Blog: Dome Stories
“Most builders think about how they’re going to put up a building. With a dome, it’s all about holding it down,” says Steve Flanagan, of Yeadon Domes.
Containing a gargantuan volume of air requires a secure attachment system at the base. Yeadon innovated and developed a unique, extruded-aluminum base anchoring channel for this job. Embedded into the concrete grade beam during the pour, it holds the anchors and cables for an airtight vise grip around the dome’s perimeter.
“Innovations allow our clients to change from full-field use in the summer to covered in winter without losing playable space,” said Flanagan.
Yeadon has devised techniques that create airtight perimeters resulting in less air leakage and more energy savings. Along the way, they made some other discoveries.