Puerto Rico Should Rebuild with Shipping Containers

Puerto Rico Should Rebuild with Shipping Containers

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."

Coming Home To a Shipping Container

Coming Home To a Shipping Container

Tim Steele stood outside a pair of orange shipping containers on a hillside about two hours northwest of New York City. The large metal cargo door swung wide to reveal a small mudroom inside the corrugated walls, and beyond that an expansive living room, kitchen and small bathroom. Several tall windows looked out on the Catskill Mountains, a vista that stretched for miles.