02. Cargo Architecture 101: What You NEED to Know About Building with Shipping Containers
Here's a glimpse at what you'll learn from us in this episode:
The top concerns & misconception about building with shipping containers... and how to navigate through them.
What makes shipping containers such a fascinating building material.
The secret to building FASTER & how that translates into COST SAVINGS.
How Three Squared navigates permitting & building code the right way.
Container homes VS. traditional homes when they are appraised.
The easiest way to avoid exposure to toxic materials.
Breck's Project Highlight of The Week: Cass Tiny Home!
“Wow, that [traditional] building took 6 months to frame… and we could have done it inside of 3 weeks [with containers].”
-Leslie Horn (CEO of Three Squared, Inc.)
0:05 - Introduction to the second episode.
1:42 - Questions? Submit them directly to us here!
1:56 - Leslie’s introduction into Episode 2.
2:10 - The story of Three Squared’s very first project
3:44 - How many completed & active projects do we have?
4:34 - Breck’s highlight of the week: Cass Tiny Home
6:08 - What you need to know about using shipping containers as a building material
7:50 - General overview of shipping containers and why they make good building materials.
9:16 - #1 Shipping containers are always going to be around.
9:21 - #2 Shipping containers are easy to move.
9:50 - Shipping containers are readily available and standardized.
10:16/10:28 - Pro’s & Con’s: The good, the bad, the ugly, and the beautiful.
10:40 - Why use containers?
11:08 - A different way of doing things, and the benefits.
13:08 - You can put a building together very quickly.
14:06 - Leslie’s favorite benefit of building with shipping containers.
14:28 - How they can save you time and money.
16:17 - What are the sustainability advantages?
16:25 - Issue of containers piling up, not just in the United States, but internationally.
16:48 - It takes far more energy to melt a container vs. modifying it into a building material.
17:33 - Time invested to meet building code.
17:49 - Design options that make Three Squared’s buildings energy efficient.
18:14 - The unique factor of shipping container structures.
19:04 - Appraisal of Three Squared’s buildings.
20:11 - How do we choose the best containers to build with?
20:20 - Shipping containers are incredibly strong.
21: 21 - Shipping containers are made out of patented Corten Steel.
21:37 - What about rust on shipping containers? Will that affect a building?
23:47 - What about shipping containers that carry toxic materials?
24:19 - Rules and standards for how toxic materials are packed and shipped.
24:54 - Three Squared does not use containers that shipped toxic materials.
27:59 - Final thoughts to close out Episode 2.
28:19 - The top misconceptions about building with shipping containers.
29:00 - The potential to do more with shipping containers.
30: 47 - Why Three Squared is here to stay.
31:44 - What we have in store for future episodes & what you can expect.
32:15 - Click here to contact our team and get advice for your project!