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.
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.
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.
- Above - 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.