Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Sea Box Wins Approval for Structural Building Modules


This past month, Sea Box’s Structural Building Materials from Shipping Containers received an evaluation report, from the International Code Council’s Evaluation Service.

This report provides evidence that the Sea Box Containerized Construction Element (CCE) meets IBC 2015 and IRC 2015 code requirements as a structural building module. Building officials, architects, contractors, specifiers, designers and others can now employ ICC-ES ESR-4082 as a basis for utilizing or approving Sea Box CCEs in construction projects under the International Building Code.

ICC-ES thoroughly examined Sea Box's product information, test reports, calculations, quality control methods and other factors to ensure the product is code-compliant. Both Sea Box’s materials and quality control processes were reviewed and evaluated during the compilation of this report. As a result, each Sea Box building module manufactured from shipping container material will be labeled with a unique identification plate attesting to the product’s adherence to the standards set forth in both the International Building & Residential Codes.
A Sea Box ESR labeled container will streamline the calculations and approvals for any construction project that desires to utilize shipping containers as a main component in its structural design.

ICC-ES is a U.S. nonprofit, limited liability company that does technical evaluations of building products, components, methods, and materials. Its evaluation reports are intended to aid agencies that enforce building regulations by assisting them to determine code compliance.

Sea Box, Inc is a U.S. based small business, specializing in the design, customization, and manufacturing of ISO containers, modular buildings, and container accessories for both commercial and military applications

Thanks to Randy Soper of Sea Box for this important update.

For more information contact:
SEA BOX, Inc. 1 SEA BOX Drive East Riverton, NJ 08077-2022 P: 856-303-1101 E:


Anonymous said...

Not sure, but this article appears to push this product. I believe this will hurt the "modular" industry! What was in the container in the first place?

Coach said...

Anonymous, this article does seem to promote Sea Box and that is correct. They earned the right to be included in the modular housing industry with their approval by the ICC. Are they modular? Yep. Are tiny houses modular? Yep.

Until the media stops lumping every type of off site construction method as "modular" and begins using that term the way it should be used everything will be modular.

Wait a minute, there doesn't seem to be an easily recognized definition for modular. Until then expect to see more stories and PR for tiny houses, containers, finished wall panels and SIPs as well as what you and I personally recognize as modular.