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Components of an Air Dome

Air Dome Components

An air dome is a pressurized, air-sealed fabric envelope anchored into the ground. Air lock doors maintain pressure while allowing occupants to enter and exit. Learn more about each of the various components that makes up an air dome, from what it's made of to its particular use.

About Our Air Domes

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An inflatable dome, “bubble,” or air supported structure is a building formed from one or more layers of fabric. Air blowers continuously pump air into the structure, creating the necessary air pressure that allows the fabric envelope to stay inflated. Cooling or heating HVAC units can also be used to adjust air temperature.

The fabric envelope may be reinforced by Broadwell's patented steel cable harness system. The dome is anchored by a variety of anchoring options, including grade beam concrete footing, earth anchors, sand or water ballast, cement blocks, etc.

Broadwell Air Domes can be made in nearly any shape and size. They can be engineered to withstand up to 150mph wind loads and 50psf snow loads. They can cover most surfaces, including athletic surfaces, pools and water parks, recreational areas and playgrounds, industrial equipment or materials, and so on. Click here to see our dome applications

Air structures offer great flexibility, and can be used as seasonal, permanent or temporary structures. They are built to meet all local building and safety codes, and they are structurally sound–even in inclement weather.

Dome Components

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Our domes are comprised of various mechanical elements. Click on the following links to learn more about more about what pieces make up our domes: