Monthly Archives: February 2016

World’s Largest Dams

As one of the largest commercial concrete contractors in the country, we are always interested in learning more about large, impressive projects both in the U.S. and across the globe. The last several decades has seen several extremely large dams … Continue reading

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Concrete – An Important Resource

Concrete is not only an extremely important resource in the construction industry, but to the very infrastructure of our country. Almost all larger-sized buildings, bridges and other structures constructed today use reinforced concrete, which is comprised of steel rebar in … Continue reading

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Recycling Concrete Makes Good Sense

Even at the end of the lifespan of a concrete building, bridge or highway, the concrete used to construct it still has a use. Since concrete is the most widely used man-made material in the world, it is important that … Continue reading

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Reinforced Concrete Made It Possible for 20th Century Structures

Late in the 19th century, there were several significant advancements made in improving the method of reinforcing concrete. In 1879 G. A. Wayss, a German civil engineer and pioneer in the construction of iron and steel structures, brought the German … Continue reading

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Reinforced Concrete Ushered in the Building Boom of the 20th Century

While concrete has been used to build structures as far back as the Roman Empire advances in the last couple of centuries have made it possible to create today’s impressive concrete structures. In fact it was during the 19th century … Continue reading

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Levi’s Stadium’s was the Place to Be for Super Bowl 50!

With 71,088 people attending Super Bowl 50, the San Francisco 49ers Levi’s Stadium did a great job hosting the game. To commemorate the fact that this was the 50th Super Bowl, the NFL made a couple of changes to the … Continue reading

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“Green Concrete”

The Conco Companies recently completed the massive, continuous mat pour for the Salesforce Tower that is currently under construction in downtown San Francisco. The job required approximately 12,000 cubic yards of concrete, and was enough concrete to fill almost four … Continue reading

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