About 20 million freight containers are used to transport cargo around the world. Now, a company based in Brooklyn Heights is giving new life to old steel across the country.
Under the terms of the agreement, SG Blocks - a New York-based designer and fabricator of container-based structures - will use Grimshaw as its premier design partner across its current projects and pipeline of future opportunities. In return, Grimshaw will incorporate SG Blocks’ container-based structures into its industrial design portfolio.
SG Blocks, a designer, innovator and fabricator of container-based structures, is collaborating on an innovative new school in Los Angeles for HOLA at 625 S. Lafayette Park Pl. Paul Galvin, Chairman and CEO of the company, shared how the team came together and is assembling what will be Los Angeles’ largest container-based community school in Connect Media’s latest 3 CRE Q&A.
Real estate company Gold Key Group has partnered with shipping container company SG Blocks to propose a mixed-use development that could bring affordable housing to the northeast section of the Bronx, reports amNY.
In the spring, SG Blocks Inc. (Nasdaq: SGBX) got its building material, recycled steel shipping containers, approved and entered into international building code, said Paul Galvin, CEO of SG Blocks. Then in the summer, the company had an initial public offering and became listed on Nasdaq.
It is not hard to understand how large the demand is for quick, sustainable housing after natural disasters like 2017's big Hurricanes Irma, Jose and Maria. Yet rebuilding after a natural disaster can take years. One solution, according Paul Galvin, SG Blocks' Chairman and CEO, can be found in "the humble shipping container."