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Sorry -- Message was too long.  If anyone is interested, that was a picture
of a bracket we used on the corners of a storage container for seismic
anchorage.  Please email me directly if you would like to see more pictures.

Jackson, CA

-----Original Message-----
From: Terry Weatherby [mailto:terry(--nospam--at)] 
Sent: Wednesday, July 23, 2008 11:25 AM
To: 'seaint(--nospam--at)'
Subject: RE: Storage Containers

Hi guys;
	Both of you had great ideas.
	I just did some of these near Sonora, CA and the owner had these
really cool brackets installed.  The brackets were toi be epoxied to the
concrete slab.  I presume you could do something similar epoxied to a
concrete pad footing or bolted to a helical anchor.
	I've attached the picture -- I'm not sure if it will go thru...I
have more pictures if anyone is interested just email me directly.
	Take care,

Terry Weatherby
Engineering and Design
Jackson, CA 

-----Original Message-----
From: Drew Morris [mailto:dmorris(--nospam--at)] 
Sent: Wednesday, July 23, 2008 11:03 AM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: Re: Storage Containers

Tom Monti wrote:
> 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,
**I got involved with these a few years back, the city caught the owner 
with using some of these as storage.  The end walls are some sort of 
moment frame.  There should be a label/placard on the container that 
gives the allowable racking loads.  I ended up using helical screw 
anchors at the corners and welding the end of the exposed anchor rod to 
a bracket welded to the container corners.**

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