Dome Construction and Their Benefits
Talking of domes, these are structures that have a number of benefits and some of these are such as their resistance to disasters, energy efficiency, cost effective and being so low in maintenance costs. Read on and learn more here on the mentioned benefits above in their details below.
Hurricanes and tornadoes have become such a common occurrence in some areas. For a structure to withstand the effects, devastating as they always are, it needs to have such a high resistance to wind. The wind resistance of domes is generally rated at as high as 200Mph and as such they tend to be so in a position to withstand such winds as in a tornado or hurricane. In fact, most of the dome constructions that were in the path of the hurricane that swept Florida back in the year 2004 survived and remained intact as opposed to the other structures neighboring them that weren’t dome shaped.
Added to this, you should consider the fact that there are some other natural disasters such as earthquakes that can wreck serious havoc on a property and domes have proved to be quite resistant as well to such. The reason for this is considering the fact that in the event that you have a dome shaped structure integrated with your floor plan, you will achieve so much when it comes to strengthening the whole building as a unit which in the end makes it quite resistant to such natural disasters as earthquakes that would shake it on its foundation.
One other beneficial feature there is with dome shaped structures that makes them the kind of structures to consider is that of their fire resistance as in most cases of such disasters, they have somewhat proved to be non combustible. Where there has been some exterior inferno touching on a dome, it is often the case that this gets to only cause some cosmetic damage on the exteriors of the dome, the outer layers are the parts that may be affected though minimally. This is looking at the fact that domes are typically designed to be of two layers and these are the polyurethane foam layer, which is the one that may be damaged by the fire, and the concrete layer that hardly burns and as such will act as such a good insulation to the interiors and prevents the heat and fire from spreading to the interiors.
More on the benefits of these kinds of structures, domes, consider the fact of them being low in costs of maintenance and overall insurance costs. This can be readily seen from the facts seen above that tell that domes are generally resistant to fires and some of these natural disasters like earthquakes and tornadoes which happen to be some of the most common risks as such lowering the rate of premium to pay for insurance the property.