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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: How Tos, Conex Container Basics

A Shipping Container Primer on Paint Application and Maintenance

Posted by Paige Welsh on Wed, Jun 06, 2018 @ 09:00 AM

Painting and maintaining your container’s exterior goes a long way to ensuring your container looks sleek and professional. The paint is especially important if the shipping container is a mobile ambassador for your business’ brand, say as a mobile store front or office. Most modified shipping container manufacturers, including Falcon Structures, will offer to paint the exterior of your container. However, should you decide to tackle painting yourself, we have the following guidelines on what you need to know shipping container paint application and maintenance.

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Tags: How Tos, Conex Container Basics

4 Questions You Need to Ask About Your Future Shipping Container-Based Building

Posted by Paige Welsh on Wed, May 02, 2018 @ 09:00 AM

So your company is preparing to build a new shipping container-based headquarters, or maybe your city is ready to build a container-based library. Whatever your shipping container building plans are, figuring out where to begin can be daunting. After modifying shipping containers into structures for over a decade, we’ve observed that customers have the most success when their architect, engineer, container module manufacturer, local coding official, and contractor all communicate early and often. This is true for all construction projects, but it’s particularly important for container structures because they’re still relatively new to the construction world. To ensure your project goes as smoothly as possible, we recommend asking these four questions before breaking ground.

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Tags: How Tos, Container-Based Buildings

What’s the Difference Between a Ground Level Office and an Office Trailer?

Posted by Paige Welsh on Wed, Mar 14, 2018 @ 09:16 AM

If your business works at temporary jobsites that are humming with machinery—like a construction site or an oil rig— you’ll need a quiet place for employees to step indoors to manage paperwork and emails. Searching for a mobile field office space, you will likely find two options: office trailers and ground level offices (also known as a GLOs). What are the differences between these mobile office options, and how will they impact your business operations? We answer your questions below.

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Tags: How Tos, Mobile Container Office

When to Put a Shipping Container on Wheels

Posted by Paige Welsh on Wed, Nov 15, 2017 @ 08:52 AM

Falcon Structures usually recommends customers transport their modified shipping container with a semi-truck. However, occasionally there are cases where towing a container on a chassis, a frame on wheels that carries the container, is the best solution. If a business plans to regularly tow their container over poorly-maintained roads or if the container needs some extra height on-site, Falcon will offer a chassis as an option. Below are two use-cases where a chassis was a good fit for a container structure.

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Tags: Oil Field Solutions, How Tos

Common Questions about NEMA Standards and ISO Containers

Posted by Paige Welsh on Thu, Nov 02, 2017 @ 10:47 AM

NEMA electrical enclosures hide in plain sight all around us. If you go for a quick look around your office or home, you’ll probably find one protecting your circuit breakers. Equipment enclosures aren’t glamorous, but they play a key role in protecting equipment and, most importantly, people. Their standards can also be applied to larger prefab shelters built within ISO containers.

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Tags: How Tos, Industrial Equipment Enclosures, Prefab Shelters for Equipment