Bay Area, CA (PRWEB) February 27, 2014
Once again Conco is taking a leadership role in the industry with the recently acquired Stud Rail Fabrication certification for their state-of-the-art rebar fabrication facility located in Benicia, CA. There are only a handful of manufacturers throughout the industry that have obtained this certification. As one of the largest independent reinforcing steel and post tension contractors on the West Coast, Conco owns and operates the facility in Benicia as well as one in Rochester, WA. They are in the process of pursuing the same approval for the Washington State plant and hope to have certification by June 2014.
Conco Project Manager, Kevin Altenburg, explained, “Our Stud Rail certification provides a cost-effective solution by simplifying the method of reinforcement for flat concrete slabs against punching shear at the column connection.” He further stated, “The prefabricated Stud Rail Assemblies provide the potential for less congestion and increased design flexibility.”
Stud Rails Assemblies are an effective way of reinforcing flat concrete slabs against punching shear at column locations. The loads on a concrete slab supported by concrete columns generate shear stresses in the slab. The Punching Shear Studs are a predetermined length and diameter according to design specifications and are in compliance with IBC and UBC Structural Steel Welding Standards. They are used to extend the column perimeter into the floor or foundation slab and have low requirements in terms of formwork and reinforcement. To simplify system design, manufacturers generally provide free calculation software and other technical support to generate design placing sheets.
With the recent uptake in construction projects getting off the ground, Conco is pleased to acquire another innovative process to aid in delivering efficiency and cost savings to their clients. Kevin went on to add, “We are an approved equal for any project not referencing our ESR-3317 report. A simple substitution request and a copy of our ESR-3317 is all that is required for us to get formal approval for those services.”
About The Conco Companies:
Conco has been delivering premium concrete services throughout the Western U.S. since 1959. We continue to upgrade and expand facilities to better serve the growing market for public works projects, commercial, educational, parking structures, and other construction development. The Conco name has been an integral partner on many architecturally distinguished projects, and we commit to bringing that same standard of excellence to each job we undertake.