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Video: Just Water Ceramic Drip Filter

This video presents well illustrated, detailed information about a tool every household should have: the Just Water Ceramic Drip Filter. It’s affordable and easily assembled. More importantly, it can get rid of dangerous bacteria and make any water potable. This filter was developed by the Texas Baptist Men’s Water Ministry, who travel with and deliver these filters to areas devastated by natural and manmade disasters. Through Domes For The World (DFTW), these filters can be contributed for use in Haiti during the rebuilding of Project Hope Orphanage. (Continued…)

Fertilizer Blend Plant Video

You can’t successfully operate a blend plant in any structure. It takes a building specifically designed for that job. This ten-minute, easy-to-follow and understand video explains and illustrates the advantages of a Monolithic Dome designed and constructed as a blend plant. The video describes the technologically sophisticated process and formula used in Monolithic Dome construction. It also details Monolithic advantages, many of which simply are not available in other structure types. They include: disaster resistance, super insulation that prevents interior temperature fluctuations, strength and durability. (Continued…)

Equipment Video

This is a very detailed but easy-to-follow and understand video about our Mudslinger EHP 1500 pump and its complementary equipment. It’s narrated by Blaine Green, Equipment Division Manager (retired), who played a key role in its design and development. The video displays and describes our EHP 1500 premier pump, designed specifically for the Monolithic Dome building process, shows how its used, how attachments are assembled and disassembled, and how to keep all parts clean and functional. (Continued…)

Spray-in-Place Concrete Fences: How to Get Just the Look You Want

Image: Spray-in-place security — Fence with washed aggregate surface

Monolithic has a 25-page manual that details the start-to-finish steps for building an attractive, permanent and economical concrete fence. It comes with diagrams and photos of the construction process and includes a discussion of shotcrete and concrete design mix. (Continued…)

“Dome Sweet Home” Now Downloadable

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Two dome-owners and the owner of a home improvement business co-authored “Dome Sweet Home,” a detailed description of the Monolithic Dome building process. (Continued…)

Monolithic Ecoshells in Developing Nations

Check out this video describing the Monolithic Ecoshell and why it is the choice for housing in developing nations. They are strong structures that can withstand natural disasters, fire, termites and rot. In underdeveloped areas with hot climates, EcoShells make affordable, low maintenance, sturdy housing. (Continued…)

Tour of Monolithic Headquarters

This video illustrates and explains all you can see and learn during a tour of our headquarters in Italy, Texas. It briefly explains Monolithic’s company goals, company structure and the unique technology used in the design and construction of Monolithic Domes as homes, schools, churches, sport and business facilities, etc. The video takes you on a tour of several actual dome-homes, our office complex, training center, Airform manufacturing plant and rental units. (Continued…)

New Monolithic Cabin Video

Image: Monolithic Transportable Cabin

Check out this video describing how to build a Monolithic Transportable Cabin! If you didn’t know, the Monolithic Cabin is the newest addition to the Monolithic family. It can be used as a rental unit, eco-housing or granny flat, disaster shelter, workshop, office or studio, game room, vacation dome, exercise room, temporary housing for work crews or home builders, guest house or storage. They can be designed as single living units or combined with others. The list goes on and on! To make it even better, you can transport it! (Continued…)

Media

Over the years, the Monolithic Dome Institute has developed dozens of books, videos and DVDs. These include hundreds of plans for designing a Monolithic Dome dream home, school, church, gymnasium – virtually any structure for any use. Our library also includes training material related to dome construction and reference texts on polyurethane foam and the construction of concrete thin shells.

 

The Polyurethane Foam Book

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David B. South, President of Monolithic, has plenty to say on the subject of Polyurethane Foam. What began as a fascination in 1969 turned into bread and butter by 1971. (Continued…)

January 2005 – Think Round: The Story of David B. South

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The story of David B. South – a man whose foresight and determination led to the invention of the Monolithic Dome - is perfectly summarized in the title of a new book about his life: Think Round: The Story of David B. South and the Monolithic Dome as told to Freda Parker. (Continued…)

A New Way of Life

This is a video featuring the project by Domes for the World in New Ngelepen, Indonesia. The New Ngelepen project included 77 houses, 6 MCK’s (bathroom, shower facilities), 6 wells, 6 septic systems, a church, and roads. (Continued…)

Strengthening Churches

Click the play button below to watch our video about Monolithic Dome Churches. This video along with others is available on our free DVD(Continued…)

Video by Erika and Hannah

Two of my nieces made a video about Monolithic Domes while they were on Christmas Break. They really did an awesome job. Check it out. (Continued…)

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.

After Dr. Wilson completed a 40-year teaching career and earned the title of Professor Emeritus of Civil Engineering at Brigham Young University (BYU) and after he completed more than 30 years as Monolithic’s Senior Consulting Engineer, he wrote a book. (Continued…)

100+ Floor Plans now easily available

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More than 100 Monolithic Dome floor plans are now available online as well as in a book. The Monolithic Marketplace and Dome Living: A Creative Guide For Planning Your Monolithic Dream Home contain plans for Monolithic Dome homes, both large and small, simple and elaborate. (Continued…)

Video of Paxis 10 Scaffold

You will hear a lot more about our new Paxis Scaffold in the future on Monolithic.com, but in the meantime I will post some raw video clips. It’s hard to describe how nice this scaffold is, but with the new drive motors and the 10′ stance, this scaffold makes one of the sturdiest, safest platforms I have ever seen. (Continued…)