Earlier this year, it was announced that a Fort Worth building project would use shipping containers to create a 34 unit apartment complex. While this is a very prominent and familiar shipping container modification, it is far from being your only option.
Keep reading to learn how modified shipping containers are getting used for a variety of projects.
Modified Shipping Container Uses
Shipping container modifications go far beyond the traditional uses of a shipping container, storage unit, or construction site office. You can turn your shipping container into almost anything. Here is just a short list.
- Mobile Offices
- Kitchen/food service
- Portable power and communications
- Water treatment enclosure
- Exhibit Unit
- Generator and pump enclosure
- Military applications
- Vendor kiosk
- Pop up bar
- Electrical control room
Here in Dallas, pop up eatery locations have developed a cult following. A shipping container is the perfect kitchen solution. We can help you craft the ideal portable eatery.
Another popular trend is pop up retail shops. These temporary retail locations let you turn your retail store into a portable shop.
Then there is The Portal exhibit that is located at the NorthPark Center. Amid the bustling walkways is what looks like your standard ocean freight shipping container. Step inside, though, and you enter a portal to another part of the world. A 2D projector screen connects you with portal users across the globe, including Los Angeles, Stockholm, and New Delhi.
Each of these uses requires careful planning and forethought to ensure that each container is appropriately modified to best suit its end-use. When it comes to the modifications you can make, they’re almost limitless.
- Built-in furniture
- Interior finishes
- Overhead lighting
- Pass-through windows
- Roll-up doors
- Windows and guards
What to Look for in a Modification Service
With how popular container modification is here in Texas, you will find that there are several services available to you. To find the right one for your needs, you need to consider a few factors.
What is the quality of their craftsmanship? Do they adhere to the highest of standards to ensure that your container will comply with all relevant codes?
When it comes to your modifications, you need a company that can deliver on time. If your modification service can’t meet your deadline, then you risk losing money on your investment.
You may find that some services can offer lower rates, but then you are limited to the modifications they can perform. Look for a service that can work with you to customize your modification plan. You need a service that values your ideas and works with you to create the modified shipping container of your dreams.
Plan Your Shipping Container Modification
Are you ready to start your shipping container modification? Maybe you want to have a pop-up bar, retail, or food shop in downtown Dallas or Houston. Or perhaps you’re hoping to create an interactive art installation that can travel all over the great state of Texas.
Our experienced team can craft a shipping container to fit your specifications while also ensuring your container complies with all codes.
Request a quote today for your shipping container modification needs.