@alterniflora hello im Sergio , experienced desingner and builder with Aircrete
Write me at my email firstname.lastname@example.org
And i will send you the pictures of the proyects i did and Talk about better
Building rules and regulations here in Far North Queensland are unfortunately a real pain in the behind, much worse than the USA. I have spoken with more than one structural engineer and they all confirmed the technique used by DomeGaia would not be accepted here, because for a cyclonic area the roof has to be 'anchored to the foundations'. So, you either have concrete poured onto a cage made of steel or basalt rods, or you use a 'shell' type system, like the one used by Domeshells, near Byron Bay. So, anybody who isn't a QLD registered structural engineer will never be able to certify my dome here.
Nope! My pop taught me how to scratch coat/stucco many years ago. He never knew about aircrete, but I'm sure he would have wanted to play with it if he had.
My sister and I are considering building a dome home in Hawaii to retire if we can find the right piece of property at the right price. I have some ideas that I want to try this summer when I have more time and finish some other projects that I'm working on. I found a company in Tennessee that makes PVC pipe geodesic domes which I think will work great as a skeleton to build an aircrete dome on.
This is their face book page ziptie domes .... Here is their main web pageZiptie domes
Once the dome is set, you can take down the skeleton and reuse it for the next dome.
Another idea I had was to prefab the blocks in a mold. then using the pvc ziptie dome, you can mortar all the pre-made pieces onto the dome, skin it, take down the ziptie dome from the inside, then skin the inside. That would make off grid construction a lot easier if the pieces were pre-fab'ed and shipped in a shipping container.
Hi Arthur, Im currently training in Costa Rica. I would really like to talk about your project in more detail. Can you share some pictures of the lots, the exact location and time frame for your project?