Executive Summary - qüb9 Shipping Container Architecture

Executive Summary - qüb9 ARCHITECTURE: Shipping container converters + fabricators of modular and portable buildings, structures



Shipping container retail pop up


9, Inc. (qüb9 “cube9” ) is a converter and fabricator of ISO intermodal shipping containers in Rochester, New York.  The company fabricates:
·       permanent and temporary modular buildings / architecture
·       portable pop-up, small business and experiential marketing platforms
·       CLEANspaceTM decontamination units, waste water labs, offices

qüb9 fabricates both stock and custom structures while providing optional design, engineering, architecture and installation services.  Distribution throughout North America.

qüb9 is a privately held, woman-owned, New York entity.

qüb9's "Mission" is simple: "create durable, noteworthy, flexible and affordable structures that deliver immediate and sustained returns-on-investment”

qüb9 RETAIL:
·       Portable pop-up retail shops, boutiques, food service, cafés, marketing platforms
·       Guerilla / experiential marketing, immersive branding activations
·       Consulting, design, deployment

qüb9 ARCHITECTURE:        
·       Commercial, Mixed-Use, Multi-Family, Auxiliary, Add-on structures
·       Consulting, design, project management, installation / integration

·       CLEANspaceTM asbestos / lead abatement worker decontamination shower units;             OSHA, NYSDOL compliant, HAZWOPER
·       ANUA® portable wastewater and water-quality labs, offices
·       Job-site offices, meeting spaces, workshops, storage, material handling solutions
·       Public safety, command, first responder, emergent-use structures, holding
·       Consulting, design

·       Neighborhood / small business development
·       Community service / outreach platforms; temporary or permanent
·       Consulting, design, project management, installation / integration  

·       Sound, stage, conditioned talent spaces / green rooms, recording / practice
·       Portable vending / food service solutions

·       DUNS: 080107128
·       EIN: 47-3904550
·       SIC: 3441; 3448
·       NAICS: 332311, 344801, 34480101, 4460403, 327390, 321992, 321212, 3141919,               217390, 344699,
·       GSA: accounts vary by product

1.     Precision, Strength, Durability:  qüb9 containers are certified structurally and               dimensionally compliant to ISO. Robotically fabricated of special corrosion resistant       steel, qüb9 containers yield a lifetime of rough-use service and exposure. The                 structural integrity of qüb9 structures eclipses that of conventional buildings,                 materials and methods.

2.     Economy of Process:  Because qüb9 products are primarily intended as conditioned       spaces, they share about 90% of the same production processes. This affords                 company deliverables of exceptionally high-quality workmanship at rates 20%-40%         lower than would-be competitors.

3.     Exoskeletal LEGO®bility: qüb9’s implementation of BLOX-methodTM delivers 3                 valuable features to modular architectural components:
·       Permits execution of elevated, bridged, cantilevered and high aspect ratio building         design elements.
·       Creates snap-in-place simplicity, reducing building installation time to days.
·       Site work/foundation expenses are reduced to a fraction of conventional.

4.     Building Performance IP:  qüb9 acquired container-specific energy technologies             from Genesee Tank & Container in 2014. After testing of conventional materials               revealed significant gaps in both calculated and stated performance metrics,                   Genesee developed sustainable, BECP compliant, applications and performance               standards.

5.     Reduced Overhead / Cost of Sales:  In 2015, qüb9 purchased Genesee assets               only.  After retooling and integrating acquired technologies, qüb9 sought to                   construct a reduced overhead, flexible business model that mirrored the features of       their pop-up products – much of qüb9’s physical plant operates from specialized,           portable, container-based job-shops. Container offices coming soon!

    BLOX-SystemTM  and BLOX-MethodTM are trademarks of Genesee Container Co. and qüb9, Inc.
     LEGO® is a registered trademark of The LEGO Group


Note: Fees are typically credited back upon placement of order.
Conceptual, Consulting;
Schematics: 2D/3D modeling, rendering;
Construction Documents;
Government, contractor relations; 
Install supervison;
Site work, establish grade, supervision;
Mail, Printing, Copying; 
Professional services; require Services Agreement and NDA:

Professional Services: Licensed Architect(AIA) and Structural Engineer(PE) on staff
Interior/Ergonomic Design: Designer(ASID) on staff & fixtures, furnishings, lighting
Structure Design Services: Designer on staff utilizing CAD, BIM, 2D/3D platforms
Graphic Design: Designer on staff utilizing Illustrator, PhotoShop, Serif DrawPlus

Graphics Output: Paint, Vinyl, Sublimation, Plasma cutting
Marketing/Demographics: In-house consulting, contract
Footers/Foundations: on staff; contract excavating, owner’s Engineer
Construction: General carpentry, steel framing, finish
Roofing: On staff, limited to RIM elastomeric coatings and membrane over ISO
Energy: Proprietary applications; spray foam, aerogel, cellulose, coatings, thermal breaks

  • HVAC: On staff for ductless mini-splits, air handlers, radiant and space heaters only
  • Electrical: On staff for isolated on-board systems only
  • Plumbing: On staff for closed onboard systems only    
  • Photovoltaic: On staff limited to kit installs and upgrades
  • Indoor Air Quality: On contract

Fenestration: Full compliment of installations including curtain wall and storefront glass
Structural Steel: In-house fabrication as required, Engineer(PE) on staff
Sheet Metal : Shearing, stamping, forming, 3/16” brake, tube bending, channel brake
Machine Shop: Bridgeport vertical mill, turret lathe, 5-ton press, cold saw, presses.
Welding/Cutting:  Certified MIG, TIG, stick; plasma cutting, CNC plasma, oxyacetylene
Metal Preparation: In-house, Certified pursuant to SSPC Surface Preparation Standards
Coatings: In-house pressure pot, single/multi-stage industrial coatings, elastomerics
Woodmill: Contract
Casework: In-house: basic mill equipment; face frames, panels, box assembly
Wood Finishing: In-house stain, coatings and simple wood and panel finishing,


  • 6600SF of physical plant on 2.8 acre yard, 4-ton jib crane, 8-ton gantry crane, located on active CSX rail spur.                 Company operates a bonded yard
  • Business office and design studio are located downtown Rochester, New York
  • All facilities are within 3 minutes of I-490  

                                      Retail / Experiential Marketing + Branding:
qüb9 RETAIL delivers to end-users and agencies: pop-up retail and guerilla marketing platforms for immersive branding and experiential marketing strategies. These include boutique shops, bistros, coffee shops, portable event and vending platforms, offices, galleria. Clients receive a fully customized brand experience with optional deployment and activations. 3D project modeling available or, select a stock or customizable product with modifications to fit.

                                                          Design + Build:
qüb9 ARCHITECTURE offers both contract design + build of custom commercial, mixed-use, multi-family + specialty container-based structures.  We design for stand-alone + integration into conventional structures. Components are available in 1 of 3 phases of completion;
   1.  container fabrication only;
   2.  fabrication + building envelope;
   3.  finished container structure including installations

qüb9 also delivers ready-modular components to developers, general contractors and the DIY marketplace in nearly any phase of completion. 

                                               Environmental Service Platforms:
qüb9 ENVIRONMENTAL manufactures industrial-grade OSHA + State compliant HAZMAT decontamination shower       units for Asbestos, Lead, Cadmium, Hexavalent Chromium and other filtrations. The company also builds portable         HAZWOPER first response modules, customized waste-water labs, offices and other portable environmental solutions   serving: industry, institutional, government, demolition, construction and abatement contractors.

Select a Product / Line. Call us to discuss your specifications or, retain qüb9 design services – design fees are typically refundable upon event of order. The process is collaborative, fast and efficient. Portable pop-up platforms go from contract to deployment in as few as 60-days. A small modular building can go from construction documents to code-compliant installation in as few as 90-days.

Let qüb9 help you imagine, and then deliver, your next project - anywhere in the world.

1+ 585.484.1808



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