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A year ago (Jan '14) there was a thread called "House utilizing shipping 
containers for lateral system."
	- If you pull this string / thread,' it might provide some useful info?


-----Original Message-----
From: seaint-seaosc(--nospam--at) [mailto:seaint-seaosc(--nospam--at)] On 
Behalf Of Drew Morris Sent: Monday, January 05, 2015 12:36 PM
To: seaint-seaosc(--nospam--at)
Subject: Re: [SEAINT-SEAOSC] Shipping containers used as a structure

I did a project using shopping containers a few years back but it was only 
a pair with a roof between them.  I used the allowable racking loads on the 
 container labels for designing for lateral loads.  It was to be placed on 
an asphalt surface so we were going to use helical screws to tie the containers 

I came across a multi-story shed in Whittier Alaska a few years ago. It's 
on the waterfront in an area with high snow loads. Couldn't tell if the 
structure is ties down.

On 12/30/2014 3:27 PM, Nick Fanger wrote:
> Hi,
> Does anyone have any experience designing structures built from
> shipping containers? If so do you have any good resources or places to 
> start? 
> I just started my google search. Right now I'm trying to find a spec.
> sheet or design documents. Is there a standard? Are they all made the
> same?

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