The Purchase Process
Step 1: Initial Scope Discussion
Our initial discussion will determine the scope of your project so that we can determine ball-park costs and identify next steps. Basic questions include:
- What will be the size and use of your dome?
- Will it attach to any buildings?
- What is your timeline for needing the dome operational?
- Is funding in place? (We have several funding options.)
- Do you own the land, and what is its zoning?
Step 2: Design and Engineering
In order to fully determine the cost of your dome package, we need to design and engineer the dome, HVAC system, photo-metric lighting design to achieve desired foot-candle coverage, and foundation design. After we do this, we will be able to provide a full proposal for the dome package and its full installation. We will be able to take the foundation design to our partnering General Contractors to estimate the installation of the foundation, along with any other site work. Our team of 50+ designers, architects and engineers are licensed in all 50 United States and in 42 countries.
Step 3: Dome Production and Site Work
After you sign off on the final dome design, the production of the dome and its components will begin. While the dome and its components are being produced, installation of the dome foundation and other site work will commence.
Step 4: Completed Production and Transportation
When the dome is completed, the entire dome package will be transported to the final installation site.
Step 5: Dome is Installed
Your dome is installed by our expert installers! Installation can take as few as 2 days for small domes, and up to several weeks for larger domes and complex installations.