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How to Keep Modular Multi-Story Buildings Mobile

Posted by Paige Welsh on Mar 20, 2019

What if office buildings could be packed up and relocated to a more convenient space in your facility or even taken on the road to your new headquarters? That’s a possibility with container-based structures. Falcon’s own two-story office building is classified as a temporary mobile structure because we can unstack the container modules and move them whenever we need to. Here’s what it takes to make a modular multi-story building mobile.

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Tags: Multi-Container Buildings, Workspace

Why Modular Construction in the Caribbean Makes Sense

Posted by Paige Welsh on Nov 7, 2018

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: Military & Training Facilities, Multi-Container Buildings

New Videos About Cargo Container Apartments and More

Posted by Paige Welsh on Sep 12, 2018

We’ve been adding a lot of new content to our YouTube channel lately. On top of showing innovative applications like cargo container apartments, we’ve also added videos with useful tips on shipping container ownership. Here are a few crowd favorites. (You can see all of our video content on our new video page.)

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Tags: Multi-Container Buildings

Tour Seven Shipping Container Apartments with Google Streetview

Posted by Paige Welsh on Sep 6, 2018

What if apartment complexes could go up in a few months instead of years? Rapid construction for multi-family housing is already becoming a reality as shipping container apartments pop up around the globe. After witnessing the advantages of building shipping container stadiums and office buildings, apartments seem like a logical next step for container construction, especially with the adoption of AC462 compliant containers.

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Tags: Multi-Container Buildings

Infographic: The Advantages of Modular Construction Shown in Three Statistics

Posted by Paige Welsh on Aug 15, 2018

Modular construction is gaining steam, and a few key statistics show why. Check out our downloadable infographic to see the advantages of modular construction summarized in three compelling statistics.

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Tags: Multi-Container Buildings

How to Avoid Six Common Modular Construction Pitfalls

Posted by Paige Welsh on Aug 8, 2018

 

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: Multi-Container Buildings

What Can a Shipping Container Structure Interior Look Like?

Posted by Paige Welsh on Jul 18, 2018

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: How-Tos, Multi-Container Buildings, Workspace

Permitting Shipping Container Buildings Through AC462 Code Compliance

Posted by Paige Welsh on May 15, 2018

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: Multi-Container Buildings

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

Posted by Paige Welsh on May 2, 2018

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, Multi-Container Buildings