CEMEX has announced that Conco Companies has been awarded a CEMEX Building Award for its work on the Salesforce Tower. Completed in 2018, the tower is San Francisco’s tallest building and won first place in the Sustainable Building category of the 2018 awards.
At 1070 ft, the Salesforce Tower required 110 000 yd3 of CEMEX ready mix concrete to complete its foundation and core interior walls. Requiring 18 hours to complete, the mat pour was the largest in San Francisco’s history.
Including state-of-the-art amenities with low environmental impact and designed for LEED Platinum status, the building includes the usage of recycled water, including rain water, and the incorporation of natural daylight. Where possible, recycled materials were used and the design also includes innovative power-saving features and 100% natural air on all floors.
Distinguishing the best architecture and construction around the world, the CEMEX Building Award aims to develop a global culture of continuous innovation in construction. This is done by encouraging creativity and the application of new concrete technologies in projects with a high sense of sustainability and social well-being. The exchange of ideas and solutions is encouraged between the world’s different construction industries.
“Salesforce Tower is probably one of the most challenging projects we have done,” said Joe Sostaric, General Manager of Trucking and Pumping at Conco. “CEMEX worked very hard with us. We went through multiple trials, including building mockups, so that we had a mix design to meet all the standards, not only to meet the ultimate strength of 10 000 psi, but also making sure it was placed correctly and had the correct characteristics. We are proud of what we have been able to build.”
“The CEMEX Building Award recognises industry leaders and Conco Companies is a strong example of one,” said Marsat Lal Mirpuri, Vice President and General Manager of Ready Mix Bay Area at CEMEX USA. “We are proud to have worked with Conco on such an exemplary achievement, reshaping the San Francisco skyline with an iconic project that will stand for years to come.”
CEMEX is a global building materials company that provides high quality products and reliable service to customers and communities in more than 50 countries throughout the world.
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