What are containers made from?
Shipping containers are made of heavy gauge Cor-Ten steel. Corner posts are designed for a 153,000lb vertical load. Each container and its floor structure are built to hold 65000 lbs stacking weights when stacked 9 high.
How many containers are in the world?
There are approximately 18 million containers in the world or about 26 million TEU. A TEU is a Twenty Foot Equivalent Unit which is the measurement for containers (1x 40’ = 2 TEU). It is estimated there are approximately 5.5 million 40’ standards, 7 million 40’ HC units and 5.5 million 20’ units.
What is the size of a container?
While there are numerous size and type applications of intermodal containers, the cornerstone of the SG Blocks Building System is the “dry freight” container. Dry freight containers come in standard heights (8’6”) for 20’ and 40’ units with 40’ units also available in high cubes (9’6”). High cube containers are most suitable for construction.
If we choose SG Blocks, how is the product delivered to the project site?
The SG Blocks Building System can be delivered in several forms. We offer “GreenSteel” which is steel framing modified to accommodate the client’s design specs, delivered to the site and stacked on foundations ready for finish out by the local contractor. Alternatively, we provide a full modular build out, delivering the units 90% complete to the site where we erect, finish and close all the joints for a 100% ready to occupy building in a matter of days/few weeks.
What is the cost of using SG Blocks compared to traditional construction?
Defining traditional construction as sticks, bricks, CMU, light gauge steel or heavy gauge red iron, SG Blocks’ hard and soft costs are typically below those of conventional options for both GreenSteel and full modular build out. For urban settings and buildings of multiple stories, cost savings are significant.
What are some advantages to building with SG Blocks?
SG Blocks are far more durable than most alternative construction choices. Our product is earthquake, hurricane, fire and tornado resistant. Building with SG Blocks can save up to 40% of the time required to build conventionally.
How high can you build with SG Blocks?
SG Blocks can be stacked up to 8 stories high.
What types of facades and finishes can be used with SG Blocks?
SG Blocks can work with any façades used in traditional construction including limestone, stucco, shingles, brownstone, brick and aluminum siding. We work with standard or custom finishes throughout and fit doors and windows to meet the customer’s design.
Do SG Blocks structures get hotter because they are steel?
No, that is a misconception. SG Blocks works with a variety of insulation including traditional and emerging insulation technologies that meet or exceed insulation requirements and provide more than adequate heat and cold protection.
Do SG Blocks contribute to LEED Certification?
Yes, SG Blocks helps by contributing recycling points, new technologies and proximity of within 500 miles from project site. While each project individually achieves a LEED certification rating, our product always contributes to the bottom line.