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Emergency Response Training Starts in Modified Shipping Containers

Posted by Paige Welsh on Wed, Oct 11, 2017 @ 09:06 AM

We count on emergency responders to jump headfirst into dangerous situations, but how do they gain the experience to do so without endangering themselves? Training facilities designed to mimic urban streets and buildings—called city grids—are a key part of emergency response training. By creating realistic but controlled conditions, city grid facilities prepare fire fighters and police officers for real-world emergencies.

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Tags: Container Uses, 40 Foot Shipping Container

Shipping Containers Offer Mobility and Functionality for Oil and Gas

Posted by Paige Welsh on Wed, Oct 04, 2017 @ 10:51 AM

Pumping oil and gas from miles beneath the surface requires millions of dollars of equipment and months of around the clock work. The remoteness and the climate of drilling sites often make this already difficult job even more challenging. Oil and gas businesses must set-up equipment-enclosures and temporary living spaces everywhere from deep jungles to icy tundra—frequently far from the conveniences of modern infrastructure.

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Tags: Climate Controlled Storage, Oil Field Solutions, Mobile Office, Industrial Applications

Shipping Container Equipment Enclosures Help the Unsung Heroes of Water Treatment

Posted by Paige Welsh on Wed, Sep 27, 2017 @ 09:31 AM

The connection between flushing toilets and water treatment is fairly obvious, but what does flicking a light switch have to do with clean water? Many people don’t realize that water treatment is closely intertwined with power plants. When coal combustion creates hazardous waste, energy companies use shipping containers to move water treatment equipment to the cleanup site.

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Tags: Container Uses, Simplifying Operations, Equipment Enclosures

Shipping Container Success and Safety Go Hand in Hand

Posted by Paige Welsh on Wed, Sep 20, 2017 @ 09:28 AM

The building code and regulatory landscape can be difficult to navigate. Add to that the increased buzz around shipping container structures and some people will have concerns regarding how current regulations ensure that shipping container-based structures are safe. Currently, regulatory bodies are evaluating the best path forward and we at Falcon Structures, along with other players in the modular and shipping container industries, are working to move that conversation forward.

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Tags: Container Modifications, ISO Shipping Container, Industry Information, Shipping Container Manufacturers

Think Twice about Shipping Container Tiny Homes, Pools, and Bunkers

Posted by Paige Welsh on Wed, Sep 13, 2017 @ 09:11 AM

Every day, we’re reminded that shipping containers have enormous potential for use outside the shipyard, but there are a few applications that may not fit a steel box. Unfortunately, the creative uses for modified shipping containers that go viral on social media are often difficult to justify from a cost standpoint and at times may be a safety risk.

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Just How Green are Modified Shipping Containers?

Posted by Paige Welsh on Thu, Sep 07, 2017 @ 09:09 AM

Businesses have good reason to think about their environmental footprint. According to polls from Gallup, 66% of Americans have purchased a product because they thought it would be better for the environment, and 72% of Americans reported that an employer’s environmental track record was a factor in choosing a work place.

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Tags: Portable Buildings