Dome Building Technology General Advantages:
Dome Building Technology is a thin wall reinforced concrete shell structure. The structure provides safe shelter for the people in the area with typhoons, hurricanes, earthquakes, tornadoes, fires and other threatening natural disasters. This technique is an effective alternative to conventional methods. It is a structure cast in a one-piece form. A curve rotated about a central axis to form a surface, creates a Dome. Dome Building Technology are not only unique and eye catching, but studies have shown them to be exponentially energy efficient. They use 80 to 90 percent less energy than traditionally built structure of similar size.
A dome starts as a concrete ring foundation, reinforced with steel rebar. Fabricated to a proper shape and size, the Airform is attached to the ring base. Polyurethane foam are sprayed on the interior surface of the inflated Airform. Steel reinforcing rebar is attached to the foam, using a specially engineered layout of hoop (horizontal) and vertical steel rebar. Shotcrete is sprayed on the interior of the dome, embedding the rebar.
Dome Building Technology are a SMART BUY! Here's why:
The Dome Building Technology has many different aspects that make it the best choice in construction. Domes are extremely durable and strong. While the average building life is measured in decades, the Dome Building Technology can be measured in centuries. They are fire, water, and wind resistant, making them impervious to hurricanes, tornadoes, fires and other threatening natural disasters. In one instance, after Hurricane Frances hit the coast of Florida, a dome built right on the shore was one of the only buildings left standing. The residents simply closed their hurricane shutters and let the storm pass, their home suffering very little damage.
Stability and Protection Against Hurricane
“Dome of a Home,” a luxurious, beachfront, vacation-resort in Pensacola Beach, Florida, has SURVIVED THREE HURRICANES: Ivan in Sept. 2004, Dennis in July 2005, Katrina in Aug. 2005. For maximum hurricane protection, this dome's front stairs were designed to breakaway, providing an escape route through the garage for the storm surge.
Stability and Protection Against Fire
Aug. 11, 2002 - “Vista Dhome” was engulfed in but survived a fire that took 675 firefighters and 24 hours of intense fire fighting to finally extinguish. Fire Captain told the owners, “Well, you do know that if this structure had been made of normal construction that you would have a pile of ashes now.”
Stability and Protection Against Earthquake
The Tainan Office Dome, in Taichung Taiwan, survived a 7.7 earthquake in 1999 that moved a mountain, killed 2415 people and did $10 billion of damage. Two conventional buildings next to this Dome were leveled.
Stability and Protection Against Storm Surge
Stability and Protection Against Thermal Discomfort
Stability and Protection Against Stray Bullets
Stability and Protection Against Corrosion
Stability and Protection Against Water Seepage
Stability and Protection Against Termites
Stability and Protection Against Rising Energy Costs
Stability and Protection Against Outside Noise
Stability and Protection Against Maintenance
2) Economy, Aesthetic and Comfort:
The Dome Building Technology is not only disaster proof, but also extremely efficient. The dome structure allows for a wide variety of floor plan designs because it needs no interior support. This allows you to take advantage of the wide open space of your building. Because of the structure’s tightness, they conserve vast amounts of energy, making them more cost effective to run and heat. In a regular stick home, the amount of airflow going through the home is equal to having a door open all the time. The Dome Building Technology, however, is so well insulated and tight that the airflow amounts to an opening the size of two pencils.
A dome is also significantly easier to maintain than a regular building. There is no worry about roof repairs, wood rot, termite damage or any other sort of inconvenient maintenance required in a conventional structure.
The Beautiful Dome of a Home located in Pensacola Beach, Florida. Reserach convinced them to build a Dome Building Technology that could withstand 300+mph winds and tremendous storm surges. The home survived a force 4 hurricanes. The home has been featured on the Travel Channel, the Weather Channel, HGTV, and many more. It was built in 2003.
Home Features:1) Spacious living area — every level of dome has comfortable conversation areas with inviting spots.
2) Loft — young guests love climbing up into the lofts at Dome of a Home.
3) Gourmet chef — masterfully designed kitchen with pleasure to work in and maintain.
4) Ultimate privacy — master bedroom features a canopied, fully curtained queen-size bed.
5) Master bath — you can relax in the generously proportioned whirlpool tub or on a soft leather sofa.
6) Five (5) guest bedroom — has a comfortable, queen-size bed and an unusual chest.
7) Guest bath — includes lighted mirrors and plenty of storage space.
8) Patio — walls enhanced with swaying palms and blue skies make the beach seem like a part of this enclosed patio.
9) Cookout — dome of a Home’s grill area provides everything but the steaks.
10)Balcony — curves around the dome.