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Opportunity To Save Big – $5,613 – On Overstocked 27’ AiDome Building Kit

If purchased by June 30 & Kit ships by August 31, 2018 

Need to make room for new orders.  What this means to you:  If you’re in a position where you desire a 27ft American Ingenuity (Ai) concrete dome for your new one or two bedroom/two bath home or guest cottage or mother-in-law suite or garage with studio apartment above, you can save $5,613 on your building kit and building plans.  The square footage after the kit is assembled and finished with local materials is 750 – 800.

Did you know that two Aidomes built in the Virgin Islands went through two category five hurricanes in a twelve day period and had no damage when most of the areas were pretty much destroyed?   The hurricanes were Irma and Maria.  Besides the strength of the Aidome, home owners choose to build it  because of:  1) its exterior is fire resistant concrete, 2) its R28 insulation is not interrupted by wood resulting in a super-energy efficient home; 3) no roof to blow off in high winds or to burn; and 4) no wood in the panels to rot, or burn or be eaten by termites.  To view an article summarizing the advantages of Aidomes, please click on Advantages of the Concrete Aidome.

To sell our overstock, Ai has reduced the 27’ dome kit with one entryway pricing to $22,988* versus Ai manufacturing a new 27’ kit whose regular price is $28,034  And Ai  is giving a 50% discount on stock building plans for one dome on a slab in pdf format – value of $567 resulting in total savings of $5,613.   (The Building Kit includes all prefab panels for the dome shell, 7″ R-28 EPS insulation, 4′ tall riser panels & six panels for one entryway)  

Photo of an Assembled 27′ Aidome Building Kit


Photo of some of the 27’ Aidome Building Kit Prefab Panels

Ready to be assembled on your property 

Prefab Panels consist of exterior of 3/4″ concrete reinforced w’ galvanized steel mesh & fibers,
Center Core of R28 7″ Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) Insulation, and interior of 1/2″ Georgia Pacific DensArmor Drywall


Photo of an assembled 27′ Aidome used as a Garage w’ 2nd floor Studio Apartment

At no cost to you, provide your properties tax ID number or site address, and we will call your building department, show them our web site, email set of building plans if needed and find out what is required to obtain a building permit.  Do they require an engineer licensed for your state to seal the building plans?  Do they require Structural Calculations?  Do they require a ResCheck Energy Report to issue a building permit?  If so the engineer seal, calcs & energy report can be purchased from Ai.  

The following describes what panels are included in the 27’ kit:  The kit includes all the prefabricated panels to assemble the dome shell and the panels for one entryway. The triangle and four foot tall rectangle riser panels consist of center core of 7” Expanded polystyrene insulation (EPS) (R28), with ¾” concrete exterior reinforced with fibers & galvanized steel mesh & 1/2” Georgia Pacific DensArmor interior drywall. None of the panel materials contain any food source for mold growth and are all non-combustible.  (the edges of the EPS insulation on the triangle & riser panels have been painted which allows the kit to be stored outside for 2-3 months in non-freezing weather prior to assembly). (some boxed items and other items need to be stored inside.)

FYI, depending on the floor plan selected, the layout can be one bedroom/one bath or two bedrooms/two baths which determines the number of window dormers and if there is a first floor door dormer.  Window dormer or door dormer panels can be purchased at current pricing: 27’ first floor or second floor Window dormer is $345. First floor Door dormer is $375.  To view stock plans for the 27′ dome, click on Stock Plans and scroll down the page to find the 27′ diameter.   

The 27’ Kappa 11 plan featured below, (after kit is assembled and finished with local materials) has two bedrooms and two baths. This special includes stock building plans reduced 50%.   If you do not see a stock plan that fits your lifestyle, we can modify or customize a plan for a reasonable fee.  Once the floor plan is selected, Ai may need to manufacture additional panels for window dormers and or door dormer and can complete an Order Form which lists the regular and sale price of the building kit, current pricing for additional window dormers or door dormer, Parts List Items, shipping, 2×4’s cut/drilled/painted for the temporary support system, etc. 

PDF for Downloading & Printing

Online Viewing – Opens in Browser

The Ai dome building kit was specifically designed for Owner Builders  or contractors.  All panels are premarked with numbers and letters to match the building plans and the Assembly Manual.   The assembly process consists of stacking the panels on the temporary wooden rib system overlapping and locking the steel mesh of adjacent panels, filling the seams with special formulated concrete and concreting of the entryways and dormers.  Finish the interior wall board seams with fiberglass tape and joint compound.  This process produces the structural components, completes the finished exterior surface, installs the insulation and all the interior shell wallboard.  Seam areas between panels are concreted on site and average two inch thick concrete.  To view kit assembly for a 22′ dome, click on Kit Assembly and scroll down to the construction photos.  FYI, an 18′ is assembled the same way a 22′ kit is.   Independent consultant can be hired to supervise kit assembly.

When assembled, the prefabricated panels produce all the structural components, the concrete roof, all the insulation and all the interior drywall for the dome shell.  In addition, the dome shell (triangles & risers) carries a 225 mph wind and F4 tornado guarantee. This warranty does not apply to a cupola, link, exterior framed wall areas, or exterior doors and windows.  Our panelized system does not contain wood framing (ribs) to interrupt our standard R28 insulation. There is no exterior wood to burn or rot or for termites to eat (Pressure Treated wood is used to frame the walls under the entryways and dormers.).  FYI during kit assembly a temporary wooden rib system is assembled to support the panels.  When the kit is assembled, the dome is self-supporting and the rib system is removed. As an added bonus, there is no roof to blow off in high winds, and has a noncombustible fire resistant concrete exterior. To learn more about our panels please view Panel Composition.

On site, under the entryway and dormers a 2×4 or 2×6 wall is framed in to install your locally purchased doors and windows.

The concrete applied in the seams and on the entryways and dormers is sponge finished to match the pre-finished texture of the concrete panels. The dome is primed with concrete primer and then painted with two coats of exterior concrete paint to achieve the color you desire. To blend the dome shell’s DensArmor interior drywall seam finish to the DensArmor finish, skip trowel joint compound over the dome shell drywall.

*The $22,988 sale price does not include shipping, printed out plans, engineer seal on the plans, structural calculations (if required by your building department to issue a permit), panels for door dormer or window dormers, Parts List Items, Steel Hub deposit or Rescheck Energy Report.


10% Discount Concrete Geodesic Dome Kits.
Please scroll down page to see dome kit discount chart &
25% discount on geodesic dome plans. For commercial plans call for pricing.
Above is 15 year old Ai Assembled Dome Kit in Colorado
on Custom Built On Site Basement
After the prefabricated panels are assembled
the exterior concrete is primed & painted. 
The Dome appearance does not age.

New Coat of paint and the Dome looks brand new!

 10% Discount: Dome Home Kits – Concrete Home
Savings of $1,608 up to $6,011
25% Discount on Geodesic Dome House Plans. Call for Commercial Plan Pricing.

It is Ai’s philosophy that each customer pays for only what they need. Ai does not burden the price of the prefabricated home dome kit with plan’s pricing, engineer seal cost, structural calculations cost or energy report cost. Dome Floor plans are purchased 3 months to 1 1/2 years prior to kit shipment.  About 50% of the building departments require engineer sealed dome home plans/calcs and an energy report to issue a permit.  As a result each customer pays for their plans separately from the dome kit and pays for a seal, energy report and structural calculations only if their building department requires them.  This link shows list of 25 photo galleries.  To view Engineering Statements about Ai’s dome click on outside the box.

Save 10% off kit with one entryway pricing*, place kit deposit by  November 15, 2018 and accept delivery by May 31, 2019 with Buyer & Ai selecting month of shipment  & Ai selecting the week/day of shipment in the agreed upon shipment month.  Place deposit with order by November 15, 2018 to take advantage of this offer.

**Dome Outside Diameter – includes wall thickness (if two entryways on each side add 5′ 5″. to the above diameter).

To view a chart listing each stock plan & its kit sale pricing, click on Stock Plans & Kit Sale

The prefab home dome kit includes all the prefabricated component panels for the dome shell and one entryway. Once the panels are assembled the finished dome can look similar to above. Above dome was built on a custom on site basement. Basements can be built from concrete block, ICF or poured concrete. Ai does not sell basement kits – only basement building plans.  To view Kit Assembly Process, view Dome Kit Assembly and Construction Overview. Check out left hand menu bar on our home page for fourteen picture files.  One of which is Kaufman.

Due to spam filters your email requests may not make it to American Ingenuity and our email replies may not make it back to you.  If you email Ai and do not receive a reply in one to two days, please call us at 321-639-8777.  While you are on the phone, we will send you a test email and have you send your email to us.

Each floor plan varies as to number of entryways and dormers. Additional entryways and dormers are added on to the kit sale price at current pricing. Entryway and dormer pricing can be viewed at Building Options. The prefab panels consist of  center core of R28 – seven inch rigid expanded polystyrene (EPS) insulation with 3/4″ concrete reinforced with galvanized steel mesh and 1/2″ Georgia Pacific DensArmor gypsum wallboard adhered to the interior of the EPS. The insulation is not styrofoam.  The seam areas between the panels are about 3″ deep by 5″ wide and is filled with fiber concrete on site.  The seam concrete averages two inches thick. To learn about panel contents, click on Composition.  To learn about Kit Contents, click on Kit.

Save 25% on stock, modified or custom Residential Building Plans if plans are ordered prior to February 12, 2018.  To determine which floor plan layout is best for you, click on Geodesic Dome Home Plans to view stock plans. If you do not see a stock plan that fits your needs even modified or custom plans are discounted 25%.  Please scroll down to view Plan’s Sale Chart. 

What are the Advantages of American Ingenuity’s prefabricated home dome kit? 

To review info on why build a geodesic dome versus conventional shaped house, click on Why?

Super-strong Concrete Exterior, super-energy efficient, low exterior maintenance, fire resistant concrete exterior, tree impact resistant concrete exterior, noncombustible exterior wall materials and environmentally friendly.   To view Advantages Summary with photos, click on Summary.

To acquire a building permit, building departments can require the building plans to be engineer sealed by an engineer licensed for that state and an Energy Report.  The building plans, engineer seal and energy report can be purchased through Ai.  Stock or Custom plans take 2-10 weeks for delivery. Time depends on number of plan orders in queue when you place your plans order.  It is Ai’s philosophy that each customer pay for only what they need. Ai does not burden the price of the building kit with plan’s pricing, engineer seal cost or energy report cost. Building plans are purchased 3 months to 1 1/2 years prior to kit shipment. 

If you give Ai your property address, at no cost to you we will call your building department, show them our web site, email generic building plans and ask what is required to obtain a building permit on Ai’s dome kit.  About 50% of the building departments require engineer sealed plans and an energy report to issue a permit. As a result each customer pays for their plans separately from the building kit and pays for a seal and energy report only if their building department requires them.

A great way to save on building your prefabricated home dome kit is to take advantage of Ai’s sale pricing on the dome kit and the dome building plans. By placing a deposit and ordering your dome kit, you can secure the basic kit discount and Building Plans discount.  Ai will not schedule the manufacturing of your kit until a building permit is obtained.   Your kit deposit is completely refundable until you obtain a building permit and select a shipment month with Ai purchasing materials for your kit.   While Ai is designing your dome plans, you can be completing all the other paperwork that is required to obtain a building permit. With building plans in hand, obtain bids for your foundation installation.  Your foundation does not need to be installed to take delivery of your dome kit.  The dome kit can be stored outside for 2-3 months in nonfreezing weather waiting for your foundation installation (some boxes and items should be stored indoors.)

The dome kit can be stored outside (in nonfreezing months) for the following reasons: 1) the steel reinforced concrete, EPS insulation & drywall are not harmed by rain; 2) American Ingenuity paints the EPS edges that extend out of the steel reinforced concrete.  The paint stops UV light from harming the EPS.  3) The special ½” Georgia Pacific DensArmor drywall on the interior of the dome panel is not conventional gypsum.  When conventional gypsum gets wet, the gypsum crumbles & paper face molds.  This special DensArmor drywall contains fiberglass face with special gypsum which allows it to be moisture resistant and mold resistant as there is no paper for food source for mold growth.  Even if the drywall gets wet and then allowed to dry out, per the manufacturer the DensArmor goes back to its original consistency.

  • Submit Plans Order & full payment by  November 15, 2018 to receive 25% discount.
  • The stock floor plan layouts for each size dome can be viewed by clicking on dome home plans. If floor plan layouts are mailed, please call for printing and mailing costs.  321-639-8777 Mon-Fri 9-3 ET.
  • If a stock plan doesn’t fit your needs, Ai has flexible plans which can be modified or customized to fit your life style at a 25% discount as well.  Plans Quote completed after custom sketch & description are reviewed.
  • Building plan pdfs are emailed so sets can be printed locally.
  • Pricing does not include printing costs or mailing/Fedexing cost.
  • Residential Building Plan sets contain all the blueprints typically provided with any type of housing and include floor plans, exterior elevations, dome shell section view, top view showing panel placement, floor joist framing plans, joist/edge beam dimensions, foundation dimensions and angles, structural details and locations of plumbing and electrical fixtures.
  • Engineer seal, Structural Calculations and Rescheck Energy Report can be purchased through Ai.  If your building department requires your plans be sealed by an engineer licensed for your state, ICC Structural Calculations are ordered and completed on your exact size dome, exact number of openings at your properties precise design criteria (wind, exposure class and risk category) prior to your plans being sealed.    (Florida, California and Washington State have their own Energy Programs with the property owner hiring local companies to complete the Energy Report utilizing data ordered from Ai)
  • Standard foundation is Concrete Slab. The design of other types of foundations; i.e. basements, stem wall, pilings, etc. require the hiring of an independent engineer.  Call for engineer pricing.
  • Plans may be purchased with Visa, Master Card, Discover, check or money order.
  • Stock plans utilize a concrete slab foundation and are delivered in 2 weeks.  Allow at least 5 weeks for modified plans and 8 -10 to 12 weeks for custom plans. (time frame depends on time of the year and orders in queue when Ai receives your order.)
  • Commercial Plans are custom plans. Call for pricing.  Independent Engineer is hired to assist in Commercial Plan Design.  Engineer seal and energy report costs are quoted after seeing plan’s layout.

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