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BUILDING BIG airs each Tuesday in October, repeats Saturdays at 4/3 pm MT/PT.
DIALOGUE FOR KIDS, a live call-in show, lets your classroom talk to the engineers about structures in Idaho.
BUILDING BIG national web site.
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DOMES
A dome is a curved roof which encloses a circular space. A dome must support its own dead load as well as the live load of wind, rain, snow, or ice. A geodesic dome distributes loads over all of the different triangles that comprise it. Triangles are very stable shapes. It is difficult to distort a triangle; compression at one joint is balanced by tension along the opposite side.

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