The Field Office: How to Create a Better & Safer Construction Worker Experience
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5d ago
More construction workers died on the job in 2022 than any other industry sector. The fatality rate has remained consistent for the last decade, with around 10 deaths per 100,000 workers, and construction deaths account for about 21% of all on-the-job deaths of workers in the United States. Consider the heavy machinery, steep heights, and dangerous materials workers in this industry face every day, and the risk factor makes sense. But just because there’s potential for injury and death doesn’t mean the industry should accept these numbers as the norm ..read more
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Solar Power Battery Energy Storage System Design (BESS): Protecting & Managing with Shipping Container Structures
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1M ago
Solar panels are an increasingly common sight on homes, businesses, and expansive solar farms. But where does all of this abundant, renewable energy go?  It’s necessary not just to capture this resource, but to adequately store it as well. Unlike oil or natural gas extracted and stored in tanks or underground, renewable energy like solar power requires different storage means. A common solution is to send excess power back into the grid. But there’s another, more efficient alternative: the battery energy storage system, or BESS ..read more
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How Shipping Containers Are Being Used in Energy
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1M ago
The growing shift toward renewable energy is not slowing down. The United States alone forecasts solar power generation to grow 75% by 2025, with wind power generation expected to grow 11%. As the industry grows rapidly, it’s becoming more apparent to renewable energy companies that the existing infrastructure can’t keep up. Fortunately, industry leaders are coming to the same realization Falcon Structures had nearly two decades ago: What if we modify a shipping container to fix this problem ..read more
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Shipping Container History: From Transportation to Container Workspaces
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2M ago
Have you ever wondered how shipping containers evolved from plain steel boxes to the wide range of workspace, storage, and industrial solutions they are today? This shift in use - something we call containerization - all started with American entrepreneur Malcolm McLean.  ..read more
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How Conex Boxes Are Solving Problems in Your Industry
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2M ago
Conex boxes have emerged as valuable resources to help companies tackle common challenges. Once considered a simple vehicle to transport freight across the ocean, Corten steel conex boxes (or shipping containers) are now highly valued for their land-based utility as portable, strong structures. Combined with a little imagination, an able manufacturer, and a flat surface, conex boxes can solve many industries’ most prevalent challenges.  ..read more
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Budget Considerations for Modified Shipping Container Structures
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3M ago
We’re no strangers to questions about modified container costs. From a rough order of magnitude (or ROM) estimate in the first phone call to a precise quote with one of our account executives, we understand what an important part budgets play in a company’s decision making. But the finished container should not be the only component in your project budget.  In today’s blog, we’ll walk you through the most common budget considerations that come with a modified shipping container project ..read more
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Top 6 Shipping Container Uses
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4M ago
Here at Falcon Structures, we’ve always regarded shipping containers with the same imagination of a child looking at an empty box: its potential is limitless. While we’ve yet to transform one into a spaceship or a castle like their cardboard counterparts, we have modified thousands of containers to serve a multitude of uses. Here are the common six modified shipping container uses we’ve seen in our 20 years in the industry.  ..read more
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Accommodate the Growing Number of Women in Trades with Modified Container Facilities
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4M ago
With International Women’s Day just two days away, we thought it was fitting to explore a topic we’ve heard a lot about from our customers lately: the increasing number of women in blue collar and trade jobs.  Many of our customers have started recruiting and hiring women in industries that are predominantly male, like manufacturing, construction, welding, resource extraction, and more. This isn’t unique to our client base, either. The Department of Labor reports the number of tradeswomen increasing by one-third from 2017-2022, with active female trade apprentices increasing from 9.4% to ..read more
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A Shipping Container Converted to an Office? What's Possible with Falcon
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5M ago
Shipping container offices are growing in popularity thanks to their mobility, cost-effectiveness, and quick construction time. But how does one go from a humble container to an actual office space? We’re here to walk you through it.  ..read more
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What to Really Expect with a ROM (Rough Order of Magnitude)
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5M ago
  We frequently receive requests for a ROM, or rough order of magnitude, for container projects. This is common practice in the early stages of project management and budgetary discussions. While these estimates can be helpful in understanding the scale of a modified shipping container project, we want our customers to understand the purpose, accuracy, and limitations of a rough order of magnitude estimate.  ..read more
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