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Radial Support

The Radial System is most suitable for a small construction crew and is usually used on our smaller domes, 22', 27’, 30’ and 34’ because the panels weight less and the center height is less. As each panel is placed, a measurement is taken from the panel point to the center of the dome to assure correct positioning. The panel is then held by 2x4’s braced against the floor while the seams are concreted.

The advantages to the Radial System over using the Rib System Option are:

  • Panels can be raised using a rolling scaffold and a winch rather than having to rent a crane.
  • The Radial System saves the time of cutting and drilling holes in the 2x4 ribs.
  • The Radial System saves the time of erecting and dismantling the Rib System.
  • It also uses fewer materials.

This is a 34' dome being built on a radial support method. Some of the entryway panels are being supported with 2x4's.


Some triangle panels are
being supported with 2x4's.

The riser wall and the first row of hexagons and pentagon panels have been installed using the radial support method.

Some second row trianglesare being installed next to some entryway panels using the radial support method.

 

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