Shipping containers are becoming common at construction sites, but not just for transporting cargo from site to site. If you own a construction company or manage a site, consider what a shipping container can do for your construction site, from securing equipment to making your employees more comfortable and more.
Increase Security & Organization
Construction companies can put shipping containers to use on their sites as storage containers. It’s easy to see why they’d be so useful—there’s a lot of valuable equipment and materials at construction sites that could be prime targets for thieves.
Shipping containers make for natural storage units as they’re built to house valuable cargo and securely keep prying eyes and hands away with heavy locking steel doors and no windows. Plus, containers are easy to transport, so when it’s time to move equipment to storage or another construction site, packing and shipping out is a breeze for site managers.
Provide Office Space
Another way shipping containers can benefit construction sites is by providing comfortable and secure on-site office space. Container offices are a growing trend in the construction industry as they’re bigger and more comfortable than typical trailer offices. They are also more secure and easily portable, making them ideal temporary office spaces for site management and employees.
A shipping container requires a few renovations to be converted into a useful office, and it has plenty of room for desks, equipment, and a meeting space. Plus, since it’s a container, it’s easy to move from one construction site to another once each job is done.
Improve Employee Morale
Site managers can also use shipping containers at construction sites as hospitality spaces with employee breakrooms and restrooms. Employees typically have little space on a temporary construction site to eat meals or take breaks and relieve themselves.
Often, an employee’s only options are a portable restroom and eating lunch in their car, which aren’t great for promoting strong worker morale. But a hospitality container with restrooms and a breakroom is an excellent way to give employees a climate-controlled, comfortable space to relax when they’re off the clock. Taking breaks inside and using comfortable bathrooms can do wonders for employee morale.
If you want to improve your construction site’s comfort for yourself and your employees and increase the security of equipment and supplies, consider investing in shipping containers.