Whenever a natural disaster like a hurricane or earthquake strikes, people ask us about using shipping containers in disaster relief efforts, usually as temporary housing. After all, they are mobile, secure and quickly deployed, which is ideal when people need emergency shelter. We see the potential, too, and we want to expand the conversation. Using container structures as temporary housing can be a good option for disaster victims in specific circumstances, but shipping container structures also have versatile use as mobile water treatment plants and secure storage.Read More
It was a dark and windy evening at the Falcon Structures facility, but Tyson and his handler, David Deason, deputy for the Travis County sheriff’s department, were undeterred. Tyson, a Belgian Malinois, pulled Deason through the shipping containers with a single-minded drive to find his target: a small sample of narcotics that the officers had placed earlier. There are plenty of places to hide, but Tyson can smell people and narcotics a quarter to a half a mile away. Once Tyson catches the scent, even 16-gauge corten steel can’t keep him off the track.Read More
We count on first 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.Read More
After a disaster such as a storm, hurricane, tornado, earthquake, or forest fire, one of the biggest considerations is housing for people who were displaced. Even disasters with a low mortality rate can leave hundreds homeless. Finding temporary housing solutions is therefore one of the biggest challenges in disaster management; an ideal solution will feature homes that are durable, weather-resistant, easy to set up, and easy to transport. In addition, temporary housing should still have basic amenities such as electricity and HVAC systems. Conex container homes meet and exceed all of these requirements, making them the top choice for temporary disaster housing.
Transporting Conex Box Houses
This past fall brought a devastating hurricane to the East Coast resulting in the destruction of homes and businesses, leaving many families without secure safe housing and businesses in need of rebuilding or complete closure. Hurricane Sandy was a Category 1 storm off the coast of the Northeastern United States who made landfall in Atlantic City, NJ on October 29th. Sandy became the largest Atlantic hurricane on record measured by diameter with winds spanning 1,100 miles.