Boxpert Blog

Why Modular Construction in the Caribbean Makes Sense

Posted by Paige Welsh on Wed, Nov 07, 2018 @ 10:14 AM

Lately, the container structure industry has experienced an uptick in customers from the Caribbean Islands. After listening to the building challenges these customers face, we’ve realized that offsite modular construction has a lot to offer the Caribbean. While most people imagine white sand beaches and the gentle swaying of palm trees, island life comes with hurdles for construction. There’s a real need for faster, less labor-intensive ways to build that’s being compounded by recent hurricanes and labor shortages. Modular construction in the Caribbean can help.

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Tags: Emergency Response Solutions, Container-Based Buildings

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

Infographic: The Advantages of Modular Construction Shown in Three Statistics

Posted by Paige Welsh on Wed, Aug 15, 2018 @ 09:37 AM

Modular construction is gaining steam, and a few key statistics show why. Check out our downloadable infographic to see the advantages of modular construction summarized in three compelling statistics.

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Tags: Container-Based Buildings

How to Avoid Six Common Modular Construction Pitfalls

Posted by Paige Welsh on Wed, Aug 08, 2018 @ 12:10 PM


Modular construction is gaining steam, but like any new technology there’s been a learning curve for contractors and developers. After analyzing surveys and case studies on modular construction, we’ve found a few recurring issues.  Fortunately, you can avert these modular construction pitfalls with advanced planning and education.   

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Tags: Container-Based Buildings, Industry News

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