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1 A new, more cost effective structure using age old building materials GAO STRUCTURE www.gaostructure.com Plywood Dome model

2 Frame members ( I-Joist) form geodesic curve Plywood panel fixed on frame members Unit of Plywood Dome

3 Plywood Dome surface Frame Member Creating a Dome

4 Span up to 80 meters in diameter Simple connection between members Quadrangular panel requires less work than triangular panel Panels Less influenced by moisture conditions than wood strips Material readily available Advantages of Plywood Dome

5 Significant Cost Savings Up to 50% less cost than reinforced concrete domes Up to 2/3 less cost than metal frame domes Up to 30% less cost than other wooden domes

6 Whats the difference ? Dome frame supports load Plywood DomeOther Wooden Domes Dome surface as a monolithic shell supports load

7 I-Joist Plywood (frame member) (dome surface) Glue and fasteners used for stiff connection small angle to shape curved surface Additional support Bottom surface when necessary Basic design & construction

8 Cover Rectangular Roofs Steel circular truss Cover 4 corners Plywood dome Covers central area

9 Cover Buildings of various shapes

10 Best Use of Plywood Dome Cover buildings that have a large span without interior supporting columns require low cost roofing require light weight roofing require roofing built with sustainable material

11 Material Storage Structures Applications

12 Large Theatres web photo

13 Applications Gymnasiums web photo

14 Applications Movie/TV Production Studios web photo

15 Large buildings with fewer columns Column spacing can be 20 – 30 meters. Building Plan

16 Applications Warehouses, Workshops, etc. web photo

17 GAO Structure Plywood Dome Technology Development: Henry Gao, Ph.D. P. Eng. GAO Structure Patent Pending: Application 2 769 592 Consultant: John D. Kenmuir, CMC Kenmuir & Company Consultants


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