As the largest city in California’s Bay Area, San Jose is the home to several new commercial and residential construction projects. Tech companies large and small are making their way to the city and new homes and apartments, as well as major public transit connections, are following in their footsteps, all contributing to the urban revitalization of San Jose. And where major construction projects sprout up, there will be a need for vast quantities of concrete to create the foundation, frame, and facade of these buildings, and a need for commercial concrete contractors in San Jose to expertly place and finish this strong and versatile building material. For example, tech giant Google is looking to bring 5,000 of its employees to San Jose with a large office building project called Platform 16, which would eventually be accompanied by a downtown transit village that would include homes, restaurants, retail spaces, and open spaces. Many anticipate this is just one large-scale project that will help transform San Jose’s sprawling cityscape.
In this boom of construction, The Conco Companies will contribute to several projects, including the 700 Santana Row building. In the style of other major urban center commercial buildings, such as the ones found in San Francisco’s SOMA district, the 700 Santana Row project features lofted 13-foot ceilings, open floor plans, and plenty of natural light. In order to create the striking dimensions of this modern design, Conco provided concrete pumping, reinforcement, formwork, and finishing services. In addition to these services, Conco also provided shotcrete, a type and method of placing concrete that is uniquely capable of creating large vertical slabs of concrete with less cost and time.
Shotcrete is often characterized as a way of placing concrete, more than a certain type of concrete. It utilizes a specific mixture of concrete that can be pumped easily and then propelled at high velocity from a nozzle onto the surface on which the concrete is being placed. Due to this pneumatic placement, shotcrete requires less formwork than traditional concrete placement, and is ideal for construction projects that require vertical, overhead, or arched or curved concrete slabs. Shotcrete does, however, require skilled workers, called nozzlemen, and particular equipment to place this type of concrete in order to reach the desired outcomes of strength, durability, and an aesthetically appealing finish.
The Conco Companies’ mission is to be the best supplier of concrete services in the Western U.S. and to bring expertise and incomparable quality to each project. We continue to upgrade and expand our facilities to better serve the growing market for commercial, educational, parking structures, public works projects, and other development. Contact us to learn more about the services from one of the most trusted concrete contractors in San Jose.