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Climate Control Part 2: Air Conditioning, Heating and Ventilation in Container Structures

Posted by Paige Welsh on Thu, Apr 19, 2018 @ 08:44 AM

In part 1 of our climate control series, we covered insulation options for shipping containers. We’re back this week with some basic considerations for ventilation and HVAC systems in conex containers modified for storage, mobile office and living space, container-based buildings, and industrial equipment enclosures.

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Tags: Climate Control Solutions

Four Insights I Gained from the 2018 World of Modular Conference

Posted by Stephen Shang on Thu, Apr 12, 2018 @ 08:52 AM

Stephen Shang, Falcon Structures' CEO and co-founder, shares his experience at the 2018 World of Modular, a conference for anyone interested in modular construction.

If you didn’t have a chance to attend The World of Modular Conference, allow me to give you a recap. I’ve attended four World of Modular conferences, and there was something different this year. World of Modular has always been interesting and informative, but this time electricity was in the air. Break-out sessions were packed. Hands shot up at every Q&A segment. Networking events were buzzing. The Modular Building Institute, our hosts, did an amazing job this year. It was the perfect event to bring modular builders together to get ready for what’s to come.

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Tags: Industry News, Container-Based Buildings

Climate Control Part 1: Insulating your Shipping Container Structure

Posted by Paige Welsh on Wed, Apr 04, 2018 @ 09:30 AM

It’s spring time in Texas, which means the blue bonnets are blooming and we’re peeling off our jackets to enjoy the sunshine. The changing of the seasons got us thinking about how our container-based office kept us warm this winter and will keep us cool when the balmy Texas summer arrives. Climate control in shipping container-based structures comes down to picking the right features, so we’re sharing a few insights about creating a comfortable container structure for all seasons in this two-part climate control series. This week we’re covering the importance of insulation.

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Tags: Climate Control Solutions

Fortress Obetz: The Largest Shipping Container Structure in the United States to Date

Posted by Paige Welsh on Thu, Mar 29, 2018 @ 09:30 AM

In Obetz, Ohio the smoke grey silhouette of a structure looms over the grassy field. The sprawling, 71,112 square-foot public gathering space for lacrosse games and festivals resembles a medieval fortress brought into the industrial era. It exudes a sense of fortitude that rivets fans and daunts rivals. Falcon Structures is proud to have created Fortress Obetz, the largest shipping container structure in the United States to date.

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Tags: Falcon News, Industry News, Container-Based Buildings

Shipping Container Terminology Part 2: Materials and Components

Posted by Paige Welsh on Wed, Mar 21, 2018 @ 09:12 AM

In a previous blog, we covered the origins of shipping container names like conex box , ISO container, and sea can. It’s been one of the best received posts on the Boxpert blog, so we thought it deserved a part two. This week, we’re focusing on the materials and components that make up a shipping container. If you’re considering a modified shipping container for your business, you’ll probably encounter at least one of the following terms:

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Tags: Conex Container Basics

What’s the Difference Between a Ground Level Office and an Office Trailer?

Posted by Paige Welsh on Wed, Mar 14, 2018 @ 09:16 AM

If your business works at temporary jobsites that are humming with machinery—like a construction site or an oil rig— you’ll need a quiet place for employees to step indoors to manage paperwork and emails. Searching for a mobile office space, you will likely find two options: office trailers and ground level offices (also known as a GLOs). What are the differences between these mobile office options, and how will they impact your business operations? We answer your questions below.

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Tags: How Tos, Mobile Container Office