Dome of a Home — Before constructing this fabulous Monolithic Dome on Pensacola Beach, Mark and Valerie Sigler had to provide written confirmation of its acceptance by neighbors. An overwhelming 97% responded favorably. (photo courtesy Valerie Sigler)
Gallery of Monolithic Dome Homes 
Benefits of Monolithic Dome Homes

Dome of a Home — Before constructing this fabulous Monolithic Dome on Pensacola Beach, Mark and Valerie Sigler had to provide written confirmation of its acceptance by neighbors. An overwhelming 97% responded favorably. (photo courtesy Valerie Sigler)

Gallery of Monolithic Dome Homes
Benefits of Monolithic Dome Homes


Welcome to Monolithic

Monolithic is dedicated to improving people’s lives worldwide by introducing and constructing Monolithic Domes, for personal and public use, that are disaster-resistant, energy-efficient and cost-effective.

Monolithic Domes are the most energy efficient and safest buildings that can be built and that can be designed for many uses. Many schools now conduct their classes in Monolithic Domes. Some are designated as tornado shelters. Others have Monolithic Dome gymnasiums, auditoriums, multipurpose centers, libraries, cafeterias, etc. Because Monolithic’s technology meets FEMA criteria for a structure that can provide near-absolute disaster protection, some schools have received FEMA grants of 75% of their construction costs. These schools will save 60% to 75% of the energy costs as compared to conventional buildings. The energy savings will pay for the building in total in less than 20 years. And in most cases, they save money on first cost for the construction. 

In addition to schools, Monolithic designs homes, churches, office complexes, bulk storages, etc. Located in Italy, Texas, Monolithic has been constructing these quality buildings for more than 35 years. The buildings are built to last for centuries.

This website is devoted to broadening the understanding and education of this technologically advanced construction process. Monolithic teaches this technology at workshops to those who would like to learn it.

A complex of seven, 60-foot, interconnected, colorfully painted and decorated domes dominates the far end of Monolithic’s headquarters. It is Bruco — Monolithic’s 14,000 sq ft factory that houses the state-of-the-art equipment for the design and manufacture of Airforms and various other tarps, covers and liners. Bruco is cooled in the hot Texas summers with a 5-ton AC unit and heated in the winter by leaving the lights on at night.

Monolithic has also developed EcoShell structures. These can be built by hand, as superior, low-cost housing across the world. They are safe and super long lasting. They also make great out buildings – just not insulated. 

Through this website, we present the latest information related to the development of Monolithic’s cutting-edge technologically. See our site navigation helps.

Image: Monolithic Dome Schools:  Muscogee (Creek) Nation, Okmulgee, Oklahoma—20,000-square-foot facility that includes spectator seating, classrooms, concessions and several multi-use areas. 
Read our Letter to all Oklahoma School Superintendents and Legislators

Monolithic Dome Schools: Muscogee (Creek) Nation, Okmulgee, Oklahoma—20,000-square-foot facility that includes spectator seating, classrooms, concessions and several multi-use areas.
Read our Letter to all Oklahoma School Superintendents and Legislators

Image: Monolithic Dome Churches: Legacy Church in Albuquerque, New Mexico is a sanctuary with a diameter of 192 feet and a height of 50 feet.

Monolithic Dome Churches: Legacy Church in Albuquerque, New Mexico is a sanctuary with a diameter of 192 feet and a height of 50 feet. (Megann Lewis)

Image: Monolithic’s BRUCO — Inside Bruco – the Caterpillar, Monolithic Airforms can design and manufacture an Airform large enough for a 200-foot diameter Monolithic Dome, a 300-foot diameter Crenosphere, or a grain tarp to cover a two-acre grain pile.

Monolithic’s BRUCO — Inside Bruco – the Caterpillar, Monolithic Airforms can design and manufacture an Airform large enough for a 200-foot diameter Monolithic Dome, a 300-foot diameter Crenosphere, or a grain tarp to cover a two-acre grain pile. (Megann Lewis)

Image: Monolithic Dome Rentals — The Inn Place is a thriving example of Monolithic Dome Rentals. There are over fifty Io-20 rental units in this complex with more to come.

Monolithic Dome RentalsThe Inn Place is a thriving example of Monolithic Dome Rentals. There are over fifty Io-20 rental units in this complex with more to come. (Megann Lewis)

Image: Monolithic Fertilizer Blend Plant — Blend plants are currently being constructed in Texas, Louisiana and Oklahoma. Shown here is a 95’ diameter dome with a 3000 ton capacity.

Monolithic Fertilizer Blend Plant — Blend plants are currently being constructed in Texas, Louisiana and Oklahoma. Shown here is a 95’ diameter dome with a 3000 ton capacity. (Javier Figeuroa)


Monolithic Dome Benefits

The Monolithic Dome has a number of unique benefits: construction affordability, healthy environment, disaster protection, energy savings, longevity, just to name a few.

The Monolithic Dome

Cutaway — Schematic cutaway of the layers of the final Monolithic Dome.

Monolithic Domes are constructed following a method that requires a tough, inflatable Airform, steel-reinforced concrete and a polyurethane foam insulation. Each of these ingredients is used in a technologically specific way.

Monolithic Products and Manufacturing

Monolithic designs, manufactures and markets a prime ingredient used in the construction of Monolithic Domes, Crenospheres and EcoShells: the Airform. It’s an inflatable structure, made of PVC-coated nylon or polyester fabric, that determines the shape and size of a dome.

Monolithic Cabins

Transportable Monolithic Cabin — Monolithic Cabins weigh about 9 to 14 tons. They can be transported by truck or barge to virtually any location and site.

The Monolithic Cabin is a modified Monolithic Dome – like a tunnel with rounded ends. These domes all have a diameter (width) of 12 feet, but their total length and interior space depends on the model.

Monolithic Dome Institute

Monolithic Dome Institute (or MDI) is the information-generating and educational branch of the Monolithic family. Our MDI staff coordinates and maintains the material on our websites; publishes books and brochures; produces podcasts, CDs and texts; works with the media; hosts or participates in special events.

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Monolithic® Office – Italy, Texas

Being the coinventor of the dome and the founder of the Monolithic Dome Institute has given David B. South the opportunity to not only fine tune the building process, but to create a company whose main mission is to make available Monolithic Dome technology to all the world. It is the hope of Monolithic to educate the public about Monolithic Domes and to provide professional services to its customers by creating a successful partnership with them through all phases of their dome design, planning and construction.

Monolithic Forum aka Bulletin Board

For those deeply familiar with our site you know about our Bulletin Board. We established it a long time ago to allow discussion between all about the Monolithic Domes and nearly everything else. It is a monitored board or forum to try and keep it clean. We appreciate all that get on it and use it. The frank discussions by others helps us all.