Structural Engineers

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Shipping Container House on the Weather Channel

The Weather Channel recently did a short video on one of  the shipping container houses we designed in Atlanta.  Glen Donaldson the owner/builder leads the tour.

[youtube]http://youtu.be/HRxA25AR4GA[/youtube]

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Marvin Windows, Atlanta, GA

This project was an older retail store that was built in the 1950’s, and had been modified a number of times.  We had to analyze the floor system to determine if it was capable of handling the increased loads from the floor displays, which meant we had to do extensive measuring in order to model the building (no drawings were available).  We also did design work on the fascia of the building, some of the modifications over the years were rather ill advised.

 

 

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Shipping Container House, New Haven, Connecticut

This house was designed in the winter of 2010-2011, and is currently under construction.  The containers have been fabricated and will be erected shortly.  Here is a video showing where we are at:

 

 

The house will be two stories, each story will have 3 – 45′ containers.  The containers were modified to have large openings between them and to have a stairway. The foundation is actually a deep crawl space, which we had to do because of site conditions.  The site is a vacant lot where a house was demolished, and there is poor soil to a depth of 5′, so the easiest way was to build an uninhabited basement under the house.

 

 

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