The flush batten
OptiDome® is a next generation aluminum geodesic dome from CST. Combining premium features and incorporating the engineering experience and heritage of
Temcor and Conservatek®, OptiDome sets a new standard in engineered aluminum
CST’s advanced OptiDome design complies with torsional buckling requirements
which have been adopted by Eurocode, 2010 Aluminum Design Manual and
International Building Code 2012. The Double Web I-Beam, combined with
aluminum’s excellent strength-to-weight ratio, provides reliable performance
under the most stringent environmental conditions including heavy snow loads
and high wind speeds.
OptiDome is designed to meet the latest design codes including:
Eurocode, Aluminum Association’s 2010 Aluminum Design Manual, IBC 2012, AWWA
D108 and API 650G.
Every CST aluminum cover is custom designed to meet the specific
requirements of each project and be engineered for any snow, wind or suspended
load capacity, as well as span-to-rise-ratio. With the ability to cover spans
of 900 feet or more, OptiDome offers a wide range of applications without
unsightly beams, girders or columns.
The unique properties of OptiDome make it far superior to other
materials and alloys used for covers due to its:
At the core of
OptiDome is its superior, patent pending batten seal technology. This system
increases water shedding and eliminates ponding, even on a low profile design,
while providing a water-tight cover solution. Featuring an enclosed gasket
design, the batten protects against ultra-violet exposure and sealant
degradation. Since battens are flush with dome panels, it eliminates ponding.
They are easy to install and require less sealant than typical geodesic domes.
- Corrosion Resistance
- Low Lifetime Maintenance Cost
- Clear-Span Capability
- Fast & Low-Cost Construction
- Design Flexibility
- Aluminum is a "Green Material"
CST has combined
proven dome design with modern engineering and materials to produce the flush
batten aluminum geodesic dome design which offers significant economic
advantages. In addition to the optimized design and superior seal technology,
the OptiDome has a smooth, sleek appearance. CST is the only dome manufacturer
that offers a design with no external sealant required at the nodes.
Contact us today to
get the most functional, long lasting dome solution from the world’s leading