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4 Ways to Utilize Shipping Containers on Your Construction Site

Shipping containers have long been used on construction sites for various purposes, from offices to equipment storage. In this blog, we will highlight four ways shipping containers can be useful at construction sites and how they can improve the environment and experience on your job site.

Materials Storage:


Shipping containers are an ideal storage solution on a construction site. They can store supplies, tools, and equipment, protect them from the elements, and provide ample security. You aren’t stuck waiting for that one person who has the tools in their truck to show up. 

As materials come in for a job, containers are a great way to keep them secure and handy onsite. They can be organized and prepped in the container to make the job go smoothly.


Jobsite Office:

Another common and practical use of shipping containers on a construction site is a job site office. For larger jobs with bigger teams, having a job site office can be required to get the job done. A shipping container is a flexible solution. You can set up your container to fit your team's need for your command center. Sometimes, that means having a couple of offices; other times, that is an office and a meeting room. Different companies and teams will need different things from their job site office, and shipping containers are a great way to meet these needs. Additionally, shipping container offices can be moved to new construction sites as jobs are complete.

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Employee Center 

A shipping container can be modified into an employee center or break room, which can provide construction workers and staff with necessary space. Some of the various functions and amenities that can be integrated into the employee center include: Teal 40HC with window and AC Large

  • A secure place to store personal belongings; this is a safer option as it keeps items off the construction site and doesn't clutter a job site office
  • A centralized place for critical needs, including water for hydration and first aid for injuries
  • A temperature-controlled location in extreme conditions so the team can warm up or cool down as necessary
  • Lunch room with necessary appliances such as a fridge and microwave so employees can have a fulfilling lunch and stay productive throughout the day


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Customer's Storage

Shipping containers can be an ideal solution if the site owner or customer has materials that need to be moved for work to occur. By providing your customer with an easy solution to store their belongings, you are improving their experience with your company by taking one thing off their plate that they may otherwise struggle with for work to begin.

Used 40HC on a piece of landWhen adding a shipping container for storage or as a facility to your construction site, how you are going to use it will drive how you go about getting it. Often, contractors rent containers to have onsite because they can get them as they need them. However, buying your container gives you several advantages, such as making modifications to fit some of the uses described above. You can also paint the container to your liking or to match your brand colors and add signage for additional advertising. Aside from the freedom to customize your container, you'll save money significantly over the long run by purchasing the container rather than renting it.

Incorporating shipping containers into your construction site can be a game-changer. From versatile office and employee breakroom solutions to secure storage solutions, shipping containers can make your projects and teams more efficient as well as improve overall staff and customer satisfaction. If you are looking for a shipping container for your construction, Super Cubes can help. Contact us today for more information or to receive a quote.

Super Cubes is a family-owned business located in Minneapolis, MN, that provides containers anywhere in the continental US. We offer personalized service for individuals and businesses, providing high-quality containers at competitive prices. With nationwide facilities, we can modify and deliver containers close to you. Contact our experienced team for your next container project.

Post by Super Cubes
December 11, 2023