While the technology involved in the construction and design of portable buildings has not developed extensively during the period since the last review of these storage facilities, principally due to market requirements, these systems of temporary accommodation are becoming increasingly accepted. The port industry, which at first thought it may not need temporary structures due to the permanent nature of its main handling facilities, is finding portable units of great assistance in quickly building up the port's infrastructure to cope with rapidly expanding trade, while if the sudden upsurge dies down, then the buildings can be easily moved to a new location and adapted to a different function, or can be readily sold. The main advantage though still lies in their cost, particularly in terms of site preparation, while the fact that it is possible to lease some systems further increases the attraction of short term portable storage structures.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Cargo Systems International

    Arun House, 201-205 High Street
    New Malden KT3 4BH, Surrey,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1978-12

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  • Accession Number: 00194936
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1979 12:00AM