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.