Barrel Vaults and Space Frames
Geometrica specializes in storage solutions across a spectrum of enterprises: manufacturing, warehousing, waste management, power plants and other industrial applications. Freedomes have long span capabilities up to 300m and include barrel vaults in various forms: parabolic, circular, acute, bent and compound curve. For very long spans, the ribs themselves generally have a triangular cross-section, but for very long spans or for large bending moments, the ribs may be of double density relative to the webs of the ribs.
Freedome technology ensures complete space frame design flexibility. Plant layouts are no longer constrained to a grid, and production flow can be easily changed and equipment updated when necessary. The end of a vault may be closed with a vertical wall or a semi-dome.
Arches and flat or sloped space frames are also feasible and provide efficient and elegant structural forms for a wide variety of manufacturing buildings, including:
• Manufacturing Facilities
Long Span Domes
Since the 1950's, leading architects and engineers have pioneered the design and construction of long span roofs. Today, Geometrica's trademark technology gives buildings unprecedented functionality in the new plants. Remarkable spans of achievable up to 300m. In fact, Geometrica has designed and built some of the world's longest span structures in existence.