If you are interested in building with arches, vaults and cupolas, you should be aware of the implications that follow on, with regard to:
· acceptability of architectural
models, building materials,
· building skills,
· costs, management and investment.
10 key questions
1 - Is there a demand for an alternative roofing solution or for
an improvement in traditional techniques of building with arches, vaults and
2 - Do you think the people would accept buildings made with arches, vaults and cupolas?
3 - Are suitable building materials available locally or can they be produced?
4 - Do you have a suitable solution for surface protection or water-proofing?
5 - Are you aware that all types of roofing systems need periodical maintenance?
6 - Do you realize that it may be necessary to revise your building methods as a whole?
7 - Is your region prone to specific building problems like earthquakes or swelling soils ?
8 - Are you prepared to make an investment in equipment and in technical surveys?
9 - Are you prepared to pay particular attention to training?
10 - Do you know where you can find technical and training support?