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Get Inspired with Floorplans for Small Shipping Container Offices

Posted by Paige Welsh on Wed, Oct 10, 2018 @ 09:27 AM

What exactly can you fit inside a 20-foot shipping container? Perhaps more than you’d think. Some people turn their 150 square-feet of floor space into spacious remote offices. Others add two or three work stations to create a space-efficient mobile office. We put together some sample floorplans for small shipping container offices to help you get a sense of the scale and possibilities.  It turns out you can do a lot with a little space!  

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Tags: Mobile Container Office, Popular Container Modifications

Bring Privacy to Open Offices with Modular Meeting Rooms

Posted by Paige Welsh on Wed, Jul 25, 2018 @ 10:30 AM

Open concept offices can promote an active exchange of ideas, but they can also lack privacy. Counter-intuitively, open offices can even discourage conversation when there isn’t a private meeting space both because employees may not want to broadcast their thoughts to the entire office or because they don’t want to disturb their neighbors. The problem compounds if your business grows faster than expected and people are squeezed next to each other. If you’re seeing people duck into the hallway to take calls, it’s time to think about adding a meeting roomfast.

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Tags: Mobile Container Office

What Can a Shipping Container Structure Interior Look Like?

Posted by Paige Welsh on Wed, Jul 18, 2018 @ 10:17 AM

Many people initially imagine the interior of a shipping container structure would look like its exterior— corrugated steel walls — but this is rarely the case. As discussed in our blog post about insulation, plain steel walls get hot in the summer and cold in the winter. To create climate-controlled spaces we always  install insulation. If the container will be occupied, we add interior framing and paneling. Once the wood or drywall is installed and painted, container structure interiors look like those of any other building. To demonstrate, let’s take a look at common wall paneling options.

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Tags: Conex Container Basics, Mobile Container Office, Container-Based Buildings

Six Reasons Shipping Container Offices are Ideal for Warehouses

Posted by Paige Welsh on Tue, Jul 03, 2018 @ 09:00 AM

When people think about warehouses, they imagine forklifts, pallets, and tall storage shelves. Warehouses are designed to facilitate efficient loading and unloading, but they often don’t include office space. Even if the vast majority of warehouse activity centers on moving and organizing products, there will be times when employees need to manage emails and paperwork or conduct meetings.

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Tags: Mobile Container Office

Three Ways Shipping Containers Scale Up Rapidly Growing Companies

Posted by John McAlonan on Wed, Jun 20, 2018 @ 09:00 AM

While the CEO thinks about long-term strategy, the COO, chief operating officer, focuses on the internal side of the company. If the company is a steam engine, the CEO is mapping the course, and the COO is the mechanic that keeps the train running. According to John McAlonan, Falcon’s COO, his job means knowing something about everything.

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Tags: Storage Solutions, Mobile Container Office

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