Order Form Parts List Description
Tiny Home Kit Reg Sale Pricing w/Specs
Building Options entryways, dormers
5 Elements of Passive Solar Home Design
Useable Second Floor Chair Lift
Construction Cost Estimate Blank Form
Concrete Slab Standard for Ai Dome
Ai Domes Can Be Designed to be Handicap Accessible
Electrical/Plumbing Vent Pipes
Heating Air Conditioning an Ai Dome
48ft dome linked to 34ft dome – Click on picture above to see more on 48ft AiDomes.
Elevated AiDomes for Living Near the Water or Flood Zones – Click on picture to see web page.
48 ft dome linked to 40ft garage dome
45 ft dome linked to 30 dome in Utah. Domes are off the grid.
Utah 45 dome linked to 30 dome at 7,500 feet elevation. Domes are off the grid.
Utah 45 ft dome living room. Fireplace on back wall.
48 ft dome kitchen with double door entryway
Buyer built Ai concrete domes because area is in Tornado Alley
Oklahoma domes 285 sq.ft. kitchen has pantry, four walls each containing cabinets & appliances with center island.
Three 22 ft. domes linked. Each dome has one bedroom & one bath with center dome having kitchen. Built in New Mexico.
Partial view of Kitchen in North Carolina 45 dome. High profile entryway in background.
Partial view of Dining room & living room in previous North Carolina 45 dome.
High Profile front entryway with fixed glass above standard door and windows with solar panel upper left.
Three French Doors in entryway w second floor balcony & window
Connecticut 40ft dome Two Sets of French Doors.
American Ingenuitys Offices built in 1993. 34ft w 1,400 sq.ft. linked to 45ft w 2,300 sq.ft.
Geodesic Dome Kits with prefab panels for homes or businesses.
225 mph Wind & F4 Tornado Warranty One of Aidomes in British Virgin Islandswent through Hurricane Irmas 200 mph winds w no damage.Within a twelve day period, anAidome in St. Croixwas hit by two category Five Hurricanes (Irma & Maria) with no damage to the dome.
Fire Resistant Concrete Exterior. Save 50%-60% on cooling & heating costs.
Aidome Winner of Aurora Grand Award for Energy Efficiency
Ai, maker of 10 geodesic dome kits forowner buildersor contractors who want to build a Tornado, Hurricane resistant dome home, concrete retirement kit home, concrete vacation home or commercial business dome. (Or you or your contractor can be assisted by aconstruction specialistif needed). The Ai dome is ideal for a commercial business because the dome makes your business very cool and memorable. To learn about 10% discount on the building kit & 25% discount on building plans, viewKit Sale. To view stock floor plan layouts for each of the ten dome sizes, click onStock Plans. To view the layout in 3D for a few plans, click on3D Layouts. To view a summary of items which can be purchased from Ai; i.e. dome building kit, building plans, Parts List Items, etc. please click onSummary.To view info about approx. finished cost per sq.ft., click onFinished.
To view an article which covers why build a geodesic dome for your new home that summarizes the major info about the Aidome building system and component panel, please click onWhy Build a Geodesic Dome. ViewPhoto Galleryto see photos of kit assembly and view three YouTube Videos of Aidome construction process.
Site Specific Load Calculations & Engineer Sealed Aidome building plans.Your building department determines whether your building plans need a seal by an engineer licensed for your state or area. Wonderful news if an engineer seal is required to issue a building permit, Ai is now utilizing an engineering firm who can seal the Aidome building plansfor all 50 states (including Washington DC), US Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and all Canadian Provinces other than Quebec.In order for the plans to be sealed by an engineer licensed for your state or area, the plans buyer pays for a Geotechnical Soil Report and Site Specific Load Calculations based on ICC Structural Requirements and your states building code to be performed on their exact size dome, exact number of openings at their sites precise design criteria (wind speed & exposure class (seismic zone & snow load if required). These calculations show that theAidome prefab panel and building system meets the International Code Council requirements and any codes beyond ICC requirements enforced by Florida, California and Illinois.Ai has been told theseSite Specific Load Calcs sealed by an engineer licensed for your statemeans that the Aidome can be built throughout the USA including Florida (Miami Dade, Broward, Indian River County, etc.) and California if land is zoned correctly, etc. Please call for Calcs pricing.
Due to requests for assistance in locating a local builder to assemble the concrete dome building kit and finish the dome,American Ingenuity (Ai) has added a new service. Ai offers assistance with finding a contractor in continental USA, for a fee of $100 Ai will contact builders in the area you are considering building. Once we have 3-4 potential builders/contractors, we will email their contact information. When Building Plans are purchased, Ai will credit the $100.00 back to you. We also have an email we send each perspective builder which says they can call us with questions. The email contains important info about the Aidome building kit and how anindependent kit assembly consultantcan be hired to supervise the builders workers to get the prefabricated panels installed for the exterior dome shell with one layer of concrete in the seams between the panels. Then the consultant can leave and the builders subs (plumbers, electricians, framers, cabinet installers, painters, etc.) finish the interior and prime and paint the exterior concrete. In the email is a link for the builder to view a sample set of building plans. For international builder assistance, please call for pricing.
Do you want to experience Aidome living & be close to central Florida vacation destinations or enjoy Jamaica?For Florida: Then rent abrand new 1,105 square foottwo bedroom/two bath 34 concrete Aidome located in a gated wildlife sanctuary in Lake Wales Florida. It is the perfect getaway to relax and unwind away from television and internet or as a central home base to visit your favorite Florida activities. Unique amenities include a claw foot tub, geodesic architecture with a vaulted 17 foot ceiling, 110 movie screen & projector, and a natural pond that attracts wildlife for viewing. Minimum stay is two nights. For rental, please contact34 Aidome. For Jamaica then rent a45 Aidome linked to a 34 dome five bedroom three baths in Runaway Bay. For info about the Jamaica domes, click onRunaway Bay.
These panelized dome kits kit homes consist of aprefab steel reinforced concrete insulated R28 panelswith 1/2 Georgia Pacific DensArmor drywall on the panel interiorgiving you the greatest protection possible at roughly the same cost per sq.foot to build as conventional house or commercial construction. The exterior is 3/4 concrete reinforced with galvanized steel mesh and fibers. The seam areas between the panels average two inch thick steel reinforced concrete when filled in on site.The kit includes all the prefab panelsto assemble the dome exterior walls and roof and panels for one entryway. Additional entryways and dormers are purchased based on the floor plan layout. We believe you should not pay shipping costs for interior items, doors, windows, kitchen cabinets, bathroom fixtures, etc. because these items can be purchased locally.
Concrete is 100% better than building with lumber, and not as expensive as you might think. Due to aerodynamic shape & steel reinforced fiber concrete exterior, the Aidome has proved its strength & fire resistance.One of Aidomes in British Virgin Islands went through Hurricane Irmas 200 mph winds with no damage. AnAidome in St. Croix US Virgin Islandswent through two category 5 hurricanes in a twelve day period with no damage to the dome. Plus an elevated Aidome in Florida Keys went through Hurricane Irma with no damage. Read about it onDisaster Resistant. An Aidome suffered no damage witha 30 in diameter hickory treefell on it. Why did Ai stop guniting concrete onto the exterior of its dome and invent the prefab panel? It is too labor intensive & a waste of concrete to pump or gunite concrete on theentire exterior of the dome.
Due to the domes reduced exterior surface area and R28 uninterrupted insulation, the Aidome can cut your utility bills50%-60%. Energy efficiency summary can be viewed atsummary.View pictures ofbeautiful dome interiordesigned by international artist Electros, To view pictures of a 45 dome on full basement reviewStroupepage. View pics of five bedroom gorgeous Oklahoma dome built in tornado alley, view48 dome. To see energy bills and photos of 34 dome, click onDome Across From Indian River.
For other dome pictures, check out the left menu bar for fourteen photo galleries and viewKaufman pics.To learn about Component Panel Assembly, click onAssembly.Ai has avideothat includes film showing the prefabricated concrete panel being manufactured.Inside Editionaired a report on the Ai dome. Please scroll down to view second video.
Ai has sold over 800 dome kits into 47 USA states and 15 foreign areas.An American Ingenuity dome won the award for Most Energy Efficient Residence in the Southeastern United States.beating out a home sponsored by the utility company Florida Power & Light.To view free info and You Tube Videos,please click onFree Info.
GEODESIC CEMENT DOME KITS & DESIGNING BUILDING PLANS
American Ingenuity, Inc. (Ai), located in Rockledge, Florida, (about one hour east of Orlando) has been business since 1976.Ai manufactures cement home or commercial building kits in diameters 15ft, 18ft, 22ft, 27ft, 30ft, 34ft, 36ft, 40ft, 45ft and 48ft. On site the prefab concrete panels are assembled with locally purchased doors and windows installed. Once the interiors are built on site with local materials per the building plans, the interior square footage can range from 172 sq.ft. to 2,992 sq.ftfrom one bedroom/one bath to four/five bedroom/three bath homes or commercial structures. The concrete dome is ideal for a retirement home, vacation home, cabin, get-a-way, guest cottage, mother-in-law suite, primary home or business building and for areas prone to forest fires or heavy snow load. Before building a log cabin please compare the advantages of a Ai dome vslog home. Before building a monolithic dome, read Ai dome vsmonolithic dome. Please read info about Ai dome and acontainer homeand ayurtor aDeltec Kit.
To view stock plans for each of the ten size dome kits Ai manufacturers, click onStock Plans. If you do not see a stock plan to fit your lifestyle, Ai can modify a plan or design a custom plan from your descriptions and sketches. To view sale pricing on the stock plans and the building kit for each stock plan, click onPlans & Kit Sale Pricing. If floor plan layouts are mailed, call for printing and mailing costs.American Ingenuitys Dome Building Plans are new and improved.An Expanded Kit Assembly Manual is now available with each dome order.
The American Ingenuity Dome and its inventor, Michael Busick, were written about on page 100 in the October 2010 issue ofPopular Science Magazine. The issues theme wasThe Future of the Home, LIFE ON THE EDGE, Habitats for a Changing World. The article about Ai showed areprint of the front page cover storythatPopular Scienceran on the American Ingenuity Dome in 1987. This October 2010 article on Ai was named,THE FUTURE THEN..FROM THE POPULAR SCIENCE ARCHIVES.To receive via email a pdf of the originalPopular Science1987 Cover Storywhich featured the American Ingenuity dome and its founders on the front cover with article andthe 2010 article featuring the Ai dome, click onContact Usand ask for the pdfs.
To view what the Concrete Component Panel and Dome Kit Consists of please click onBuilding Kit Contents.To view what is not included in the kit, click onNot Included.
How Is the Kit Assembled? DIY or Hire a Builder.
To view pictures of prefab concrete panel assembly, click onDome Kit AssemblyandConstruction Overview.The dome kit can be aDo It Yourself Projectwith the owner builder utilizing family and friends or hiring his own workers for kit assembly. Or the home owner or business owner hires a builder who hires the independentKit Assembly Specialistwho travels world-wide to supervise your kit assembly and the application of the first layer of fiber concrete into the panel seams and onto the entryways and dormers.Then either your workers or your builders workers completes the second layer of concrete in the seams & on the entryways and dormers. To learn more about selecting a builder, viewBuilders,Contractor&Determining Contractor Pricing. For interior finishing complete yourself or hire local subcontractors to complete the plumbing, electrical, framing, window/door installation, wall board finishing, kitchen cabinetry, bathroom fixtures, etc.
Ai has added two new tiny dome sizes, 15 and 18, to its current dome building kit sizes.
To view stock plans for 15, 18, 22, 27, 30 & 34 tiny domes (172 sq.ft. to 1,278 sq.ft.) and to view pictures of small 22 in diameter domes under construction and finished, click onTiny Homes.To view regular and sale pricing on Tiny Concrete Home Kits, click onSale.
To view construction pictures of 22 dome, please click onVideo. Great for Special Hideaway, vacation cabin, mother-in-law quarters, guest house, hunting cabin, glambing, tiny home, micro home, cottages for resort or starter home. The Ai dome is much stronger, has noncombustible materials in its wall panels, fire resistant concrete exterior & more insulated than a tent or yurt. Please check with your building department to see if there is a minimum size house requirements..sometimes the minimum size is 500 sq.ft. or 800 sq.ft. which would be American Ingenuitys 27 ft in diameter dome. Or sometimes the minimum size new home has to be 1,100 sq.ft. which would be the 34 dome.
Financing to view Ais eighteen page booklet giving financing alternatives, viewBooklet. Because most of the Ai domes are built as retirement homes, they are not sold by the home owner. Lenders do not like this as they want resale numbers. As a result, typically lenders want a 25% to 35% cash down payment based on the finished price of the dome.
What States & Countries Have AiDome Kit Homes Been Shipped To?
To date American Ingenuity has sold kits into 47 U.S.A. states and fifteen foreign areas. To view info about Ais Florida Dome Offices, click onOffices.Ai has exported domes to Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Guam, the Virgin Islands-St. Kitts and St. Croix, West Indies-Nieves, Canada, Israel, Jamaica, Bahrain, Tasmania, Trinidad, Thailand and the Faroe Islands (between Iceland/Scotland/Norway). To learn more about importing Ai domes, click onImporting.
For those interested in obtaining a California or Florida building permit for American Ingenuitys concrete dome housing kit, provide your site address & building department name and Ai will contact your building department andfind out if the following are submitted along with their other paperwork can a new home building permit be issued on the Aidome building kit?
1)Building plans which are site specific designedfor the properties wind, snow, seismic loads & sealed by an engineer licensed for your state
2)Site Specific Load Calculationssealed by an engineer licensed for your state or area. The Calcs are run using the Risa Program and using International Code Compliant requirements, your states building code requirements and your sites specific wind, snow, seismic, exposure class. The calcs show that the Aidome prefab panel and building system complies with these requirements.
3)Their other required paperwork which can include Passing Energy Report, Fire Sprinkler Plan (if required), Site Plan, Survey, Soil Report.Ai can complete the Rescheck Energy Report; however Florida, California and Washington have their own Energy Programs which local companies can complete after receiving data specific to the Aidome. Local Companies also complete the fire sprinkler plan if required, site plan, survey and soil report.
34ft Florida Thailand
40ft Louisiana Elevated
45ft 34ft California
45ft FL Keys Elevated
45ft N Carolina on Basement
Building Options entryways, dormers
Financing Booklet Creative Financing For Your Dome
Resale Value of American Ingenuity Dome
Engineer Sealed Dome Building Plans
Zoning Where Can I Build an Ai Dome?
Buying Land For Your New Aidome Home
Electrical/Plumbing Vent Pipes
Heating Air Conditioning an Ai Dome