Conco was brought in on another project to help provide solutions that would reduce costs and save time. Devon Construction, owner and contractor of the new complex, Lawson Lane Commons in Santa Clara, CA. contracted Conco for concrete services to build a new parking structure.
The 4-level parking garage will accommodate 2,948 vehicle spaces for the new development that when completely done will consist of 638,958 sq. feet of office space and an amenities facility. The project is being done in two stages with Phase I opened in July, 2012 with two 5-story office buildings and the 2-story amenities building.
Phase II of the Commons will be an addition of two 6-story office buildings and the completion of the campus environment. The high efficiency buildings are expected to see up to a 30% savings in utilities from the Santa Clara power company. This development among several others being done throughout the city is adding to the construction boom under the shadow of the massive on-going 49ers Stadium project.
Conco’s solution to building the parking structure cost-effectively and quickly was to use shotcrete as opposed to cast-in-place concrete. The structure for the Commons has shear walls spanning 310 lineal feet and 40 feet high. The foundations for the walls were poured, and then three more separate shotcrete pours were done over the course of 25 business days using a total of 390 cubic yards of concrete.
Our design team and estimators projected that using shotcrete saved 24% over what the more traditional approach of cast-in-place walls would have cost. We saved time and also saved labor cost by eliminating several of the days it could have taken to complete the project. Furthermore, the shotcrete walls have the same structural characteristics as traditional cast-in-place walls.
Conco’s team of professional concrete contractors in the Portland area brings the highest level of integrity and principles to each project from pre-construction to finish. With the rapidly growing construction market, Conco is taking an active role in the Portland area with our expansion of high-quality commercial concrete services.