ICC release 2019 guidelines for safe use of repurposed shipping containers

Provides in-depth, technical overview on how to design, review, and approve shipping containers as building elements.

March 25, 2019 |

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The International Code Council released the 2019 guideline for the safe use of repurposed shipping containers.

Guideline for the Safe Use of ISO Intermodal Shipping Containers Repurposed as Buildings and Building Components provides an in-depth, technical overview for how to design, review, and approve intermodal shipping containers as building elements. It is intended to benefit state and local jurisdictions, owners, architects, builders, and engineers.

There is currently a lack of regulatory and compliance guidelines pertaining to the growing trend of shipping container repurposing. “The new guideline will provide communities with the tools they need to ensure that repurposed shipping containers are used in a safe and responsible manner,” said Code Council CEO Dominic Sims.

The Code Council also announced that it is accepting applications for its Off-Site and Modular Construction Standard Consensus Committee as it prepares developing two new comprehensive standards. The committee will develop two new off-site and modular construction standards: Planning, Design, Fabrication and Assembly; and Inspection and Regulatory Compliance.

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