Strength to support loads from inside and out
Our thin-shell domes are constructed using the shotcrete method: Multiple applications of shotcrete materials and reinforcing steel rebar are applied until the necessary design thickness is achieved and the dome is superior in its strength.
When completed, this steel-reinforced dome is capable of bearing greater loads and withstanding more extreme weather than any other structure of similar capacity and cost.
The strongest structure in the world
With each project carefully completed to engineer specifications, the result is a precise dome, nature’s perfectly strong shape. The dome’s double curvature requires no interior supports or beams to obstruct views or clog open spaces; it also provides excellent strength from every direction—important for a dome that might support balconies, mezzanines, walkways, press boxes, scoreboards, and AV equipment.
Built to last
Protected from water and extreme temperature fluctuations, the concrete structure has the potential to last centuries. Maintenance is virtually nonexistent too.
Domes function well as strong safety shelters. Even if a building isn’t destined to become a community safe house, customers can feel a greater sense of confidence knowing their structure is supremely secure.
In the United States, FEMA has hired Dome Technology to construct multiple emergency shelters, which must meet stringent requirements including the ability to withstand projectiles and their impact force. A dome can resist high impact loads without requiring interior beams, thanks largely to our construction process.