Profile - Chris Brown CEO and Co-Founder of Domeshells
CHRIS BROWN – Co-founder and CEO of Domeshells Australia Pty. Ltd
Chris’s involvement in the building industry spans more than 30 years, from his early days in South Africa among his “family of builders” and entrepreneurs to his present day business based in the Shire of Byron Bay (Billinudgel) on the beautiful North Coast of New South Wales.
His interest in building innovation originates from helping Zulus build “Rondavels” in South Africa as a child. This exotic grounding combined with Chris’s many years of diverse construction experience and particular interest in composites and shell structures lead him down the path of continuing development of Domeshells unique building systems.
Dome Shell Structures
The vision behind developing Domeshells is to develop simple, light-weight residential dome shell structure building systems that efficiently and cost effectively address extreme conditions and specifically those presented by advancing climate change by combining the many inherent advantages of dome structures with innovative systems and composite material technologies.
Community Residential Development
Secondly, in collaboration with others, develop holistic, sustainable, self-sufficient, collaborative, cooperative, community residential developments incorporating 21 st century living systems for communities of 100 to 200 people.
Domeshells mission is to develop a range of optimally adaptable, cost effective, light weight, high strength, low maintenance, sustainable, composite building solutions, products and services for the construction of dome shell structures and building elements for people and communities facing extreme conditions including cyclone, hurricane, and earthquake. Such solutions may be designed into new development and or utilized for disaster reconstructions.
Composite Materials and Building Systems
Domeshells has designed and built a range of cement based composite dome-shaped structures. From our sophisticated GRC sandwich panel method to it's ultra simple and low-tech system of using bamboo, mesh and render.
We provide the following services:
- Architectural design and plans
- Structural analysis
- Engineering design
- Project consulting
- How to manuals and guides for DIY
- On-site training
Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete (GRC)
Domeshells is an expert in the design and manufacture of "glass fiber reinforced concrete" (GRC) architectural and landscape elements and provides services from prototyping to design and manufacture of a wide range of GRC shell elements - landscape, architectural, public art and sculpture.
A Super Strong Dome Building System for the People
It has always been a big part of the vision to develop a "cheap as chips" dome building system that can be easily utilized by anyone (with limited building skills) anywhere in the world.
Why? Because people of the world really need cost effective, comfortable and permanent shelter capable of withstanding extreme forces of nature that climate change is bringing.
Not everyone can afford and architect or an engineer or sophisticated materials to build a house, let alone an extra strong shelter.
That is why we have boiled it down to a simple manual which illustrates how to go about using the most simple of materials to build structures which can withstand cyclones, hurricanes, earthquakes, hail, heat, cold and more.
Everyone needs to know how to build this way. It may save your life. Get your copy of the Bamboo Dome System Now!
DomeShells is proud to have been involved in the development of the DreamDome prefabricated lightweight composite system. read more
Features of the DreamDome include:
- cyclone rated
- energy efficient
- light weight
- fast to construct
- extremely low maintenance
- fire resistant
- earthquake resistant
- termite proof insect proof
- water damage proof
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