CREATING "WOW" SPACES

* temporary or permanent shelter

*  for sale or lease

* custom made to suit your needs

* 1 day assembly, easily transported

* spacious & awe-inspiring 

* aesthetically enticing & uplifting

* unsurpassed versatility & strength

* Australian owned and made

* Australian structural engineering 

* create a "WOW" impression

info@domecompany.com.au

0409 244 424
Robbie Lusher
Sydney, Australia
 

 

 
 


THE DOME COMPANY

The Dome Company DIY Domebuilder's Manual is available for A$30 in Australasia and US$30 from other countries.  Please pay by paypal to our email address or enquire to obtain electronic banking details.  Payment  includes the cost of  postage. 

The DIY Manual can also be emailed in PDF format.

The 45 page comprehensive manual provides step-by-step instructions on how to build a variety of different Geodesic Dome systems and is precluded by and easy-to-follow section on dome geometry and model making. The DIY manual covers in detail the construction steps to build the domes shown on our www pages. The abundantly illustrated manual also includes sections on exterior coverings, floor plans and www references.

CONTENTS PAGE
INTRODUCTION 1
GEODESIC GEOMETRY 2
Frequency, Icosahedron  
Diagrams of multi-frequency domes 4
MODEL MAKING 5
Chord Factors, Central Angle, Face Angle,  
Axial Angle, Dihedral Angle 6
3v Icosa statistics 7
3v Icosa Assembly Pattern 8
MODEL MAKING METHODS 9
Straw and pin, pipe cleaners, plastic tubing  
2v Icosa statistics and assembly pattern 10
MORE MODELS 11
Triacon Breakfdown  
2v and 4v Triacon statistics 12
Octahedron statistics, 2v Octa Alternate 13
3v and 4v Octa Alternate, Ellipsoids 14
Area of a sphere formula etc; 4v Icosa Alternate statistics 15
Paper Models 16-19
CONSTRUCTION METHODS 20
HUB AND STRUT SYSTEM: Washer Hub  
Pipe and strapping, "Starplate", Metal Connector 21
Hub on the outside system 22
Other Hub and Strut systems 23
TO BUILD A HUB AND STRUT DOME (2V) 24
End Bevel, Mitring Tips, Drilling Bolt Holes 25
Making Hubs, Circular Metal Hubs 26
Plywood Hubs 27
Materials for a 2v Hub and Strut Dome 28
MEMBRANE OR PANEL SYSTEM 29
3 Frequency Ripping Variations 30
Fastening triangular frames; With Exterior Lining attached 31
With Interior Lining attached 32
PRELINED PANEL SYSTEM 33
FURTHER CONSTRUCTION OPTIONS 34
TO BUILD A 3V 'PANEL SYSTEM' DOME 35
Calculations for a 5/8 Sphere 36
Calculations for a 3/8 Sphere 37
Cutting the triangles 38
Attaching the Lining, Assembling 39
EXTERIORS 40
Exterior Lining, Dome Exterior 40
PLANNING CONCEPTS 41
Plan Views 42
Floor Plans 43-44
DOME MANUFACTURERS / REFERENCES / 45
WWW SITES

 

 

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