The Many Architectural Applications of Shipping Containers vol.11

Shipping containers are made to be durable. Because of their strength they are also an ideal building material that can be used to build safe homes. Actually, the safety level of shipping containers is so high that they can be used also to build prisons and shelters.

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In Australia’s Victoria, the local government is establishing a prison system of 50 containers.  Victoria is an area of overcrowded prisons, and therefore containers bring an excellent solution for the problem. Australia is planning to apply the same solution in other areas as well.

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Victoria’s prisons are meant for medium-security prisoners. The next question could be, taken the fact that shipping containers are as they are, how can one increase their security level? Modifying the prisons environment would be the only option. Setting up an Alcatraz style prison in the middle of an area of water area would work.  That is actually something that can also be implemented with containers.

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Shipping containers, with some modifications,  can also become protective underground shelters for natural disasters or terrorist attacks. The most important modification is roofing.

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Even though containers’ walls are designed to resist rough weather even in extreme conditions, most people like to bury their container bases in order to make it invisible. Still, one needs to take into consideration that the containers’ steel roofs are not made to last heavy loads. Containers are designed to lie on their four strong corners. So therefore, after digging a hole for the container one should design a frame that supports adding a gabion basket on the container. The gabion basket filled with rocks will protect the container. See original articles for more details.

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Where the containers’ exterior surrounding has some limitations, the interior design is basically free for users’ own imagination. Today some containers come with a generator and bathroom solutions making the containers livable apartments.

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Shipping containers, prefabricated container houses and other construction material can be purchased from Shanghai Metal Corporation. See our webpages for more information. Feel free to send us any questions through this form. Check also our social media channels for future updates.

    

Tuomas P. // SMC Editor

Continue to Chapter 12.

Pictures and Original articles: Rawlinsons.co.nz, Sourceable.net,Theage.com.au, Abc.net.au, Asiapacific.anu.edu.au, Greenbiz.com,Daily Mail, Odt.co.nzTtora.com, Treehugger.com, Foreign Policy Research Institute, Sourceable.net, Prepper-recources.com,Containerauction.com, Emyplanb.wordpress.com,followingfuji1.blogspot.com, Luxtica.com

A POTENTIAL SOLUTION TO THE BODY CAR IMPASSE

More than never the car industry is under pressure to find a way to reduce the car consumption without reducing their security, power or increasing dramatically the retail price.

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The new popular cars are now smaller than 10 years ago and the reason is mainly cause by the increasing of the gas price and the tendency is not going to stop in the next few years. The cars industry is now working on the engine efficiency to reduce their cars consumption and they also work on the weight reducing. The engine efficiency is basically the same for every car dealer with some minor details on powertrain systems and no majors advances are expended in a near future. However, the frame and body is now the next target of the car industry is looking to improve their next car generation.

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One of the future main advances in the car industry is the integration of the carbon on the car body with a low cost price. In fact racing cars and some of the new luxury car already have carbon fiber on their bodies and part, but the price just blow up and it’s a deadlock for medium and low budget cars. There are some studies for producing car body with carbon steel and this can be the solution to reduce the car weight and keep the price in a good range.

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Source: ukessays,caranddriver,e-autonaprawa,alternative-car-fuels.co.u, automobilemag.com

Jonathan T.// SMC Editor

Shanghai Metal Corporation offers a large selection of carbon steel, alloy 40RC, steel strips with the highest quality standard and an affordable pricing. To find out more, please visit our Website or send your inquiry here. Our English speaking personnel will be more than pleased to help you. Follow us on  LinkedInTwitter, FacebookInstagram and don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel. Or you could try our new mobile app by scanning our QR code.

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Silvia M.//SMC Editor

For Our French Readers – Video: Le Premier Chien à Avoir Sauter En Wingsuit BASE Jump Au Monde

Si pour vous les sports extrêmes sont comme prendre une marche à l’extérieur, il n’y a aucune raison de ne pas apporter votre chien avec vous. C’est ce que Dean Potter et sa femme ont fait.(Lien video à la fin)

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Ils sont tous deux de grands adeptes de la randonné, de l’escalade et de parachutisme, depuis fort longtemps. Même s’ils ont l’habitude d’apporter leur chien Whisper partout avec eux, pour la plupart des gens, il y a une certaine limite quant aux activités que l’on peut pratiquer avec un chien .Cette différence à fait en sorte que son dernier vidéo a été fortement critiqué autant en bien qu’en mal dans la communauté Internet. Pour lui, être cruel envers un animal c’est de le laisser seul toute la journée dans une maison, cage ou voiture et non de lui faire vivre une tonne d’expériences.

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Pour cette raison, il ne va pas arrêter de stimuler Whisper à travers les sports extrêmes. Certaines personnes ont adoré son initiative et sa façon de penser. Par contre, d’autres ont peur de voir ces pratiques avec un chien et s’inquiètent pour la santé et la sécurité de ce dernier. Dans les faits, Dean utilise le même équipement pour tout le monde dans sa famille, y compris le chien. Ainsi, tout le monde prend le même risque et même un peu moins pour le chien en raison de son poids léger pour l’équipement.

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En effet, la sécurité est la clé principale dans tous les sports extrêmes. En effet, les câbles, mousquetons  et vêtements sont tous composés d’un minimum d’acier carbonique d’excellente qualité.

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Shanghai Metal Corporation est un leader dans le matériel et l’équipement composé d’acier carbonique et d’autres alliages sur ​le marché avec le plus haut niveau de qualité et un prix abordable. Plus d’informations sur nos produits, visitez notre site ici. Assurez-vous de joindre les conversations dans notre groupe LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter et Instagram. Vous pouvez aussi lire le code QR ci-dessous pour communiquer avec nous.

JonathanT.// éditeur de SMC

Source: deanspotter.com

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Vous  pouvez trouver plus d’articles (anglais) produit par notre équipe chez SMC ci-dessous.

The new pipeline way for the gas industry.

A potential solution about the body car impasse

The best steel for the best dish!

Watch, the world’s first wing suit BASE jumping dog on camera!

Unlimited possibilities with a limited negative impact

The next generation of car wheel

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