On October 26, 2023, the ACI So Cal Chapter hosted its prestigious Concrete Awards in Downtown LA, recognizing outstanding achievements in the field. Conco proudly received honors for two remarkable projects: the Mt. SAC Student Center and The Grand.
The Mt. SAC Student Center was specifically acknowledged for its excellence in the Low-Rise Building category. Notably, this project boasts a sophisticated foundation system strategically distributed across various elevations on two different levels. The cantilevered nonisometric roof slab required thousands of Square Feet of shoring to be installed, maintained, and removed. However, once complete, the red roof capping the 18,000 Cubic Yards of concrete was quite iconic for this community college. Designed to provide an inclusive and inviting atmosphere fostering student engagement, the first floor will feature a convenience store and additional study spaces for both individual and group use. Kudos to the entire team, including Tilden Coil, MHP Structural Engineers, CEMEX, and HPI Architects.
Meanwhile, The Grand-LA received accolades for its excellence in the High-Rise category. This ambitious project involved three substantial mat pours, totaling an impressive 25,500 cubic yards of concrete. The cumulative concrete poured thus far stands at a remarkable 83,201 cubic yards, covering foundations, structural slabs, columns, walls, and shotcrete. The mixed-use development includes a 39-story residential tower, a 20-story Equinox Hotel connected by a courtyard, and 176,000 square feet of retail space featuring shops, restaurants, and a movie theater complex. Developed through a public-private partnership and spearheaded by Related Companies, with design by renowned architect Frank Gehry (also responsible for the adjacent Disney Music Hall), The Grand project stands as a testament to collaborative excellence.
Congratulations to the entire team, which includes AECOM, DCI Engineers, Catalina Pacific, and Gehry Partners, LLP.