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American Ingenuity 2009

Dome Building Kit & Building Option's Pricing

Dome Diameter
22'
27'
30'
34'
36' 
40'
45'
48'
60'
Living Area
Square Feet
373 780 1,089 1,466  1,664 2,176 2,758 3,141 5,180
Kit Prices
$12,050 $16,690 $20,470 $24,630  $26,730 $30,780 $37,100 $42,830 $62,480

The Ai dome kit consists of all the triangular and four foot tall riser component panels for the dome shell and panels for one entryway. Your floor plan selection determines how many more entryways (standard, garage or high profile), window dormers, door dormers, skylights, cupola, link, etc. you will need. The link is used to connect two domes together.  The link info is on page three of this file. The building kit does not include any doors or windows (except skylights) and does not contain any interior items (except for the interior shell wall board).

Dome Building Options

The Building Options for the American Ingenuity dome include: Entryways, Cupola, Window Dormers, Door Dormers, Skylights, Garage Domes, Links and 9" thick insulation. These options (except for the skylights, links, garage domes and insulation) allow ways to install standard doors and windows that you purchase locally.

Why do I need entryways and dormers to install windows and doors? At specific locations around the perimeter of the dome, triangles and riser panels can be left out to provide an opening where you or your framer installs your locally purchased doors and windows. To compensate for the triangle and riser panels being left out, entryways and dormers "structural awnings" have to be installed. 

Within the Stock Floor Plan Booklet there are blank floor planners which show the possible locations for first floor entryways, window dormers and door dormers and show the possible locations for second floor window dormers, door dormers or cupolas. 

Ai can email you the blank floor planners. Simply email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and ask for the blank floor planners.  Or call us at 321-639-8777  Monday through Friday, 9 to 5 eastern time, and Ai staff will answer your questions as to which domes can have which building options.  Plus you can view Ai's basic kit pricing sheet that shows the building options available for each dome size at this link, Building Options.

To view and print out Ai's stock floor plans showing the placement of entryways, window dormers, door dormers, skylights, cupola, etc., click on the following link, Stock Floor Plans, scroll down the page and click on the red hyperlinks.

To view American Ingenuity's Stock Dome Kit and Stock Floor Plan pricing for each of the stock plans, click on this link Stock Kit and Stock Plan Pricing.

Remember the blank floor planners which show the possible locations for the dormers and entryways are in Ai's Stock Floor Plan Booklet.  This 60 page booklet is in the $9 Planning Kit (plus mailing costs) which can be purchased on Ai's shopping cart.  The cart is at this link... Ai Cart.  Or call us at 321-639-8777 Mon thru Fri 9-5 eastern time or email us ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) and ask for the blank planners to be emailed to you.

The following is a summary of which size domes can have which building options:

  • There can be up to five standard entryways on the first floor of Ai's 30’, 34’, 36', 40’, 45’, 48’ and 60’ domes.  Instead of using entryways, you can install first floor window dormers and door dormers in specific locations.

  • The 30', 34', 36', 40', 45', 48' and 60' domes can have standard entryways and high profile entryways (where there is no second floor).
  • The 22', 27', 30', 34', 36', and 40' domes can have garage entryways.
  • There can be up to five window dormers or door dormers on the second floor of Ai's 36', 40’, 45’, and 48’ domes.  Window dormers and door dormers cannot be installed above high profile entryways.

  • The 60’ dome can have up to ten second floor window dormers but no second floor door dormers. 

  • The 22' and 30’ domes can have first floor window and door dormers but cannot have second floor door dormers or second floor window dormers. 

  • The 22' & 27' domes cannot have a cupola.  The 30', 34', 36', 40', 45', 48' and 60' domes can have a cupola.

  • The 27’ and 34’ dome can have first floor window and door dormers and second floor window dormers but no second floor door dormers.

  • On the second floor of the 36', 40', 45' and 48' domes there can be a combination of up to five second floor door dormers and or window dormers.
  • The 22’ and 27’ domes are typically garage domes.  On the first floor of a  22' dome there can be one standard garage entryway (that can contain a 9' wide garage door), one door dormer and up to five window dormers.  On the first floor of the 27' dome there can be one standard entryway (that can contain a 16' wide garage door), one door dormer and up to four window dormers.  If you connect a link to a 22' dome, the link is about 5.5' to 6' wide with a standard length of 5'.  If you connect a link to a 27' dome, the link is about 6.75' wide and has a standard length of 5'.

Building Kit Option's Pricing 2009 **

Dome Diameter

22'

27'

30'

34'

36'

40'

45'

48'

60'

Entryway (standard or garage)

$270

$300

$315

$335

 $345

$360

$390

$415

N/A

Entryway
(High Profile)

N/A

N/A

$390

$450

 $490

$585

$685

$795

$955

Cupola

N/A

N/A

$345

$360

 $360

$370

$380

$380

$415

Window Dormer 1st floor

$245

$245

$245

$245

 $245

$245

$245

$245

$295

Window Dormer 2nd floor

N/A

$245

N/A

$245

 $245

$245

$245

$245

$295

1st Floor Door Dormer

$265

$275

$275

$275

 $280

$285

$295

$300

$350

2nd Floor Door Dormer

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

 $330

$340

$360

$380

N/A

Clear Skylight

$335

$335

$335

$335

 $335

$335

$335

$335

$335

Reflective Skylight

$355

$355

$355

$355

 $355

$355

$355

$355

$355

9" R-36 Insulation

7" for 22' 

$1,200


$1,000

$1,400

$1,750

 $1,950

$2,250

$2,725

$3,115

$4,300

Screen Dome Kit Pricing Is Approximate

Ai has to call for the current cost of aluminium before we can give definite pricing.


Screen Dome Diameter

25'

27'

30'

 34'

36'

40'

Kit Prices

$4,485

$5,060

$5,405

 $5,980

$6,210

$6,845

 

Bronze or white aluminum 2"X2" frame - Gray or charcoal screening, mounting spline, two 36" screen doors and dormers

Assemble the aluminum hubs and ribs and install the screening on the ground in rows, lifting the framework as you go. Additional info available.


What types of windows and doors are possible? Standard windows and doors can be installed within the entryways, window dormers, door dormers and cupola.  The Ai building kit contains all the panels to assemble the dome shell and the panels for one entryway. The Kit does not include doors and windows. There is such a variety and varying price points, we leave that up to each client to purchase locally. The floor plan you select will determine where you or your builder will install your locally purchased doors and windows.

Where do windows and doors get installed in the Ai building kit? Under the entryways, dormers or cupola. These are structural "awnings" that extend out from the dome. Within the open area under the "awning" a vertical 2x4 or 2x6  frame wall is constructed on site to fit your choice of doors or windows. Ai has designed the entryways and dormers in a manner to allow the owner to select from the wide variety of windows and doors that are locally available rather than purchase them from us and pay to have them shipped to your site. Click on Window Sizes to learn more.

 



 

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