American Ingenuity (Ai) Dome Building Plans and Panelized Building Kit Sale Pricing
The Above Dome was built from a 40′ Ai Panelized Dome Building Kit.
This kit contained second floor door dormer panels. A second floor balcony results after the dormer panels and a railing are installed above a first floor standard entryway.
The Discount on Ai’s Prefabricated Dome Building Kit with one entryway is 15%. To learn more click on Sale.
To view stock geodesic dome floor plans for each of the ten dome kits, click on Stock Plans & scroll down the page to see the pdf hyperlinks to click on. If you do not find a plan layout for your lifestyle, Ai can design modified or custom home plans or business plans for a 25% discount as well. The dome kits once assembled and the interior is finished can have 172 sq.ft. to 2,992 sq.ft. From one bedroom one bath size home to four bedroom three bath size home. If you desire a larger home, multiple domes can be linked together. Or you can start out small and add on a larger dome later.
To view a chart containing each stock plan’s sale pricing and its kit sale pricing, click on Stock Plans & Kit Sale Pricing Chart. To view an article covering various items which can be purchased from Ai and approximate finished cost for the dome, click on Calculating Square Footage Costs.
It is Ai’s philosophy that each Buyer only pays for an engineer seal on the building plans and an Energy Report if their building department requires it. Building Plans are needed 3 months to 1 1/2 years prior to the dome kit shipment. About 50% of our client’s building departments require engineer sealed plans, structural calculations & an Energy Report to issue a permit. As a result these items are separate costs from the building kit and are only purchased if needed to obtain a building permit.
Advantages of Ai’s concrete domes are super-strength, super-energy efficiency, low exterior maintenance, fire resistant concrete exterior and environmentally safe. To view a summary of advantages view Advantage Summary. On our tree impact link are examples of Ai dome & tree impact & snow load. To review an engineering statement about American Ingenuity domes and building codes, click on Engineering. 225 MPH Hurricane, F-4 Tornado Guarantee. Ai domes survived Hurricane Andrew’s 165 to 212 mph winds and a tornado. An Ai dome survived Katrina’s 140 mph winds. Our retirement home link shares how Ai dome can be ideal for providing lower utility costs in your retirement home.
Kits consist of prefab concrete component panels which when assembled make the dome’s exterior walls. The home owner or their Builder assembles the kit & finishes the interior per the Building Plans. An independent kit assembly consultant can be hired to supervise the crew. The Prefab Panels include exterior 3/4″ fiber concrete reinforced with galvanized steel mesh, core of nontoxic 7″ Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) R-28 insulation (not styrofoam) & interior of half inch special Georgia Pacific DensArmor Plus gypsum drywall. Once the kit is assembled, seam areas between panels contain overlapped, locked galvanized steel mesh filled with your on site fiber concrete averaging 2″ thick. The concrete/steel/eps/drywall contain no food source for mold growth and are noncombustible.
American Ingenuity designs the geodesic dome plans for a residence or a commercial structure and manufactures ten concrete kits. The kit when assembled produces the exterior walls and roof of the dome. The kit does not include exterior doors and windows or any interior items other than the dome shell drywall. Ai believes you should not pay the shipping costs for an additional truck to deliver materials which can be competitively shopped and purchased locally. The dome kits are measured by diameter in feet.
Dome Diameters and Typical Bedroom/Bath Numbers For Each Size Dome Shell Kit
Your Floor Plan Selection determines how much of the second floor is installed
15′ – one bedroom/one bath – no 2nd floor w’ sq.ft of 172
18’ – one bedroom/one bath – no 2nd floor w’ sq.ft. of 249
22′ – one bedroom/one bath – 1st floor of 370 sq.ft. Can have optional storage or attic loft.
27′ – two bedroom/one bath – 1st floor of 555 sq.ft. – 2nd floor of max 231 sq.ft to equal 786 sq.ft. max.
30′ – one bedroom/one bath – 1st floor of 665 sq.ft. w’ optional 2nd floor for storage, office, craft room.
34′ – two bedroom/two bath – 1st floor of 852 sq.ft. w’ 2nd floor max of 427 sq.ft. to equal 1,278 sq.ft. max.
36′ – two/three bedroom/two bath– 1st floor of 946 sq.ft. w’ 2nd floor max of 470 sq.ft. to equal 1,418 sq.ft. max.
40′- three to four bedroom/two bath – 1st floor of 1,178 sq.ft. w’ 2nd floor max of 667 sq.ft. to equal 1,845 sq.ft. max.
45′- four bedroom/two half baths – 1st floor of 1,489 sq.ft. w’ 2nd floor max of 951 sq.ft. to equal 2,440 sq.ft. max.
48′- three/four/five bedroom/two or three bath– 1st floor of 1,693 sq.ft. w’ 2nd floor max of 1,137 sq.ft. to equal 2,830 sq.ft. max.
Ai is not a lender nor a construction company. The property owner obtains their own financing, purchases the dome kit & assembles the kit themselves or hires a builder. All the dome panels come marked with numbers & letters to match info in the Kit Assembly Manual and on the Nomenclature Blueprint in the building plans.The most successful dome kit assembly is accomplished when the owner or the owner’s builder hires the independent Consultant to supervise their workers during kit assembly. Then the exterior and interior is finished by the homeowner or the builder utilizing conventional subcontractors; plumbers, electricians, framers, etc. For Consultant info click on Specialist. To learn about concrete house finished cost, click on Finished Cost.
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