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Concrete Architecture in Portland Residences

While concrete is a popular material for many of the commercial concrete contractors Portland relies on for large-scale construction projects, it also has many uses in smaller residential structures. Certainly, this is evident in the foundations, driveways, and retaining walls … Continue reading

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Trustworthy, Experienced Concrete Solutions for the Front Range

The Conco Companies have been busy over the last several years. In order to meet the needs of the growing construction market, we have increased operations all along the West Coast and continue to upgrade and expand our facilities and … Continue reading

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Los Angeles’ U.S. Bank Tower Installs a Glass Slide

This summer, thrill-seeking visitors to L.A. will have the opportunity to slide down a 45-feet-long glass slide that is suspended 1,000 feet above the ground. The new slide, called the Skyride, is attached alongside the 70th floor of the U.S. … Continue reading

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Understanding the LEED’s Rating System

The Conco Companies offer our concrete services to projects throughout the Western U.S. and many of the prominent buildings we help to construct have received high LEED certifications.  The following is a short description of some of the criteria that … Continue reading

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Reinforced Concrete Supports Modern Architectural Designs

Structural concrete or reinforced concrete is classified as precast or cast-in-place concrete and provides the required strength to allow many of today’s challenging architectural designs to be achieved.  The amount of steel that is embedded into the concrete is based … Continue reading

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The Development of Shotcrete

Conventional cast-in-place concrete and shotcrete share many of the same properties but shotcrete provides an advantage in placement.  It bonds with most substrates instantly or very rapidly, which makes it a good choice on complex forms or shapes.  Similarities to … Continue reading

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Increasing the Tensile Strength of Concrete

The aggregate in a concrete mix effectively carries the compression load to make concrete strong in compression.  However concrete is weak in tension as the cement holding the aggregate in place is susceptible to cracking and can result in the … Continue reading

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