Architectural Experience

In 1997, he was appointed by Bechtel Water Technology Limited as a Consultant for large water reservoires covers in the U.K.

In 1997, he was invited to participate to the Japanese International Urban Design Competition for the "New Kyoto of the 21st Century" .

In 1996, he was appointed by Stanford University (Prof. Charles Steel) as Consultant for a special Space Project .

In 1993, he was requested by Shimizu Corporation, Tokyo, Japan, to conceptually design three totally new solutions for innovative "covered and openable" soccer stadiums for the 2002 World Cup. In 1992, he was involved with a large Japanese Space Research Office in the developing of Lunar Modules and Habitats which were presented at the '92 Washington World Space Congress, with the title"Inflatable Lunar Structure Wiouth Reinforcing Rings" "Self-Shaping and Self-Sinking Systems For Lunar Bases" He was also involved in the development of an "Air-Lift-Up" Construction System for Shimizu's Next Generation Construction Goup, which was presented in Helsinki, (Finland) at the First International Symposium of CIB Working Commission W82 for Construction Systems for the years 2000.

In 1991 he developed a conceptual method of construction for erecting a 2004-meters-tall megastructure project developed by Shimmizu Corporation of Tokyo, Japan and known as The City in the Air (TRY 2004) to house a population of one million people. In the same year he was also invited by the department of Civil Engineering at MIT, Cambridge (MA) as a speaker at the '91 International Workshop in 'Innovative Structures: Materials, Design and Construction for the 21st. Century' to identify future areas of research in construction. In such an occasion he presented the "Tower City". This last presentation was mentioned in the ASCE Civil Engineering Magazine (April 1991 issue).

In 1990, he developed and filed for a patent related to a semi-automated construction process for the erection of a a mile tall super structure for 600.000 people metropolis' infrastructure, (the Tower City). and developed concepts for a self-shaping large-span space structures.

In 1989 acted as consultant for special tasks proposed by major international contractors, and received inquiries for professional consultations on Space Habitats and designs for permanent, life-supporting structures for Lunar/Martian Colonies from NASA, Ames Research Center.

From 1987 to 1988 researched and developed a new patent for "Pak-Home" low-cost, mass-produced, self-shaping, earthquake and flood-proof housing, the components of which are produced in a mobile factory, particularly applicable in developing Countries. Also developed a folding technical concept for transportable class-room units ("Fold-A-Struct").

In 1986 was invited to make a presentation of all Bini-Systems in the USSR. The Moscow ExpoCenter's Authorities requested several conceptual designs for the Expo-Center Symbol Building, for a Children Recreation Area, and for a Sports Pavillion.

In 1985 designed and was directly involved in the construction of the world's first self-shaping geodesic dome structure (known as Binistar) which was built in Bari (Italy) .

In 1984 was involved in research and development of the Binistar patent now extensively used in Europe.

In 1983 founded Binistar International Inc., a corporation organized to assist Binishell licensee for USA, Canada and Mexico markets.

In 1981, together with his family, moved from Australia to the USA.

From 1980 to 1981 he designed and directed the construction of a tourist village in Cairns, Australia, using a new development of the Binishell System known as Minishell (an instant reinforced concrete square-based-dome-shelter expressly designed for low-income groups).

From 1977 to 1980, he was directly involved with Architectural design and on-site supervision of a number of Binishells Sport, Recreational and Tourist projects in various States of Australia, for a major Australian Contractor.

In 1976 he promoted and founded 'Bini Consultants Australia' in association with T.T. & W. Pty. Ltd. and licensed Jennings Industries Ltd. to use the Bini systems for the Australian market.

In 1973 he was invited by the Australian Government of N.S.W. to introduce the Binishells system in Australia for the purpose of constructing public buildings. Until 1975 he acted as Special Consultant to the Minister of Public Works to develop and supervise the design, documentation and construction of a number of Binishells projects for the Department of Education of N.S.W.

From 1968 to 1972 maintained a general architectural practice in Italy, designing and supervising the construction of a number of villas in Northern Sardinia, planned and partially built a small tourist village at the Isola de' Cappucini in Sardinia.

In 1967 was invited by Columbia University, School of Architecture and Architectural Technology, to build the first Binishell inflatable concrete domed structure in the USA. Following the success of this experiment, lectured on this new construction process in a number of Universities and presented papers at various Congresses.

In 1965 Founded Binishells S.p.A. in Bologna, Italy.

In 1963 Founded the Old Home s.n.c. in Bologna, Italy.

In 1959 founded UNIPACK S.a.S. in Crespellano, Italy.

From 1960 to 1964 Dante Bini carried out a large scale development of new design concepts and technologies, ranging from industrial packaging designs, to new automated construction methods.