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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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The Importance of Curing Concrete Properly

At The Conco Companies, we have experience placing any type of concrete for a broad range of projects and in a variety of weather conditions.  Our crews use several different methods for curing concrete as it is determined by the … 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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How Portland Cement is Produced

Portland cement is the most common type of cement used throughout the world and is the key components in concrete, mortar and stucco. It is the paste that is used to bind the aggregate (made from different types of sand … Continue reading

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Retrofitting Historic Buildings Against Earthquakes

New construction is being built better than ever to withstand the threat of earthquakes. Moreover since earthquake activity is not limited to the West Coast, local building codes throughout the country mandate that new construction be resistant to the strongest … Continue reading

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Zifeng Tower – Ninth Tallest Building in the World

The ninth entry into our series regarding the tallest buildings in the world is the Zifeng Tower, formerly known as the Nanjing Greenland Financial Center. The 1,476 ft. tall skyscraper in Nanjing, China was completed in 2010. The building is … Continue reading

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Helping to Build the SAP Center – The Shark Tank

Conco is currently working as part of the team constructing the San Francisco 49ers new Levi Stadium but we also have experience on other arena projects.  Several years ago, we were awarded the foundation package for the SAP Center in … Continue reading

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UHS Temecula Valley Hospital Project

Conco was the concrete pumping placement and finishing subcontractor on the Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) Temecula Valley Hospital project. The new construction provided the area with a five-story, 140-bed, acute care hospital, medical office building, fitness center, and a … Continue reading

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Revitalizing Downtown Oakland with a Beautiful High-rise

The 100 Grand Avenue Apartments located in downtown Oakland, CA. was built a few years ago with the help of Conco’s concrete services. The high-rise apartments offer tenants easy access to the city as well as the entire Bay Area … Continue reading

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Lawson Lane Commons in Santa Clara, CA

Conco’s solution to building the parking structure for the Lawson Lane Commons cost-effectively and quickly was to use shotcrete as opposed to cast-in-place concrete.  The structure has shear walls spanning 310 lineal feet and 40 feet high.  The foundations for … Continue reading

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