Awards and Certifications



ISO 9001:2015 Certified 

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is an independent, non-governmental organization that promotes worldwide proprietary, industrial and commercial standards.  Specifically, the ISO 9001:2015 standard is an international recognition given to organizations that implement a rigorous and effective quality management system.

Geometrica achieved the latest ISO 9001:2015 certification for the design, manufacturing and installation of reticular structures and domes.  The company previously earned certification under ISO 9001:2008 and has been audited and registered annually by BSI since 2008.

We are hugely proud of this achievement and would like to thank the entire team at Geometrica and BSI for their involvement.



International Mining Technology Hall of Fame Award

We are pleased to be inducted in the 2015 bulk handling category in the International Mining Technology Hall of Fame. We thank an international panel of judges for the honor.

Our "Founding Father" Francisco Castaño, Sr. played a vital part in developing free form and long span gridshells, and our CEO Francisco Castano, Jr. expanded the technology. Today, the Freedome® allows "all terrain" free form long span over irregular piles on any continent. Geometrica is proud to provide premier solutions for storage and materials handling for the mining industry and environmental markets.



FPC Certification for CE Marking

Geometrica is pleased to announce that it has received certification of its Factory Production Control system for CE Marking of its construction products.

Compliance with EN 1090-1, the European standard for Execution of Steel and Aluminum structures, is now mandatory for products sold on the EU construction market, including the manufacturing of metal frame or structural components. This mark symbolizes conformity in the supply chain regarding the applicable harmonized European Standards.  

TWI Certification Ltd. of the UK issued Geometrica's "Certificate of Conformity of the Factory Production Control." As a preferred service provider, Geometrica's factory production control (FPC) system meets or surpasses European Norms (EN) and harmonized standards. Certification was obtained under the Construction Products Regulation (EU) No. 305/2011 — CPR. Geometrica will visibly, legibly and indelibly affix the CE mark to construction products or to labels attached to its products, product packaging and/or the accompanying documents, and provide the relevant Declaration of Performance for structures and components to be installed in Europe.



ISO 3834-2 Welding Quality Certification

Geometrica is proud to announce its compliance certification for ISO 3834-2 “Quality Requirements for Fusion Welding of Metallic Materials – Part 2: Comprehensive Quality Requirements” by TWI Certification Ltd of Cambridge, UK.

Geometrica's welding management system meets or exceeds the requirements set out by European Welding Federation and the International Institute of Welding. It provides an authoritative third party reference of commercial value for clients, and demonstrates an additional tier of welding excellence as a supplement to Geometrica's ISO 9001:2008 standards.

The company's co-founder and vice president Roel Castaño is a certified welding inspector (CWI) and member of the American Welding Society (AWS). Structural designer Canek Rubio and Production Manager José Luis Urbina are also AWS CWIs. Plant manager Rogelio Contreras is Certified Associate Welding Inspector and specialist in nondestructive examination methods VT, PT and UT. Quality Assurance personnel Mara Faz and Amaro Reza are CAWI certified.



Architizer A+ Awards

It is an unparalleled honor to receive the Architizer A+ Popular Choice Award, earned through public voting after a three-week campaign. We received the good news on April 1, 2014.  Every architect and designer knows that it takes spectacular products to bring their designs to reality.

This year Architizer introduced Product Awards in 15 innovative categories that addressed the issues that architects care most about.

Free Form Structures for Façades is the A+ Award Popular Choice Winner in the Products and Façades categoryFans and architectural enthusiasts from all over the world weighed in on the Museo Soumaya, an astounding free form work of ingenious engineering. The museum, which has become a cultural icon, is located in Mexico City, Mexico.

The immense, soaring structure has been photographed, filmed and documented as a public treasure, and Geometrica is both proud and pleased that it has impressed the imagination of thousands... right in the heart of Mexico!



Association of Mining Engineers,
Metallurgists and Geologists of Mexico Award

Geometrica was pleased to earn recognition from the Association of Mining Engineers, Metallurgists and Geologists of Mexico (Chihuahua District). This award is for participation in the Mining International Conference and Expomin, a conference that also celebrated a 20 year anniversary.

The conference included information on responsible mining and sustainability, as well as news on the latest equipment for the mining industry.

Geometrica shared a presentation with friends, members, exhibitors, and keynote conference speakers who presented scientific research and issues related to the global mining. 



Quality Lasts Award

We were honored to receive the 2013 digital #QualityLasts Award from the American Society for Quality (ASQ). This recognition was won based on public voting for the "Palacio de los Deportes" roof as an example of a high quality product that endures for eons. 

Remarkably, this building has been in service since the 1968 Olympic games in Mexico City and is truly a legendary example of quality and longevity.

The Palacio de los Deportes is an integral part of Geometrica's history and portfolio, an original work designed by Dr. Douglas Wright, who now serves on Geometrica's Board of Directors. Geometrica's outstanding engineering team is lead by Francisco Castano, President of Geometrica and whom Dr. Wright has known since he was a young man.

According to Wright, "Geometrica is perhaps the only company that truly understands complex dome behavior and how to build these remarkable structures to realize economic advantages."



Summit International Creative Awards: Silver

"It felt like the advertising Olympics," says Geometrica president Francisco Castano of the annual Summit International Creative Awards. Geometrica's print advertising campaign received a Silver Award and was pleased to participate in an international competition that spans the globe for entries and has been in existence for 18 years. According to the Summit's bylaws, 8% can receive a Silver award, and only one Gold is awarded in each category.

Geometrica’s award-winning campaign was developed by Austin, Texas agency, lookthinkmake, and has been running in various industrial, architectural and bulk storage magazines all over the world since January 2012. Geometrica offers free-form and long-span architectural solutions to its clients. Their patented geodesic designs make building imaginative and flexible structures a snap. lookthinkmake developed a clean and streamlined metaphorical campaign that conveys the elegant design of the product in multiple languages.

The campaign highlights the variety of applications for Geometrica’s unique structural system – from glass atria to limestone storage – and emphasizes the beauty, as well as the simplicity of the structures. 



BS OHSAS 18001 Certification

The OHSAS 18001 (Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series) certification system is created by an association of national standard bodies, certification bodies/registrars, and specialist consultancies. OHSAS 18001 is an international standard that provides a framework for managing and controlling healthand safety risks in the workplace, aid in regulatory compliance, and improving safety performance. 

OHSAS 18001 is designed to help organizations formulate occupational health and safety policies and objectives. It was first released in 1999 and revised in 2007 and is the world’s most recognized framework for occupational health and safety management systems. It is applicable to any organization, large or small, and within any business sector. OHSAS 18001 is largely aligned with the structure of ISO 14001 and is based on the two concepts of continual improvement and regulatory compliance.

Certification is only awarded to those companies that provide evidence of developing and implementing a culture centered on safety and health awareness and improvement, through procedures, programs and records of their safe activities. Individually and as a company, at Geometrica we explicitly value ethics, safety, quality, learning and continuous improvement. This certification advances all of our values (safety certificate number: OHS 570040 / quality certificate number FM 544228).



Best Newcomer, Mining World, Kazakhstan

From the 21st to the 23rd of September 2011, Geometrica attended the Mining World Central Asia Expo held in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

As one of the most important mining expositions in the world, and the largest in Asia, it draws top global suppliers to the mining industry.

It was wonderful meeting and greeting vendors all over the world, and to make the experience even better... Geometrica's trade booth was awarded the Best Newcomer trophy!