The construction of your Monolithic Dome is a relatively easy process.

Shown here with in a five step illustration.

Step 1

The foundation is pored and constructed.

Step 2

The Airform kit is then inflated.

You can order any size diameter with options  for doors, windows.etc. included.

 

Step 3

The polyurethane foam insulation is then applied.

 

Step 4

Next reinforcing steel is then applied.

 

Step 5

Shotcrete is applied.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1997 HIGH SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION

GYMNASIUM-CHAPEL/AUDITORIUM

COMPARISON

FACTOR

CONVENTIONAL 
BUILDING

MONOLITHIC DOME

FIRST COST (SHELL)

(ABOUT 34,000-SQ.FT)

($24.70-27.00/SQ.FT)

$1,700,000 (APPROXIMATELY)

$919,000 -- Tall dome

$840,000 -- Low dome

COMPLETE

$2,900,000

$1,598,000 $47/sq.ft.

$2,210,000 $65/sq.ft

YEARLY ENERGY

$20,000-30,000(NSP-ESTIMATE)

$10,000-15,000 (40-50%)

FIRE SAFETY

WILL BE DESTROYED

FIREPROOF

FIRE INSURANCE

100% (Estimate $3845/yr)

10-25% ($385-961/yr)

WEATHER

CAN BE DESTROYED

TORNADO PROOF!

SPEED OF CONSTRUCTION

AVERAGE

SHELL IN 3-4 WEEKS

DESIGN

CONVENTIONAL

DIFFERENT (ATTRACTIVE)

ACOUSTICS

AVERAGE - POOR

EXCELLENT

SEATING

AVERAGE

EXCELLENT (UNOBSTRUCTED)

ESTHETICS

COST LIMITED

COST LIMITED

MAINTENANCE (*)

"FLAT ROOF" EXTENSIVE

LOWEST KNOWN

BUILDING LIFE

30-100 YEARS

100-500 YEARS

EXPERIENCE

DEPENDS ON CONTRACTOR

700+DOMES/22 YEARS

LOCAL CONTENT/SUPPLIERS

90% ESTIMATE

85% ESTIMATE

(*) (Coat with a fiberglass "paint" at 10-15 years or immediately for a permanent color fast "roof". Cost about $.25/sq.ft.material and labor $.25/sq.ft. Dome 39,500-43,500sq. ft. = $22,219-24,969) No other protection from normal vandalism required for shell.
 

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