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Consider the Permeability of Concrete in Your Next Project

Concrete is a matrix of cement, aggregate, water, air and additives. The cement bonds together large and small aggregates such as pebbles and sand, while water, air, and additives are introduced in varying quantities to create the desired mixture. The … Continue reading

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The Beauty of Concrete

Concrete can be not only a functional aspect of construction, but also an intentional design element. This can be seen in polished and stamped concrete in Portland. Decorative concrete works to manipulate the surface of concrete for aesthetic appeal. There … Continue reading

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Conco is Involved in Oakland, CA’s Building Boom

If it has been a while since you last visited Oakland, CA, you are in for a surprise.  Over the last few years, Oakland has seen dozens of new construction projects throughout its downtown core and nearby neighborhoods. The Conco … Continue reading

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Concrete Seismic Retrofitting Services in Los Angeles

Since the passage of Ordinance 183893 in 2015, the City of Los Angeles has been busy identifying non-ductile concrete buildings that require seismic retrofitting to come up code.  Along with all of the other concrete services we provide, The Conco … 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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ACI will Host a Workforce Innovation Summit at their Spring Convention

The American Concrete Institute along with the Women in Concrete Alliance will host a Workforce Innovation Summit at the Concrete Convention and Exposition on March 29th in Detroit, MI.   According to the ACI, the symposium will address the critical question, … Continue reading

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What is a Concrete Pump?

  A concrete pump is a machine which transfers mixed concrete (i.e. in liquid form) through pipes via a pumping action. Previously, when concrete was needed on a jobsite the materials were mixed onsite and transported via wheelbarrow or bucket. … Continue reading

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