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V8 Supercars Media & Race Control Building with shipping containers

 

Building with shipping containers? – Speedy set-up gives Containers First the win at Sydney 500



  • Elevated Design for optimal race viewing
  • Tinted and Double Glazed Glass Windows with awnings to reduce sun glare and noise
  • 440-volt/3-Phase Power to ensure adequate support for air conditioning and all race control/media centre equipment
  • Industrial Carpet for high traffic flow within building
  • Fully-sealed Media Commentary Room for optimum internal noise control
  • Accessories Included Smoke Alarms and Fluro Lighting
  • Roof Flashing installed for extra protection in case of inclement weather
  • 2 Galvanised Stairs provided sturdy and safe access to and from the buildings
  • 6 Purpose-built Levelling Cradles used to compensate for un-level ground
  • 12 Standard 10’ Shipping Containers used to support upper level and provide secure storage for equipment
  • 9 Interlocking 40’ Modified Containers used for upper level
  • On-site Assembly completed in 
  • 2 standard working days
  • Dismantled and Transported from site in less than 1 working day

Building with shipping containers? – Containers First’s entry in last season’s V8 Supercars Championship may not have set any new track records, but it was definitely fast.

The Sydney-based shipping container supplier installed temporary Media & Race Control buildings constructed entirely out of steel shipping containers for the popular motorsport’s year-end finale at the Telstra 500 Homebush Street Circuit in Olympic Park precinct – all in just two days.

Whilst 30-odd V8 Supercars roared past pit straight along Australia Avenue in 40ºC heat at over 200km/h, just a few metres from the track Container First’s elevated installation, complete with air conditioning and 3-phase power kept broadcast commentators, Channel 7 technicians, race officials, and tonnes of high-tech equipment cool and comfortable.

Containers First used 12 regular 10-foot shipping containers to create the buildings’ foundation, and 9 modified 40-foot shipping containers were hoisted on top to house the media in one section and race personnel in another area. The installation also included an upper-level finishing podium spanning the two buildings.

The installation provided an exceptional view of the pit straight through tinted and double-glazed glass windows with protective awnings, whilst the climate control and sound dampening materials allowed occupants to supervise and broadcast the three-day event in cool comfort.

The media and control centres complex was located between two grandstands (which took eight weeks to install) to accommodate some of the estimated 170,000 people who attended the event. Because the Homebush race is a temporary circuit, Containers First modular installation provided a fast and economical solution for race organisers and the NSW government. Following the race, the buildings were dismantled, loaded and hauled away by a three-man crew – all in less than a day. 

When not in use, the modified upper level buildings are stored at Container First’s facilities in South Strathfield, whilst the lower supporting units were placed back into company’s general inventory.



Building with shipping containers - Modified Shipping Container - V8 Super Cars

Building with shipping containers - Modified Shipping Container - V8 Super Cars


Building with shipping containers - Modified Shipping Container - V8 Super Cars

Building with shipping containers - Modified Shipping Container - V8 Super Cars



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Modified Shippping Contianer - Deerubbin Water

Deerubbin Water – Wet storage modified shipping container

 

Wet storage modified shipping container – Fully transportable to AS4615.1 and AS4615.2



  • Fully transportable to AS4615.1 and AS4615.2
  • Capable to be filled with water with minimal side wall extension to 26kn/M2 at 2.6 meter of water.
  • Internal / external ladder access systems
  • Inspection window at 1.3 meters optional if sight required from outside–in
  • 100mm butterfly valve for filling / emptying

Wet storage modified shipping container – Even thought this container may not look as innovative as many other modifications do, it is what is hidden away from view that makes this job interesting. 

Deerubbin Water Features were in need of a top loading square tank to store extremely heavy Ultrafiltration Membranes that must be stored wet. Containers First developed a proprietary system to re-enforce the container to support large volumes of liquid.   

 


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Endeavor Energy Mobile Shipping Container Workshop

 

Shipping Container Workshop? – Fully transportable Road, Rail and Ocean freight.



  • Fully transportable Road, Rail and Ocean freight.
  • Pop up external drawing bench with sun shelter
  • Custom racking and shelving to required specification
  • Floor anchors to tie your load down safely
  • Custom power supply with 10 and 15amp power points and lighting
  • 1 x heavy duty access ramp hung on left door when not required 

?Endeavor Energy Mobile Shipping Container Workshop? – Excellent build quality, technical expertise and great customer service were key requirements when Endeavour Energy turned to the team at Containers First to  build their mobile workshops. 

Designed in conjunction with the field staff to be ideal for substation projects and made to suit future refurbishment when required. The mobile workshops were acquired for use by the substation crews. The client said: “Our field guys have been very happy with the end product, the quality of build and internal fit out has been excellent.”

When considering the build, it was found that only Containers First came up with a competitive price, superior quality of build and short delivery timeframe.

 


?Endeavor Energy Mobile Shipping Container Workshop? - Modified Shipping Container - Endeavor

?Endeavor Energy Mobile Shipping Container Workshop? - Modified Shipping Container - Endeavor


?Endeavor Energy Mobile Shipping Container Workshop? - Modified Shipping Container - Endeavor

?Endeavor Energy Mobile Shipping Container Workshop? - Modified Shipping Container - Endeavor



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Earthed Shipping Container Workshop with Intrinsically Safe Features

Shipping Container Workshop – Earthed Munitions and Explosives Shed 

Containers First Incorporates Intrinsically Safe (I.S.) Technology To Turn A Shipping Container Into A Specialised Mobile Workshop For Handling Explosive Materials

 


  • Shipping container workshop – Earthed
  • 1x40ft new build high cube with doors at both ends
  • Fully painted in white
  • Fully insulated with 50mm EPS sandwich panel
  • 2x Clear PVC Swing internal doors
  • 1x external fold out awning and work bench without compromising outside dimensions for transport requirements
  • 2x 1200 x 300 windows with fly screens
  • All steel roller table (8mtr) 2x 3m
  • Tables with copper tops for earthing
  • External door latches to contain doors when open
  • 1x recessed Split System Air Conditioner
  • 2x Personal Access Doors with counter sunk dead locks & emergency push bar exits
  • 2x 250mm x 250mm earthed Brass plates at each personal access door to remove static electricity from person/s entering workshop
  • Colourbond curved roof kit and fittings 12.6 x 2.6 mtr
  • Electrical fit-out as specified, includes all earthing inside and out

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Earthed Shipping container workshop – Containers First was recently tasked with fabricating a 40 ft portable workshop that makes handling highly volatile materials much safer. The workshop was equipped with specific safety features designed to greatly reduce the risk of even the tiniest spark setting off an accidental explosion.

Starting with a standard 40 ft ISO container shell, Containers First’s industry-leading modifications team built the workshop according to the client’s exact specifications and in full compliance with national regulations for the safe handling of explosive materials.

Many Intrinsically Safe (I.S.) features were incorporated into the workshop’s design to prevent the unit’s wiring, electrical equipment, or static electricity from inadvertently igniting any of the highly flammable Combustible substances inside.

Just some of the special safeguards Containers First installed for the workshop included:

  • Shielded conduits to encase all electrical cabling
  • I.S.-certified power points and light switches, and switchboard load centre’s
  • All circuits protected by RCD’s (Safety Switches) enclosed in sealed switchboard enclosures.
  • Workbench tops covered with copper plating to discharge any build up of static electricity safely to the ground
  • A copper touch plate at the workshop’s entrance to ground workers before entering the unit
  • Earth spikes with grounding cables connected to all interior metal components

Containers First is Australia’s experts at modifying standard cargo containers for a wide array of applications from field offices to first aid units.

If you need a portable environment for the storage or handling of hazardous materials, talk to Containers First. We can design and build a unit for handling dangerous substances that includes the latest safety features such as natural or mechanical ventilation, spillage containment, Intrinsically Safe features, and many other safeguards.

Our purpose-built storage units and modified workshops are ideally suited for industries that routinely work with flammable chemicals or explosives including:

  • Oil & Gas Refineries
  • Mining Operations 
  • Demolition Crews
  • Construction Explosives
  • Chemical Manufacturers and Suppliers
  • Military Explosives – Mobile Explosive Manufacturing Unit (MEMU)
  • Fireworks and Pyrotechnics Manufacturers
  • Ammunition Filling and Assembly
  • Gun Maintenance & Repair
  • Firing Ranges
  • Disposal Sites
  • Fertiliser and Pesticides Suppliers
  • Explosives Depots/Magazines
  • Explosives R&D Facilities

To find out how our cost-effective container modifications can help you greatly reduce the risk and liability of handling dangerous explosives and highly- volatile chemicals in the field, contact Containers First today.


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Shipping container workshop - Modified Shipping Container - Earthed Munitions and Explosives Shed 1


Shipping container workshop - Modified Shipping Container - Earthed Munitions and Explosives Shed 1


Shipping container workshop - Modified Shipping Container - Earthed Munitions and Explosives Shed 1

Shipping container workshop - Modified Shipping Container - Earthed Munitions and Explosives Shed 1


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Rapid Water Filling Station

 

Containers First Water Tanks are built for rapid water delivery in dust suppression tankers on building sites, allowing fast on demand filling of tankers as required. The tank is 26,000 litres and used for on-site water storage and delivery. 


  • 1 x 20ft container with vents for workshop/storage – doubles as platform for tank
  • 1 x 20ft ISO tank container 
  • 26,000L Capacity
  • 8 Inch drainage pipe – detachable
  • Capable of being hooked up to other tanks to increase capacity of system
  • Fully drains in less than ½ an hour
  • 8 Inch butterfly Valve above lay-flat hose
  • Both units fully painted
  • Designed to be transported with standard trucks
  • Lay-flat hose to allow flow into water tanker trucks on site.
  • Twist-locks to ensue both units lock into each other.
  • All parts fit into standard 20ft container

Water Tanks – Instead of waiting many hours to fill the 8,000-10,000 litre water cart from the water main, the clever design of the Containers First Water Filling Station can provide rapid delivery of multiple loads in 8-10 minutes for each water cart, allowing for minimal downtime. The water carts simply drive underneath, release the valve and shortly thereafter are delivering water where it is required. The storage tank can be filling whenever the tank is not full.

The key to the water delivery system is the 8-inch pipe extending 2 metres from the side of the tank. The pipe is removable for transport via standard ISO shipping methods and then secured by a locking mechanism and a secondary chain that attaches from the tank to the pipe, which comprises a well-engineered solution for maximum protection and safety.

The System comprises 2 parts. The first being the water tank and the second being a 20ft shipping container that is used to raise the tank for top filling of tankers. The container below not only raises the Tank but also serves as an on-site storage unit and a workshop. The solid steel construction of the shipping container gives extra protection to the tools and equipment stored within. The large double doors allow for large and bulky items to be placed inside the container via forklift if required for safe storage or easy access in the workshop. The base shipping container is capable of having multiple tanks stacked on top and beside the system for increased capacity.

Float automation allows for the main water supply to fill the Containers First Water Filling Station continuously when not in use. When it reaches the safe fill level it then stops the mains flow automatically. Managing the amount of water during delivery and controls for filling of different sized containers is an option that is easily added if required.


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Water Tanks - Modified shipping container - Water Filling Station - Hero


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Out-of-this-world design for Sydney Observatory

 

When an amateur astronomer decides to use Shipping container building to reach for the stars and build his own personal observatory about 50km north of Sydney, he chose Containers First’s shipping container modification team to design, fabricate and install the unique structure.


  • Main Structure: 20-foot shipping container
  • Finished Dimensions: 9.2m X 4.8m X 2.9m (excluding dome)
  • 2.6m extension built from scratch to house telescope
  • All other additions fully fabricated at Containers First Workshop
  • Sliding glass door and windows, with flyscreens
  • Plumbed room ready for upgrade to wet room
  • Kitchenette
  • All rooms fully insulated
  • Full data cabling for telescope
  • Dimmer-controlled down lights throughout
  • Rolled angle to operate observatory dome
  • Squared round roofing for rainwater run-off
  • Interior mezzanine level access to telescope platform
  • Interior storage space
  • Full length veranda with staircase access
  • Lightweight roof truss design for transportability
  • Bull nose roofing and guttering fitted on-site
  • Main room floor carpeting

For this Shipping container building start with a standard 20-foot (6-metre) shipping container, Containers First added an elevated extension to house the telescope and dome, and fabricated many other modifications to create a spacious and comfortable observatory. 

The star-gazing structure includes windows, dimmable lighting and a sliding glass door, a large workstation with cabinetry, a kitchenette, storage, interior access to the elevated motorised telescope room, and a wrap-around exterior deck complete with a rainwater gutter system and stylishly finished with bullnose roofing.

To house the precision optical equipment, the Containers First Workshop’s fabrication had to be equally precise for the hinged dome to rotate properly.

Containers First also wired the observatory for electrical power and data, and included a fully plumbed room ready for future use. The observatory is also fully insulated from floor to ceiling to ensure comfort all year round.

While Containers First were content with the design and manufacture of this amazing observatory their expertise was truly exposed when they coordinated the delivery and installation of the observatory. Requiring custom fabricated supports to perch the containers on the side of a hill, specialised transport for the 40km journey to the site and lifting equipment all of which needed to fit through a gap with only millimetres to spare. The installation was precise, on time and under budget.

Our astronomer couldn’t be happier with the observatory and is counting his lucky stars he chose Containers First and the “freedom” a modular shipping container design provided him. Containers First is equally thrilled with their first-ever observatory design/build and rates it as one of the Sydney company’s stellar achievements in custom shipping container modifications.



Shipping container building

Shipping container building


Shipping container building


Shipping container building


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Mini Coupe Display & Transport

 

Containers First Modified Shipping Container was fantastic from day one across all movements in the timeline and budget. And their help logistically transporting the cars was absolutely flawless.” 

– MINI AUS Event Director



  • Modified 20-ft used container
  • Opening front and sides
  • Checker plate flooring and front deck
  • 2 large, mounted LCD screens
  • High tech sound system
  • Custom power supply
  • Custom paint and signage

 

When MINI wanted a Modified Shipping Container to hit the road in Australia to showcase its latest Coupe and Roadster models, the British automaker put Containers First in the driver’s seat to economically design, build and transport its display and cars across five states. 

Working under a tight deadline and budget, Containers First transformed a used, 20-foot container into a sleek, mobile promotion that would attract crowds – whilst protecting its precious cargo on the long road trip.

The X-week Australian leg of the “Another Day, Another Adventure” international campaign was a turbocharged success for MINI, thanks in part to the top-quality modifications and expert logistics provided by Containers First.


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Modified Shipping Container - Taste Mobile Kitchen - Featured Image

Mobile Shipping Container Kitchen

 

AUSTRALIAN INTERNATIONAL DESIGN AWARD WINNER



  • Built to satisfy AS4615.1 and AS4615.2 (R series rail travel compliant)
  • LPG Gas certified under AS5601 – 2002
  • Electrical compliance to AS/NZS3000
  • 50 AMP switchboard with 10 – 32 amp circits
  • LED down lights, Fridge and dishwasher
  • 1 x Hydraulic fold down side as a stage
  • 1 x Hydraulic sliding extension for more internal space
  • 2 x LPG Gas gook tops
  • 1 x Electric cook top
  • 2 x Electric Ovens
  • 2 x Microwaves
  • 1 mechanical sun shade awning (electric models available)
  • Top sign is hydraulic which is controlled at ground level (no roof access required)
  • Suited for either mains / Sewer connection or by tank connection built in pumps cater for both

The taste Shipping Container Kitchen is the first mobile kitchen of its kind in Australia, it will be run as a social enterprise, which means the income generated from commercial hire will pay for community activities. 

The kitchen is a modified shipping container, It weighs 6.5 tonnes, is fitted with a state of the art stainless steel and white kitchen. When closed the container measures 6.05m wide x 2.44m deep and is fitted with a hydraulics system that opens the front of the container to form a platform and pushes the rear of the container outwards to form a galley kitchen at the push of a button.

When open, the kitchen is 6.25m deep, and features a retractable awning and retractable mirror over prep area and cooktops for demonstration purposes. Fitted out with Euromaid appliances, including two multi-function ovens, two gas cooktops, a ceramic cooktop, a dishwasher, two taps and a convection microwave oven.


Modified Shipping Container | Portable Kitchen

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