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Porta-Potties VS Shipping Container Restroom Buildings

Posted by Paige Welsh on Mar 8, 2018

Every workplace needs toilets. While most workplaces have the convenience of bathrooms right in their offices, industries that operate in remote environments like oil and gas need mobile solutions that can travel with the jobsite. Porta-potties are a cost-effective choice, but there are situations where investing in a more durable (and less odorous) option, like a shipping container-based restroom building, can improve morale and lower employee turnover.

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Tags: Oil & Gas, Bathrooms & Locker Rooms

Seeing is Believing: Why Oil and Gas Companies use Modified Shipping Containers

Posted by Paige Welsh on Jan 10, 2018

We’ve said it before on the blog—modified shipping containers are a superior alternative to travel trailers and skid mounted instrument buildings for oil and gas companies—but we also realize it’s important to show you. Falcon Structures’ newest Slideshare illustrates the key points in our guide, “Seven Reasons Oil and Gas Companies use Modified Shipping Containers.” Infographics and photos of modified shipping containers performing in the real world make our presentation a great tool for visual learners who want a quick overview. It’s a fast read, but we think the images will stick with you.

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Tags: Oil & Gas

When to Put a Shipping Container on Wheels

Posted by Paige Welsh on Nov 15, 2017

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 & Gas, How-Tos

Shipping Containers Offer Mobility and Functionality for Oil and Gas

Posted by Paige Welsh on Oct 4, 2017

Pumping oil and gas from miles beneath the surface requires millions of dollars of equipment and months of around the clock work. The remoteness and the climate of drilling sites often make this already difficult job even more challenging. Oil and gas businesses must set-up equipment-enclosures and temporary living spaces everywhere from deep jungles to icy tundra—frequently far from the conveniences of modern infrastructure.

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Tags: Oil & Gas, Living Space, Industrial Enclosures, Workspace

Conex Locker Rooms Keep Workers Comfortable, Clean, and Productive

Posted by Krista Short on Jan 24, 2017

Providing a convenient space for workers to take a break, use the restroom, store valuables and uniforms, clean up, and change clothes is a necessity on remote job sites. So Falcon’s design and engineering team developed a turnkey, 40ft Locker Room and Comfort Station container to address these needs.

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Tags: Oil & Gas

6 Key Considerations for Container Workforce Housing

Posted by Krista Short on Dec 7, 2016

If you've been tasked with finding and executing a workforce housing solution – cost, quality, and speedy deployment are probably top of mind. Creating an environment where employees feel safe and comfortable may also be a concern.

Fortunately, Falcon's turnkey Living Containers were designed to meet ALL of these criteria. You don’t need to sacrifice quality to keep costs in check, and containers can be deployed, installed, and relocated much faster than traditional modular housing solutions or permanent structures.

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Tags: Oil & Gas, Living Space

5 Benefits Shipping Containers Provide for Temporary Oilfield Housing

Posted by Krista Short on Aug 23, 2016

Most oilfield sites are surrounded by rural areas, therefore they lack the infrastructure to comfortably accommodate work crews and operational executives. Temporary oilfield housing, offices, secure storage spaces, and equipment rooms are critical in these types of field environments - where permanent structures aren’t feasible or economical.

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Tags: Oil & Gas, Living Space

How Oilfield Restroom Buildings Boost Employee Productivity and Morale

Posted by Stephen Shang on Feb 8, 2016

When you think about restrooms on an industrial jobsite or oil field, the word unsanitary probably comes to mind. Traditional mobile restrooms and porta-potties come up short in cleanliness, not to mention, comfort and accessibility. Fortunately, mobile oilfield restroom buildings or "comfort stations" constructed from modified, steel, Conex, shipping containers overcome these downsides. They can also work wonders for employee morale and improve worksite efficiencies.

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Tags: Shipping Container Modifications, Oil & Gas, Bathrooms & Locker Rooms

Conex: A Solid Choice for Temporary Workforce Housing at Rig Sites

Posted by Stephen Shang on Apr 21, 2015

Before they were used to build trendy shops, bars, and eateries, Conex structures were already getting the job done for construction engineers and other rig site professionals. From Bakken to the Permian Basin, oil and gas workforces have used  Conex containers as temporary workforce housing, recreation centers, cafeterias, infirmaries, etc.

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Tags: Oil & Gas, Living Space