DOME BUILDINGS, STRUCTURES 3
Manufactured Composite Fiberglass Dome Housing
ADVANTAGE OF A WDI INTERNATIONAL HOME :
LOW INITIAL COST
QUICK ASSEMBLY TIME (takes 4 people app. 12 hrs. to erect 32 ft. dome)
VIRTUALLY NO MAINTENANCE REQUIRED (no painting, no corrosion, etc.)
STRENGTH AND DURABILITY (aero-dynamic shape makes it virtually wind-proof --
can withstand app. 144 mph winds and 18' tidal waves)
Snow slides off sides, but can endure up to 8,000 lb.. per sq. in. if
Seams are protected with silicone sealant with an estimated. life span of
ENERGY EFFICIENT (the R-rating of the DOME Home exceeds R-30)
The double fiberglass shell with urethane form installation, double insulated
Lexan windows, and 1/3 less outside surface (than a conventional building adds
30% energy saving) make it avery highly energy efficient dome.
RESISTANT TO FLAME, FLOOD, EARTHQUAKES, HURRICANES, ANDTERMITES (termites
cannot eat fiberglass) The panels are bolted together and anchored to a
Why Buy a WDI International HOME
ENERGY EFFICIENT HOMES
Up to 50% more efficient than a conventional home
No Roof to Repair
No Exterior Maintenance
Sample Interior Finish
World Discoveries, Inc.
Global Manufacturing Operations
4933 Walnut Grove Rd.
Memphis, TN 38117
WORLD DISCOVERIES, INC.
SHAPE OF THE FUTURE
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WORLD DISCOVERIES, INC.
World Discoveries, Inc. Global Manufacturing
Stephen L. Pope, Sr.- President - World Discoveries, Inc.
4933 Walnut Grove Rd. - Memphis, TN 38117
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Our focus is on providing facilities that meet the aesthetic and functional requirements you
expect of traditional construction but with the speed and value associated with modular construction.
WDI/GMO builds a range of modular school buildings from relocatable classrooms to entire
new schools. We design and manufacture school buildings for all levels of students from
elementary school to college. We also build administrative facilities, training centers, multimedia
rooms, restroom facilities, computer and science labs and cafeterias. Our Education
Building Project Managers have the experience and knowledge to make sure your needs
for timely, quality, value driven education facility space are met. Call us today for free design
and quote services!
World Discoveries, Inc. is a Tennessee USA company which manufactures and sells dome
shaped composite (FRP) houses and other formed composite products using designs and
techniques developed by one of its founders over a thirty year period in Mantachie, Mississippi.
Attention: Disaster Relief Organizations �
World Discoveries, Inc.' Mississippi U.S.A. Manufacturing Plant Makes Disaster Relief
Shelters from Composite Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic.
Features: Quick on-site construction and
Low Cost � Effective, Energy Efficient -
(Chickasaw County, MS Jail built a Dome facility
- - They compared their average electricity cost against their old conventional facility ;
THE FOUR MONTH AVERAGE COST PER SQUARE FOOT WAS $.48 FOR THE DOME FACILITY
VS $1.80 PER SQUARE FOOT FOR THEIR OLD CONVENTIONAL JAIL FACILITY.)
Maintenance free; No painting; No mildew; No rot; No rust; No corrosion; No
deterioration; No weathering; No termites; No shingles; No siding; No load-bearing
walls; Easy repair if ever damaged ; No Flame, flood & earthquake resistant ; �
Fire retardant added; Reconfigurable interiors; Relocatable.
�No snow or debris pile-up on roof due to dome shape
�Aero-dynamic shape makes DOME buildings virtually wind proof.
�High structural load capacity Shelters can be shipped within weeks,
and can be assembled on site in less than a day's time.Interior walls, finishing
takes longer. Can be provided in kit form with instructions for do-it-yourself
assembly. Can use permanent concrete or plinth foundations, or temporary
flooring. Solar panel equipped versions available.
World Discoveries, Inc. can also supply high quality
1 & 2 story residential homes, ranging in size
from 333 sq. ft. to 2,935 sq. ft +, grain storage, fuel
storage, agricultural storage, cistern and septic
tank manufacture, jail facilities, cold storage facilities,
military barracks and airport towers, guard
shelters, school buildings, industrial, office, factory
and warehouse buildings, large dormitory
settings for workers in remote locations, greenhouses,
hospitals, clinics, disaster relief shelters,
etc. Our U.S.A. company and its� former parent is
a supplier to the U.S. Military and various local,
state and regional jail facilities. In addition to the
USA, WDI has housing in twelve countries worldwide.
WDI is dedicated to the development of products that serve to relieve the constant pressure
on the earth's limited natural resources.
DOME HOUSE ON NAVARRE BEACH, FLORIDA
� DIRECT HIT FROM HURRICANE OPAL � 1995
� WITHSTOOD 144 MPH WINDS, 18 FOOT
TIDAL WAVE STORM SURGE� NO DAMAGE!
�The Wind Science and Engineering Division of Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas
successfully tested our composite
dome panels to hurricane shelter standards in
Testing was consistent with the impact guidelines
of the Florida Building Code, ASTM 1886E/1996E and FEMA 320 and FEMA 361.
We also had a specially built panel successfully pass the tornado shelter standard.
This test consists of 3 separate shots of a 15 lb. 2 x 4, fired at a speed of 100 MPH.
The Dome structures have been exposed to three hurricanes in Florida and numerous
tornados. In all cases the damage was minimal and only minor inconvenience
to the home owner. Wind testing was done at the INEEL
wind storm test facility. The structural test was also conducted by Dr.
Avent of Mississippi State University. Fire Retardant coating is applied to
all WDI dome interior structures. This coating gives the structure a
Class A Rating.�
Integral fire barrier incorporated in
Dome House in Ahmedabad, India
survived Bhuj earthquake in 2001. Many surrounding houses were
�Simply washing the shell with bleach and water is all the maintenance
that is required for normal installations.
�Easy composite repair should a panel ever become damaged.
Composite panels are hurricane shelter approved.
Composite homes have been standing for 30 years.
�Approved by U.S.A. HUD (Housing and Urban Development Agency),
�Alabama Manufactured Housing Association
�Approved by Government of India � Directorate General of Supplies and
Disposals � Directorate of Quality DGS&D/REGN/AHM/S -63/2004/D �
PAN NO. AABCD 7873N
�Acosta Engineering, of El Paso, Texas conducted a structural analysis of a Composite
Building System Dome house in May, 2009. The International Building
Code (IBC) requirements were considered in the analysis. The Composite Fiber Glass Dome system meets the requirements
of the International Building Code (IBC).
�APRIL, 2004 � EXECUTIVE ENGINEER K.S. SHAH, ROAD & BUILDINGS DIVISION, PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT, STATE GOVERNMENT OF GUJARAT, INDIA STATED: THE AVERAGE ANNUAL COST OF MAINTENANCE FOR EXISTING CONVENTIONAL BUILDINGS IN GUJARAT IS 5% PER ANNUM.
�THERE IS NO MAINTENANCE REQUIRED FOR A DOME STRUCTURE OTHER THAN OCCASIONAL WASHING.
�CONSEQUENTLY, ON MAINTENANCE SAVINGS ALONE, YOUR SAVINGS OVER A 5-YEAR PERIOD WILL BE 25% , AND OVER A 20-YEAR PERIOD WILL BE 100%.
�THE SHAPE OF THE DOME STRUCTURE WITH ITS LOW SURFACE AREA TO VOLUME RATION AUTOMATICALLY REDUCES BY 30% THE AMOUNT OF CUBIC METERS NECESSARY TO BE HEATED OR COOLED. THE POLYURETHANE FOAM USED IN THE DOME HAS THE HIGHEST INSULATIVE VALUE IN USE IN BUILDING CONSTRUCTION TODAY. BECAUSE OF THE FOAM�S PLACEMENT WITHIN THE WALLS, THE EXTREME INSULATING PROPERTIES OF THE DOME (R-28+ RATING BY U.S. LABORATORY) MAKES IT INCREDIBLY ENERGY EFFICIENT - 50% - 70% SAVINGS OVER CONVENTIONAL STRUCTURES AS TESTED IN U.S.A.
�NO OTHER STRUCTURE ON THE MARKET TODAY CAN MAKE THAT CLAIM.