Benefits of Dome Construction
The modern insulated, reinforced concrete dome offers wide design flexibility and
benefits for both industrial and architectural applications. With the combination
of the shape, materials and the process, our domes have outstanding features including
Lower Construction Costs
Domes are often more economical when compared to large conventional free span structures.
High Energy Efficiency
With a totally seamless layer of polyurethane insulation sandwiched outside of the
concrete and under the roof membrane, the dome easily regulates its internal temperature.
A 50% savings of energy can easily be attained over a conventional building.
The dome is constructed inside the enclosed airform®, enabling construction
to progress rapidly regardless of weather.
Better Space Utilization
Bearing walls and columns are not required even in extremely large domes.
With the exterior protection of polyurethane insulation and the waterproof roof
membrane, the steel reinforced concrete dome will not weather or decay. The life
span of these buildings will be measured in centuries.
The monolithic concrete dome is probably the strongest building that can be built
with a specific amount of time and materials. This means it has very high resistance
to the natural forces of earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes, and floods. Dome Survives Hurricane