The construction industry is becoming aware of the existence of reinforcing bars made from fiber-reinforced plastic. Fiberglass rebar has been on the market for some time, making inroads where steel rebar doesn’t work well. There is now a new entry into this field, rebar made from basalt continuous filaments.
What is a Monolithic Dome?
Design/Build (D/B) is one way of constructing a project. As such, it differs from Design/Bid/Build. In D/B, both the design and the building of a structure/s are the responsibility of one professional or one company. That professional may be a general contractor, an architect or an engineer.
Monolithic Domes are proven survivors of tornadoes, hurricanes, earthquakes, fires and bullets. They meet or exceed all regional building codes and requirements. They also meet or exceed FEMA’s specifications for a structure to provide near-absolute protection against tornadoes and hurricanes.
There is no such thing as a free lunch, but the Monolithic Dome comes close. Generally, over a period of twenty years, savings in energy expenses equal the full cost of a Monolithic Dome facility. So, in effect, it becomes free.
As a Monolithic Dome, your dream home can be single-story or multi-story. It could consist of one dome or two or more interconnected domes. It could sport a basement, loft or indoor swimming pool. It could be earth-bermed or totally underground. It can compliment its natural environment — whether that’s a mountain, a beach, a forest, a ranch or an urban development. And its interior and exterior can be enhanced, embellished and decorated following the same design principles that apply to traditional homes.
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