The top designs for the Little Footprint Big Forest contest will be announced on September 14th. The folks at King County Parks were looking for a sustainable design of an overnight structure for their grounds. They designed the Little Footprint Big Forest contest to try to find the best designs for their idea.
The inventor of the modern day shipping container died on August 27th at age 97. Keith Tantlinger opened up the possibility of true globalization when he created methods for stacking and standardizing the units we use today for international trade.
Large companies are turning to portable storage container data centers to store their large volume of information. Many companies are finding the mobile data centers to be more efficient, cost effective, and user friendly.
Students and community members have banned together in St. Augustine, Florida to make a difference. The positive change comes in the form of a recycled storage container turned into a quaint living space and rehabilitation center for Ray Anderson Jr.
Steel storage containers are not at the forefront of the general publics attention, they do not get much news coverage or public notice. Despite their back burner position, standard cargo units are an integral component to international trade and both global and national safety.
Growing crops out of a “grow pod” seems like a futuristic fantasy of society. This futuristic idea is happening now, thanks to PodPonics Horticulture Company, based in Atlanta, Georgia. Matt Liotta, CEO of PodPonics, aims to create an economical way to make local produce available to urban populations. He is finding the answer by building …
The United States has heavily utilized storage containers for rent in the War in Afghanistan. The ISO standard steel boxes are 8-by-20 or 8-by-40 feet. The units are used by the United States military in Afghanistan for buildings, shelter and storage. The units are extremely durable and easily transportable. The steel walls withstand the extreme …
The Large Ports in South Carolina are seeing positive numbers this year. 2011 has shown an increase in the numbers of storage containers handled. This is the first increase since 2005. The measurement ended on June 30th, 2011, and began the previous June.
The durability of buildings made from recycled storage containers is one of their most striking advantages. The standard ISO 8x8x40 units are amongst the strongest foundational building materials out there. Harsh weather is no match for these steel units. Winds with speeds up to 150 mph and snowfall of more than 400 pounds-per-square-foot will not …
There are currently two entrepreneurs from British Columbia that see more than just waste when they look at abandoned, retired storage containers. These men, Keith Dewey and Steven Cross, see solutions to modern day housing dilemmas.