Central Concrete Supplies its Concrete Mix Designs for Bay Area Signature
Projects - San Francisco's Exploratorium, Devil's Slide Tunnels and Bridges,
Stanford's Bing Concert Hall
SAN JOSE, Calif., April 17, 2013
SAN JOSE, Calif., April 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Central Concrete, a U.S.
Concrete, Inc. (NASDAQ-USCR) company, today announced that it supplied its
concrete mix designs for three new San Francisco Bay Area projects – the
recently opened Exploratorium in San Francisco, Devil's Slide Tunnel and
Bridges, and Stanford's Bing Concert Hall.
San Francisco Exploratorium – Grand Opening April 17, 2013
San Francisco's New Exploratorium, with its 330,000 square feet of indoor and
outdoor space on Pier 15, was planned so that its design and construction
would contribute to sustainability and net-zero energy goals. Bode Concrete, a
Central Concrete company, provided the concrete for this renowned science
museum. Several mixes were specified, including low-CO mixes for the
Devil's Slide Tunnels and Bridges – Grand Opening March 25, 2013
Central Concrete supplied the concrete mix designs for the long-awaited
Devil's Slide twin tunnels and bridges, California's first highway tunnel in
nearly 50 years.
Located along the coast between Pacifica and Montara, the Devil's Slide
portion of Route 1 has had a history of road closures due to rockslides and
land slippage since its construction in 1937. Today's multi-phased project
included the construction of twin tunnels that will allow motorists to bypass
these major slide areas. The tunnels are about 4,100 feet long, 30 feet wide,
22 feet high and 60 feet apart and required roughly 225,000 cubic yards of
excavation and 80,000 cubic yards of tunnel concrete.
The Devil's Slide project also included twin bridges spanning a valley. The
two bridges are concrete, cast-in-place, segmental bridges, made up of more
than 13,300 cubic yards of concrete, plus 1,100 cubic yards of concrete for
the footings. To address the challenging environmental and site restrictions,
Central Concrete established a portable plant on the job site.
Stanford's Bing Concert Hall: Grand Opening January 11, 2013
At its grand opening, Stanford's Bing Concert Hall was heralded as a
transformational step forward in Stanford's arts initiatives. From its
innovative vineyard-style arrangement, in which the audience is seated on all
sides of the stage, to its innovations in acoustics, the Bing Concert Hall has
won praise from attendees, performers and architectural design experts alike.
Central Concrete supplied 7,500 cubic yards of concrete for the project,
selecting low-CO mixes that reduced the overall carbon footprint by just
over one million pounds.
"Central was pleased to supply our low-CO concrete for this landmark
project," said Jeff Davis, vice president and general manager, Central
Concrete. "Audience members will be impressed by the unique uses of concrete
in the Bing Concert Hall, in particular the ten stationary concrete walls that
look like billowing sails. The fiberglass-reinforced concrete 'sails' are
covered with acoustical plaster and also serve as screens for video
About Central Concrete
Central Concrete Supply Co., Inc., a business unit of U.S. Concrete, Inc.
(NASDAQ-USCR), has been serving the San Francisco Bay Area for over 60 years.
The company is recognized for engineering higher-performing concrete than
traditional concrete, while significantly lowering carbon footprints with its
Unlike traditional concrete, Central's standard mixes deliver 50% or greater
cement replacement materials, thereby significantly reducing the carbon
footprint of the project under construction. Central Concrete is recognized
for supplying its low-CO mixes to numerous San Francisco Bay Area signature
projects, including the Cathedral of Christ the Light Church, Oakland;
California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco – the world's greenest museum;
NASA Ames Sustainability Base, Mountain View – the greenest federal building
in the U.S.; David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Los Altos – largest net-zero
building in Calif.; the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC)
headquarters – San Francisco's greenest office building; and the new Santa
Clara 49er Stadium.
With 12 locations in the San Francisco Bay Area, Central Concrete offers
multiple points of service to meet the diverse operational needs of its
SOURCE Central Concrete
Contact: Anne Banta, Marketing and Communications, Central Concrete,
firstname.lastname@example.org, office: 831-293-8008, mobile: 650-400-9673
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