WHY DOME BUILDINGS

BENEFITS OF DOME STRUCTURES

There are many benefits of domes vs. traditional structures:

  • Cost effective long span construction
  • Ultra safe construction with FEMA 361 rated capacity to deal with tornados, hurricanes and earthquakes in an unequaled way
  • Very energy efficient – reducing heating and cooling by nearly half compared to the same sized standard construction
  • FEMA funds may be available to aid in the construction costs when used as community shelters for times of crisis

monolithic DOMES construction

The thin shell concrete construction method used to build domes costs less money per square foot than other Type I structures.

Thin shell technology has been around for centuries, seen as early as the Pantheon in Rome, Italy. What once was a very expensive construction system has now become extremely cost effective due to new methods in creating the concrete thin shell.

The current method of construction for dome shells has been in continuous use for over 30 years. There are thousands of thin shell domes built in this method all over the world.