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Building with Shipping Containers. In this section we will cover the major aspects of building with shipping containers.

Building with Shipping Containers

We will go over the steps you need to complete before you actually begin to build your house, garage etc. 1. Search for a place to buy new or used containers. Use the Internet and the local classifieds to accomplish this. Keep in mind transportation and handling issues; you will need to arrange to have the container(s) brought from the point of purchase to your location. 2. The transportation and handling of the containers may involve the use of cranes, trucks and other heavy equipment. Now you're the owner of one or more containers and you have moved them to your location. First you must build a foundation. The next step is to cut the corrugated steel sides of your shipping containers for the installation of doors and windows, then install the doors and windows. Finally, you can build exterior decks, supports and the roof. Useful Resources Sugest a Site. Shipping container architecture.

A temporary bank branch built from shipping containers in Germany Shipping container architecture is a form of architecture using steel intermodal containers (shipping containers) as structural element, because of their inherent strength, wide availability and relatively low expense.

Shipping container architecture

Advantages[edit] Strength and durability Shipping containers are in many ways an ideal building material. They are designed to carry heavy loads and to be stacked in high columns. Modular All shipping containers are made to standard measurements and as such they provide modular elements that can be combined into larger structures. Labor The welding and cutting of steel is considered to be specialized labor and can increase construction expenses, yet overall it is still lower than conventional construction. Transport Pre-fabricated modules can also be easily transported by ship, truck or rail, because they already conform to standard shipping sizes. Availability Expense Disadvantages[edit] Temperature Humidity. Container House, Shipping Container Homes.

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Your Shipping Container Home. Cómo construir casas con contenedores de carga. Puedes construir una casa usando grandes contenedores de carga metálicos que ya no se usen para su próposito original.

Cómo construir casas con contenedores de carga

En estos contenedores se transportan artículos comerciales hacia todo el mundo. Sin embargo, una vez usados, se amontonan en las ciudades portuarias y centros de envío de América. Estados Unidos, por ejemplo, importa muchos artículos desde otros países, como Japón y China, pero no exporta la misma cantidad de artículos hacia esos países. Puedes comprar estos contenedores a un precio muy bajo y usarlos como esqueleto de una casa muy original. Nivel de dificultad: Difícil Necesitarás Un diseño de una casa funcional Uno o más contenedores usados Autorización para construir con materiales no convencionales Lista completaMinimizar Instrucciones Diseño de tu casa. Shipping Container Homes - building- Construction - Prefab Home-products. Building with Shipping Containers.

By Kelly Hart An idea whose time seems to have arrived is the use of stockpiled shipping containers as modular units for building homes.

Building with Shipping Containers

Because of the balance of trade in the United States, these hefty steel boxes are piling up in ports around the country and posing a storage problem. Several architects and builders are taking advantage of this surplus to recycle the containers. According to David Cross of, "a container has 8000 lbs of steel which takes 8000 kwh of energy to melt down and make new beams etc... Our process of modifying that entire 8000 lbs of steel into a "higher and better use" only takes 400 kwh of electrical energy (or 5%). Each container measures 8 feet wide by 40 feet long by 9 feet tall. According to KPFF Consulting, a structural engineering firm in St. One idea that has occurred to me is that this system might benefit from the use of SIP's (Structural Insulated Panels) for the roofs, rather that standard truss framing.

Construye tu casa con contenedores. Hace tiempo que he escuchado a mi socio en Gary Bedell y a Elias Simon (gran arquitecto y mejor amigo) hablar sobre edificar una casa con contenedores maritimos, si si .. de estos que se usan para transportar mercancias en barcos. La idea parece algo estrafalaria, pero tiene varias ventajas: 1. El precio, un contenedor maritimo Iso 40 está en el mercado de segunda mano por 1.800 € mas o menos, a esto habría que añadir los precios de gruas, soldadura, pintura y aislamiento, asi como solado y carpinteria metalica 2. La velocidad, construir una casa de este tipo puede realizarse en muy pocas semanas 3.

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