The Strength of Dome Buildings

It is common knowledge that domes are structurally strong buildings which is is why they are used as shelters during natural disasters, storage facilities for precious resources and homes for our loved one. The durability and strength are unquestionable, but why? What makes a dome such a sound and reliable structure?

If you think about it, domes are simply an arch spun 180 degrees around its central axis giving domes the strength of an arch with the benefit of limitless floor plans due to its independence from interior structural support. This means that you have more space while using less materials. All of these advantages come without jeopardizing the strength of the dome building.

On top of all these advantages, domes do themselves a favor by shedding excess water, snow and other objects from the roof. Without carrying the extra weight brought on by inefficient roofing, domes stand for years while other structures require high amounts of maintenance and frequent replacement.

Essentially due to the “roofless” nature of domes, it is hard for wind and other forces to get under the roofing and cause damage. Winds from tornados and hurricanes don’t stand a chance against the architectural strength of a dome build by South Industries. The curved surface makes it impossible for winds to apply maximum force to more than a very small section of the building at a time. The distribution of external and internal pressure make dome building a strong option for any residential or commercial structure.