Category Archives: building trends

New Salesforce Videos

One of the big projects The Conco Companies recently provided a full range of concrete services for was the Salesforce Tower in downtown San Francisco.  Now that the silvery curtain-wall panels have completely covered the outside of the 1,070-foot tall … Continue reading

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The World’s Fastest Elevators and Longest Elevator Runs

      The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) recently published a report in collaboration with the Guinness Book of World Records on the fastest elevators and the longest elevator run in skyscrapers.  It evaluates elevators in … Continue reading

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Today’s Concrete is More Resilient

Over the last several decades, technological advancements in the concrete industry have led to improvements in both the strength of concrete as well as the longevity.  In fact, experts predict that concrete mixes of today can produce concrete that will … Continue reading

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Key Ingredient in Concrete – Portland Cement

Portland cement is the most common type of cement and typically originates from limestone.  It is the key ingredient in concrete, mortar and stucco and used throughout the world.  When added to concrete, it is the paste that binds the … Continue reading

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Scientist Search for Clues to the Formula for Roman Concrete

One of the mysteries that continue to baffle scientists and engineers is how the ancient Romans produced the strongest concrete in the world.  Typically modern concrete buildings last about 50 to 60 years while ancient Roman concrete structures have survived … Continue reading

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Conco’s Cellular Concrete Services

As one of the leading commercial concrete contractors in the nation, The Conco Companies provide the Western United States with a wide range of concrete services including producing and placing cellular concrete.  Also known as foam concrete, cellular concrete provides … Continue reading

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New Fixes for Concrete Spalling

Concrete spalling and cracking, sometime referred to as concrete cancer, is caused by rebar corrosion and can affect buildings and other concrete structures.  Once the steel reinforcing in a concrete slab begins to rust, the steel rust can expand up … Continue reading

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