Geodesic Domes

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Geodesic Domes for Large Capacity Storage

2 X 113m Limestone Storage Domes under Construction, South Africa

Power plants, mines, cement plants, ports and many other industries need to stock large quantities of dry bulk materials. Most such stockpiles were traditionally left uncovered, or stored in vertical silos. But open stockpiles produce dust and contaminated runoff, and silos are small and expensive.

Due to increasing environmental concerns, many organizations desiring covered storage have looked for and found a cost effective way to solve their problem: Geometrica’s geodesic domes.




Material stockpiles may be classified in four general categories by their shape: ring, conical, longitudinal and irregular. Ring piles are formed by automated circular stacking/reclaiming (S/R) equipment having a slewing stacker at the center and a bridge reclaimer spanning the radius of the pile. A fixed drop from above forms conical piles. Linear S/Rs or trippers form longitudinal piles. And dumping material from trucks or stacking with moveable conveyors and spreading with front-end loaders forms irregular piles. Any of these types of piles may rest directly on the ground, or may be constrained at its perimeter by a wall. Geometrica’s geodesic domes easily adapt to each of these types of piles and cover even the largest ones.

56m Conical Pile Dome, Chile

165 X 65m Longitudinal Dome, Mexico

Construction of Dome on 35,000 ton

Irregular Live Coal Pile, Taiwan

125m Ring Pile Dome, Thailand

Geometrica's geodesic domes are made with its efficient structural system of strong and corrosion resistant galvanized steel or aluminium. The light, prefabricated domes are containerized and shipped from our plant to anywhere in the world. Construction may proceed before, during or after material handling equipment is installed, and, frequently, the domes are built over existing live material stockpiles with minimal or no downtime.

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