In this video, we are leveling up and stiffening a sagging floor. The floor sagged over time because the builder didn’t provide properly designed trusses. We stiffened the trusses and jacked up the floor to fix the problem, and this is how we did it. The contractor is David Moore with Structures, Inc. I found…

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pressurized sewer system

Most of the time the waste lines in a container building work by gravity – basically on the principle that water and…well other stuff go downhill. It presents a lot of challenges in shipping containers to keep all the waste pipes at a decent slope. In this earlier video I talk about the challenges. On…

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In college professors never explained how building codes work. Supervisors never explained Codes to me anyplace I worked. I’m going to save you trouble and layout how Building Codes work here in the US. This is of crucial importance to us as designers. This should help if you are working from another country, or just…

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Shipping Container Building

This is a project we are wrapping up on. It should begin construction around October 2021. It’s a combination container structure and structural steel, with a concrete deck for the second floor. It’s a creative combination of different types of structure (concrete, masonry, steel, containers) to provide an attractive design. The containers from my standpoint…

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