Intro To Air Domes

Intro To Air Domes

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.

What Are Air Domes & What Do They Do?

The fabric envelope may be reinforced by Broadwell's patented steel cable harness system if needed to adhere to your local wind and snow load code requirements.

The dome is anchored by a variety of anchoring options, including grade beam concrete footing, earth anchors, sand or water ballast, cement blocks, etc.

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Our 50+ engineers and architects are licensed in all 50 United States and in 42 countries. We can sign and seal all of the structural, mechanical, electrical and civil engineering approvals your city will require from licensed engineers. Our North American-based service team has 25+ years of experience installing, servicing and maintaining domes.

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.

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.

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Components of a Dome

Broadwell strictly follows the international codes for air inflated structures set forth by the International Code Council (

Dome Purchase Process

Learn the various steps needed to purchase your dome today!

Funding Your Dome

Funding is a major hurdle for most dome clients. Learn about the funding strategies have been utilized by dome clients.