Black Swan Racing is a ProAm (professional-amateur) car racing team competing in the Intercontinental GT Challenge, a four race championship that will take them and their vehicles across the globe. They’ll push their cars and their team to the limit with endurance races, including a race in Spa, Belgium that will last 24 hours. As the team travels the world, their iconic car, a beautiful green Porsche 911 GT3R, has to come with them. Many racing teams use a plain, tried and true shipping container to transport their vehicles overseas. But Black Swan Racing saw the opportunity for a shipping container to be something more: a mobile garage worthy of the high-performance vehicles it would carry.Read More
Imagine thousands of miles of pipeline carrying crude oil from the prairies of the Dakotas to the wetlands of Louisiana. Dotted alongside the pipeline are unmanned monitoring stations called remote terminal units (RTUs). RTUs often go months without attention, but when they do need to be serviced, snow and ice pose a serious challenge. If the RTU has a minimal bus-stop style shelter, the technician will sometimes have to dig the instrumentation out of the snow and chisel off a layer of ice.Read More
It was crunch time for Big House Sound (BHS), a company that installs high-end sound systems for large events. University of Texas at Austin (UT) was upgrading the Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium for the new football season. After a competitive bidding process, UT selected Big House Sound to create a world-class sound system that could reach every fan in the 430,118 square-foot stadium. It was all going according to plan until a vendor hit a rut: the enclosures for BHS’ amplifiers were not going to be ready in time. As an Austin-based company, Falcon is made of many UT alumni, including our co-owners, and avid Longhorn fans. We were more than ready to help keep the upcoming football season on schedule.Read More
There’s a lot to be said for showing instead of telling when it comes to shipping containers’ potential for businesses. Take a look through this SlideShare to see some notable projects like the temporary village we built for the US Military and equipment enclosures for IT on the go.Read More
At Falcon Structures, we manufacture shipping container-based shelters and enclosures for a variety of industries. In recent years, our engineering team has collaborated with the water treatment industry to design solutions to containerize equipment domestically and abroad in modular shelters.
In addition to the inherent durability ISO shipping containers provide, Falcon’s modular shelters for water treatment include:Read More
We’re not here to dash your dreams, but the growing custom shipping container trend has definitely inspired a lot of unique ideas in shipping container homes. And while shipping containers themselves are pretty simple, all those industrial chic additions (retractable walls, floating staircases) can make building with boxes a bit more complicated.
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