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#1 johnfwd

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Posted 26 September 2016 - 08:50 AM

I office in a conventional building downtown and am happy where I'm at.  But this seems like a good inexpensive way for start-up companies to acquire office space.  The Fort Worth Business article below highlights the inventiveness of one of our local architects.

 

http://www.fortworth...2c7b1edbc2.html



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Posted 30 September 2016 - 05:38 PM

It seems like the idea of re-purposing shipping containers has been floating around for awhile (I think we even have a topic here), but I've yet to see it come to fruition locally.  It's funny how full circle shipping containers have gone.  In the early part of 2001, I received a product in 3 containers that I needed to store for a few months.  We attempted to purchase the containers from the shipping company for convenience and were repeatedly told "no" because containers were in short supply and high demand.  We had to rent warehouse space and pay to ship the items again at a much greater cost than I was able to buy used shipping containers in recent years.



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Posted 30 September 2016 - 05:58 PM

There's a small structure at university and 6th made mostly of containers, it's the only one in familiar with.

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Posted 01 October 2016 - 09:42 AM

.... The Fort Worth Business article below highlights the inventiveness of one of our local architects.

 

 To be factually correct,  it takes an outsider;he is a Dutch national, to appreciate the opportunities available in this sector of the City. :swg:



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Posted 15 November 2016 - 11:39 AM

I'm wondering if the pending changes coming to our trading practices will have any changes to the availability / cost of shipping containers? 

 

Could there be more heading out of the country, never to return, or the reverse? 


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Posted 15 November 2016 - 11:58 AM

With some quick mods, I'd also think they would be a good option for those wanting to put in a quick storm shelter. Dig a hole, plant them with some water proofing and insulation, put in a door and ventilation, done. 


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Posted 15 November 2016 - 12:22 PM

I'm wondering if the pending changes coming to our trading practices will have any changes to the availability / cost of shipping containers? 

 

Could there be more heading out of the country, never to return, or the reverse? 

 

I don't know that the changes will really be that severe or sudden.  It's one thing to talk a big game, it's another to implement it, especially when you're not a student of that segment of the economy.


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Posted 15 November 2016 - 08:43 PM

I suspect there will be a shortage of containers. ...just a hunch. 


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Posted 29 December 2016 - 02:16 PM

The project from the article in the first post should break ground soon. "THE CONNEX"

 

 

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Posted 26 February 2017 - 03:53 PM

Here's more info on The Connex

http://connexfw.com/



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Posted 24 April 2017 - 07:44 AM

Article in today's Dallas Morning News: Fort Worth builder thinks outside the box with new office project

 

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Posted 24 April 2017 - 08:26 AM

Rosedale east of I35W has so much potential now that the road work has been completed.  Soon, the stretch of the street will become a river of economic renewal between the freeway and TWU that cuts through a long neglected sector of the City.

 

And for those who don't wish to navigate the DMN firewall, here is the story published in one of our local newspapers:

 

http://www.fortworth...d8bd5f48ba.html



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Posted 24 August 2017 - 09:55 AM

Anothr planned in Alliance

 

http://www.24-7press...park-442431.php



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Posted 10 April 2018 - 05:55 PM

Connex has topped out and is in painting phase.

 

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Posted 10 April 2018 - 07:43 PM

It's really starting to shape up.  Our firm has done one similar project out of town.



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Posted 11 April 2018 - 01:45 PM

This is probably more than you want to know but...

 

When I lived and worked in Saudi Arabia between 1971 - 1985, I worked with a construction management organization. We managed 4 to 5 prime contractors and multiple subcontractors.    In the 1980's we managed a very large project with 25 primes and a 10,000 man worker camp. The project I worked at is called today KKMC.  Using Google Earth just search for King Khalid Military City  or KKMC.  It a complete from water wells to facilities 10 x 10 kilometer (6 x 6 miles) City.  KKMC AE firms Brown, Daltas, and Associates in Cambridge, Massachusetts to design and construct in 5 -6 years to complete.  While in Google Earth visiting KKMC zoom in and find 200 Villas on the map... that was our camp... for 200 employee families.  South west of the camp find the dirt airstrip.  Short history found at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King_Khalid_Military_City 

 

Other similar regional facilities were Ports and Harbor facilities at Jubail and Jeddah; Military sites at Khamis Mushayt, Taif, Tabuk, KKMC and Riyadh.  We returned to Fort Worth in 1985.

 

Camps:

Pre engineered Connex mobile setups were normal for construction camps. Living quarters, bathrooms,  office space, recreation center, mess hall, vehicle and maintenance shelters.  Ours had a low rise air field tower for the company twin engine aircraft.

 

Underground electrical, sanitary lines, septic tank fields, waste water, potable water lines, telephone, closed circuit television were laid out and stubbed up with connection posts..

The Connex containers were ship/ truck flatbed delivered fully packed with the necessities for each type of container.  If living quarter type it had flooring, beds, chairs, couches, eat utensils, glass ware, refrigerator, oven and stove packed inside to be unpacked.  The connex units just plugged into the connection posts.  Yes, the camp came with its own electrical generator sets, 3 mile deep water well [artesian water +125°], cooling ponds and temporary treatment plant,  Shortly after client acceptance turn-over we departed the site and family flew in the company plane to Dhahran the  200 Villas were turned over to our clients Operation and Maintenance contractor.

 

While all this is an interesting read... the Connex container concept is linked to the modular pre-engineered 200 Villas.

 

Who fully paid for the design and construction of KKMC ? 

Through the US Government and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Country to Country Agreement: The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

 

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