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Cost Comparison: Mobile Office Trailers vs. Shipping Containers

Posted by Paige Welsh on May 15, 2019

When it comes to offices for oil rigs and other industrial sites, businesses often choose between ground level offices (GLOs) built from shipping containers and mobile office trailers. There’s a case to be made for each option depending on the circumstances. Ground level offices prove more cost effective if the business plans to relocate the structure over many years, while mobile office trailers are a good solution when they won’t have to make long journeys on the road. Here’s why.

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The Better Work Space Solution for Leasing and Sales Offices

Posted by Paige Welsh on Apr 10, 2019

If you drive around Austin, Texas it feels like new apartments are going up on every block. Even in Manor, where Falcon Structures is based, we’re seeing more and more housing developments as Austinites look for more suburban options. According to a report from Trulia, Austin is one of the nation’s hottest housing markets, and has a low vacancy rate at 3.4% As more housing is built, we’re also seeing more and more of construction’s less than beautiful companion: the travel trailer leasing office.

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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

The Best Furniture Solutions for Portable Container Structures

Posted by Paige Welsh on Mar 14, 2019

Industrial businesses are looking for faster ways to set up office space and living quarters and that includes moving and installing furniture. Tying down beds and desks, transporting them in a truck, and then maneuvering them into a modular building is the opposite of rapidly deployable. The best solution: build the furniture right into a container-based structure.

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Tags: Living Space, Workspace

Get Inspired with Floorplans for Small Shipping Container Offices

Posted by Paige Welsh on Oct 10, 2018

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: Shipping Container Modifications, Workspace

Bring Privacy to Open Offices with Modular Meeting Rooms

Posted by Paige Welsh on Jul 25, 2018

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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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

Six Reasons Shipping Container Offices are Ideal for Warehouses

Posted by Paige Welsh on Jul 3, 2018

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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Three Ways Shipping Containers Scale Up Rapidly Growing Companies

Posted by John McAlonan on Jun 20, 2018

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, Workspace