History of the Dome
An Ancient Architectural Form... A Modern Solution for Today's Structural Requirements.
Throughout history, the dome has been the architectural form of choice wherever
efficiency and strength are required of a structure. From the simple igloo that
shelters the Arctic hunter through the ravages of a blinding storm, to the awe-inspiring
magnificence of the Sistine Chapel, the dome has been used in every culture, on
every continent, as one of man's most versatile constructions.
Today, modern construction techniques and materials reinforce the dome's position
as the most classically versatile of all structures. The insulated concrete dome
is the ideal solution wherever strength combined with low construction costs are
called for. Compared to other types of structures, the domes encloses more volume
with the greatest floor area, and the least amount of surface area and perimeter.
Superbly energy-efficient, fire-safe, and with an inherent strength that enables
it to withstand whatever nature throws at it, hurricanes, earthquakes, even tornadoes.
It's no wonder that the modern concrete dome is experiencing a surge of popularity
throughout the world.