THE THREE STAGES OF A SUCCESSFUL CONTAINER HOME PROJECT

1 - THE CONTAINER HOME DESIGN PROCESS


The design stage is critical to any construction project. In this section you will learn to understanding the shipping container's strengths and how to design a home that retains them. Find out if an architect is really necessary when you are building with used shipping containers. The pros and cons of using CAD to design a shipping container house. Getting familiar with the various CAD programs that you could use in designing a container house. Learn the step by step process of turning a sketch into a 3 dimensional design study.

2 - CONTAINER HOME ENGINEERING CHALLENGES

Why an understanding of basic engineering principals is critical to a successfully completing a shipping container home project Understanding the role of the structural engineer. A guide to navigating the maze of national and local building codes that you will run into on your quest to build a shipping container home. How to use building codes to get a shipping container home built, even when it's not "Up To Code". Learn how a shipping container is designed and built.This section contains the" secret sauce" that all the other sites lack.

3 - SHIPPING CONTAINER HOME CONSTRUCTION

Your container home project may revolve around the role the contractor and the option of you acting as the owner/builder. Get a perspective on the quality and quantity of materials you will need to cost out for your shipping container home project. Building Permits for Shipping Container Homes. Preparing your site for the foundations that will support your shipping container. The electrical wiring of a shipping container home cannot be completely done in the traditional manner. The ins and outs of Insulation and condensation.

4 - CONTAINER HOME RESOURCE GUIDE

A useful free CAD program that can be used to design shipping container homes. Resources useful to the shipping container home builder. A valuable guide of what to look for when selecting used shipping containers for you home building project. A comprehensive list of building codes from most states, fully downloadable.AS WELL AS LOADS OF OTHER USEFUL TOOLS

 

5 -USING THE SHIPPING CONTAINER GUIDE