08. What's Up With The Supply Chain... And Has It Affected Cargo Architecture?

Here's a glimpse at what you'll learn from us in this episode:​

  • What's up with the supply chain?

  • Have container costs have been affected by the recent supply chain challenges?

  • Debunking the myth that shipping containers cost more.

  • How we implement our core value of "being a good steward" in our design process.

  • ...Is it cheaper to build what you want rather than buy it?

  • Breck's Project Highlight of The Week: The Bella House!

Find the full show notes from today's episode here.

“Half of the questions we get are 'Can we still get containers?'... and the absolute answer is yes.”


-Leslie Horn (CEO of Three Squared, Inc.)

Show Notes:

  • 0:28 - Introduction into Episode 8.

  • 2:17 - Breck's project highlight of the week: The Bella House!

  • 4:24 - Leslie gives insight into the recent shake up of the shipping industry.

  • 5:44 - Why the "how much is this going to cost me?" question is challenging to answer.

  • 7:26 - Determining factors for your budget.

  • 8:32 - Where do containers come from?

  • 8:42 - Three primary manufacturers of shipping containers. ​


  • 9:10- What are shipping containers used for?

  • 9:41 - Significance of the last 18 months.​


  • 10:49 - How container costs have been affected by the current supply chain situation.

  • 12:50 - Debunking the myth that shipping containers cost more.

  • 13:35 - The benefits of Cargo Architecture go beyond money.​


  • 15:03 - Hard costs vs. soft costs.

  • 18:57 - What you need to know about the bank draw system.


  • 20:05 - How do we help clients balance design and budget?

  • 21:35 - Setting realistic expectations from the beginning, and the importance of consistency. ​

  • 23:56 - You have to do your research about realistic costs of development in your area.

  • 28:58 - Considering your desired level of finishings early on in the process will drive your project.


  • 29:57 - It is still cheaper to build what you want rather than buy it.

  • 31:04 - How we implement our core value of "being a good steward."

  • 32:01 - Conclusion of Episode 8.

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