The following info pertains to stock plans sale prices & kit sale prices for each of American Ingenuity’s stock plans. Please scroll down this article to find the chart. The Chart lists the name of a stock plan, the number and type of building options (entryways and dormers) for that plan and the regular and sale pricing for the building plans and the regular and sale pricing for the dome building kit specific to that plan.
Below the chart, there is info and various costs or fees for items that can be purchased from American Ingenuity: Building Plan Contents, Engineer Seal Cost for the Plans, Engineer Design Fee for any foundation other than monolithic slab, Energy Report Fee, Structural Calculations Fee, American Ingenuity’s Parts List Pricing, Shipping Costs, Kit Assembly Time & Costs and Finished Costs per sq.ft.
Above American Ingenuity Dome Kit Assembled and Finished on Basement
Ai Dome is perfect for wooded areas because – no wood in or on the dome panels to burn
10% DISCOUNT* OFF AMERICAN INGENUITY’S
DOME KIT WITH ONE ENTRYWAY PRICING
PREFAB PANELS INCLUDE 7″ EPS (R-28) INSULATION,
1/2″ DENSARMOR GYPSUM DRYWALL
& 3/4″ EXTERIOR CONCRETE REINFORCED W’ GALVANIZED STEEL MESH & FIBERS
10% off basic dome kit with one entryway pricing
25% off — All Stock, Modified or Custom Residential or Commercial Dome Building Plans
American Ingenuity’s (Ai’s) stock floor plans show the locations for your locally purchased doors and windows. For structural integrity where ever your exterior doors and windows will be installed, an “awning” or “eyebrow” is installed on your dome. Ai calls these “awnings” or “eyebrows” entryways and dormers and gives them a category name called Building Options. Under these entryways or dormers you or your framing subcontractor frames in a vertical wall and installs your windows and doors. To view sale pricing on the Tiny Domes – 15′, 18′, 22′, 27′, 30′, & 34′, click on Tiny Home Sale Pricing.
The basic dome kit consists of all the prefabricated component panels for the dome shell and panels for one entryway. The discount is taken on the kit with one entryway pricing. Because we do not know which plan you will select, Ai starts with a dome kit with one entryway pricing and adds on the exact type and number of building options at current pricing per your plan selection.
The kit includes no windows, exterior doors, or any interior items other than the 1/2″ DensArmor drywall on the prefab triangle & riser panels. One 27’ or larger dome kit requires one semi-truck for delivery. American Ingenuity believes the dome kit buyer should not pay shipping costs for another truck to receive items that can be competitively priced & purchased locally; i.e. windows, doors, flooring, bathroom fixtures, kitchen cabinets, etc.
There is a diagram below the pricing chart which helps clarify what the entryways and dormers look like.
- Stock plans have a predetermined type and number of entryways and dormers. These building options are listed next to the stock plan name. Of course you can change any of these options by having our design team modify a stock plan or design a custom plan from your sketches on the dome planners….these stock plans are simply a starting point. To learn about modified or custom plans, view Custom. To learn more about the options (entryways and dormers) view Building Options.
- Ai’ standard foundation is monolithic slab. However Ai can design other foundations; i.e. stem wall, basement, pilings, concrete block columns, etc. We do not sell Basement Kits. Although we do provide stock or custom basement building plans. Basements are built locally using standard items; i.e. concrete blocks, insulated concrete blocks (ICF), premade concrete walls or on site poured concrete walls. View Basements to learn more. For Ai to design a foundation over than a slab, an engineer fee is added to the Plans Quote to cover the cost for an engineer to calculate the load of the dome and the load of the two floors within the dome and give joist/edge beam size/spacing and foundation design to our CAD department to incorporate within the plans.
- To name the stock plans, Ai uses Greek words (Omega, Alpha, Delta) and numbers (21, 22, etc) along with the dome diameter. For example 27 Alpha 11: the first two digits are the dome diameter in feet, a Greek word and then a number.
- Near the end of this article is info on Building Plan Contents, Engineer Seal Cost for Plans, Energy Report, Structural Calculations, Parts List Items, Shipping, Kit Assembly time and costs and finished cost per sq.ft..
Please call American Ingenuity Mon-Fri 9-5 eastern time at 321-639-8777 for further clarification.
Within the Sale Pricing Chart Below Ai uses Abbreviations
to designate the type of entryways and dormers in each plan
These are the Definitions.
Entryway – Structural Awning under which on site a 2×4 or 2×6 framed wall with headers is installed to frame in your locally purchased doors and windows or a bank of windows.
1E – One Standard Entryway
4E – Four Entryways
1HP – One High Profile Entryway
1GE – One G Type Entryway
Window Dormer – Structural Awning under which on site a 2×4 or 2×6 framed wall is installed to frame in a single window.
1WD – One Window Dormer – 1st floor
2WD – Two Window Dormers – 1st floor
1WD2 – One Window Dormer – 2nd floor
2WD2 – Two Window Dormers – 2nd floor
Door Dormer – Structural Awning under which on site a 2×4 or 2×6 framed wall is installed to frame in a single door.
1DD – One Door Dormer – 1st floor
2DD – Two Door Dormers – 1st floor
1DD2 – One Door Dormer – 2nd floor
2DD2 – Two Door Dormers – 2nd floor
Link – Connects two domes together. Its location is where first floor door dormer panels or entryway panels would have been installed. Consists of either 3 1/2″ or 7″ Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) insulation, 1/2″ Drywall adhered to EPS interior with drywall adhesive. On site galvanized steel mesh and fiber concrete are applied to the exterior of the EPS. On site the link panels are custom fitted to the dome panels.
Riser Panel Heights – All dome kits come with standard 4’ vertical riser panels. However the 22’ & 27’ kits can have custom 5’ risers instead of 4′ risers. The 30’ or larger domes can have a custom two foot riser installed above the standard 4’ risers. The 15’ & 18’ kit pricing includes 4’ risers plus 2’ risers.
Dome Diameters and Typical Bedroom/Bath Numbers For Each Size Dome
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 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.
To view Kit Sizes & square footages, click on Specs.
Dome Diameter and Dome’s Maximum Square Footage Converted to Meters
Ai can convert its Building Plans from Feet
& Square Feet to Meters & Square Meters for Small Fee
Diameter in feet converted to Meters with summary:
15′ = 4.60 Meters and has 16.63 square meters inside and can be one bedroom/one bath.
18′ = 5.49 Meters and has 25.27 square meters inside and can be one bedroom/one bath.
22′ = 6.71 Meters and has 34.37 square meters inside and can be one bedroom/one bath
27’ = 8.23 Meters and has max* square meters of 73.02 (1st floor is 51.56 sq. meters. 2nd floor is 21.46 sq. meters) and can be two bedrooms/two baths
30′ = 9.14 Meters and has square meters of 81.57 (1st floor 61.78. 2nd floor is 19.70) and can be one bedroom/one bath because the 2nd floor geometry is too small to have window dormers to install a fire egress window for a bedroom. Therefore only the first floor can have a bedroom.
34′ = 10.36 Meters and has max* square meters of 118.73 (1st floor is 79.15 sq meters. 2nd floor is 39.67 sq. meters) and can be two or three bedroom/two baths.
36′ = 10.97 Meters and has max* square meters of 131.73 (1st floor is 87.88 sq. meters. 2nd floor is 43.66 sq. meters) and can be two or three bedrooms with two baths.
40′ = 12.19 Meters and has max* square meters of 171.41 (1st floor is 109.44 sq. meters. 2nd floor is 61.96 sq. meters) and can be three or four bedrooms with two baths.
45′ = 13.72 Meters and has max* square meters of 226.68 (1st floor is 138.33 sq. meters. 2nd floor is 88.36 sq. meters) and can be four bedrooms with two baths.
48′ = 14.68 M and has max* square meters of 262.92 (1st floor is 157.29 sq. meters. 2nd floor is 103.63 sq. meters) and can be three or four or five bedrooms with two or three baths.
*Max means when the second floor is maxed out there are no high vaulted ceilings over the first floor living room and dining room.
Maximum Square Footage for each Dome Diameter converted to square meters
15’ – 179 sq. ft. = 16.63 sq. meters
18’ – 272 sq. ft. = 25.27 sq. meters
22’ – 370 sq. ft. = 34.37 sq. meters
27’ – 786 sq. ft. = 73.02 sq. meters
30’ – 878 sq. ft. = 81.57 sq. meters
34’ – 1,278 sq. ft. = 118.73 sq. meters
36’- 1,418 sq. ft. = 131.73 sq. meters
40’ – 1,845 sq. ft. = 171.41 sq. meters
45’ – 2,440 sq. ft. = 226.68 sq. meters
48’- 2,830 sq. ft. = 262.92 sq. meters
First Floor Square Footage converted to square meters:
15’ – 179 sq. ft. = 16.63 Sq. Meters
18’ – 272 sq. ft. = 25.27 Sq. Meters
22’ – 370 sq. ft. = 34.37 Sq. Meters
27’ – 555 sq. ft. = 51.56 Sq. Meters
30’ – 665 sq. ft = 61.78 Sq. Meters
34’ – 852 sq. ft = 79.15 Sq. Meters
36’ – 946 sq. ft. = 87.88 Sq. Meters
40’ – 1,178 sq. = 109.44 Sq. Meters
45’ – 1,489 sq. ft. = 138.33 Sq. Meters
48’ – 1,693 sq. ft. = 157.29 Sq. Meters
Second Floor Square Footage converted to square meters
27′ – 231 sq ft – 21.46 sq meter
30′ – 213 sq ft – 19.70 sq meter
34′ – 427 sq ft- 39.67 sq meter
36′ – 470 sq ft- 43.66 sq meter
40′ – 667 sq ft- 61.96 sq. meter
45′ – 951 sq ft. -88.36 sq. meter
48′ – 1,137 sq ft. – 105.63 sq. meter
Optional Third Floor Loft Square Footage converted to square meters
40′ – 112 sq ft = 10.41 sq meters
45′ – 142 sq ft = 13.19 sq meters
48′ – 162 sq ft = 15.05 sq meters
All Domes Can Be Designed Without a Second Floor
To view stock plans for One Story Prefab Kit, click on One Story Residence. This link has all the Stock Plans layouts for each stock plan listed below. Any of the domes can be designed for a commercial structure.
Why does Ai charge a metric conversion fee?
Our company manufacturers ten size of kits and has over 130 stock floor plan layouts. 95% of our customers live within the USA and its territories (US Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, etc.) whose building departments require the dimensions be in feet and inches.
It is our philosophy that each person pays for only what they need. That is why the building plans are a separate price from the building kit. Building Departments usually require a set of building plans be submitted along with other documents to issue a permit. Our plans buyers have wonderful intentions to purchase a building kit; however life happens and the dome building kit is not purchased sometimes. As a result we do not burden the price of the building kit with the price of the plans each are separate prices.
And we do not burden the price of the building plans with the cost for an engineer seal or energy report or metric conversion, etc. because some building departments do not require the plans be sealed by an engineer licensed for that state and do not require an energy report and do not require metric dimensions.
As a result, if a person needs the plans designed in metric we are happy to do that; but must charge a fee to compensate for the design technician’s time to convert all the dimensions in the notes for that specific plan to metric which is done one dimension at a time by hand. The dimensions are specific to each plan. The AutoCAD program can convert the dimensions around the slab; however the computer cannot go into each note and find the dimension and convert it to metric….this has to be done by hand. The computer cannot do this! If the customer selects a plan that has been converted to metric already then there is no conversion charge. The set of building plans varies from 17-25 sheets so there are many notes. Our philosophy results in the building kit and the building plans being reasonable in price and are each based on exactly what each buyer desires.
The Plan Sale Price in the Chart Below includes the 25% Plans Discount.
The Kit w’ Option’s Sale Price in the Chart Below
Includes the 10% Kit w’ one entryway Discount.
American Ingenuity’s basic kit pricing includes all the triangular and four foot vertical riser panels for the dome exterior walls and panels for one entryway. Your floor plan selection, determines the type and number of the entryways and dormers. Due to small size of the 15′ & 18′ tiny homes, these kits have standard four foot risers and additional two foot risers. 22′ & 27′ kits can have five foot riser instead of the four foot riser. 30′- 48′ kits can have taller entryways and custom two foot risers installed above 4′ risers which results in 9’6″ or 10′ first floor ceiling heights in rooms that have second floor above them. To view the building options available for each size dome, click on Options.
To view Ai’s current discount on the dome kit with one entryway, view Sale. To view sale pricing on Tiny Homes, click on Tiny Domes. To view info and stock plans for the Tiny Homes, click on Tiny Plans.
After the panels are installed, the galvanized steel mesh from one panel over laps the steel mesh from another panel, is locked with C rings & pliers and depressed into the seam with on site special fiber/admixture concrete applied into the seams in two applications. The seam areas average two inches thick concrete. Engineers tell us the seam areas act like steel beams. The process of assembling the prefab panels produces the structural components, completes the finished exterior surface, installs all the insulation and installs all the shell drywall. As a result the Aidome kit allows for reduced on site labor and quicker shell assembly time versus conventional construction
Why do I need entryways and dormers to install windows and doors? At specific locations around the perimeter of the dome, triangles and riser panels can be left out to provide openings where you or your framer installs a framed wall with your locally purchased doors and windows. To compensate for the triangle and riser panels being left out, these “structural awnings” – entryways and dormers have to be installed. Diagram below helps clarify what these items look like. Please call American Ingenuity Mon-Fri 9-5 eastern time at 321-639-8777 for further clarification.
Skylights or Solar Tubes can be purchased from other companies and installed in the prefab panels on site. Just do not cut within eight inches of the center of a seam. If you tell us what size dome you are interested in, we can give you the size skylight which could be installed in that dome’s panel. For additional light max out the number of second floor window dormers and second floor door dormers (install a tall window instead of a door for extra light on the second floor).
The building plan’s pricing listed below does not include an engineer seal on the plans or energy report or fee for an engineer to design basement/stem wall/ columns, pilings, etc. It is Ai’s philosophy that each Buyer pays for only what they need. Ai does not burden the price of the building kit with plan’s pricing, engineer seal cost, structural calculations or energy report cost. Building plans are purchased three months to two years prior to kit shipment. About 50% of the building departments require engineer sealed plans and an energy report to issue a permit. As a result each buyer pays for their plans separately from the building kit and pays for a seal, calculations and energy report only if their building department requires them. If you give us your property address or tax ID number & building department name, at no cost to you, Ai will call the plans examiner and inquire what is needed to obtain a building permit on the American Ingenuity dome kit.
Payment: Building Kit orders require a 30% deposit for 22′ through 36′ domes and 40% for 40′ through 48′ domes along with a signed Order Form, Conditions of Sale (Warranty) and Specialized Material Agreement. The final payment (balance including shipping) is in the form of a cashier’s check or bank check or wire transfer 21 days prior to kit shipment. For Building Kits shipped to Florida sites, add 6% sales tax plus your counties surtax. Plans are paid in full prior to scheduling design. Clients pay mailing costs for the plans. Your building plan pdfs are emailed so locally sets of blueprints can be plotted for subcontractors, etc. Plans can be paid via Visa, Master Card, Discover, personal check or money order. Ai does not accept American Express.
Shipping: Minimum shipping cost is $800 within Florida. Shipment out of Florida is approximately $2.70 – $2.90 per mile per one semi-truck with 53 foot step deck from Ai’s plant in Rockledge, Florida to your site. One truck can carry one Kit with 7″ EPS insulation for the sizes 27′, 30′, 34′, 36′, 40′, 45′, or 48′. Or one truck can carry one 22’ & one 27’ kit or two 22′ Kits. Two trucks are required for the 60′ dome. The 45′ or 48′ kits with 9″ insulation require two trucks for delivery. USA arrangements for shipping is made by American Ingenuity. Or you can coordinate with Ai for your semi-truck to pick up the kit. Shipping costs can change without notice due to fuel costs, fuel surcharges, distances, etc. Please call our office, 321-639-8777, to find out our latest shipping information.
The 15’ kit and 18’ kit can be picked up by the buyer if the following size truck, trailer and straps are used. (each with one entryway, 7” EPS & one set of 2×4’s for temporary wooden rib system)
1/2 ton truck minimum (Ai recommends 3/4 ton truck )
13 ea. 2″ x 30′ straps Working Load Limit 3000 lbs.
7′ wide 20′ long minimum
tandem axle 3000 lbs. each axle
axles with brakes
bed height of 48″ max
1/2 ton truck minimum (Ai recommends 3/4 ton truck )
13 ea. 2″ x 30′ straps Working Load Limit 3000 lbs.
7′ wide 22′ long trailer minimum
tandem axle 3000 lbs. each axle
axles with brakes
bed height of 36″ max
Delivery: Allow 2 – 4 weeks for Stock Floor Plans. Allow at least 5 weeks for modified plans and 10 weeks for custom plans. Depending on time of year, for Building Kits allow 6 to 8 to 12 weeks after completing building kit orders and placing deposit. Plan pricing is for one dome & two sets of plans. If two domes then pricing is based on the diameter of each dome. The Plans Pricing does not include an Engineer Seal or an Energy Report or structural calculations. These items can be purchased from American Ingenuity if required by your building department to issue a building permit. Conditions and costs may change requiring our prices to increase without prior notice.
Below is listed info and various costs or fees for items that can be purchased from American Ingenuity: Building Plan Contents, Engineer Seal Cost for the Plans, Engineer Design Fee for any foundation other than monolithic slab, Energy Report Fee, Structural Calculations Fee, American Ingenuity’s Parts List Pricing, Shipping Costs, Kit Assembly Time & Costs and Finished Costs per sq.ft.
Building Plan Composition