Constructing Shipping Container Dormitory Blocks–Manila Philippines

Concrete base being constructed by local workers with steel uprights.Initial concrete bases and supports being built

concrete base for shipping container

Shipping containers arriving to site and being dropped onto the supports and into position.

Shipping containers being crane liftedShipping containers being crane lifted

shipping container being unhooked and locked into place

Now the containers are in place work starts on turning them into a dormitory first job cutting all those windows.

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Next job is the internal framework of all the beds to be used in the dormitory as well as a few partitions going up for privacy.

steel bunk beds being made

Dormitory starts to take shape and the beds and walls become more recognisable as a workers home!

dormitory in shipping container being built

Dormitory takes shape and starts to look good

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Outdoor sink areas made from concrete start to take shape.Outside sinks made from concrete being installedconcrete sinks being installed

Staircase now installed into position and its starting to look on the road to completion.

metal staircase outside shipping container dorm

Extra roof over the container complex helps reduce heat in the building.

shipping container dorm gets its second roof

Handrails are added not just as a feature but also to help the guard monitor people entering and leaving.

Metal handrailmetal hand rail

shipping container building from the road looks very professional

Looking at the building from the road it gives a very professional finish to the property as it no doubt improves the look of the neighbourhood due to the amount of work gone into the design.

 

Liray House – Shipping Container Home By Proyecto ARQtainer In Chile

Shipping container home - Liray House by Ruben Rivera Peede - Chile

This shipping container home in Chile was created by architect Ruben Rivera Peede named “Liray House”. Its base size had to be no more than 115m2 and very low cost in construction with a completion price of $75,000. It was constructed in less than 3 months on a lot of 6775m2 with the property being located in an eastern corner to give the best views of the Andes mountian.

5 containers were used to construct the home as well as it being raised 55cm off the ground. This not only allows passive air movement but also reduces risk of damp as well as allowing things like plumbing pipes to be installed easily as most work was carried out off site. 2 40ft containers make up the bedrooms while 3 other containers create the living spaces. The original container flooring was removed and replaced with hardwood. This is probably to do with toxins within the floor rather than anything else as it could have been boarded over.

On the insulation side Projected Cellulose was used which has an internal density of 45 to 60kg/m3. It helps reduce heat build up as well as heat loss depending on the time of year. It also removes hollow sounds from the building as well as being extremely fireproof. Another important factor is that Corten steel is used in the shipping containers as this is a rust proof and highly damp proof material. Always worth checking the “structure” of a shipping container and either go for Corten or Aluminium.

Source :- Ruben Rivera Peede

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How To Search For Used Shipping Containers Online

shipping container for saleIdeally you will find it easier to use a laptop or a home PC than you would a smart phone. One of the reasons being that some of the sites you will come across will not be smart phone friendly due to the age of the sites (often not regularly updated). Which also means better to give them a call for stock availability etc.

Search term wise I would use Google or Bing pretty much everything else on the web now feeds off either of these two for information so basically whatever is on Google or Bing is likely to be in Yahoo because Yahoo is using one of they’re search engines for its data. Do key search words like shipping container or used container but also add your town such as “shipping container Maryland” and if you don’t get an initial hit on that go to the region or county expanding outwards until you start seeing sites coming back that are supplying shipping containers in your area. If getting a lot of hits and some indirectly using a longer search may improve chances of getting what you want for specific searches :-

 

 

  • Buy used shipping container
  • Shipping container for sale
  • Used steel container
  • Used storage containers
  • Used sea containers
  • Shipping container unit
  • Steel shipping container

Due to the way search engines work these days its also worth noting the side advertisers on the search engines as its likely the company your wanting is there. Search engines advertise to specific searches in specific regions meaning the answer could be right in front of you amongst the Google adverts.

Remember also to have a look at E-bay and search around Government surplus and liquidations. You may get a real bargain from one of these especially if people are looking to just offload used shipping containers for disposal.

Always worth not taking the first thing you see and looking at multiple suppliers for quotes and prices so you can compare the cost of shipping containers as well as getting them delivered.