Cost Efficient & Green
The efficient double-curvature structure of a dome silo conserves construction materials by using less materials to enclose more storage volume than any other comparative structure. During construction, as well as during operation, the dome silo more efficiently contains potentially harmful environmental contaminants.
Locally available concrete and steel minimize the need for long-distance transportation to the site of specialized building materials or components, thus eliminating unnecessary energy consumption and resulting pollution. The double-curvature structure uses overall less construction materials to enclose comparatively more storage volume, thus minimizing unnecessary consumption of natural resources. The unique construction method eliminates significant amounts of construction waste, and the dome-contained construction reduces dissipation of construction-related dust emissions. The completed structure more efficiently prevents potential pollution or contamination of air or water from stored products. Local materials, less waste, and reduced environmental impact result in overall savings and increased public acceptance of a greener project.