When building a geodesic dome for an event, greenhouse or other purposes, a question always comes up: “How long will it take to assemble the dome?”
Below is a chart with estimates on how much time it takes to assemble a conduit dome (timber ones take much longer to put together!). We suggest equipment based on the diameter of the geodesic dome and estimates on capacity and resources required.
Last note: when you cover the geodesic dome set aside a coupe of hours for the fitting, and another 30 minutes to do a last check on the entire installation.
|Dome diameter||Capacity (estimate)||Equipment to use||Shape||Setup time|
|20-foot / 6 meter Dome 5/9 (3v)||Tall ladder, scaffolding|
|24- foot / 7 meter Dome 5/9 (3v)||Tall ladder, scaffolding, scissor lift|
|30-foot / 9 meter Dome 5/9 (3v)||scissor lift, scaffolding|
|36-foot / 11 meter Dome 1/2 (4v)||scissor lift, scaffolding|
|44-foot / 14 meter Dome 1/2 (6v)||boom lift, scissor lift, scaffolding|
|50-foot / 15 meter dome 1/2 (6v)||Boom lift, scissor lift, scaffolding|
|90-foot / 27 meter dome 1/2 (6v)||Boom lift, scissor lift,|
|120-foot / 37 meter dome 1/2 (8v)||Boom lift, scissor lift|