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Other Shipping Container Uses

This new, neat, affordable, and hurricane-ready home prepares to welcome its first-time homeowners.

Here is a school built in Guadalajara, Mexico from containers!

Guess what the school in the picture was made from, old shipping containers at a fraction of the price of conventional construction.

Peace Containers International (PCI) was initiated by the Diocese of Mandeville, Jamaica, and New Generation Partnerships, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

Completed in 2003, this East London youth center took only 1 day to construct the exterior! The structure is composed entirely of 7 used storage containers. The result was a cost-effective solution to traditional construction. Mile End Youth Centre has been considered the future of inexpensive construction for buildings such as this one.

Other Uses for Shipping/Cargo Containers:

One single 20 feet by 8 feet shipping container will make a nice small workshop or utility building. For those who want to store their equipment on any construction site, shipping containers are an excellent option. Shipping containers are used a lot on construction sites.

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The price of a 40 feet container cleaned, wind and water tight, (WWT), with good doors is approximately $3,000.

To stop the sweat/condensation on the interior surface:

  • Add at least 1 inch rigid insulation. This is done by welding a nail to the interior surface of the container, pushing the rigid insulation into the nail, and then adding washers.
  • Underground cellar from shipping containers.

If you use them underground, the roof could be strengthened by adding steel tubes from the inside.

Call us and ask how we can design a shipping container home for you. Help the environment and your community by taking advantage of this, and other sustainable building concepts offered by PSE Consulting Engineers, Inc..

With a few simple modifications, shipping containers can be transformed into something amazingly comfortable. Find out more today.

Shipping containers used as a billboard/wind wall.