NIXUS CONTAINER BUILDINGS

(Buildings consisting of two rows of ISO Containers with a roof spanning the space)

The NIXUS Container Buildings are made up of two rows of standard shipping containers with a NIXUS Container Roof providing shelter between them. The roof is made of heavy duty fabric and is supported by either inflatable tubes or an extruded aluminium structure. NIXUS Container buildings are suitable for a wide variety of uses including:

  • Sheltered loading bay
  • Heavy goods vehicle garage
  • Helicopter maintenance
  • General workshop
  • Covered storage area
  • Military field gym, etc.

Container buildings can provide sheltered space up to 60 ft wide and any length with the sides made up a number of standard 20 or 40 foot long shipping containers. For example, we delivered a structure to the British Army which was 100 ft x 60 ft, i.e. it used 2 x 40′ plus 1 x 20′ containers on each side of the structure. Even longer spaces are possible by having longer rows of linked containers bridged by the NIXUS Container Roof.

The principal advantages of NIXUS Container Buildings is the lower cost and speed of setup when compared with erecting a traditional metal framed building.

Ideal for either military, humanitarian aid or rescue use, NIXUS Container Buildings offer a rapid deployment, high durability, all weather solution. With flexibility on both size and layout, as well as many other options, a configuration to suit your exact requirements should be possible.

  • Any length in multiples of 20 or 40 foot long standard ISO Containers

  • Designed for fast deployment with minimum labour

  • Different configurations possible to suit specific requirements

  • Extreme weather resistance, suitable for very cold, desert and tropical conditions

  • Roof may be supported by either inflatable tubes or an aluminium support structure

  • The inflatable roof uses sealed tubes – inflated once and leave standing indefinitely

  • The fabric roof is stretched tight over an extruded aluminium structure

  • High pressure (4 – 6 bar) 6″ seamless pneumatic tubes provide a strong stable roof

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CONTAINER BUILDINGS – Aluminium/Fabric Roof

CONTAINER BUILDINGS – Inflatable Roof

CONTAINER BUILDING – ALUMINIUM/FABRIC ROOF

Erecting a container building with an aluminium/fabric roof is very straightforward.

Firstly, anchor plates are secured to the ground with 1m long steel rods hammered into place. One plate is located at each corner where the container will be sited. The containers are then set down in two parallel rows on top of the anchor plates.

The extruded aluminium roof structure is assembled flat on the ground and then raised into position on the pivoted anchor plates. Once both gable ends and any mid main frame columns are in place, they are secured to special brackets pre-welded on to the containers.

Cable cross braces are also installed and tensioned to make the frame rigid. The purlins are then fitted in place and the fabric roof drawn over the supporting structure as well as over the containers and secured. The fabric roof is then stretched tight and the gable ends installed to make a secure and attractive building. The gable ends can contain doors and windows as well as roller shutter doors, etc.

Project Example – 100′ x 60′ Container Building Gyms for the British Army

Container Building for British Army with aluminium structure to support fabric roof
100' x 60' Container Building for the British Army
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Container Building - Gable end aluminium structure
Container Building - Gable end raised into position
Container Building - Aluminium support structure for fabric roof
Container Building with Aluminium/Fabric Roof - Completed building

ALUMINIUM/FABRIC ROOF – CONFIGURATION

Military Gym based on ISO Containers with Aluminium/Fabric Roof
Nixus PRO SH Military Tent
Nixus PRO SH Military Tents configured with central hub

CONTAINER BUILDING – INFLATABLE ROOF

Erecting a container building with an inflatable roof is very straightforward.

Firstly, the containers are set down in two parallel rows the correct distance apart. The inflatable roof structure is laid out flat on the ground between the containers and secured to special brackets pre-welded on to the containers.

The longitudinal tubes are inflated first to approximately 6 bar and then the arched columns/beams are inflated to the same pressure raising the roof up into position on top of the containers. At this high pressure the tubes are rigid and allow the structure to withstand bad weather (wind, snow, heavy rain, etc.). The guy ropes are tightly secured to the containers and the gable ends fitted in place.

The gable ends can contain doors and windows as well as roller shutter doors, etc.

Container Building with Inflatable Roof - Elevation drawing
Container Building with Inflatable Roof - Inside view
Container Building with Inflatable Roof - 11.5 m span
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NIXUS Container Building with Inflatable Roof
NIXUS Container Building with Inflatable Roof and 2 Containers
NIXUS Container Building with Inflatable Roof - Gable End
NIXUS Container Building with Inflatable Roof - Inside View

INFLATABLE ROOF – CONFIGURATION

NIXUS Inflatable Container Building - Drawings
Nixus PRO SI Military Tent
NIXUS PRO ST Heavy Duty Military Tent
Nixus PRO SH Military Tent
Nixus PRO SH Military Tents configured with central hub

INFLATABLE ROOF – COMPONENTS

1 ISO Containers
2 Anchors
3 Main Beams
4 Canopy
5 Spacers
6 Anti-slip PVC Floor
7 Gable Wall
8 Half-moon Wall
9 Door, RSD or Gate