Dome Construction and Their Benefits
Some of the major benefits of domes are such as the fact that they happen to be so energy efficient, disaster resistant, cost effective and as well come with rather low maintenance costs. The following is a look at some of these benefits in their very detail.
Hurricanes and tornadoes have become such a common occurrence in some areas. For a structure to withstand the sweeping and highly destructive effects that follow a hurricane or a tornado, the building should be so high as well in its ability to withstand the same, being able to stand such strong winds. 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. For a fact to prove this, consider the hurricane that swept Florida back in the year 2004 in which most of the dome structures that were in the path of the hurricane, managed to survive and remained intact while others were brought down by the hurricane.
Dome shaped structures as well happen to be quite resistant to natural disasters such as earthquakes. This is for the fact that having a dome shaped structure integrated with the floor plan of the same works to strengthen whole structure as a unit which makes it so resistant to such effects as of earthquakes.
The other beneficial feature there is with the dome shaped structures is their high resistance to fires and as a fact, they are often considered 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. Domes have this concrete layers under the polyurethane foam layer and this will never burn as such acting as such a good insulation to the interiors.
There is as well this benefit of going for a dome and this is that of low maintenance costs and insurance rates as well being low. By and large, this can be explained by the fact that for a number of the common risks against which we take insurance covers like fires, tornadoes and hurricanes, dome structures have proved to be quite resistant to such and this typically serves to lower the rate of insuring such property going forward.