集装箱房屋的轻质钢结构原则上非常类似于木框架结构，除了木框架构件由薄钢部件代替。 这里使用的钢部分被称为冷成形部分，这意味着它在室温下部分地形成或形成。 这与较厚的热轧部分形成对比，在较厚的热轧部分中，当钢熔化时形成较厚的热轧部分。 冷成形钢是通过将薄钢板引导通过一系列辊而形成的，每个辊都非常轻微地改变形状，将扁钢板转变成C形或S形横截面。
In principle, the light steel structure of the container house is very similar to the wood frame structure, except that the wood frame structure is replaced by thin steel parts. The steel part used here is called the cold formed part, which means it is partially formed or formed at room temperature. This is in contrast to the thicker hot rolled section, in which a thicker hot rolled section is formed when the steel melts. Cold formed steel is formed by guiding the sheet steel through a series of rollers, each of which changes its shape very slightly, transforming the flat steel plate into a C-shaped or S-shaped cross section.
这里使用的钢的厚度对于结构部分是约1至3mm，对于非结构部分是1至2mm。 部件的尺寸通常对应于木质部件：2“x4”和2“x6”是常见尺寸。 构造钢构件框架，然后在两侧涂覆干燥板以形成承载壁。 钢结构遵循建筑物的平台框架系统。 使用自攻螺钉连接组件。
The thickness of the steel used here is about 1 to 3mm for the structural part and 1 to 2mm for the non structural part. The dimensions of components usually correspond to wooden components: 2 "X4" and 2 "X6" are common dimensions. The steel member frame is constructed, and then dry plates are coated on both sides to form a bearing wall. The steel structure follows the platform frame system of the building. Use self tapping screws to connect components.
这里使用的钢涂有锌（称为镀锌）或锌和铝的混合物（有人称之为锌铝或镀锌）以防止腐蚀。 涂层的厚度可以变化以适应各种环境。 通常，海洋环境需要大程度的保护，而干旱干旱地区则少。
The steel used here is coated with zinc (known as zinc plating) or a mixture of zinc and aluminum (known as zinc aluminum or zinc plating) to prevent corrosion. The thickness of the coating can be varied to suit various environments. Generally, the marine environment needs to be protected to a large extent, while the arid and arid areas are few.