The Shipping Container Alternative for Military Construction

Meeting the infrastructure needs of the military is no small feat. Whether it’s a training facility, office space, housing for soldiers or storage for valuable equipment, constant construction is needed to keep an organization of this stature functioning.

When addressing this demand, contractors turn to either traditional construction methods, such as stick-built structures, or ready-made mobile structures, such as mobile trailers. These methods have proven to be viable over time, but certain projects require contractors to seek out alternative methods to meet mission objectives. Deviations from common methods occur when projects require quick deadlines and need assets to be relocatable or reconfigurable.

The military has used shipping containers—often referred to as Conex boxes—since the Korean War. Today, shipping container-based structures offer a viable alternative to traditional military building methods when mobility, durability and reconfigurability are important.  Continue reading here

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