An introduction to BiniSystems technologies

In 1964 Dante N Bini built the first hemispherical thin shell structure by pneumatically and automatically lifting all the necessary construction materials, which were distributed horizontally over a pneumatic form anchored to a circular ring beam, from ground level into an hemispherical dome. After the initial ground preparation was finished, that concrete thin shell structure was built in 60 minutes.

This was the first Binishells and the fist example of Construction Automation in History. A sequence of other technologies based on the concept of Construction Automation were subsequently developed