Monthly Archives: June 2015

Ancient Wonders of the World – The Lighthouse of Alexandria

At The Conco Companies, we have been busy providing concrete services on modern day wonders. In February of 2014, we set the world record for the largest continuous mat pour for the new Wilshire Grand in L.A. The pour required … Continue reading

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The Great Pyramid of Giza – An Architectural Wonder

The Conco Companies have been busy working on modern day wonders such as when we set the world record for the largest continuous mat pour on the new Wilshire Grand in L.A. The building is slated to become the tallest … Continue reading

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Why We Should Recycle Concrete

Along with efficiently using energy resources, it is also important to efficiently use and recycle raw materials whenever possible. As concrete is the most widely used man-made material in the world, it is essential that we responsibly produce, use and … Continue reading

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The Slump Test is Used to Determine Consistency of Concrete

Until several decades ago, concrete primarily contained portland cement, aggregate and water. This allowed the coarse aggregate to dictate the water content, and the amount of water in the concrete to determine the slump. Concrete with a lower slump value … Continue reading

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Why Concrete Must Be Cured

In order for concrete to achieve its optimal strength and durability, it must be properly cured. The American Concrete Institute (ACI) defines curing as the “action taken to maintain moisture and temperature conditions in a freshly placed cementitious mixture to … Continue reading

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Hot Weather Concreting

Now that summer is here and more construction projects are getting underway, one consideration concrete contractors take into account is how higher temperatures and dry, windy conditions affect mixing, placing and curing concrete. The American Concrete Institute (ACI) defines hot … Continue reading

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Stricter Requirements for ACPA Operators

According to the American Concrete Pumping Association (ACPA), there is a heightened awareness of ACPA certification, and as such, it has increased the demand for certified pump operators. The ACPA states that, “certification has proven to raise the safety awareness … Continue reading

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