Lansing-East Lansing, MI

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Tilt-Up Under the Big-Top

Frustrated too often by Lansing, Michigan's winter weather, Larry Clark of L. D. Clark Building Co. decided to do something about it. After a year of planning and preparation, his solution is anair-inflated dome enclosing and supporting its own working environment. Regardless of theweather, inside conditions can be maintained to keep workers efficient and product quality high.The dome, a 213-foot-long by 150-foot-wide and 45-foot-high bubble of 28-ounce vinyl-coated polyester, is supported by 1 psi of air pressure. Air for support, heat, and ventilation is supplied by a 1-hp electric blower unit enclosed in a 45-foot semitrailer and routed to the dome through 30-inch ducts. The dome transmits light well so little extra lighting is needed during the day. More

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