Domes for architectural applications

Efficient in design, distinctive in appearance, unsurpassed in quality and value aluminium domes are as beautiful as they are efficient and enduring. The aluminium dome is a unique  triangulated space truss skinned with aluminium panels secured by a patented batten closure system. With an ability to offer clear spans from 10 to more than 300 meter aluminium domes are specified for churches, arenas, exhibition halls, planetariums, observatories and many other applications wherever clear-span roof systems are needed. Aluminium integrated structural frames are permanent and lightweight. Optional panel systems offer eye-dazzling options.

Dome Features:

  • able to withstand high loads by providing greater stiffness and strength to weight ratio than any other dome geometry system (like snow loads of up to 7.9 kN/m² or 165 psf and wind loads of up to 240km/hr or 150mph)
  • the panel design is specifically engineered to support loads of up to 20 kN/m² (500 psf)
  • high energy efficiency of an aluminium dome translates to reduced operating expenses. Since they’re made of aluminium, they have the inherent advantage of high heat reflectivity and low emissivity. This means lower heating and cooling costs
  • maintenance free, as the permanent aluminium exterior never rusts, rots or degenerates, nor degrades under UV- and Ozone exposure
  • because aluminium domes use less material and labour than conventional constructions, overall costs are lower and construction time is shorter
  • the built-in advantages and beauty of an aluminium dome will be appreciated for  many years to come
  • light weight and clear-span structure manufactured from aluminium and stainless steel
  • service life expectation well in excess of 50 years
  • can be designed for each specific project
  • easy installation, full installation manuals and project support available