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Making a Reclaimed Lumber Barn Door

Reclaimed lumber is used in many different applications. From interior countertops to exterior fences, reclaimed lumber has advantages that today’s new-growth lumber cannot match. As the premier place to find reclaimed lumber in the Bay Area, The Lumber Baron can … Continue reading

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Another Remarkable Building Project Opens in Washington D.C.

Along with the several iconic construction projects that The Conco Companies have been involved with in California during the last couple of years, the rest of the country has also seen some pretty incredible projects completed.  One example is the … Continue reading

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Pencil-slim Skyscrapers – A New Trend in Congested Urban Locations

During 2015, the world was treated to an array of new construction that continues to push the envelope in terms of both size and architectural design. One of those buildings is 432 Park Avenue in Midtown Manhattan that overlooks Central … Continue reading

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An Architectural Feat in Abu Dhabi to Finally Open

With an original opening date of 2012, later moved up to 2015 (and missed), we are now being told that as August 2016, the Louvre Abu Dhabi museum is now 95% complete.  Located on the Saadiyat Island in Abu Dhabi, … Continue reading

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“Green Building” Practices are Good for the Environment & Business

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) reports, “As of May 2016, more than 15 billion square feet of building space is LEED-certified worldwide. More than 851 million square feet of real estate space became LEED-certified in 2015, representing a 10.4 … Continue reading

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Many of Conco’s Projects have LEED Certification

Many of the projects that The Conco Companies are involved with incorporate energy efficient and “green” sustainable features to not only construct better buildings but also to achieve LEED certification.  So what is LEED and why would the construction industry … Continue reading

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One Year from Finish – Update on the Wilshire Grand

Pouring an impressive 150,000 cubic yards of concrete thus far, we recently topped off the core of the 1,099 ft. tall (including the 160 ft. spire) Wilshire Grand Center. The Conco Companies are supplying all of the cast-in-place concrete on … Continue reading

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