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Smart Box Wins EGBC 2015 Award in Green Building System Category

Award recognises container conversion as green alternative to traditional construction Dubai-UAE: Smart Box Industries LLC, the region’s pioneers in containerised construction, won EGBC 2015 ‘Green Building System’ Award during the recently held ceremony at Al Murooj Rotana Hotel in Dubai. Smart Box won this award for being the manufacturer of the headquarters of Geo-Chem Middle..

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SMART Public Toilets

Addressing the dire need for a good public toilet system in urban pockets, Smart Box revealed a first of its kind, cutting edge public toilet unit conceptualized specifically for smart cities, at the recently concluded Water, Energy, Technology and Environment Exhibition (WETEX) 2015. Converted from a 20 ft shipping container, the ‘plug & play’ smart..

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D3 – New Project

So what happens when cutting edge technology shakes hands with Arabic architectural sensibilities? The answer is what you see at Dubai Design District (d3). Smart Box Industries LLC manufactured the shell and core components for the project, comprising individual clusters of 4 – 6 containers each. A total of 76 containers (combinations of 20 and..

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Smart Box completes modular construction

Smart Box Industries LLC, the region’s leading modular construction specialist, has pioneered a novel, eco-friendly trend in modular construction through converting commissioned off shipping containers into habitable spaces. Composed largely of recycled materials well past its initial intended use, container buildings leave minimal carbon footprint while providing enduring structural framework that can be adapted to..

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Container-sized living is not far-fetched

Smart Box Industries makes a case for creating living space from containers Ever consider working from a container? It needn’t be as far-fetched as one might think, even for those with the means to go for a standard office space. Smart Box Industries converts shipping containers that have been commissioned off into work spaces. The..

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UAE office made from shipping containers

The new regional headquarters of cargo-inspection company Geochem has been built out of 42 shipping containers by Dubai company Smartbox. Jeffrey E Biteng / The National A building made entirely out of shipping containers might not sound like the most glamorous place to work, but staff at a unique new office will tell you it..

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Amazing container homes and offices made in UAE

As a child Arjun Menon’s favourite pastime was building things with Lego – and he still does it, at 34. Only now, those blocks are bigger, made of steel, and the designs tend to be larger in scale: he uses repurposed shipping containers to create environment-friendly buildings. “It’s just like Lego blocks you ?can stack..

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DSF’s sustainable practices: Green vision, rosy future

In line with the spirit of Expo 2020, the DSF has taken an innovative step towards a greener community, launching the region’s first sustainable fashion and lifestyle marketplace made from shipping containers. 
Suresh Pattali finds out the DSF’s sustainable practices and what more can be done to shore them up. Ten years ago, in a..

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Smart Box Industries’ Geo-Chem Project Sets Green Trend in Modular Construction

Dubai-based investors find shipping container conversion increasingly viable as construction option Smart Box Industries LLC, the region’s leading modular construction specialist, has pioneered a novel, eco-friendly trend in modular construction through converting commissioned off shipping containers into habitable spaces. Composed largely of recycled materials well past its initial intended use, container buildings leave minimal carbon..

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