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MegaDome Building Foundation

Double Truss Arch (Structure MegaDome)

Concrete blocks

  • MTQ-ASSOMPTION-CL-13065-001Quick and economical alternative, ideal for projects with tight schedules since no concrete hardening period is required.
  • Offers excellent storage capacity for all types of materiels and equipment
  • Requires site preparation
  • Non permanent nature – facilitates site retrofitting
  • MegaDome only uses single cast superior quality manufactured concrete blocks for their foundations.

Concrete slab

  • DSC08012An alternative for the storage of vehicles and machinery since this type of foundation provides a smooth surface that is equal to the size of the floor area
  • Ideal for applications where scissor lifts operate.

Continuous floating

  • DSCN1471Economical solution
  • Requires sandy soil or an elevated site for proper drainage
  • Used mainly when rock is present on the surface
  • Provides good bulk storage capacity for both fine and coarse materials

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Continuous floating foundation with buttrest

  • Continuous-floating-with-buttrestSolution that provides high to very high walls
  • Ideal for bulk storage of heavy material such as mining ores

L-shaped foundation

  • DSCF1724Ideal solution for bulk storage of dry materiel on concrete or asphalt surface.
  • Offers good protection to arches and membrane from operating machinery and corrosive material

Strip foundation (Europe only)

Wood wall

  • 20130526 numech 0200Popular in the agricultural sector
  • Treated wood poles
  • Solution with the capacity to increase structure height at a lower cost
  • Allows installation of interior and exterior finishing such as wood, steel coating and others

Concrete piers

  • Fondation pilierBetonUnder the frost line, deep soil with rock
  • Very stable
  • Suitable for sites with high wind loads

Spot foundation (Europe only)

Concrete grade beam

IMG 1045

  • Requires proper site preparation
  • Good alternative to concrete blocks
  • Provides better waterproofing capabilities than concrete blocks for bulk material storage

Deep continuous foundation

  • DSC00334Under the frost line
  • This is the foundation type favored by most building codes
  • Extremely stable

Deep continuous foundation with buttrest

  • profonde-goussetsUnder the frost line
  • Provides very high walls
  • Ideal for storage of heavy material such as mining ores
  • Excellent storage capacity

News

A brand new MegaDome for Armand Malo Inc.

“I chose a MegaDome®, for its brightness and its low price”, says Armand Malo’s director, Frederic Malo. His company manufactures and sells wooden floors and just bought a MegaDome XP 70 X 100. This infrastructure will be used to store and preserve the quality of the wood stocks. By choosing MegaDo...
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MegaDome built a new copper storage building for Vale

This is exactly what was done, when Vale, a global mining leader, issued a tender for a 5-year contract to design/build/manage a new 20,000 ft2 Copper Concentrate storage facility for their Clarabelle Mill in Copper Cliff, ON.  They invited a number of contractors, including William Day Const...
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MegaDome helps Tolko / Pinnacle realize a cost-effective pellet plant in Lavington, BC!

Pinnacle and Tolko launch new pellet plant in Lavington, BC January 15, 2015 LAVINGTON, BRITISH COLUMBIA—after receiving all necessary approvals, Pinnacle Renewable Energy Group launched the construction of new pellet plant in Lavington, adjacent to the Tolko sawmill. The contract for the constr...
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Simplified Composting with MegaDome Fabric Buildings

Megadome has been involved in waste management and recycling projects for over 15 years.  We have worked on several operations where going with a MegaDome-quality fabric building was a sound business solution, both from a financial and a logistics stand point.

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CORROSION #5: Is your corrosion protection just a cover-up?

In a previous blog post, we discussed the fact that we can slow down the corrosion process with anodic and cathodic protection, or even with a combination of both such as with the MegaDome exclusive zinc/nickel fasteners.

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Testimonials

Sports & Recreation, Skating Rink (Lac-des-Écorces)

The Lac-des-Écorces municipality was in search of a solution that would allow our citizens to enjoy winter activities despite the more and more common bad weather conditions seen in Quebec.
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Waste Recycling biomass, Ian Moncrieff

"Canadian Biofuel Inc. was looking for a cost effective and practical solution for its start-up plant in Springford Ontario. Located on a former grain handling facility, we were able to utilize the asphalt pad as the base for the MegaDome® building. The building contractor was quick and efficient and we were able to begin fabrication of the feedstock storage area and the pellet production line room under the new dome. The fabric cover provides great lighting and weather protection, more than enough ceiling height. All of this for a reasonable cost and on time completion. Due to an increase in export of our pellet products we will be expanding the existing building by adding another 54 feet to one end in order to store enough feedstock. We certainly look forward to use a MegaDome® again soon!"
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Sports & Recreation, Rejean Guay

As mayor of the small town of Rivière-Héva, with about 1,300 inhabitants, we do not have the means to own a conventional skating ring. MegaDome® offers an alternative with major benefits such as almost zero maintenance costs and extremely easy annual maintenance.
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Commercial Storage, Thompson Marina

The MegaDome ® is a trademark recognized as Frigidaire: we do not say a dome, we say a MegaDome ®! Bright and highly functional, we have everything to gain with MegaDome ® which also offers highly personalized service. In terms of customer service, I am not able to comment because we have almost never used it! There is simply no fault, we love the product!
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Riding arena, Jesse James

The building of our arena project was completed in October of last year and has been in use ever since. Lots of people have come by just for a look as well as the usual flow of friends and business associates. Many of those have remarked on the "beautiful building". Previously, I never thought of a covered arena as beautiful, but I must agree with them.
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Personal Storage, Allen Paul

It was always a dream to have my own hangar to store gliders and equipment out of the weather and when I saw what a MegaDome® building could provide, I thought it was time to turn that dream into reality. I was looking for a bright clear span functional low maintenance facility that could be relocated if necessary. The gothic featured roofline was pleasing to the eye and the almost vertical sidewall profile meant that I would be able to make great use of the floor space. Once that space was full, I had the option of storing additional gliders above floor level using simple hoists running from the building arches. Furthermore the design was easily adaptable to a variety of large entrance doors to facilitate moving equipment in and out.
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Equine, Francine Matte

We are completely satisfied, especially as we got from our distributor the exact outcome he had promised! Our MegaDome ® allows us to work in a very bright environment while having the opportunity to go horseback riding, which gives children (and ourselves!) fun times with the horses!
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Bulk Storage, Groupe Lechasseur

We were looking for a storage solution when we met Les Toiles du Bas-St-Laurent, authorized distributor of MegaDome ®. We were wisely advised by our sale representative and we gathered testimonials from other MegaDome® clients, which convinced us to buy the product!
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Commercial Storage, DCR Logistic

In terms of value for money, a MegaDome® offers much more than other buildings! We are particularly pleased with the MegaDome® cold storage solution: the interior is not any more humid than normal, while rain and wind control is total. The MegaDome® structure offers a spacious work area, which greatly facilitates the organization of the stored material. We like the exterior look and the city regulations does not prevent us from building additional domes.
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Commercial, Charrette Industries

Being located in Rouyn-Noranda, we already knew MegaDome ® was a good product: it's everywhere!
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Agricultural Storage, Venturing Hills Farm

Our MegaDome® structure is pretty perfect and simply a good match. We just love the accessible storage space and high roof
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Agriculture & Livestock, Dairy, Don Williams

I am extremely impressed with our MegaDome® and would recommend it to anyone! We wanted the best value and when looking for a suitable structure, no one else seems to do better on price and still supply what we wanted. To be honest this was the only building that Ken Tulloch suggested that would work for what we needed. One of the cheaper buildings may have worked, however we wanted the best value.
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