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Four Insights I Gained from the 2018 World of Modular Conference

Posted by Stephen Shang on Apr 12, 2018

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: Multi-Container Buildings

A 10-Step Guide to Maintaining Your Shipping Container

Posted by Stephen Shang on Nov 9, 2016

Modified shipping containers are extremely durable. In fact, containers boast an impressive 25-year lifespan when properly maintained. Fortunately, it’s relatively easy to maintain your container – here’s how:

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5 Ways the Construction Industry Uses Shipping Containers

Posted by Stephen Shang on Sep 8, 2016

The construction industry was the first to use Conex containers for what most traditionally think of when they hear “repurposed shipping container” – onsite, secure equipment storage. However, as shipping containers became more abundant, other uses for the basic Conex box began to evolve. 

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What the Navy Taught Me About Purpose, Teamwork and Leadership

Posted by Stephen Shang on Aug 9, 2016

Recently, Falcon’s CEO Stephen Shang shared highlights of his 24-hour visit aboard the U.S.S. Carl Vinson. He participated in the Navy’s Distinguished Visitor Program, which aims to raise awareness about the Navy’s mission and shine a light on its talented people. Below, Stephen reflects on what he learned and how it applies to traditional businesses, like Falcon Structures.

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Tags: Military & Training Facilities

Stephen Shang Shares Highlights of Touring the U.S.S. Carl Vinson

Posted by Stephen Shang on Aug 1, 2016

On Sunday, July 17, Falcon Structure’s CEO Stephen Shang embarked on a 24-hour visit aboard the Naval aircraft carrier U.S.S. Carl Vinson. Stephen was invited by the Admiral of the Fleet of the U.S. Navy to participate in the Navy’s Distinguished Visitor Program. Stephen shares some initial insights and experience from his visit below.

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Tags: Military & Training Facilities

5 Ways Falcon Ensures Your Shipping Container Is Safe and Secure

Posted by Stephen Shang on Jul 20, 2016

Shipping container structures are created from Conex boxes that have been used to transport goods across the ocean.  Some have even spent many years in transit all over the world.  When ship liners sell excess boxes, they base quality on shipping standards, which are different than standards at Falcon.  Therefore, it’s very important for each container to receive an inspection by an industry expert before its transformation into your storage, office or living environment.

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7 Reasons Why Shipping Containers Are A Superior Alternative to Traditional Modular Structures

Posted by Stephen Shang on Jun 16, 2016

Repurposed shipping containers have evolved from sturdy boxes that safely ship goods across the globe to innovative modular building elements. You may have heard mention of containers as an alternative to traditional modular buildings but were unsure of their viability for your business.

Containers as building elements provide a superior alternative to traditional modular structures, because they are: 

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Tags: How-Tos, Multi-Container Buildings

Simplify Shipping Container Solutions Using Standard Products

Posted by Stephen Shang on Jun 1, 2016

Since the early 2000s, Falcon Structures has modified thousands of shipping containers for business, industrial, military, personal, and other applications. As the container industry evolved, we believed our approach to providing container solutions should evolve too.

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5 Reasons To Choose Modified Shipping Containers for Workforce Housing

Posted by Stephen Shang on May 24, 2016

To maximize efficiency on remote job sites or during a natural disaster, temporary workforce housing is a must. Compared to traditional workforce living solutions, modified shipping containers offer a number of cost, comfort, and convenience benefits, including:

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Tags: Living Space