Triodetic foundation system anyone?

melaskaFebruary 11, 2011

Hi everyone...I've posted here a few times...I mainly live on the Kitchen forum :) We live in Valdez, Alaska & are planning a Spring build.

We just got the foundation recommendations from our Engineer in Anchorage and he recommends using the Triodetic foundation system. We live in a floodplain & earthquake-prone region. The 1964 Good Friday earthquake destroyed Old Valdez.

The foundation part will be covered with siding so you won't see it.

I'm just wondering if anyone has heard of or used this system? I linked a blog below that describes the Triodetic foundation a little more. Thanks!

Here's what it looks like:

This is the post office in Kwigillingok, AK

Here is a link that might be useful: Blog that describes Triodetic foundation use

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worthy

I'm just wondering if anyone has heard of or used this system?

You might want to Google up Bucky Fuller.

    Bookmark   February 12, 2011 at 8:21AM
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melaska

Thanks, worthy...in my light reading...I'm assuming his principles are integrated into the Triodetic system? I know they have domes as well & Fuller is considered the father of the Geodesic Dome, right? I'll link the main Triodetic site below that shows all their products...amazing.

Here's a condo covering

Pittsburg Museum

Lexington Mall Atlanta, GA

JFK Library

Here is a link that might be useful: Triodetic systems

    Bookmark   February 12, 2011 at 2:58PM
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triofan

The Triodetic foundation has been used for over 20 years in northern climates. There are hundreds of applications in Alaska. The System is used as an alternative foundation to piles or screw jacks and very cost effective. It can be easily assembled by the home owner. For more information Google Multipoint foundations. It is a very cool system. The architectural (above pics) product industrial domes is also pretty amazing.

Here is a link that might be useful: Triodetic foundations

    Bookmark   September 3, 2012 at 11:25AM
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