Location: Malvern, PA
James J. Dolente Jr.
“Madison Concrete Construction has empowered project owners, architects, engineers and general contractors to transform the Philadelphia skyline with striking silhouettes by being the first in the region to use industry-leading concrete materials and equipment that allow for taller, more elegant concrete structures,” says president James J. Dolente Jr. For example, Madison uses a hydraulic, self-climbing framework system that facilitates more efficient and faster construction of tall, vertical structures, such as towers and skyscrapers. The system allows the reuse of the same concrete formwork as the construction crew works upward.
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Madison also makes use of self-consolidating and high-strength concrete. “To be considered high-strength, concrete must have a compressive strength of 6,000 pounds per square inch or greater,” explains Dolente. “Because stronger concrete often means less concrete and steel is needed in a structure, this type of concrete is ideal for high-rise construction projects in which reduced building weight is important or where architectural considerations call for smaller load-carrying support elements.” One example of the company’s work is One Riverside Condos, which was built slim and narrow to accommodate green space on the property and preserve views of the Schuylkill River.