GUIDE TO ENGINEERING SHIPPING CONTAINER HOMES




1 - Introduction to Engineering Principles for Container Structures

Why an understanding of basic engineering principals is critical to a successfully completing a shipping container home project.

II - Structural Engineers and Building With Used Shipping Containers

The role of the structural engineer is to ensure that a structure is safe and habitable, taking the guess work out of it.

III - Understanding And Applying Local Building Codes

A guide to navigating the maze of national and local building codes that you may run into on your quest to build a shipping container home.

IV - Alternative Building Methods With-in The Building Codes

How to use building codes to get a shipping container home built, even when it isn't "Up to code".

V - Anatomy Of A Shipping Container

Learn how a shipping container is designed and built.

VI - Loads And Load Paths in Shipping Container Homes

Understanding how to take advantage of the unique strength and stack ability of shipping containers in home construction.

VII - IRC Design Criteria for Residential Structures

Learn about the International Residential Code and the criteria for what is "to code" and what isn't.

VIII - Evaluating Loads Found In Shipping Container Homes

Once the design criterion has been defined a structural evaluation can proceed.

IX - Shipping Container Load Path Test Capacities

How strong is a shipping container? Pretty strong!

X - Formulas And Equations Used To Calculate Load

How to calculate loads; and more math than you ever thought you would need.

XI - Engineering Glossary

A guide to help you understand the terms and language of the structural engineer and building department.

XII - Residential Engineering Checklist

XIII - About Cantilevered Containers on 2nd Floor

Critical information about stacking shipping containers when building a two story structure.

XIV - PDF of Approved Structural Plans


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