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Get Inspired with Floorplans for Small Shipping Container Offices

Posted by Paige Welsh on Wed, Oct 10, 2018 @ 09:27 AM

What exactly can you fit inside a 20-foot shipping container? Perhaps more than you’d think. Some people turn their 150 square-feet of floor space into spacious remote offices. Others add two or three work stations to create a space-efficient mobile office. We put together some sample floorplans for small shipping container offices to help you get a sense of the scale and possibilities.  It turns out you can do a lot with a little space!  

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Tags: Mobile Container Office, Popular Container Modifications

What to Check Before Buying a Shipping Container

Posted by Paige Welsh on Wed, Oct 03, 2018 @ 12:42 PM

To ensure our shipping container structures are safe, we’ve created a rigorous quality control system to evaluate containers before we perform any modifications on them. Some issues are just cosmetic concerns, while others signal potential structural and safety issues. Therefore, it’s important to know the difference if you’re in the market to purchase one for any DIY modifications. To help people new to the world of conex, we’ve provided this overview of what to check before buying a shipping container:

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Tags: Conex Container Basics

Keeping the Lights on with Prefab UPS Equipment Enclosures

Posted by Paige Welsh on Wed, Sep 26, 2018 @ 09:00 AM

For the data industry, manufacturers and emergency service providers, power outages just aren’t an option. Even the few seconds it takes for a modern generator to come online can be disastrous. If critical equipment so much as shudders, carefully timed factory lines create defective products, crucial financial data can be corrupted or lost and even more dire, hospital life support systems may stumble.

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Tags: Industrial Equipment Enclosures, Modified Containers in Texas

ADA Compliance for Conex Restroom Buildings

Posted by Paige Welsh on Thu, Sep 20, 2018 @ 09:51 AM

If you’re constructing a new restroom building, it will likely need to be ADA compliant. Conex restroom buildings are no exception. The good news is with a few additional design considerations shipping container bathrooms can be ADA compliant and placed in public spaces like parks and restaurants. Here are a few considerations to be aware of.

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Tags: Modular Bathrooms

New Videos About Cargo Container Apartments and More

Posted by Paige Welsh on Wed, Sep 12, 2018 @ 09:00 AM

We’ve been adding a lot of new content to our YouTube channel lately. On top of showing innovative applications like cargo container apartments, we’ve also added videos with useful tips on shipping container ownership. Here are a few crowd favorites. (You can see all of our video content on our new video page.)

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Tags: Container-Based Buildings

Tour Seven Shipping Container Apartments with Google Streetview

Posted by Paige Welsh on Thu, Sep 06, 2018 @ 09:00 AM

What if apartment complexes could go up in a few months instead of years? Rapid construction for multi-family housing is already becoming a reality as shipping container apartments pop up around the globe. After witnessing the advantages of building shipping container stadiums and office buildings, apartments seem like a logical next step for container construction, especially with the adoption of AC462 compliant containers.

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Tags: Container-Based Buildings