Modular Construction Category Archive

Project Spotlight: Mobile Marketing Unit for Firmenich

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Challenge In the past decade, countless companies have taken their businesses online, offering customers a streamlined and accessible shopping experience. Through the rapid growth of technology, e-commerce has continued to dominate; however, some products and services require an in-person experience to best understand their brand. Firmenich has been in the scent production business for more […]

Project Spotlight: Kane Realty

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Challenge For developers, office space is typically confined to rental trailers capable of traveling from site to site. While the units are functional, they are usually far from visually pleasing. When Kane Realty, a developer located in Raleigh, sought a new approach to traditional construction offices, they selected Boxman Studios. The task at hand? Design […]

5 Ways Shipping Container Construction Gets Your Business Open Faster

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Traditional construction is not known for being expeditious. Weather can wreak havoc on a construction schedule, labor shortages are common and delayed materials impact the schedule and budget. Here are five reasons shipping container buildings save time in the overall construction process, getting products to market an average of 30-50 percent faster than bricks-and-sticks construction. […]

Temporary Cities: Teaching Us a Better Way to Build

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In today’s world of skyscrapers and monuments, it seems that most people will agree, bigger is better. Impressive buildings leave a more lasting impression, right? Traditional construction has drawn our iconic city lines and marked important changes in history and culture. It also raises some important questions. How does this mentality impact our earth and […]

Shipping Containers Outperform Modular Construction. Here’s how.

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Modular construction has gotten a bad rap. When you think of the building method, no doubt you’ll conjure up images of low-cost, low-quality homes that look hot off the cookie cutter. Something like this.     These structures don’t even touch the potential of modular construction. And when you use shipping containers in the off-site […]

Developers Should Know These Four Foundational Beliefs that Drive Third Placemaking

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To start, Third Placemaking is a concept we’ve developed at Boxman Studios to codify how spaces can be designed for both commerce and community building. The term is a meeting point between a marketing concept: Third Place, and an architectural concept: Placemaking. Third place is a marketing theory that suggests people spend most of their […]

Three Ways to Turn Your Vacant Parking Lot into a Cash Cow

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Parking lots are a problem for retail developers, anchor tenants, and parking management companies. The overarching challenge is ultimately, there are too many parking spots and many of them are rarely (if ever) used. In urban centers and downtown areas parking can consume up to 14% of incorporated land. The reason for this is twofold. […]

How Coopers Ferry Engineers Inclusive Prosperity in Camden

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About Coopers Ferry Partnership  Coopers Ferry Partnership (CFP) is a leading organization focused on redeveloping the Camden, NJ waterfront and revitalizing the city’s downtown area. For over 30 years, CFP has been facilitating the revival of the City of Camden by creating environments where people want to live, work, visit, study, and invest.  The group supports Camden in its pursuit of an established economic base. Most importantly, they help Camden develop the city’s […]

The 9 Hottest Shipping Container Business Ideas for 2019

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Mobile Restaurant Shipping containers give restaurants something they never had before, a building they can move. Typically, when someone wants to start a new restaurant or change locations, the owner would need to find a new location to either lease or buy the new space. Then, they invest thousands in renovating the space and customizing […]

Three Ways Shipping Containers Add Value to Commercial Real Estate

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If you’ve seen our work with Sparkman Wharf, you’ve already seen the incredible impact that shipping containers can have on a real estate developer’s portfolio. Not only are these structures delivered faster than traditional construction methods and built to be mobile, but they also help you add and build value in your portfolio. We propose […]