Containers Outperform Trailers as Mobile Offices

Containers Outperform Trailers as Mobile Offices

You need functional office space.  You also need flexibility.  There is a new game in town because shipping containers are perfect mobile offices.  

Such contexts use conventional travel trailers.  However, they are also outdated when sitting beside modern structures.  Therefore, customers in office and residential industries use shipping containers as mobile leasing offices. The results are impressive!. 

Mobile Container Office Style

Portables 360 offers container buildings featuring full climate control and impressive interiors.  In addition, they have bathroom facilities, windows, and doors. Clients easily customize the exterior of the container with branded decals and design elements.  Business images present attractively and effectively.  Shipping containers transform into modern, visibly appealing spaces.  Business needs are met.  Customers are impressed. 

Portable container offices make sense in many environments.  These include retirement communities as well as apartment complexes.  In addition, condominium sites, single-family subdivisions, and vacation resort projects benefit.  

The Ultimate in Container Mobile Office Flexibility 

Sales offices from shipping containers are placed directly on the ground.  Ramps and stairs are not needed.   As such, they are perfect for situations in which building speed is critical. Your company saves money because of how easily a container is set up.  The requirements are manageable.  You must have flat, dry land.  A forklift places the container.  Lastly, an electrician connects the power.  Your container office is ready to go!

Container mobile offices are the valued feature on your site.  Oftentimes, the decision is to make it a permanent fixture.  Plus, the structure serves other needs.  For example, a meeting space for residents, a community technology lab, etc. The possibilities are endless. 

When your business wants to explore the option of a container mobile office, get in touch with us by calling (844) 767-8360. 

Shipping Container Community Center Lifts Neighborhood

Shipping Container Community Center Lifts Neighborhood

The neighborhood is Ashland, Kentucky.  To begin, the city is showing signs of deterioration.  Crime rate is increasing. There is no real outlet for children to have a safe place to be.  Finally, community leaders need to gather.  There is a practical solution.  For instance, a shipping container community center!

A city roundtable is held.  It is determined that Ashland needs a Community Center. They need a place where a mini-police station will be housed.  They need a place where there will be a public space for the community to enjoy.  One of the main goals is having free Wi-Fi available for families and children. This is a place where everyone benefits from the resources.

A limited budget will not stop Ashland.  Their odd-shaped property will work perfectly to build their new Community Center. In addition, the city wants to keep the Center mobile. It is possible they will obtain a larger space in the future.  Finally, this will allow them to easily move the Community Center. 

The city chooses not to use a standard mobile home. While such homes are good for short-term projects, they often do not offer enhanced security and stability. So city officials decide to repurpose a shipping container into a new community center. 

The New Community Center Is THE Pride of Ashland 

After speaking with design experts about the shipping container structure, the city decides on three containers. One of the containers is a high-boy container that is higher than the other two. Because this is the middle container, it gives the Center a nice architectural style. 

The containers are divided into a police sub-station, a mini library area, a public restroom area, a foyer, and a small kitchen area. The exterior is painted bright blue to catch the neighborhood’s attentio.  Finally, a beautiful playground area was built outside. 

The Community Center is an absolute success! The neighborhood is flourishing with the resources that the Center provides. The city will stay within their budget.  They have a low-maintenance structure for the community to enjoy. 

Benefits of Creating with Shipping Containers

There are many benefits when repurposing shipping containers. Cost is minimal.  Portability is easily achieved.  This increases the flexibility of usage.  Design options are limitless.  Add-on features are extensive.  Security is top-notch.  When considering building for community or business, consider a shipping container!

This is just one of the stories Portables 360 loves to share. We welcome the opportunity to design your next project!

Shipping Container Foundations

Shipping Container Foundations

The most common question we are asked at Portables 360 is if a shipping container needs a concrete foundation before being put into place. In most cases, no. However, some situations may be more beneficial to have a slab poured before placing the container in place. 

Consider the following for your container foundation:

Your Soil Type 

In areas of the country, there is a higher concentration of clay in the soil. In these areas it is beneficial to have a gravel bed under the container.  Next, a foundation slab of concrete is poured.  Do these before placing your container on the ground.  This is very important for clay soil.  For instance, clay can shift with time.  You don’t want the container to sink in places and begin to sit unevenly. 

Long-Term Placement 

When a container stays in one spot for over a month, it will be best to have a gravel bed or concrete slab placed under the unit. This will keep the earth from shifting or from excessive moisture touching the bottom of the container. 

Multi-Container Units 

Shipping container foundations are necessary for all multi-container structures. You want to make sure that these structures are on solid, even ground to protect the building’s overall structural integrity. 

Graded Bare Earth Placement 

In most cases, it is fine to put the container straight on the ground if the area does not have a grade of over 2 percent. Since most of these containers move frequently, having it on the bare ground does not impact the container. Additionally, if you are in an area where the ground is very solid, placing the container on the ground will be very similar to placing it on a concrete slab. 

The Most Important Thing to Remember 

Whether you place your container on the ground, on a gravel pad, or a concrete slab, the most important factor is to keep the container even. Shipping container foundations are meant to keep the container flat so that everything inside the structure can function properly.  

If you have any questions about the area you want to place your shipping container, speak with one of the knowledgeable staff members at Portables 360. They will help you decide if you need to create a pad for your container to sit on or if it can be placed on the ground.