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Containers are high-strength steel modules , designed to withstand extreme weather conditions, and withstand heavy loads, however, they are light. They represent a new concept of sustainable architecture ( eco-friendly ), and allow the creation of a wide variety of shapes in civil construction, which can be adapted to meet different planning needs and / or uses.
The useful life of the container used in civil construction can be up to 90 years, as they have a very resistant steel structure, so much so that it can support the weight of up to twelve units on it. The only caveat, so that the module does not lose strength, is to keep the structure of the four corners and the center of it, intact. A possible deconstruction of the walls could compromise the same. For this reason, it must not present major changes, and must be adapted respecting its width and length.
In lightning situations, as it is a metallic box, the container works by the same principle as the Faraday Cage, where the driver tends to spread his loads evenly over the surface. Thus, the electric field inside the container ends up being null. Thus, it offers protection.
It is an innovative, fast and versatile construction system, with modular features that allow space flexibility, in addition to being a modular technology that allows the reduction of construction time, at the same time that it is much more ecological, producing less rubble and reducing the waste of material in the work.
There are two types of containers used in civil construction:
– the standard dry (20 feet and 40 feet) – closed on all sides, with a door on one side.
– the dry high cube is totally similar to the standard, except for its height, which is a little higher, 2,896m (external).
In the high cube (HC) version, there are also less common, longer 45 and 53 foot containers, whose width remains the same, always being 2,438m (external) and 2,352m (internal).
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Source : Montemarch