help to construct have received high LEED certifications.  The following is a short description of some of the criteria that … Continue reading

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Major Advancements in Concrete Formwork

The Conco Companies are one of the foremost providers of superior concrete formwork as well as place and finishing, reinforcing, concrete pumping and shotcrete services in the Western United States.  Over the last several decades, there have been major advancements … Continue reading

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Reinforced Concrete Supports Modern Architectural Designs

Structural concrete or reinforced concrete is classified as precast or cast-in-place concrete and provides the required strength to allow many of today’s challenging architectural designs to be achieved.  The amount of steel that is embedded into the concrete is based … Continue reading

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The Aggregate in Concrete  

The Conco Companies offer a range of services that include quality concrete formwork, reinforcing, place and finish, and shotcrete.  We also own a fleet of construction hauling trucks and operate one of the largest pumping companies in the U.S.  Our … Continue reading

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The Development of Shotcrete

Conventional cast-in-place concrete and shotcrete share many of the same properties but shotcrete provides an advantage in placement.  It bonds with most substrates instantly or very rapidly, which makes it a good choice on complex forms or shapes.  Similarities to … Continue reading

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Increasing the Tensile Strength of Concrete

The aggregate in a concrete mix effectively carries the compression load to make concrete strong in compression.  However concrete is weak in tension as the cement holding the aggregate in place is susceptible to cracking and can result in the … Continue reading

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Improved Efforts in Recycling Concrete

Several decades ago, used concrete was simply hauled away to landfills for disposal.  While this presented a quick solution for getting rid of the concrete, it not only started filling up landfills but was viewed poorly from an environmental standpoint.  … Continue reading

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Today’s Modern Equipment Saves Time on a Jobsite

The Conco Companies are one of the top commercial concrete contractors and independent reinforcing steel and post-tension cable suppliers in the Western United States, and as such, we recognize the need to finish projects on time and on budget.  This … Continue reading

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How to Control Shrinkage and Cracking in Concrete

  All concrete experiences some degree of shrinkage that can affect its long-term strength and durability as well as result in cracks.  Since shrinkage is an inherent property of concrete, it is impossible to totally eliminate cracking but it can … Continue reading

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The Importance of Concrete to the World Economy

Right behind water, concrete is the second most widely used substance in the world, and as such, it is an enormous industry with billions of tons produced annually.  In the United States alone, it is a $200 billion industry and … Continue reading

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