We can say that the moudlar prefabricated housing industry was started from conversion of used shipping container to a house. It's too expensive for a country to ship empty containers back to their origin. In most cases, it's just cheaper to buy new containers from Asia.
In 1950s, the U.S. Military started developing and using shipping containers as temporary camp. Nowadays, more and more people like this concept, especially young generation. Brand new container house is made to be combined into large permanent building, we all it PPVC (Prefabricated Pre-finished Volumetric Construction).
High Strength and Durability
Prefab shipping containers are made of heavy gauge Cor-Ten steel and are designed for a 70 tons vertical load. The designed lifespan is 10-15 years in the shipping industry.
It provides modular elements what can be combined into larger structures.
It reduced the construction noise and dust to surrounding and shorten construction period. Overall it is still lower than conventional construction expenses.
Case Study I - Vacation House
This Vacation House is made from 2 units 20ft ISO Prefabricated Shipping container. The interior decoration and fittings can be completed in Factory. Only minor works need to be done on site.
Shipping container can be shipped as Self-owned container that helps to save cost.
Case Study II – Food Kiosk
20ft container size is just nice to work as a food kiosk. Air-cylinder-rods lift up half of the wall to provide canopy and another half wall is laid down as extension platform to expend the floor area.
The miracle design and cool operation is attractive and impressive.
It will be put at Sanlitun Village, downtown Beijing, and promote a new brand 'Tasty Cube' which sell Chinese Style Hamburger.
Case Study III – PPVC Student Accommodation
UB is one of the famous Australian companies adopted PPVC construction method and built Crown Plaza Phase II at Changi Airport, Singapore.
It is our honor to be involved in several PPVC permanent projects. Cooperated with international designer, we will undertake more and more manufacture works and become witness and participator of this new industrial trend.