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Cast-in-place Concrete

Cast-in-place concrete is a commonly used building material for commercial and residential structures and accounts for 75% of all concrete used. The process starts with a temporary form in which reinforcement such as steel bars (rebar) may be added. The … Continue reading

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Is it Possible to Protect Homes from Damaging Tornados?

While architects are continuing to make strides in designing large commercial buildings that can provide more protection from natural disasters, the powerful EF4 and EF5 strength tornados that have occurred through parts of Alabama, Missouri, and Oklahoma over the last … Continue reading

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Structural Concrete Design

Concrete framed buildings are one of the most common types of construction in the U.S. and offer many advantages over other materials. Concrete does not require additional fireproofing and is safer than other buildings in the event of natural or … Continue reading

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Petronas Towers – Eighth Tallest Buildings in the World

Our eighth skyscraper in a series of blogs regarding the tallest buildings in the world is the Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The Towers became the tallest buildings in the world in 1998 by replacing Chicago’s Willis (Sears) … Continue reading

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How Reinforced Concrete Works

Concrete in itself is a rigid substance that can be brittle and has the tendency to crack or break under high pressure conditions and shear stresses caused by wind, earthquakes, and other forces.  That is why steel reinforced bars (rebar) … Continue reading

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Mecca Royal Hotel Clock Tower – Third Tallest Building in the World

Conco is currently providing concrete services on a landmark project in downtown Los Angeles where the tallest building in the U.S. west of the Mississippi is currently being constructed. The Wilshire Grand Center will earn a place in the record … 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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