Take refuge in the durability and strength of domes
During a natural or manmade disaster, it’s good to know you can take refuge in a completely safe structure that provides unyielding protection and comfortable surroundings.
Whether it’s your home, your children’s school, your community center, or a corporate disaster recovery site, a steel reinforced concrete dome provides the calming environment needed to prevail and resume your routine as quickly as possible.
Steel reinforced concrete domes endure significantly better than traditionally designed and constructed buildings. Because of the dome’s strong and ergonomic shape and the fact that they are built using superior building materials makes them virtually unaffected by time, weather, seismic activity, or manmade assault. Meeting FEMA’s standards for near-absolute protection, steel reinforced concrete dome are proven survivors.
ABC Domes are also fire-resistant, rot-proof and termite-proof.
Quite simply, steel reinforced concrete domes are the most disaster-resistant structures that can be built affordably.
Strength From “Sharing the Load”
The spherical shape of the Steel Reinforced Concrete Dome provides its incredible strength. It’s the shape that allows stress from events such as tornadoes, earthquake tremors or sustained hurricane-force winds, to be shared evenly across all points within the sphere. Additionally, the balanced geometry of the triangle offers its own strength to the dome shape.
Inside, the walls and ceilings of a Steel Reinforced Concrete Dome can safely support various hanging features, such as balconies, mezzanines, walkways, press boxes, galleries, score boards, audio and video housing, etc.
Steel reinforced concrete domes are built to withstand wind speed that would decimate other structures. For example, a wind of 250 MPH pushes with a pressure of 300 pounds per square foot (psf); 300 MPH winds increase that number to 404 psf. Maximum winds speed for a tornado is considered to be 300 MPH and a Force 5 tornado pushes with four times the pressure of a Force 5 hurricane. No traditionally constructed building can withstand that kind of pressure. However, since many domes are buried up to 30 feet deep, they can endure sustained wind pressure up to 2,000 psf.