Aluminum Domes

Longer life and lower lifecycle costs
Our aluminum geodesic domes can be used in various applications. with the advantage of strength to weight ratio of Aluminum, we can design and install our domes to fit your project location and conditions whether you have a stockpile, a concrete tank or basin, a welded tank or a pre-existing bolted tank.

The aluminum geodesic dome design is available in clear spans up to 1,000 feet (304.8m) and can support loads up 500 lb (226.8kg) per square foot. Aluminum Geodesic Domes have been designed for snow loads up to 300 lb (74.84 kg) per square foot and wind loads of more than 175 mph.

The self-supported design and integral tension ring eliminates the need for roof columns and reinforcement of tank side walls, making it more flexible for your operational needs. The lightweight characteristics of aluminium creates for a more cost effective and quicker construction process – domes are resistant to hydrogen sulfide, chlorine and other corrosive vapors which translate to a longer life and lower lifecycle costs.

Some advantages include:

  • Corrosion Resistance
    Aluminum is inherently corrosion resistant versus other alloys. It will last the lifetime of the structure and will not require coating to protect it from atmospheric conditions.
  • Low Lifetime Maintenance Cost
    With no need to maintain a protective finish to prevent corrosion over time, there are little-to-no maintenance costs associated with an aluminum dome.
  • Clear-Span Capability
    Aluminum’s lightweight characteristics allow for larger clear-span cover capability than structures utilizing steel, concrete and other materials.
  • Fast & Low-Cost Construction
    Creative design and lightweight components provide for installation in 1/3 the time it takes to install other cover systems. Less time, labour and equipment needs combine for a low total cost of installation.
  • Design Flexibility
    Aluminum’s excellent strength-to-weight ratios and creative component designs yield covers and structures that cannot be achieved with other materials.
  • Environmentally Responsible
    Not only our aluminum cover systems are recyclable after their service life, but also more than 50% of the aluminum used in our cover systems is made from recycled aluminum.