Building with shipping containers looks straightforward at first glance. Many think of Lego blocks and imagine the possibility of scaling up the designs with containers to quickly assemble houses, apartments, and skyscrapers. While some developers are testing the limits of what’s feasible with new tech and methodology, building with shipping containers is not necessarily easier than conventional construction. However, there are times when it’s well worth it.
Know the difference between building with shipping containers and modular system containers.
Both are forms of modular construction, and shipping container buildings are sometimes mistaken for those made from modular system containers. Factories manufacture the latter specifically for construction. They are custom-made, and major property developers, hotel chains, and government organizations have used them for billion dollar projects. Shipping containers, on the other hand, are usually converted for construction after a one-way trip transporting cargo.