Our Purpose

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The Purpose And Mission Of The ISBU Association

_________________________________________________________________________________ The principle focus of the ISBU Association is to develop and promote accurate  ISBU educational programs, information, materials and tools globally. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________      • The term ISBU is the acronym for Intermodal Steel Building Unit.      • The term ISBUA is the acronym for Intermodal Steel Building Unit Association. The ISBU Association was founded in 2006 and is a “grass roots” global trade organization consisting of architects, engineers, building contractors, designers, military, colleges, universities, financial agencies, relief organizations, shipping container dealers, and of course, the avid DIY enthusiasts. Our organization now serves thousands of global members in more than 200 countries of the world. The original name in 2006 was the Container Home Association, and our name was later legally changed to the ISBU Association in 2008 to better represent the broad use of this Container technology. Our organization is a dedicated Advocate for the promotion of ISBU technology, and promoting laws and ordinances globally that allow easier and less complicated use for building and construction. Our purpose and responsibility is more important today than ever before. The Shipping Container Home trend continues to grow rapidly, but so also does the sale and discussion of bad information and improper construction concepts. There is very much inaccurate information out there regarding this very versatile and important technology.                                            Thousands of global members in more than 200 countries of the world.                      [Graphics: ISBU Association]

ISBU Association Focus

To inform, educate, promote, and protect... To be a nucleus organization for all persons, businesses and organizations interested in the    proper promotion and use of ISBU modules, Container technology and education. To inform the public and business sectors regarding the many uses for ISBU shipping container    modules, their strength, longevity, sustainability, unlimited storage and construction uses. To educate building contractors, architects, engineers, designers, government building    inspectors and the Eco-Green advocates on how to best use ISBU Technology in various types    of construction projects. To promote their construction, storage, safety and ecological benefits. To protect the consumer against fraudulent and unethical ISBU contractors, manufacturers,    promoters, consultants,and information in the industry. To protect the contractors from unethical ISBU Shipping Container distributors, low grade ISBU    products, and improper construction procedures that can cost them profit and credibility. To develop and provide credible educational products, materials, and educational programs. To assist governments and global organizations in the development of proper Building Codes    using ISBU construction modules. We urge you to Join the ISBU Association and learn how you can benefit from ISBU Shipping Container construction, products and it's Eco-Green related technologies.

About The ISBU Association (aka, Container Home Association)

The ISBU Association was formed in 2006 by a few International businessmen who were passionate with the concept of using Shipping Containers for construction but found no information or organized body from which to obtain credible information. The organization was first based in Hong Kong using the offices of the American businessman who spearheaded the creation of the new organization. In the beginning the Organization was known as  the Container Home Association. Although both names are often used, the legal name of the Container Home Association was later changed to the ISBU Association when the headquarters were moved to the United States in the fall of 2008. In the beginning, the name Container Home Association seemed very appropriate, but within the first year we learned that less than 50% of our readers and Members were using the Containers for housing, the balance were interested for various other construction projects. The name was legally changed to the ISBU Association to better fit the technical term for a shipping container which was used for storage or construction purposes. That name was ISBU, or ISBU module, and was adopted by the US military in the early 1970’s to clearly distinguish the  ISO Container from one used for shipping cargo or one used for storage and construction.  Thus, ISBU was the overall appropriate term to use. Although both names are frequently used, the legal name of the Container Home Association  was officially changed to the ISBU Association when the headquarters were moved to the United States in the fall of 2008. The formal ISBUA organization that you see today is relatively new (10 years old in 2016). The people involved in it's formation were a simple group of "grass roots" individuals who saw the potential of shipping container technology; it's valuable strength and recyclability, but found no organized group or information resources for ISBU shipping container construction or governmental mediation.

An Exploding Technology

The ISBUA organization was officially formed to coordinate the explosion of interest in Container Homes, Container Offices, Emergency Housing, Safe Rooms and Storage units by interested American consumers, designers, building contractors and businessmen. By 2007 the interest support and membership in the ISBU Association was also surging globally. The principal Founder of the ISBUA was a third generation American businessman who owned an international consulting business with offices in China and Hong Kong. These cities were the point of origin for most of the surplus of thousands of shipping containers sitting idle in the US in 2006, not including the containers sitting in other countries of the world.                                                                                                                                                                                               [Photo: ISBU Association] But by June 2008 and through 2009 the number of surplus shipping containers sitting in the US and other countries of the world was near zero. Many people have been very interested in the recyclable ISBU construction for years, however the ISBU Association is the only organization to finally research, organize, promote and educate on the use and benefits of ISBU shipping container construction. There are many US and European companies and individuals who have been key players in the growth and interest of ISBU architecture and housing development.  The ISBU Association is an important advocate organized to promote, educate and highlight all these important advancements.

Not Just Recycling

Our purpose is not simply to reduce the stores of shipping containers globally, but to also promote the use of ISBU modules, new or used, as one of the safest, strongest, and most flexible, recyclable and sustainable construction. and storage technologies available.

Global Benefits Surged

As the US & International housing and economy was quickly sliding downward in 2008 and 2009, the interest in ISBU housing, including ISBU Integrated housing, and storage units was rising at an even faster rate.  By January 2009 the interest and growth of ISBU technology and ISBUA memberships had grown more than 300% over the 2008 figures, even with the global economic downturn The interest in Eco-Green construction is a certain trend--the interest in the ISBU technology has become one of the fastest growing Eco-Green trends. The global interest in ISBU modules for housing and construction has remained steady globally and continues the surge substantially each year. We continue to urge you to Join the ISBU Association to support the trend, and learn how you can benefit from ISBU Shipping Container construction, products and it's Eco-Green related technologies.
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Our Purpose

To inform, educate, promote, and protect…

The Purpose And Mission Of The ISBU Association ____________________________________________________________ The principle focus of the ISBU Association is to develop and promote accurate  ISBU educational programs, information, materials and tools globally. ___________________________________________________________________________    • The term ISBU is the acronym for          Intermodal Steel Building Unit.    • The term ISBUA is the acronym for          Intermodal Steel Building Unit Association. The ISBU Association was founded in 2006 and is a “grass roots” global trade organization consisting of architects, engineers, building contractors, designers, military, colleges, universities, financial agencies, relief organizations, shipping container dealers, and of course, the avid DIY enthusiasts. Our organization now serves thousands of global members in more than 200 countries of the world. The original name in 2006 was the Container Home Association, and our name was later legally changed to the ISBU Association in 2008 to better represent the broad use of this Container technology. Our organization is a dedicated Advocate for the promotion of ISBU technology, and promoting laws and ordinances globally that allow easier and less complicated use for building and construction. Our purpose and responsibility is more important today than ever before. The Shipping Container Home trend continues to grow rapidly, but so also does the sale and discussion of bad information and improper construction concepts. There is very much inaccurate information out there regarding this very versatile and important technology.                                                                                                                               [Graphics: ISBU Association]                          Thousands of global members in more than 200 countries of the world. ISBU Association Focus To inform, educate, promote, and protect... To be a nucleus organization for all persons, businesses and    organizations interested in the proper promotion and use of ISBU    modules, Container technology and education. To inform the public and business sectors regarding the many uses for    ISBU shipping container modules, their strength, longevity,    sustainability, unlimited storage and construction uses. To educate building contractors, architects, engineers, designers,    government building inspectors and the Eco-Green advocates on how    to best use ISBU Technology in various types of construction projects. To promote their construction, storage, safety and ecological benefits. To protect the consumer against fraudulent and unethical ISBU    contractors, manufacturers, promoters, consultants,and information    in the industry. To protect the contractors from unethical ISBU Shipping Container    distributors, low grade ISBU products, and improper construction    procedures that can cost them profit and credibility. To develop and provide credible educational products, materials, and    educational programs. To assist governments and global organizations in the development of    proper Building Codes using ISBU construction modules. We urge you to Join the ISBU Association and learn how you can benefit from ISBU Shipping Container construction, products and it's Eco-Green related technologies. About The ISBU Association (aka, Container Home Association) The ISBU Association was formed in 2006 by a few International businessmen who were passionate with the concept of using Shipping Containers for construction but found no information or organized body from which to obtain credible information. The organization was first based in Hong Kong using the offices of the American businessman who spearheaded the creation of the new organization. In the beginning the Organization was known as  the Container Home Association. Although both names are often used, the legal name of the Container Home Association was later changed to the ISBU Association when the headquarters were moved to the United States in the fall of 2008. In the beginning, the name Container Home Association seemed very appropriate, but within the first year we learned that less than 50% of our readers and Members were using the Containers for housing, the balance were interested for various other construction projects. The name was legally changed to the ISBU Association to better fit the technical term for a shipping container which was used for storage or construction purposes. That name was ISBU, or ISBU module, and was adopted by the US military in the early 1970’s to clearly distinguish the  ISO Container from one used for shipping cargo or one used for storage and construction.  Thus, ISBU was the overall appropriate term to use. Although both names are frequently used, the legal name of the Container Home Association was officially changed to the ISBU Association when the headquarters were moved to the United States in the fall of 2008. The formal ISBUA organization that you see today is relatively new (10 years old in 2016). The people involved in it's formation were a simple group of "grass roots" individuals who saw the potential of shipping container technology; it's valuable strength and recyclability, but found no organized group or information resources for ISBU shipping container construction or governmental mediation. An Exploding Technology The ISBUA organization was officially formed to coordinate the explosion of interest in Container Homes, Container Offices, Emergency Housing, Safe Rooms and Storage units by interested American consumers, designers, building contractors and businessmen. By 2007 the interest support and membership in the ISBU Association was also surging globally. The principal Founder of the ISBUA was a third generation American businessman who owned an international consulting business with offices in China and Hong Kong. These cities were the point of origin for most of the surplus of thousands of shipping containers sitting idle in the US in 2006, not including the containers sitting in other countries of the world.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     [Photo: ISBU Association] But by June 2008 and through 2009 the number of surplus shipping containers sitting in the US and other countries of the world was near zero. Many people have been very interested in the recyclable ISBU construction for years, however the ISBU Association is the only organization to finally research, organize, promote and educate on the use and benefits of ISBU shipping container construction. There are many US and European companies and individuals who have been key players in the growth and interest of ISBU architecture and housing development.  The ISBU Association is an important advocate organized to promote, educate and highlight all these important advancements. Not Just Recycling Our purpose is not simply to reduce the stores of shipping containers globally, but to also promote the use of ISBU modules, new or used, as one of the safest, strongest, and most flexible, recyclable and sustainable construction. and storage technologies available. Global Benefits Surged As the US & International housing and economy was quickly sliding downward in 2008 and 2009, the interest in ISBU housing, including ISBU Integrated housing, and storage units was rising at an even faster rate.  By January 2009 the interest and growth of ISBU technology and ISBUA memberships had grown more than 300% over the 2008 figures, even with the global economic downturn The interest in Eco-Green construction is a certain trend--the interest in the ISBU technology has become one of the fastest growing Eco-Green trends. The global interest in ISBU modules for housing and construction has remained steady globally and continues the surge substantially each year. We continue to urge you to Join the ISBU Association to support the trend, and learn how you can benefit from ISBU Shipping Container construction, products and it's Eco-Green related technologies.
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