Shipping containers are quite plentiful in the US & world wide nowadays and are very useful for making all sorts of buildings from personal or business office units to homes. Actually, from when i began this webpage the use of shipping containers has seemed to skyrocket in use as the basis for all sorts of dwellings. What has happened is skilled designers have began dedicating their talents to producing
incredible building designs with these simple boxes. ISBU is an acronym for: "Intermodal Steel Building Unit" or Container Homes. And, ISO is an acronym for 'International Standards Organization' (International Organization for Standardization). ISO containers are used for the intermodal transport of freight. They are manufactured according to specifications from the International Standards Organization ISO and are suitable for multiple transportation methods such as truck and rail, or rail and ship. ISO containers are manufactured in many sizes. The standard width is 8ft. The most common lengths are 20 and 40 foot. Other lengths include 24, 28, 44, 45, 46, 53 and 56 foot. There are five common standard lengths, 20ft, 40ft, 45ft, 48ft, and 53ft. United States domestic standard containers are generally 48ft and 53ft (rail and truck). All ISO containers include a container safety certificate (CSC) issued by the manufacturer that must be renewed every 30 months by a certified inspector. If necessary, an approved continuous examination program (ACEP) can be used in place of this procedure. There are several basic types of ISO containers. Dry or cube containers are front loaded, completely enclosed and suitable for general-purpose transportation. Standard shipping containers are 8ft-6in tall (Note: These are the most common and are the ones used for building all kinds of structures). CONEX, is short for "Container Express". Close to where i live, there is a business which deals in industrial equipment and they sell used shipping containers, so i got to see first hand some containers they have modified or maybe i should say cut-up a little exposing some of the structure of the box. The steel sheet used appears to be fairly heavy to me, looks like almost 1/8th inch thick material and i shook the unit and it seemed pretty solid even with a big hole cut out of the side. I also noticed the cut-out section of the wood floor which looked like well over 1 inch thick of some kind of plywood perhaps. So, based on my personal observation, these boxes are pretty sturdy, lots of heavy material used to make them . . .
(10 May 2013) . . . Those of you who have visited my website here and have used the "Get Free Shipping Container Quotes" links provided and have had a "Waste of Time" experience; please let me know by clicking HERE. If people are not receiving a response from this "Free Quotation" service, i will take the links down. I am sorry if some of you have had a bad experience with this container quote service. I do not expect it to be perfect, but i do expect a high response rate to my website visitors. I am not interested in wasting peoples time with advertisers that do not perform.
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