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Shipping Containers are Joining Building Code. Now What?

Posted by Paige Welsh on Wed, Feb 27, 2019 @ 11:07 AM

In early February, the International Code Council (ICC) voted to incorporate shipping containers into the 2021 International Building Code (IBC) with a resounding 97% yes vote. So now what? Here’s our forecast for the shipping container-based structure industry.

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Tags: Industry News, Building Code for Containers

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: Industry News, Container-Based Buildings

Permitting Shipping Container Buildings Through AC462 Code Compliance

Posted by Paige Welsh on Tue, May 15, 2018 @ 09:08 AM

Permitting shipping container buildings is about get much easier for our customers. After hundreds of hours of research, meetings, and evaluations of our manufacturing process, we received Evaluation Service Report (ESR) 4163 certifying that Falcon Structures can supply shipping containers fit for use as building materials as outlined in AC462. ESR 4163 also makes Falcon Structures the first in-house modified shipping container manufacturer using code compliant containers.

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Tags: Falcon News, Industry News, Container-Based Buildings, Building Code for Containers

Four Insights I Gained from the 2018 World of Modular Conference

Posted by Stephen Shang on Thu, Apr 12, 2018 @ 08:52 AM

Stephen Shang, Falcon Structures' CEO and co-founder, shares his experience at the 2018 World of Modular, a conference for anyone interested in modular construction.

If you didn’t have a chance to attend The World of Modular Conference, allow me to give you a recap. I’ve attended four World of Modular conferences, and there was something different this year. World of Modular has always been interesting and informative, but this time electricity was in the air. Break-out sessions were packed. Hands shot up at every Q&A segment. Networking events were buzzing. The Modular Building Institute, our hosts, did an amazing job this year. It was the perfect event to bring modular builders together to get ready for what’s to come.

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Tags: Industry News, Container-Based Buildings

Fortress Obetz: The Largest Shipping Container Structure in the United States to Date

Posted by Paige Welsh on Thu, Mar 29, 2018 @ 09:30 AM

In Obetz, Ohio the smoke grey silhouette of a structure looms over the grassy field. The sprawling, 71,112 square-foot public gathering space for lacrosse games and festivals resembles a medieval fortress brought into the industrial era. It exudes a sense of fortitude that rivets fans and daunts rivals. Falcon Structures is proud to have created Fortress Obetz, the largest shipping container structure in the United States to date.

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Tags: Falcon News, Industry News, Container-Based Buildings

CEO Stephen Shang To Speak At World of Modular Conference

Posted by Krista Short on Fri, Mar 02, 2018 @ 10:22 AM

Falcon Structures CEO Stephen Shang will give an informative talk about using shipping containers in construction at the 35th Annual World of Modular Conference, hosted by the Modular Building Institute. The conference will take place March 22 – 25, 2018 in Hollywood, Florida at the Diplomat Beach Resort & Spa. 

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Tags: Industry News