- Modular Buildings
- Mobile Offices
- Storage Containers
- Frac Tanks
To some degree, every day is Earth Day at Pac-Van. Our modular buildings and used shipping containers are at the forefront of many innovations in recycling on large scales. Commercial modular office buildings can be easily relocated to be reused either as-is or with any degree of renovations to repurpose the building. And creative applications for used connex containers seem to be cropping up in urban environments all over the globe; this is an interesting use of the latter.
Whether it’s the Golden Gate, Brooklyn, or just the rope bridge you constructed in the woods behind your home, people have a need for bridges. They not only bring two points of land together, but they hold us up and keep us safe from the dangers below.
If you’re asking yourself, “what’s a hoarding?” you are probably not alone. A hoarding is the technical term for a covered walkway designed to keep falling debris off of your head. If you did know what a hoarding is, you may not have known that these structures got their start long ago, protecting people from various items being dropped off of castle walls, but in modern times, they have evolved for mostly construction use.
That’s in many respects the opposite of the typical, “location, location, location,” mantra of a realtor, but for many businesses that are interested in modular construction, the site has already been determined and how the building will blend into or stand out from its surroundings is an extremely important factor.
OK, for you math nerds, we know that 20 + 20 = 40, but sometimes it’s better to have two 20’ steel storage containers instead of one 40’ connex box. Here are some of the more common reasons why:
1.) You get the same amount of storage space but double the amount of doors makes it easier to get to the items stored all the way in the back.
We’ve all heard a story about someone who was in the port-a-pot when it was tipped over by an angry mob, a golf cart accident, an act of nature… fill in your own cliché. But, we have yet to see or hear of a forty-foot shipping container getting tipped over with that little effort.
Some shipping container modifications might be easy. Need a door in the side? No problem. HVAC system? Sure thing. 10 feet wide instead of 8? A lot harder, but we’ve still got you covered.
As we mentioned in our blog previously, cargotecture is starting to create quite a stir. There are now plenty of examples in the marketplace of homes, offices, and businesses made from used shipping containers.
Steel storage containers are getting a lot of time in the spotlight for unique “cargotecture” applications like coffee shops and container houses, but the truth is, simple modifications can make a storage container much more functional. Many of Pac-Van’s branch offices can make modifications like adding roll-up doors or a vent, installing overhead lighting or electrical outlets, or even a finished bathroom.