Shipping Container Offices
Modular & Trendy Office Buildings
Today’s businesses are focused on finding sustainable solutions to infrastructure problems.
For a business, sustainability encompasses not just protecting the environment, but also making wise decisions that position your organization for long-term success. It’s difficult to find solutions that strike a balance between cost effectiveness, eco-friendliness, operational efficiency, and aesthetic distinction.
In all of these measures, however, there is a clear benefit to growing your business by housing it in a shipping container office, a choice that’s forward-thinking and represents the best of sustainable ideals.
Build on a budget with a modular office space from BMarko Structures! When you need to quickly expand your employees’ working area, modular construction is the easiest and most affordable way to do so. Best of all, you don’t need to sacrifice style or creature comforts — our build process gives you the freedom to design the space you need, without giving up all the benefits of going modular.
Modular Shipping Container Offices
Atlanta, Georgia’s BMarko Structures delivers high-quality modular building solutions for a wide range of industries. We provide custom-built shipping container offices to clients around the country who rely on us for both our design expertise and our commitment to customer service. We take pride in our mission to awaken our clients’ inner architects and help guide them through the manufacture of their ideal buildings.
Modular office spaces can be built on your existing property as a separate outbuilding, an extension of your current facilities or even a rooftop structure on top of your current building. Find out just how easy it is by speaking with a BMarko Structures representative today!
Let’s examine the different aspects of custom shipping containers and consider how a BMarko modular unit can benefit your business.
Choosing a Shipping Container Office
When you’re choosing a shipping container office, it’s important to consider the following characteristics:
Practically any shipping container can make an excellent base for a modular office, construction office, mobile office, or any other commercial building. A newer container will require less work to get into usable shape, but will be more expensive to purchase. On the other hand, while older containers may have rust, dents or other issues that require cleaning up, they are typically available for less money. They also carry a unique charm that can help add to the curb appeal of your organization and generate interest from passers-by.
Containers generally fall into one of three categories: new containers, which have only made one trip overseas; good condition used containers, between 3-7 years old but are still cargo-worthy; and used-retired containers, which have reached the end of their shipping life, typically after 12-15 years of service. Used-retired containers may contain welded patches, but these welded patches are designated both wind- and water-tight. BMarko can help you assess your needs and your budget & source the right containers for your build from our network of trusted suppliers.
The other major consideration when sourcing a shipping container is finding a size that fits your business’s needs. Shipping containers come in a wide range of standard and non-standard sizes, though modular building components typically start with units either 20′ or 40′ in length, 8′ wide and 8’6″ or 9’6″ tall.
This doesn’t mean, however, that a shipping container office is limited to one of these sizes. Containers can be placed side by side for extra floor space, stacked on top of one another to create new levels, or linked in another way to maximize space for your business. The modular construction process offers a large amount of engineering flexibility for any client who wants to customize their design. Find out more by speaking with one of our team members directly.
Benefits of Shipping Container Offices
There is no shortage of reasons why a custom shipping container office building is a great choice for your business. When you invest in a BMarko modular office, you’ll benefit from:
Lower price tag
By far the biggest benefit of going modular with a shipping container office is the lower price point at which they are available for purchase. Shipping container offices are considerably less expensive than traditionally constructed buildings, due largely in part to reduced labor and material costs in their manufacture. Depending on the real estate market in your area, they may also be cheaper than renting additional space. Plus, you’ll have the freedom to customize and make changes to your layout as you see fit, likely at a lower cost than retrofitting an existing space.
Decreased construction time
By choosing a unit with a shell that has already been assembled, you’ll save precious time on your project. You’ll be able re-allocate that time to running the day-to-day responsibilities of your business.
Peace of mind that comes from making an environmentally-friendly choice
Shipping container office buildings are good for the environment in a number of ways. They encourage the creative re-purposing and re-use of building materials and keep perfectly good steel out of landfills. They reduce the manufacture of harmful chemicals often present in new construction. They give you the option of adding energy-saving components, such as high-efficiency windows, insulation, and solar panels without an expensive retrofitting process. On a month-to-month basis, this translates to ongoing savings on your utility bills.
The same interior design choices as a traditionally built structure
Once assembled, it’s hard to differentiate a shipping container office from a stick-framed building. Choose from a variety of wall coverings and flooring selections to create a distinctive office environment.
Built to stand the test of time, shipping container office buildings are meant to grow with your business. The modular construction process makes it easy to add an additional building, an extension to an existing building or even a second story.
A bold design choice
Attract new customers and win praise from returning clients by choosing a shipping container to house your business in. They’ll appreciate your commitment to selecting an eco-friendly material and be wowed by the unique aesthetics of your new office.
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Many of our modular office building components are built from used shipping containers that have been restored and repurposed to serve as a functional building shell. Aside from the environmental benefits of using recycled materials, shipping container offices are economical and present a wide range of design possibilities. Capable of withstanding a static weight of up to 213,000 lbs., they can be stacked on top of one another or placed side by side for additional space. Best of all, thanks to their modular design, expanding is easy if you ever need to grow your business even further.
Modular Construction Is the Fastest Way to Build a New Office
When you need to get up and running in a new space quickly, there’s no better partner than BMarko. Our modular office buildings have one of the fastest turnaround times in the business. Each component is delivered to the job site with most of the important work — such as installing the walls, flooring, plumbing and electrical connections — already completed. This reduces the amount of time it takes to get up and running, and it keeps the cost of labor during installation low.
Once the job is done, you’ll end up with an attractive, highly functional space that’s been designed from the ground up to provides years of reliable use.
Building Sizes and Design Options
Shipping containers come in 20’ and 40’ lengths. Most are 8’ wide and either 8’6” (standard) or 9’6” (high cube) tall. However, these standard dimensions don’t restrict the design possibilities of a modular office building. BMarko offers both single and multiple units. Units can be placed together or stacked beside one another for additional floor space. Layout configurations are limitless, and many individual components can be customized to suit your purposes:
Container walls can be finished with wood or metal studs. On top of that, drywall or other paneling can be installed. For additional interior space, insulation can be placed below or on the outside of the container. Most containers will have a plywood flooring that can be finished or replaced with a cost-effective laminate.
Windows and doors
Modular offices can be customized with several types of windows to create a bright, airy space your staff will enjoy. Shipping containers can support single or double pane glass, as well as metal or glass doors of varying sizes.
Heating and air conditioning
BMarko can equip your modular office with a high efficiency through the wall unit or ductless HVAC system that provides year-round comfort in any weather. Modular office spaces are also great candidates for solar power and other renewable energy sources.
BMarko isn’t the only company that offers modular office spaces, but we do pride ourselves on delivering the best combination of value and innovation for your money. Located in Atlanta, Georgia, we can ship completed modular components to job sites around the country and provide local support for obtaining the permits necessary to build in your municipality.
We have the expertise and design flexibility to create custom spaces that go beyond what most people envision when they think of modular construction. Find out more about our shipping container conversions by contacting our office and speaking with an engineer today.
Building With BMarko
At BMarko, we’re committed to delivering the best possible experience for our customers. We’ll work with you to develop a custom shipping container building design that keeps your team productive and comfortable. We can quickly turn around individual modular components and deliver them to your property in a timely fashion. We’ll even help you obtain the permits necessary to complete your build without delay. In addition, we can deliver your custom-made office to nationwide locations.
To learn more about the details of how a shipping container office is built and the benefits and possibilities that await your business, contact us today!