Modified Shipping Container Safety Practices

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Falcon Structures CEO Stephen Shang will give an informative talk about using shipping containers in construction at the 35th Annual World of Modular Conference, hosted by the Modular Building Institute.

We’re very close to safe shipping container building code that will work for industry and authorities having jurisdiction throughout the United States.

Falcon Structures CEO Stephen Shang will give an informative talk about using shipping containers in construction at the 35th Annual World of Modular Conference, hosted by the Modular Building Institute. The conference will take place March 22 – 25, 2018 in Hollywood, Florida at the Diplomat Beach Resort & Spa. Mr. Shang is slated to present at 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, March 25.

The talk, titled “Safe Use of Modified Shipping Containers,” will focus on the progress the shipping container-based structures industry is making towards clear, sensible coding. Mr. Shang will offer insight on how market demand for shipping container-based structures is incentivizing the International Code Council (ICC) to clarify and add nuance to shipping container related building codes outlined in AC462. He will also present informative case studies about how state governments have already found success taking the initiative to streamline modular building.

Mr. Shang, who has more than 15 years of experience in building shipping container-based structures and Co-Chairs the MBI’s container task force, hopes to illuminate the path forward for people who are interested in building shipping-container based structures but unsure of how to proceed in the current regulatory environment.

“There’s a light at the end of the tunnel. The progress we’ve made in the past few years has been tremendous, and I feel we’re very close to safe shipping container building code that will work for industry and authorities having jurisdiction throughout the United States,” said Mr. Shang.

The 35th World of Modular conference will provide an open forum for everyone from modular building industry leaders to economists and scholars. With a focus on technology, trends and innovation in modular building; business and risk management; and best practices and case study presentations the conference promises to give participants valuable insight into the future of modular building.

About Falcon Structures 
Founded in 2003, Falcon Structures repurposes steel shipping containers into safe and secure shipping container-based structures, and single unit living, working and storage spaces - including military training facilities, workforce housing units, jobsite offices, and more. Falcon’s growing client base includes major energy corporations, defense contractors, construction firms and the US Department of Defense.

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