Two-Storey BigSteelBox Structure Housed on a Barge off BC Coast

BigSteelBox Structures recently completed a 2-storey structure for the Western Canada Marine Response Corporation (WCMRC), an emergency response organization that mitigates the environmental impact of marine oil spills in order to protect the oceans, wildlife and the public.

What is so unique about this structure is that it is housed on a barge, just off the coast of BC, so it had to be completely self-contained. And, since BigSteelBoxes are composed of corten corrugated steel and built to withstand the heavy abuse and constant movement of ocean travel, they were the perfect material for this structure!

The building was structurally engineered out of four 40-foot shipping containers and features two bathrooms, a lunch room, a patio, an open upper floor/common area, and water and septic tanks on board.

This structure was designed, engineered and built in under six weeks! Check out some photos of this project below. Learn more about our Products and Design Build structures.

  • This 2-storey structure is composed of four 40-foot BigSteelBoxes.
  • Composed of corten corrugated steel, BigSteelBoxes are built to withstand the abuse and constant movement of ocean travel.
  • This building is completely self-contained with water and septic tanks on board.
  • This structure is equipped with two bathrooms.
  • The BigSteelBox Structure on the Western Canada Marine Response Corporation barge.
  • This structurally engineered building features two bathrooms, a lunch room, a patio, and open upper floor/common area.


Posted by arlen texas on
thats so cool. how much did it cost roughly? im intereted.
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