Category Archives: Commercial Concrete Contractors

Conco’s Portland Office is working on Several New Projects

The Conco Companies have recently opened a new office in Portland, OR.  While not new to the area as we have performed services for Portland from our facilities in Kent, WA, this is our first actual office in the city.  … Continue reading

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Early Innovations Lead to Today’s High-tech Concrete Pumps

As one of the nation’s leading commercial concrete contractors, The Conco Companies have undertaken many challenging jobs placing concrete over our nearly 60 years in the industry.  We attributed our success to our seasoned team of professional engineers, managers, pump … Continue reading

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Formwork Services from the Experts

        Along with our broad range of commercial concrete services including pumping, shotcrete, rebar fabrication and installation, trucking, and design/build, The Conco Companies also offer superior formwork.   This all-important temporary structure is designed to contain and mold … Continue reading

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Rating “Green” Projects by the LCA Process

The term “Life-cycle assessment” (LCA) is defined by Wikipedia as a cradle to grave analysis used to assess the environmental impacts associated with all stages of a product’s life.  This includes raw material extraction and materials processing as well as … Continue reading

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New Concrete Innovations

High-tech advancements and innovations in the construction industry have made many of our modern buildings possible.  The Conco Companies’ team follows many of these developments and implements advanced methods when applicable to our concrete services. For the last several decades, … Continue reading

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Operating Heavy Equipment Safely

The Conco Companies are proud to have an excellent safety record and work at it every day to make sure our entire workforce is trained on and adhere to all safety rules and regulations.   Whenever applicable, members of our team … Continue reading

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Reinforced Concrete

    To counteract the inherent brittleness of concrete and the relatively low tensile strength and ductility, concrete is reinforced with rebar (steel reinforced bars).  Without reinforcement, concrete has the tendency to crack or break when under high pressure conditions … Continue reading

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