Shipping Container Offices at Apartment Complexes

Shipping Container Offices at Apartment Complexes

Apartment complexes have found that shipping container offices at apartment complexes are the perfect solution for their leasing offices. Shipping containers offer these complexes flexibility and portability.  In addition, they offer the ability to design the office to their specifications. 

Shipping Containers as Offices

Creating a leasing office from a repurposed shipping container also provides the apartment complex with a cost savings.  The company does not have to build another structure to house the office. The portability of the office also allows the complex to move the office to different areas of the property if necessary.  This will allow for expansion of an existing structure.  The project can be completed without disrupting the office.

For complexes that are under construction, having a shipping container office allows the property management to start pre-leasing units as they are being built. Complexes that are changing ownership or are expanding can utilize a portable office while the complex is going through its upgrades.  The result is money saved.

The long life of a shipping container office also allows apartment management companies the ability to move their offices to new properties when necessary.  The cost is minimal. Also, the exterior is easily painted or refinished so that you can brand the container to match each complex. 

Shipping containers are easy to convert to office space. The addition of windows and sliding glass doors will give the office a very welcoming appearance. The spacious interior can be carefully decorated to create a professional space. Custom options are available and affordable.  Containers will have climate control, electricity, plumbing, and Internet capabilities, making them a fully functioning office space.

Shipping Container Office Benefits When Using Shipping Container Offices at Apartment Complexes

There are many advantages to using shipping containers as offices, one of so many uses!  Consider that it will become a talking point within the community. Potential residents will appreciate that the complex has chosen an environmentally friendly option for their office space. Everyone will be amazed that a shipping container can so easily be converted to a beautiful office space. Your company will love how easy it is to transform these containers to meet the looks of your brand.  Contact Portables360 to discuss your shipping container office project.

 

 

Is a Portable Container Office the Answer for Your Business?

Is a Portable Container Office the Answer for Your Business?

There are many industries where a portable office solution is necessary for business. Companies that need these portable offices often opt for trailers or other mobile units. Sadly, these offices often do not have indoor plumbing capabilities, and once moved, they quickly lose their structural integrity. In most cases, these portable offices can be used once or twice before needing to be replaced. 

The best solution for a portable office is a retrofitted standard portable shipping container. Shipping containers can easily be converted into a working office space with electricity, heating and cooling, and indoor plumbing. Think of how much happier your employees will be when they don’t have to go outside in all types of weather to use the port-o-potty. 

These shipping containers are sturdy and can withstand all weather conditions, and when moved, their structural integrity stays firm. You can build a portable office and move it many times for many years before you may need to think about upgrading. 

If you are considering a portable office solution for your company, these are the questions you should ask: 

Does My Company Need An Office Area Offsite?

If you need a working office area, such as at a construction site, you will love the convenience that converting a shipping container into an office provides. These containers are fully customizable and easy to move to each job site. 

Do I Want A Cost-Effective Solution? 

Investing in a shipping container for portable office use is very cost-effective, and the office will withstand weather, time, and continual moving. You will be able to use this type of office significantly more than a standard trailer, which often has to be replaced after each use.  Portables360 offers your the option to buy or rent portable shipping containers.

Transporting The Portable Office 

Instead of needing special trucking equipment and permits to move a trailer, you can have your shipping container office moved using a regular semi-truck. This is another convenient and cost-cutting benefit to using these containers over other building choices. Even the military has discovered the benefits of using portable shipping containers!

What About Building A Permanent Office? 

Shipping containers are the perfect resource for building a permanent office structure. Many construction companies have already begun to create homes, apartments, and hotels by using these containers.  

You can connect several containers together and stack them several containers high. The building can be fully customized to your needs. Using containers instead of new building drops the cost of your construction significantly, and you are protecting the environment by reusing building materials. 

Shipping containers have increased in demand over the last several years as more people discover the many uses that these solid-built containers provide. 

Portables 360 Supporting Quest Diagnostics Nationwide

Portables 360 Supporting Quest Diagnostics Nationwide

The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic has left many medical businesses struggling to keep up with the demand for space. Medical facilities around the world have been filled to capacity with patients, and testing centers are overwhelmed by these facilities to process necessary testing for these patients.  Portables 360 Supporting Quest Diagnostics Nationwide working together to help manage the virus.

Add to this the need to have testing centers for the general public and testing centers for antibody testing, and the need for medical space quadruples.

Quest Diagnostics has addressed this problem by having portable shipping containers converted into portable testing facilities and storage centers. Working with Portables360, Quest Diagnostics was able to have additional testing space created at 5 of their locations nationwide by repurposing used shipping containers.

Quest Diagnostics was also able to create a secure storage facility for COVID testing equipment and samples by having Portables360 customize a shipping container. The result was a secure space that is portable if necessary.

Portables 360 Supporting Quest Diagnostics Nationwide

Storage Containers Are Useful For More Than COVID Testing.

Shipping containers have been converted into triage centers for medical facilities to help separate COVID patients form other patients. Private testing centers have found a way to have on-site testing in remote areas by using a portable office setting. Government agencies have used the containers as a way to distribute personal protection equipment. The list is long in ways these shipping containers have helped fill a need during this crisis.

Converting a shipping container into an office space, testing center, or secured storage space can be done quickly. All of our container conversions are completed on-site and to our client’s specifications. The containers are then delivered to your preferred location.

Repurposed containers do not have to be permanently secured to the ground. The weight of the container will provide all of the stability you need to have a safe and secure space. When you are done with the project, you can have the container moved to the next location quite easily.

Modifying shipping containers is a cost-effective way to create more work or storage space in a hurry. You can create a solid and secure structure that will meet your needs and remain portable for future projects. If you have a need for more work or storage space, Portables360 can help you customize a container to meet that need.

 

 

Crossover Electrical Systems

Crossover Electrical Systems

When you are repurposing portable storage containers, the most commonly added feature to the unit is electricity. Nearly every type of repurposed container will need power.  Even if it is just for temperature control features. However, if you are running an office, home, or workshop in these containers, you will also need outlets.  You may need other electrical connections as well.

For those who are using multiple containers to build a larger structure, electricity connection can become a nightmare.  

 

What Are Crossover Electrical Systems? 

Crossover electrical systems are a type of wiring structure.  They allow each container to be interconnected. You only need to run one main power source for the structure. This eliminates a lot of the expense for the container owner when it comes to connecting electricity at a property. 

Portable 360 in-house electricians will wire portable shipping containers so they can be connected effortlessly.  We use color-coded plugs.  Once the containers arrive at their destination, the on-site electricians plug the containers into each other for electricity to flow through the system. Only a single power source will be necessary for the entire unit.  This makes it easier and more cost-effective for the owner. 

 

Saving Money And Time with Crossover Electrical Systems

Once the portable storage containers are in place, the assembly crews can easily connect the plugs together between the containers. This will not require any specialized electrical work to be completed,  The unit owner will not have to worry about hiring an electrician to connect the units together. 

Of course, it will be necessary to hire an electrician to complete the main power connection to the unit. Electrical work of this nature should be left to a professional.  Safety is a priority at Portables 360.  As you know, there are dangers associated with working with electricity. Local building ordinances may also require the use of a licensed electrician when establishing power to a new structure. 

Using the crossover electrical system will also save portable storage container owners a lot of time. When your storage containers arrive, it will literally only take a few minutes to connect the electrical plugs between the units. This will help speed the process of having the containers ready for use. 

Shipping containers that are converted into other structures are an affordable alternative to building a structure brand new. They offer a sturdy base that can be used for any purpose. The ability to add electricity to these units makes them even more versatile. 

Portables 360 now offers crossover electrical systems for multi-unit structures. This increases the speed at which these units can become operational when they are delivered.  It also decreases the overall costs for the owners when hooking up the main power lines. 

 

Shipping Container Longevity

Shipping Container Longevity

The most important benefit of using a customized shipping container is their longevity. Companies that invest in a container for storage, office space, or any other reason will have a low initial investment.  Additionally, they will benefit from an extended period of use from the unit.

 

Shipping Containers Have Extreme Longevity

 

Shipping containers are built to withstand harsh conditions. Their steel walls must be able to withstand the weight of eight additional fully packed containers being stacked on top without buckling or shifting. These containers must also be built well enough to endure severe weather conditions while out to sea.

Current shipping containers are designed to be used under extreme conditions for at least 25 years. However, due to the cost of returning these empty containers to their point of origin, most containers are used only once.

When Portables360 makes a shipping container available, a majority of these containers are only a few months old. In fact, some are only several weeks old. When the container is repurposed, the new owners can expect at least 25 years of use from the container!  Shipping container longevity makes them perfect for storage as well as other applications.

 

Other Applications for Shipping Containers

 

Businesses that need additional storage areas will benefit from converted containers. You can create cold or warm storage from a container and locate it anywhere on your property. Containers can be completely customized.  The cost is significantly less than building a new structure or moving the business to a new location.

A company that needs a mobile office or temporary office space will love the cost.  Ease of customizing a container is another benefit.  Creating office space is yet another application. Containers are physically stronger than mobile homes.  They will last the business for a much longer time.  Regardless of whether the container is continually moved to new locations, shipping container longevity is not a concern.

A final way that containers can help save a company money is repurposing a business container. If you need cold storage now and a mobile office later, you can easily convert the container. Its new purpose will be of minimal cost.

 

For additional information on how a repurposed shipping container can save your business money,call the knowledgeable staff at Portables360.