The following info pertains to stock plans & kit regular prices.  Please scroll down the page to find the chart to review. It lists the name of a stock plan, the number and type of building options (entryways and dormers) for that plan and the regular pricing for the dome building kit.  To view the sale pricing of the dome home kit & the dome plans, please click on Sale.

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Above American Ingenuity Dome Kit Assembled and Finished on Basement

Ai Dome is perfect for wooded areas because there is no wood in or on the exterior walls to burn

25% DISCOUNT* OFF AMERICAN INGENUITY’S

DOME KIT WITH ONE ENTRYWAY PRICING 

 IF ORDER PLACED BY November 11, 2015

INCLUDES 7″ EPS (R-28) INSULATION, 1/2″ DENSARMOR GYPSUM DRYWALL

& 3/4″ CONCRETE EXTERIOR REINFORCED W’ GALVANIZED STEEL MESH

SAVE $5,325 TO $13,979 - and accepting delivery by May 30, 2016

25% off — All Stock, Modified or Custom Residential Dome Building Plans 

ordered prior to November 11, 2015

American Ingenuity’s basic kit pricing includes all the triangular and four foot vertical riser panels for the dome exterior walls and panels for one entryway.  Your floor plan selection, determines the type and number of the entryways and dormers. Due to small size of the 15′ & 18′ tiny homes, these kits have standard four foot risers and additional two foot risers.  22′ & 27′ kits can have five foot riser instead of the four foot riser.  30′- 48′ kits can have taller entryways and custom two foot risers installed above 4′ risers which results in 9’6″ or 10′ first floor ceiling heights in rooms that have second floor above them.  To view the building options available for each size dome, click on Options.

No windows or exterior doors or interior items are included with the kit except for the interior shell 1/2″ Georgia Pacific DensArmor drywall installed on each triangle and riser panel. To view Ai’s current discount on the dome kit with one entryway, view Sale.  To view stock plans for each size dome, click on Geodesic Dome Home Plans.

After the panels are installed, the galvanized steel mesh from one panel over laps the steel mesh from another panel, is locked and depressed into the seam with on site special fiber/admixture concrete applied into the seams in two applications. The concreted seam area is about five inches wide and three inches deep with seam concrete averaging two inches thick.  Engineers tell us the seam areas act like steel beams.  The process of assembling the prefab panels produces the structural components, completes the finished exterior surface, installs the insulation and the shell drywall.

To view info on Building Kit Contents, click on Contents.    To view pictures of Kit Assembly, click on Dome Assembly.

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Your Dome Kit Arrives on a Semi-Truck with 53′ long flat bed

Below is a pricing chart which refers to stock plans that can be viewed by viewing Stock Plans.  Once you are on the page, scroll down to find the hyperlinks to click on.   American Ingenuity’s Building Plans are new and improved.  If stock plans are mailed, call Ai at 321-639-8777 for printing costs and mailing costs.

It is Ai’s philosophy that each customer pays for only what they need. Ai does not burden the price of the building kit with plan’s pricing, engineer seal cost, structural calculations or energy report cost. Building plans are purchased three months  to two years prior to kit shipment.  About 50% of the building departments require engineer sealed plans and an energy report to issue a permit. As a result each customer pays for their plans separately from the building kit and pays for a seal, calculations and energy report only if their building department requires them.  If you give us your property address or tax ID number & building department name, at no cost to you, Ai will call the plans examiner and inquire what is needed to obtain a building permit on the American Ingenuity dome kit.

American Ingenuity’s stock floor plans show the locations for your locally purchased doors and windows.   For structural integrity where ever your exterior doors and windows will be installed, an “awning” or “eyebrow” is installed on your dome. Ai calls these “awnings” or “eyebrows” entryways and dormers and gives them a category name called Building Options. Under these entryways or dormers you or your framing subcontractor frames in a vertical wall and installs your windows and doors.

Stock plans have a predetermined type and number of entryways and dormers.  These building options are listed below next to the stock plan name.  Of course you can change any of these options by having our design team modify a stock plan or design a custom plan from your sketches….these stock plans are simply a starting point.  To learn about modified or custom plans, view Custom. All stock, modified or custom building plans are 25% off, if ordered prior to November 11, 2015.

Q: What is the standard foundation included with the stock plans?

A: Concrete slab. For Ai to design a basement or concrete columns or stem wall or pilings, etc. an engineer fee is added to the Plans Quote to cover the cost for an engineer to calculate the load of the dome and the load of the two floors within the dome and give joist/edge beam size/spacing and foundation design to our CAD department to incorporate within the plans. Please call our office at 321-639-8777 for engineer fee.

Q: Does American Ingenuity have an engineering statement about your prefabricated dome panels that can be submitted to my building department?

A:  Yes, to view the statement click on Engineering.

 Dome Diameters and typical bedroom/bath numbers:

15′ (2 freq) & 18′ (2 freq) - one bedroom/one bath

22′ (2 freq) and 30′ dome (3 freq) - one bedroom/one bath

27′ - two bedroom/one bath (two freq dome)

34′ - two bedroom/two bath

36′ - two to three bedroom/two bath

40′- three to four bedroom/two bath

45′- four bedroom/two bath

48′- three to four to five bedroom/two or three bath

To order Ai’s new DVD for $7 includes mailing costs, please call our office at 321-639-8777 or email us.  To view the new DVD on our web site, view Web Site Video.

Due to a limited space the following abbreviations apply to each Building Option:

In regular price chart below the following abbreviations are used for building options:  E for Entryway; WD for Window Dormer and DD for Door Dormer. 

  1. To learn more about the options view Building Options.To view a file that has pictures of the entryways, dormers, etc. under assembly and finished, click on Entryway.  
  2. American Ingenuity does not sell Basement Kits. Although we do provide stock or custom basement building plans. Basements are built locally using standard items; i.e. concrete blocks, insulated concrete blocks (ICF), premade concrete walls or poured concrete walls. View Basements to learn more.
  3. Ai uses Greek words (Omega, Alpha, Delta) and numbers (21, 22, etc) along with the dome diameter to name some of its stock plans. For example 27 Alpha 11: the first two digits are the dome diameter in feet, a Greek word and then a number.

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 openings where you or your framer installs your locally purchased doors and windows. To compensate for the triangle and riser panels being left out, these “structural awnings” – entryways and dormers have to be installed.  Diagram below helps clarify what these items look like. Please call American Ingenuity Mon-Fri 9-5 eastern time at 321-639-8777 for further clarification.

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The Dome Kit with option’s pricing listed below includes exterior noncombustible 3/4″ fiber concrete reinforced with galvanized steel mesh, center core of 7″ R28 Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) insulation & interior 1/2″ Georgia Pacific DensArmor moisture resistant, mold resistant drywall but does not reflect any discount on the kit with one entryway pricing or the Plans Sale Pricing. To view American Ingenuity’s current kit discount, view Sale.  The building plan’s pricing listed below does not include an engineer seal on the plans or energy report or fee for engineer to design basement/stem wall/ columns, pilings, etc.  If an engineer seal or energy report is required by your building department to issue a building permit, the seal and report can be purchased through American Ingenuity.

 For Ai to design a basement or concrete columns or stem wall or pilings, etc. an engineer fee is added to the Plans Quote to cover the cost for an independent licensed engineer to calculate the load of the dome and the load of the two floors within the dome and give joist/edge beam size/spacing and foundation design to our CAD department to incorporate within the plans. Ai no longer manufactures skylight panels. Please call American Ingenuity at 321-639-8777 for current engineer fee.

For additional light install solar tubes or max out the number of second floor window dormers and second floor door dormers (install a tall window instead of a door for extra light).

Floor Plan Name
Building Options: E is entryway; WD is window dormer; DD is door dormer Stock Plans Pricing with no discount. Call for discount. Kit w’ Options Pricing with no discount. Call for discount.
22′ Alpha 11 1E, 1 WD w’ 7″ EPS & 1/2″ wallboard $1,134 $21,645
27′ Alpha 11
1E, 1DD, 3WD
$1,134 $28,680
27′ Beta 11 1E, 1DD, 4WD $1,134 $29,025
27′ Delta 11 1E, 1DD, 3WD $1,134 $28,680
27′ Epsilon 11 1E, 1DD, 4WD $1,134 $29,025
27′ Kappa 11 1E, 1DD, 4WD $1,134 $29,025
27′ Omega 11 1E, 1DD, 4WD $1,134 $29,025
27′ Sigma 11 1E, 1DD, 4WD $1,134 $29,025
27′ Theta 11 2E, 10WD (double dome) $2,268 $57,990
27′ Zeta 11 2E, 5WD $1,134 $29,405
30 Alpha 11
5E
$1,198 $32,050
30 Omega 11
3E, 2WD
$1,198 $31,860
30 SIGMA 11
4E
$1,198 $31,610

Optional Basement Plans

  $1,016

 N/A

30 ZETA 11
4E
$1,198 $31,610
 34 Stock Plans  Request via email
36 DELTA 11
3E, 4WD
$1,294 $39,250
36 KAPPA 11
3E, 3WD
$1,294 $38,905
36 OMEGA 11
3E, 1WD
$1,294 $38,215
36 SIGMA 11  
W’ 22 GAMMA 2
4E, 2WD(22 Gamma 1E, 1DD)
w’ 7″ eps & 1/2″ wallboard
$2,265 $60,695
36 ZETA 21
3E, 2WD
$1,294 $38,560

Optional Basement Plans

$1,077 N/A 
40 ALPHA 11
3E, 2WD, 1 2nd floor DD
$1,333 $44,960
40 BETA 22
3E, 3WD, 1 2nd floor DD
$1,333 $45,305

Optional Basement Plans

$1,204 N/A 
40 BETA 32
w’ 30 GAMMA 21
2E, 3WD, 1 2nd floor DD,
(30 Gamma 1E, 1 1st floor DD)
$2,349 $75,485
40 OMICRON 22
3E, 4WD, 1 2nd floor DD
$1,333 $45,650

Optional Basement Garage

$1,204  N/A
40 THETA 11
3E, 3WD, 1 2nd floor DD
$1,333 $45,305
40 ZETA 11
4E, 1WD, 1 2nd floor DD
$1,333 $45,100
40 ZETA 32
4E, 1WD, 1 2nd floor DD
$1,333 $45,100

Optional Basement Garage 

$1,204 N/A 
40 ZETA 33
W/ 27 GAMMA 22
4E, 1WD, 1 2nd floor DD,
(27 Gamma 1E, 1 1st floor DD)
$2,304 $72,745
45 ALPHA 22
3E, 2WD, 1 1stfloor & 1 2nd floor DD
$1,427 $53,390
45 BETA 11
4E, 1WD, 1 2nd floor DD
$1,427 $53,165
45 OMEGA 22
4E, 3WD, 1 2nd floor DD
$1,427 $53,855
45 SIGMA 22
4E, 3WD
$1,427 $53,390
45 ZETA 32
3E, 2High Profile E, 1WD
$1,427 $54,060
45 DELTA 32
w’ 34 GAMMA 22
3E, 3WD,
(34 Gamma 2E, 3WD)
$2,489 $88,695
45 DELTA 33
4E, 1WD, 2 2nd floor DD
$1,427 $53,630

Optional Basement Garage

$1,276 N/A 
45 EPSILON 42
4E, 2WD, 1 2nd floor DD
$1,427
$53,510

optional Basement Garage 

$1,276 N/A 
45 SIGMA 33
3E, 1 High Profile E, 4WD
$1,427 $53,735

Optional Basement Garage 

$1,276 N/A 
48 ALPHA 22
3E, 1High Profile E, 2 2nd floor WD
$1,514 $58,255
48 BETA 22
2E, 2High Profile E, 3WD, 1 2nd floor DD
$1,514 $60,305
48 DELTA 22
1E, 2High Profile E, 3WD, 1 2nd floor DD
$1,514 $59,755
48 DELTA 33
3E, 2High Profile E, 2 2nd floor DD
$1,514 $60,315

Optional Basement Garage 

$1,343 N/A 
48 OMEGA 21
3E, 1High Profile E, 4 2nd floor WD
$1,514 $59,550
48 ZETA 11
4E, 3WD
$1,514 $59,810
22 GAMMA 1 GARAGE
1E, 1 1stfloor DD w’ 7″ eps, 1/2″
$971 $21,665
27 GAMMA 1
Garage
1E, 1 1st floor DD
$971 $27,645
30 GAMMA 1 GARAGE
1E, 1 1st floor DD
$1,016 $30,665
34 GAMMA 1 GARAGE
2E, 3 2nd floor WD
$1,062 $35,825

PAYMENT

Building Kit orders require a 30% deposit for 22′ through 36′ domes and 40% for 40′ through 48′ domes along with a signed Order Form, Conditions of Sale (Warranty) and Specialized Material Agreement. The final payment (balance including shipping) is in the form of a cashier’s check or bank check or wire transfer 21 days prior to kit shipment. For Building Kits shipped to Florida sites, add 6% sales tax plus your counties surtax.  Plans are paid in full prior to scheduling design. Clients pay  mailing costs for the plans.  Your building plan pdfs are emailed so locally sets of blueprints can be plotted for subcontractors, etc. Plans can be paid via Visa, Master Card, Discover, personal check or money order. Ai does not accept American Express.

SHIPPING

Freight for Building Kits is approximately $2.50 - $2.90 per mile per step deck semi-truck, from Ai’s plant in Rockledge, Florida. Minimum shipping is normally $800. If delivery is into southern Florida, kit shipping will be more than $800. Please call for quote. One truck can carry one 30′, 34′, 36′, 40′, 45′, or 48′ Kit or two 27′ Kits or two 22′ Kits with standard 7″ insulation. 45′ or 48′ kits with 9″ insulation require two trucks for delivery. USA arrangements for shipping is made by American Ingenuity.  Shipping costs can change without notice due to fuel costs, fuel surcharges, distances, etc.  Please call our office, 321-639-8777, to find out our latest shipping information.

DELIVERY

Allow 2 - 4 weeks for Stock Floor Plans. Allow at least 5 weeks for modified plans and 10 weeks for custom plans. For Building Kits allow 12 to 16 weeks after completing a building kit order.
  • Plan pricing is for one dome & two sets of plans. If two domes then pricing is based on the diameter of each dome.

  • The Plans Pricing does not include an Engineer Seal or an Energy Report or structural calculations. These items can be purchased from American Ingenuity if required by your building department to issue a building permit.

  • Conditions and costs may change requiring our prices to increase without prior notice.

 

 

 

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