Houston, Texas - November 11, 2018
- 61-Story Salesforce Tower Distinguished for its Sustainability
CEMEX, a global building materials company, today announced that Conco Companies, has been awarded a prestigious CEMEX Building Award for its work on Salesforce Tower, San Francisco’s tallest building. Salesforce Tower won first place in the Sustainable Building category in the 2018 International Edition of the CEMEX Building Award during a ceremony Thursday, November 8 in Mexico City.
Salesforce Tower, a 1,070-foot skyscraper completed in 2018, required 110,000 cubic yards of ready-mix concrete from CEMEX to complete its foundation and core interior walls. The building’s mat pour was one of the largest in San Francisco’s history, requiring 18 hours to complete.
“Salesforce Tower is probably one of the most challenging projects we have done,” said Joe Sostaric, Conco’s Corporate Vice President. “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’re proud of what we’ve been able to build.”
Salesforce Tower includes state-of-the-art amenities with low environmental impact, designed for LEED Platinum status. The building includes the usage of recycled water and rainwater as well as the incorporation of natural daylight. Recycled materials were also used where possible. In addition, Salesforce Tower’s design includes innovative power-saving features and 100 percent natural air on all floors.
CEMEX Building Award distinguishes the best in Architecture and Construction around the world to develop a global culture of continuous innovation in construction by encouraging creativity and the application of new concrete technologies in projects with a high sense of sustainability and social well-being, encouraging the exchange of ideas and solutions amongst the world’s different construction industries.
“The CEMEX Building Award recognizes industry leaders, and Conco Companies is a strong example of one,” said Marsat Lal Mirpuri, CEMEX USA’s VP/GM Ready-Mix Bay Area. “We’re 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. Its U.S. network includes 11 cement plants, more than 50 strategically- located distribution terminals, 50 aggregate quarries and nearly 270 ready-mix concrete plants.