Components of an Air Dome

Air Dome Components

A typical air dome is made up of a fabric envelope, inflation units (with HVAC if needed), air lock doors, and lights. Broadwell's cable reinforcement system may be included. Learn more about each below!

dome parts

A Broadwell air dome uses thicker, stronger fabric. The dome package is comprised of various high quality components and mechanical units. Learn about each below! 

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.

Pool Dome - Striped Skylight

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.