Making Shipping Containers a Safe Living Environment
November 6, 2013
Safely Transform Your Container // // The practice of transforming used shipping containers into homes, vacation homes, cottages, hunting cabins and housing during disaster recovery efforts is very common, shipping containers have even been used as the basis for multistory apartment buildings and hotels. One group has developed a portable container hotel that can quickly […]
Six Reasons to Buy and Six Reasons to Rent Storage Containers
September 11, 2013
Should We Buy or Borrow? As a small and mid-size contractor you’ve got many decisions to make on a daily basis. How to deploy crews to maximize your returns, what will your crews do today now that the material you were promised did not get delivered, how are you going to get the invoices out […]
Know the Tradeoffs and Building Codes Before Starting a Modular Shipping Container House
August 26, 2013
Many are now considering modular construction when embarking on a new home or light commercial building project. // // Modular construction has evolved by leaps and bounds over the past few decades, gone are the days of modular construction being simply another name for trailers. Today when a modular construction project is completed most people […]
Improve Your Project Schedule and Reduce Costs by Using Containers in Your Modular Construction Project
August 15, 2013
You Can Have It Fast and Save Money Too! Most of us are very familiar with the concept of using shipping containers as the basis for houses and cabins. Containers are strong, durable and easily modified; their dimensions are held to strict tolerances so they make great building blocks, by their very nature containers make […]
Repair Small Holes or Bad Seams in Shipping Container Roofs With a Good Quality Coating
July 1, 2013
The Container Roof, a Weak Link Shipping containers have generally lived an active life by the time they are retired from overseas service work. Many shipping containers are retired after a single ocean crossing but others may end up traveling the high seas three to five times before reaching their golden years. It’s at this […]
Things to Consider Before Starting a Shipping Container House
April 20, 2013
Steel shipping containers have been used for many different things once they no longer sail the high seas. // // Typically, retired shipping containers become “storage containers” or are transformed into construction site mobile offices. A recent trend gaining momentum in the architectural world is transforming steel containers into the basis for homes and light […]