The stratiform method of dome construction was invented in response to the need for energy conserving space enclosures. Polyurethane foam and concrete are»spray applied in sequential layers on the inside of a balloon air-form. This process results in structures which require approximately one-tenth of the building materials with which to build them, and one-third of the energy with which to heat or cool them.
Zimmerman, Jonathan P., "Stratiform Domes: High Performance Thin-Shell Concrete Structures" (1978). UMR-MEC Conference on Energy / UMR-DNR Conference on Energy. 375, pp. 244-253.
5th Annual UMR-DNR Conference on Energy (1978: Oct. 10-12, Rolla, MO)
Article - Conference proceedings
Building Energy Usage
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12 Oct 1978