Portable storage containers, office containers and mobile office trailers are essential for keeping construction equipment safe and providing clean and dry office space for your work crew. The United Rentals team works with general contractors and specialty subcontractors alike to support their construction storage and office space needs.
Our team is ready to provide immediate storage and workspace solutions. We offer a wide selection of construction office trailers, shipping containers for storage, ground-level offices and modular office buildings. With the acquisition of Pac-Van Inc., our already comprehensive catalog now has everything you need all in one place for your next construction project.
The Christ Hospital required a time-efficient solution to provide emergency pedestrian access to the hospital's north wing. United Rentals provided a walkway consisting of a 40'x8′ ISO-type shipping container constructed of steel frames, fully vertically corrugated steel walls and roof, wood flooring, double-hinged doors and ISO corner fittings at eight corners. This project showcases just one of the many uses you may find for the United Rentals expansive catalog of mobile space solutions. The cargo container provided safe passage to pedestrians, allowing the hospital to continue operating at full capacity
A construction company required a pedestrian walkway to run under a project located on the Charlotte Rail Trail running parallel with the Charlotte Light Rail system. We provided (11) 40’ shipping containers lined up end to end creating a 440’ foot run. The containers are painted on the interior and exterior and match one of three magic carpet murals that are painted on the Rail Trail. The Containers were modified off site before installation by adding (2) 3’x3’ framed openings on each container and a functional ½ door on (5) of the containers to allow a for a periodic point of egress along the entire run. Lights were strung up throughout the walkway to allow for lighting at night. This project was completed using retired shipping containers. The ½ doors that were added were fabricated by using the waste material that was cut out of the containers to create the openings. The containers can be used again for the same application for future projects and sections can be added or removed depending on the distance of walkway required for the project.
Construction companies frequently need temporary office buildings and on-site workspaces during projects, and ground-level office containers (GLOs) can fulfill those needs by providing an all-in-one office and storage solution. These mobile offices are sturdy, secure and easily relocatable. They offer construction teams comfortable, climate-controlled workspaces that also provide security for valuable tools, supplies, and equipment.
United Rentals has acquired all of Pac-Van’s insulated ground-level container offices, which consist of industrial-strength steel ISO shipping containers that have been modified to include: heating/cooling, lights, electrical wiring, and wall-mounted j-boxes for phone/data connections. They include security features such as solid steel doors and sturdy welded steel security bars on windows. United Rentals can incorporate further modifications by adding roll-up doors, a turbine or power vent, overhead lighting, electrical outlets, or a finished restroom.
Recently, our Louisville branch rented a modified ground-level portable office complex to a construction company for 19 months, providing necessary office space during the construction of a new chapter of the YMCA of Greater Louisville.
The YMCA will be built on a 12-acre lot and holds 270 parking spaces and a multi-sports field. The 62,000-square-foot building will include a pool, a fitness center, an indoor track, a children’s activity area, a gymnasium and a multifunctional room.
Due to the large scale of this project, the construction team required ample space to provide both workspace and the storage necessary to store all of their materials. Our Louisville branch provided a 32’x40’ ground-level office complex. It comprises four 8’x40’ shipping containers and includes a vast open space that can serve as a large conference room or storage space area. The temporary office building also has four 8’x10’ private offices with built-in desks and filing cabinets.
Ground-level offices have a wide range of benefits. They are easily set up since all they need is a level surface; they can also be placed almost anywhere, including on top of one another. The easy setup and stackable nature of GLOs save construction companies both time and space. Additionally, these temporary workspaces are portable and easily movable by forklift or crane throughout a worksite.