Edgy. Durable. Economical. Weatherproof. Environmentally Friendly. These are just a handful of words that describe the aesthetics and functionality of SGBX's innovative building systems. In a nutshell, SGBX takes heavy-gauge steel cargo shipping containers and repurposes them into Safe Green Building Blocks ("SG Blocks") for commercial, industrial, and residential use.
"Repurposes" is actually a bit of an understatement. Within the shipping industry, cargo containers typically have a useful life of 10-15 years. Reclaiming used raw steel is expensive and simply economically unfeasible. As a solution, SGBX has developed a proprietary process called Value-Cycling™ conversion that takes 1/20th the amount of energy required to reprocess a comparable weight of steel, increasing the lifespan of a container to about 100 years. The SG Blocks system saves significant amounts of lumber and steel in addition to dramatic savings in energy expenditures, all contributing to LEED certification.
The result of this proprietary combination of engineering and architecture processes is containers adaptable for a wide range of uses such as housing, office building, hotels, schools, hospitals, and more. Once constructed, SG Blocks can be dismantled and relocated if needed, also making them ideal for temporary or transitional building construction.
From Starbuck's stores to modern housing, SGBX creates exceptionally durable and aesthetically pleasing SG Blocks that meet and even exceed building code structural requirements. With a steel-truss framing system, SG Blocks are highly corrosion resistant; impervious to water and insect damage, all forms of mold and mildew; and able to withstand fire, tornados, hurricanes, and earthquakes. Furthermore, SGBX's processes cut construction time by up to 40 percent, and reduce costs by 10-20 percent in urban locations and multi-story projects.
In addition to relative services listed on its website, SGBX currently offers three core products:
•Green Steel - Green Steel is the structural frame of the building. All wall openings for windows and doors and any reinforcement of the rails or corner posts is completed at SGBX's depots. The blocks are then shipped to the site for stacking and the roofing system, and then turned over to the contractor for block completion.
•Partial Modular/Prefabrication - Selected materials, finishes, and systems are installed at the depot and the balance is completed at the site by the project contractor.
•Full Modular - SG Blocks delivers the completed blocks to the desired site, where they are erected and completed with all trim-out and closure pieces so that it is a turnkey, ready-to-occupy building. For full modular, the project contractor completes the foundations and site work in preparation for delivery.
SGBX has already has already completed military and municipal projects, amassing a client list that includes Schneider Electric, PUMA North America, Graybar, City of Jacksonville, City of Santa Monica, City of Houston, USSOUTHCOM, and the U.S. Army at Fort Bragg.
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