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Framing Systems for Interior and Exterior Domes

/ STANDARD AND UNIQUE DOME FRAMING SYSTEMS

Radius Track develops dome framing systems and delivers a pre-curved structural kit-of-parts for easy assembly of interior or exterior domes of all shapes and sizes.

We develop framing that simplifies construction for a complex shape.

  • Develop lightweight, cold-formed metal framing design to meet your project’s unique specifications.

  • Coordinate dome engineering with the building’s structural engineering as required.

  • Plan for dome assembly – in place or on the ground to raise into place.

  • Precut and deliver plywood sheathing to precisely fit rib spacing as required.

  • Deliver precision-fabricated framing material with installation drawings and support.

/ DOME FRAMING SYSTEM COMPONENTS

The Radius Track dome framing system kit-of-parts typically includes:

  • The compression ring at the top and the tension/base ring at the bottom of the dome

  • Structural ribs and angle clips that connect to both the top & bottom rings

  • Rib cross-bracing if reinforcement is required

  • Pre-cut plywood sheathing as required

/ ADDITIONAL DOME FRAMING SOLUTIONS

Over our 20+ years of exclusive expertise developing framing systems for curved and complex surfaces, we have delivered a wide range of unique dome solutions.

  • Above the dome: we have accommodated cupolas, finials, oculus, skylights and similar design elements and their specific mounting needs specified in construction documents

  • Below the dome: we have developed systems to attach to different mounting surfaces such as concrete, steel decking and continuous rolled beam or tube.

  • Large domes: our box beam truss solutions deliver structural capacity for larger domes, including 70’-0” diameter domes with special features.

  • Hybrid domes: domes larger than 45’ in diameter may also be constructed using a combination of Radius Track cold-formed steel infill framing within red-iron structural steel members.