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10-foot Shipping Container Dimensions and Uses

Posted by Paige Welsh on Thu, Dec 13, 2018 @ 09:00 AM

Did you know you don’t need to cut a 20-foot container in half to get a 10-foot shipping container? These smaller containers are perfect for storage and security booths when space is limited.

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Tags: Storage Solutions, Conex Container Basics

How to Read an ISO Shipping Container’s CSC Plate

Posted by Paige Welsh on Wed, Nov 21, 2018 @ 11:18 AM

Every ISO shipping container comes with a steel or brass plate called the CSC plate. The information on the CSC plate communicates key details about the container’s life history, but the jargon can be difficult to translate for the uninitiated. Here’s our point by point explanation on how to read a CSC plate, so you and code officials can understand the safety standards the container has been held to.

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Tags: Conex Container Basics, How Tos

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

What Can a Shipping Container Structure Interior Look Like?

Posted by Paige Welsh on Wed, Jul 18, 2018 @ 10:17 AM

Many people initially imagine the interior of a shipping container structure would look like its exterior— corrugated steel walls — but this is rarely the case. As discussed in our blog post about insulation, plain steel walls get hot in the summer and cold in the winter. To create climate-controlled spaces we always  install insulation. If the container will be occupied, we add interior framing and paneling. Once the wood or drywall is installed and painted, container structure interiors look like those of any other building. To demonstrate, let’s take a look at common wall paneling options.

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Tags: Conex Container Basics, Mobile Container Office, Container-Based Buildings

Is a One-trip Container New? A Field Guide to Types of Containers

Posted by Paige Welsh on Wed, Jun 27, 2018 @ 09:00 AM

Used. Recycled. One-trip. Purpose-built. What does it all mean? Where exactly has your container been and what does it mean for your container structure? This week we’re walking you through the different types of containers you may encounter as you design a container structure.

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Tags: Conex Container Basics

NATiVE Answers Your Questions About Shipping Container Structures and Solar Panels

Posted by Paige Welsh on Wed, Jun 13, 2018 @ 10:40 AM

This week I sat down with David Dixon, Business Development Director and co-owner of NATiVE to ask your burning questions about adding solar power to container structures. NATiVE constructs net-zero energy homes and installs solar on existing homes and businesses. Its mission is to build a market for solar power in Texas. Our conversation focused on the particulars of installing solar in Texas, but much of the information is widely applicable throughout the United States.

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Tags: Modified Containers in Texas, Going Green: Container Sustainability, Conex Container Basics