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Big House Sound Containerizes for the Longhorns Football Season

Posted by Paige Welsh on Wed, Dec 06, 2017 @ 09:15 AM

It was crunch time for Big House Sound (BHS), a company that installs high-end sound systems for large events. University of Texas at Austin (UT) was upgrading the Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium for the new football season. After a competitive bidding process, UT selected Big House Sound to create a world-class sound system that could reach every fan in the 430,118 square-foot stadium. It was all going according to plan until a vendor hit a rut: the enclosures for BHS’ amplifiers were not going to be ready in time. As an Austin-based company, Falcon is made of many UT alumni, including our co-owners, and avid Longhorn fans. We were more than ready to help keep the upcoming football season on schedule.

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Tags: Equipment Enclosures

Containerized Water Treatment Plants use Microbes for Good

Posted by Paige Welsh on Wed, Nov 29, 2017 @ 09:30 AM

As municipalities across the United States prepare for infrastructure updates, modular water treatment equipment can serve as a stepping stone to larger treatment plant goals or long-term installations for businesses and communities. Containerized membrane bioreactors (MBRs) and moving bed bioreactors (MBBRs) plants, which can treat waste water to a level that is acceptable for environmental discharge, are great example of modular treatment plants in action. Because container-based plants arrive prewired and pre-plumbed, small communities and remote businesses can quickly deploy a sewage and industrial waste solution with minimal site preparation. The MBBR and MBR process is delicate, but a shipping container can keep internal conditions just right for microbes while maintaining convenience for human users.

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Infographic: Fascinating Facts about Shipping Containers

Posted by Paige Welsh on Tue, Nov 21, 2017 @ 01:54 PM

Don’t let the boxy shape fool you! Shipping containers lead complex lives traveling the globe. Sometimes they even make an abrupt career change from sailing the high seas to serving as office space or storage for businesses on land.  To discover more about the secrets lives of shipping containers, check out our handy shipping container fact sheet!

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Tags: Container

When to Put a Shipping Container on Wheels

Posted by Paige Welsh on Wed, Nov 15, 2017 @ 08:52 AM

Falcon Structures usually recommends customers transport their modified shipping container with a semi-truck. However, occasionally there are cases where towing a container on a chassis, a frame on wheels that carries the container, is the best solution. If a business plans to regularly tow their container over poorly-maintained roads or if the container needs some extra height on-site, Falcon will offer a chassis as an option. Below are two use-cases where a chassis was a good fit for a container structure.

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Tags: Storage Container, Portable Storage Containers, Oil Field Solutions, Workforce Housing

The Strength of Steel: Why Shipping Containers Hold up in Structures

Posted by Paige Welsh on Wed, Nov 08, 2017 @ 08:46 AM

At the turn of the century, steel-framed skyscrapers transformed our city skylines. The availability of high strength and relatively low-cost of steel enabled architects to shatter the technical limitations of stone and mortar and build upward.  Looking out over Austin’s horizon, we see steel’s impact loom over us each day. It’s a reminder that steel framed shipping containers have enormous potential as building components in everyday structures. At Falcon we count on steel’s resistance to warping, also known as tensile strength, to manufacture container-based structures to  meet to our customer’s needs. But what is steel, and where do its helpful properties come from? The answer lies deep in steel’s tiniest building blocks.

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Tags: Repurposed Shipping Containers, Shipping Container Structure

Quick Answers to Common Questions about NEMA Electrical Enclosures

Posted by Paige Welsh on Thu, Nov 02, 2017 @ 10:47 AM

Most people don’t notice the unassuming grey boxes attached to our buildings, but, once you know what to look for, NEMA electrical enclosures hide in plain sight all around us. If you go for a quick look around your office or home, you’ll probably find one protecting your circuit breakers. Electrical enclosures aren’t glamorous, but they play a key role in protecting equipment and, most importantly, people.

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Tags: Equipment Enclosures