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Tom,
 
You are correct, all loads from container are transferred at the bottom of the corner posts.
Depending on the container mass, loads may be substantial, especially, in your area. 
For industrial installations I designed, the client wanted to utilize special container clips http://www.tandemloc.com/0_securing/s_N2501BA.asp with baseplates and epoxy anchors.
 
V. Steve Gordin, SE
Irvine CA
   
----- Original Message -----
From: Tom Monti
Sent: Wednesday, July 23, 2008 10:17
Subject: Storage Containers

I have a client that has been red tagged by the county for their use of storage containers on their property with out a building permit. These are the 40 foot containers that are used to ship products overseas. Does anyone know what would be required for a foundation for one of these containers?  Are they designed to transmit their load via the corners only? I am thinking of concrete footings on each of the four corners might be sufficient.
 
Thank You,
 
Thomas L. Monti, P.E.
MH engineering Co.
16075 Vineyard Blvd
Morgan Hill, CA 95037
(408) 779-7381
(408) 226-5712 FAX