APIMET self-supporting roofs have multiple applications, but one of them is very interesting--covering spaces for storage, for sports activity, open work areas, etc.--made up of maritime containers that have been positioned to make up the structure and foundation of the space.
The covering of spaces using maritime containers and APIMET's self-supporting roof system is very interesting in several regards:
- Economic: The roofing system is affordable, since, by using the containers, we can forego the structure and enclosure, and the construction of the foundation is minimal. Likewise, the value of maritime containers is not high, since, in most cases, they are no longer used for transport as the useful life they were designed to have has ended and, because of their condition, they are abandoned, accumulate, and deteriorate.
- Eco-friendly: The exemplar of the prefabricated and modular recycled construction is the maritime container. Because we do not have to lay foundations, the construction is dry, so we forego the water consumption normally used for mixing concrete.
- Innovative: Although this system is already known to the world, it remains uncommon, and the compositions that can be made with maritime containers allow us to play with designs and, in this sense, they allow for a significant degree of innovation.
- Mobility: The system can be completely disassembled, as the roofs are screwed into place and the containers can be transported in trucks, for which they were especially designed. There is an international network of systems, machinery, vehicles, and other methods prepared for the transportation of maritime containers.
- Fast execution: Spaces with self-supporting containers and roofs can be created with great speed. This is one of the great advantages of assembling a building of this type, since, not only do we not have to lay a foundation, but also the positioning and assembly of the containers can be done very quickly, setting up a self-supporting roof as the last step.
APIMET's self-supporting roofs are designed to be installed on the inner or outer edges of the containers; these roofs can either be curved or flat and can be adapted to the dimensions of the containers and the width between them. For open ends, there is an option to close them with other containers, leaving the space completely closed.
Depending on the dimensions to be covered, we will use some of the available sections (AP200, AP250, or AP300) either curved or flat, selecting the thickness of the material and the appropriate curve radius to optimize the structure, obtaining different benefits with each option according to the technical or design requirements that each case requires.