Practical Design of Concrete Shells: An Invaluable Reference Text

Image: Dr. Wilson’s book is a reference text on the construction of concrete thin shell structures, specifically written for engineers, architects, builders and students of those disciplines. On the cover is the fabulous Dome of a Home located in Pensacola, Florida and operated as a luxurious vacation resort.  This dome is a prime example of a thin shell concrete dome that is not only beautiful but has the proven ability to withstand hurricanes.

Dr. Wilson’s book is a reference text on the construction of concrete thin shell structures, specifically written for engineers, architects, builders and students of those disciplines. On the cover is the fabulous Dome of a Home located in Pensacola, Florida and operated as a luxurious vacation resort. This dome is a prime example of a thin shell concrete dome that is not only beautiful but has the proven ability to withstand hurricanes.

Image: Dr. Arnold Wilson — He completed a 40-year career at Brigham Young University teaching Civil Engineering, earned the title of Professor Emeritus, became Monolithic’s Senior Consulting Engineer and wrote the much-needed reference text: Practical Design of Concrete Shells.

Dr. Arnold Wilson — He completed a 40-year career at Brigham Young University teaching Civil Engineering, earned the title of Professor Emeritus, became Monolithic’s Senior Consulting Engineer and wrote the much-needed reference text: Practical Design of Concrete Shells.

Image: Research for rotating floors — Research involving the rotating floor has been completed that demonstrates a feasible and economical solution.  In Dr. Wilson’s book, you can read his research of rotating floors pertaining to aircraft hangers.

Research for rotating floors — Research involving the rotating floor has been completed that demonstrates a feasible and economical solution. In Dr. Wilson’s book, you can read his research of rotating floors pertaining to aircraft hangers.

Image: Unique design examples — Dr. Wilson devotes an entire chapter in his book about design examples.  This thin shell concrete home overlooking Lake Michigan in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, has three stories and 4000 square feet of living space in the main residence and 1500 square feet in the adjoining apartment.

Unique design examples — Dr. Wilson devotes an entire chapter in his book about design examples. This thin shell concrete home overlooking Lake Michigan in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, has three stories and 4000 square feet of living space in the main residence and 1500 square feet in the adjoining apartment.

Image: Shotcrete Techniques — This book illustrates the proper shotcrete techniques to minimize shadowing behind the rebar so that leakage is controlled and corrosion prevented in a water tank.

Shotcrete Techniques — This book illustrates the proper shotcrete techniques to minimize shadowing behind the rebar so that leakage is controlled and corrosion prevented in a water tank.

Image: Tall buildings — In this book you can see how several large silos have been built to create a hotel or apartment complex or condo housing units such as the one located near Hyderaba, India.  Catalytic Software is a housing complex that includes multifamily housing, offices and recreation areas.  Each dome is 32′ × 26′.

Tall buildings — In this book you can see how several large silos have been built to create a hotel or apartment complex or condo housing units such as the one located near Hyderaba, India. Catalytic Software is a housing complex that includes multifamily housing, offices and recreation areas. Each dome is 32′ × 26′.