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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

The Best Use for Shipping Containers in Disaster Recovery May Surprise You

Posted by Paige Welsh on Wed, May 09, 2018 @ 09:10 AM

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.

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Tags: Emergency Response Solutions

K-9 Conex. Local Law Enforcement Trains K-9 Recruits at Falcon’s Facility

Posted by Paige Welsh on Wed, Feb 14, 2018 @ 09:30 AM

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.

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Tags: Falcon News, Emergency Response Solutions

First Responder Training Facilities in Modified Shipping Containers

Posted by Paige Welsh on Wed, Oct 11, 2017 @ 09:06 AM

 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.

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Tags: Container-Based Buildings, Emergency Response Solutions

Conex Container Homes: Ideal Disaster Recovery Housing Options

Posted by Stephen Shang on Wed, Oct 16, 2013 @ 06:00 AM

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

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Tags: Emergency Response Solutions

Repurposed Shipping Containers Assist Disaster Relief Efforts

Posted by Stephen Shang on Thu, Nov 29, 2012 @ 09:31 AM

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.

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Tags: Emergency Response Solutions