14 June 2012
When most people think of housing projects, the first thing that comes to mind is probably not shipping containers. This interesting trend in architecture seems to have caught the attention of Tim Bessel, a surfboard designer who works based out of San Diego, California. Bessel has been in the surfboard design industry for quite some time and has also studied architecture. Bessel has applied his skills into building low-cost eco-friendly homes made out shipping containers.
04 June 2012
Shipping containers have been used to create a wide variety of structures such as classrooms, gourmet restaurants, wine cellars, and even observatory decks. This deck was created in Songdo New City, Incheon, South Korea. The observatory is called OceanScope and offers the public an amazing view of the ocean.
Majestic sunsets and sunrises can be comfortably viewed on two out of the three levels offered. The three levels are constructed from several shipping containers put together at different angles, with the lowest angled container is positioned at 10 degrees. The medium level container is positioned at 30 degrees. The highest container is constructed at a 50 degree angle.
20 April 2012
WELLINGTON, New Zealand - Three months ago a cargo ship ran aground, and became stranded. This cargo ship has recently begun to sink causing debris and oil to leak from the crash site. The ship’s name is the Rena, and it began slipping from its resting place, atop of the Astrolabe Reef.
Maritime New Zealand spokesman James Sygrove told The Associated Press. "The front 30 meters (100 feet) is still above the waterline, but the back section and the bridge are all under the water," he said.
05 April 2012
Federal Emergency Relief Administration, aka FEMA, suggests American citizens prepare for emergencies by having at least a 72-hour "bug-out bag". A "bug-out bag" is a pack, most commonly just a simple backpack, filled with everything a person may need to survive in the wilderness for the minimum of 72 hours. This bag should be easy to access, ALWAYS, especially during emergencies. Consider this the only thing you could possibly grab and go to survive.
Cannon Beach residents have learned a lot from the Japan earthquake and tsunami this past year. Now, they currently have $421,800 worth of emergency supplies stored in blue barrels, which are to be stored inside shipping containers. “Each barrel will supply 20 people for three days.” Doug Barker, these supplies far surpas the standard 72 hours of supplies FEMA advises Americans to have.
14 March 2012
Reebok has launched a new campaign aimed at promoting their new fitness shoe line – Reebok Crossfit. ConGlobal Industries is proud to have helped Reebok with this campaign. CGI's very own Chicago location provided Reebok with all the shipping container modifications they requested.