Construction trailer

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One-axle construction trailer
Modern construction trailer

Construction trailers are mobile structures (trailers) used to accommodate temporary offices, dining facilities and storage of building materials during construction projects.

Hook-ups[edit]

Typically, trailers need to be equipped with telephone lines and electrical power. Lavatories are usually provided for separately. They are often skid-mounted, on trailers, or put on piles. Construction trailers are often manufactured using traditional stick-frame construction. Intermodal containers are also being converted into construction trailers.

Use in different countries[edit]

United States[edit]

Municipalities can require the use of construction trailers to be subject to permit proceedings. The City of Fremont, California, for example, publishes its permit requirements on its municipal website.[1]

Construction trailers are ordinarily moved by heavy trucks but may also be moved by rail.

Europe[edit]

Wagenburg with several construction trailers in Switzerland

There are people in Europe, especially in German-speaking Europe, who live in trailers of this type, and in German there are words for a congregation of these trailers, Bauwagenplatz and Wagenburg.

In 2008 Norwegian media reported that two construction sites (of Byggmester Harald Langemyhr AS) had been housing Polish workers in construction trailers — 4 workers in each.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "City of Fremont, California municipal website". Retrieved 26 November 2010. 
  2. ^ http://www.dn.no/forsiden/naringsliv/article1352815.ece

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