Author: brad

Jan - 15
2018

Advantages of Dome Construction

Monolithic Domes are highly energy efficient, disaster resistant, cost effective, relatively low maintenance and attractive. Let’s look at some detailed specifics for these features.   The high wind resistance for a Monolithic Dome is rated at 200 mph, allowing it to withstand…

Jan - 15
2018

History and Philosophy

The Monolithic Dome was inspired by the Geodesic dome in the mid 1970’s by David B. South, president of the Monolithic Dome Institute (MDI), and brothers Barry and Randy South. Eventually, the South brothers developed a process of spraying in-place…

Jan - 15
2018

Dome Project

This dome has “augments” over each window and door to allow the plumb (vertical) installation of the window and door units, since the dome walls slope inward from just above the finish floor elevation. The floor slab was done in…

Jan - 15
2018

Storm Shelter Construction

The photos below show the various steps involved in building a Monolithic Dome, from bare land to the final paint. This dome has a diameter of 22′ at the raised floor level and 20′ at ground level and a height…

Jan - 15
2018

Why is the Monolithic Dome “Green?

We are often asked, “Why is the Monolithic Dome “Green?” As an answer to this question, we have outlined three of the most salient “green” points: Sustainability, energy efficiency, and use of green materials. The Monolithic Dome is a permanent…

Jan - 15
2018

Cost Effective

Cost reductions in energy bills of 50% to 75% are common among Monolithic Dome owners, compared to the equivalent size conventional home.

Jan - 15
2018

Energy Efficient

Monolithc construction, polyurethane foam insulation, efficient windows and doors, along with the barrier airform, ensures an energy efficient structure.