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This is a fantastic use of used or new storage containers. Here is another example of the creative use. CLINIC IN A CAN partners with other organizations to send their converted storage container clinics all over the world. These clinics have been able to bring medical treatment to even the most remote parts of the world. In 2010, two of the CLINIC IN A CAN sent to Haiti treated nearly 5,000 patients in their first five months of operation and in one week alone saw over 1,300 patients. Picture below is their 20ft CLINIC IN A CAN Exterior. 

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Here is another example of the usefulness of storage containers used as small studio apartments on the top and extra storage below. This multi purpose building is a recent project that has been featured in at least several London newspapers and is being used throughtout the US.

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A number of people use this set-up for expanded work or storage space where you have two parallel rows of containers with a usually metal canopy spanning the empty space as shown in the picture below. A great open air shelter.

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Make Room   ▪    Reclaim a room, your garage, or your basement. Put all your extras in an AZ Container storage unit. Perfect for holiday decorations or seasonal materials that are only used in the spring, summer, fall or winter.

Remodeling and Construction   ▪    Protect your belongings from dirt, debris and workers tools by storing them in an AZ Container during construction. With AZ Container your home can still be livable even during lengthy home improvement projects.

De- cluttering and Home staging   ▪    Getting ready to sell your home? AZ Containers are the perfect way to allow people to see your home without all the clutter! Allowing your home to show better and sell faster.

Contact  Rolando at AZ Containers at 877-292-6937 to see how the most basic steel box to a customized, climate controlled storage or workspace with windows, they’ll have your solution on it’s way to you fast.

▪    Secure On-Site Storage at your business  ▪    Temporary or Permanent storage short or long term   ▪    Weatherproof Storage when and where you need it

AZ Containers are the perfect solution for commercial and retail outlets in need of extra storage or work space. Our secure storage containers are wind and water tight and can be modified to suit your needs. If you are remodeling, moving or need more space for inventory and seasonal products a storage container from AZ Container is the perfect solution. Rent a storage container for temporary storage right on your property, or purchase a storage container today for use as a permanent storage solution for your business. 

Contact  Rolando at AZ Containers at 877-292-6937 to see how the most basic steel box to a customized, climate controlled storage or workspace with windows, they’ll have your solution on it’s way to you fast.

Idle storage containers are being repurposed as storage buildings and homes. Ranging in length from 20 feet to 48 feet, they’re 8 feet wide and about 8 feet high inside, room enough for a compact living area. Finish the interior simply and functionally for use as a storage area or workshop. You can be fairly elaborate if you want an inexpensive solution to high housing costs by framing out the interior, hanging drywall and installing flooring. In either case, insulate your container to reduce condensation and mitigate temperature changes. Start with a detailed plan and turn a utilitarian shipping container into an attractive building.

INSTRUCTIONS

        1.  Plan your work before you begin. Determine where you will install electrical outlets, plumbing fixtures and interior partitions. Make a detailed drawing that includes measurements and locations. This is your project plan. Install your windows and exterior doors. Insulate both the exterior and interior of the container to prevent moisture condensation which can lead to rust and mold. Fill in the gaps around windows and doors with pieces of sheet foam insulation.

Install a 1/2-inch thick plywood floor over the container’s original flooring. Place metal hat channels for electrical wiring along the vertical support beams and the walls.

        2.  Use the welding apparatus to attach the steel studs to the interior walls of the container. Frame out interior partitions using the studs. Cover the studding with magnesium oxide drywall and use the drywall tape and joint compound to cover the joints. Smooth the joints with sandpaper or an orbital sander. Cut holes in the drywall for the electrical fixtures. Install electrical outlets and the bases of lighting fixtures. Build or install counter tops and cabinetry. Apply a laminate to the counter tops if you’ve built your own.

        3.  Paint the walls or apply wall coverings, such as wallpaper. Lay the flooring coverings and make cut-outs in it to accept plumbing fixtures, such as a toilet, bathroom and kitchen sinks, and floor drains. Use the trim molding to cover the places where doors, windows, floors, counters and cabinets meet the walls. Stain the molding. Install the plumbing fixtures and the finishing hardware, such as door hinges, door knobs, cabinet latches and towel bars.

If your interested in a container for a project like this or something similar, contact  Rolando at AZ Containers at 877-292-6937 to see how the most basic steel box to a customized, climate controlled storage or workspace with windows, they’ll have your solution on it’s way to you fast.

In a brilliant move to reinforce their brand (as a company that produces lovely faded-color bags from recycled materials) this German manufacturer chose to build a somehow beautifully industrial office and store tower completely from stacked shipping containers. This of course also helps them save on construction costs and make a bold statement on the skyline in addition to using recycled materials on their buildings as they do on their bags – a wonderful synthesis of design, sustainability and branding all around.

Wherever you are located in the country, AZ CONTAINER services are just a phone call away. If your interested in a container for a project like this or something similar, contact AZ Containers at 877-292-6937 to see how the most basic steel box to a customized, climate controlled storage or workspace with windows, they’ll have your solution on it’s way to you fast.

 

What are the possible options can come with these kinds specially modified containers?


With all of the features of a fixed training facility and the ease of installation of a portable trainer unit,  These are ideal solutions for many fire departments. These trainer containers can be permanent or semi-permanent installations and they also help to overcome zoning or regulatory issues. The Fire and rescue containers can range in different sizes and levels.  You can get stand-alone single containers, or larger stackable multi-level complexes. Also Non-fire, search and rescue units can be made upon request.

Some containers can have very special features, like movable interior walls could be repositioned if necessary.

Or another feature that could be purchased is a robust 10,000 cfm smoke generator which completely clouds a persons vision, which will give fire department rookies the simulation and practice of a real life search and rescue missions. Single or multi-unit container units can be equipped with many different naval props to accommodate maritime fire training drills.

For additional information regarding our storage containers for rental or sales, contact Rolando @AZ Containers at 602-723-9608.

CALGARY, Alberta-- A former carpenter says he intends to live "off the grid completely" in a house he's constructing out of shipping containers on land in Alberta.

"It's just going to look like a regular home," Bill Glennon said.

Glennon said the inspiration behind his intended 5,000 square-foot, four-story, four bedroom, five bathroom home -- complete with garage, workshop and media room -- came from his wife, Roseanne who spotted a newspaper article about someone else's shipping container home years ago, the Calgary Herald reported Monday.

Glennon and his wife, in their 50's, were looking for a retirement home and, making the rounds of home and design shows, didn't see anything they liked for under $1 million.

So, Glennon put his construction skills to the test and began drawing plans for his dream home to be built out of 30 shipping containers, each costing about $3,000 and weighing more than 11,000 pounds.

They began excavating in 2009 with help from their 19-year-old daughter, Kala Glennon's brother Bruce and sister Colleen who've helped with welding, the roof, painting, tile and lighting, the newspaper said.

Glennon says he wants to live "off the grid completely" and has put in a wind generator, a solar panel system and energy efficient windows with a solar hot water heater to come later. The whole project should be finished next spring with a total cost ending up at about $125 per square foot.

"Right now, we're trying to insulate the outside, and we're still waiting for the concrete to be poured on the roof, backfill the garage, and get some plumbing in," Glennon said last week. "We've got a long ways to go." For additional information regarding our storage containers for rental or sales, contact Rolando @AZ Containers at 602-723-9608.

 

 

 

Storage 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 cost.

Advantages- 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. They are also designed to resist harsh environments - such as on ocean-going vessels or sprayed with road salt while transported on roads.

Modular

All shipping containers are made to standard measurements and as such they provide modular elements that can be combined into larger structures. This simplifies design, planning and transport. As they are already designed to interlock for ease of mobility during transportation, structural construction is completed by simply emplacing them. Due to the containers' modular design additional construction is as easy as stacking more containers. They can be stacked up to 12 high when empty.

Transport

Pre-fabricated modules can also be easily transported by ship, truck or rail, because they already conform to standard shipping sizes.

Availability

Used shipping containers are available across the globe.

Cost

Many used containers are available at a cost that is low compared to a finished structure built by other labor-intensive means such as bricks and mortar — which also require larger more expensive foundations. Construction involves very little labor and used shipping containers requiring only simple modification. For additional information regarding our storage containers for rental or sales, contact Rolando @AZ Containers at 602-723-9608.