Paul Galvin is a designer, innovator and fabricator of container-based structures, and he has hit upon an idea for using container technology as an affordable housing solution. To find out how the idea is progressing, read our exclusive interview.
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."
SG Blocks, a leading designer, innovator and fabricator of container-based structures, has partnered with the largest Verizon Wireless retailer in the United States on a prototype 1,600-square-foot retail store.
SG Blocks, a leading designer, innovator and fabricator of container-based structures, has secured two low-income housing development projects in New York State, representing the largest project awards in the company’s history, according to a release.
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.