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Event: Arcadia dome home open house, October 20, 2018

Arcadia home

The Arcadia Monolithic Dome home located in Providence, Utah will be holding an open house on October 20, 2018. This dome home was built in 2016 and was the first of its kind in the area. Located at 115 Canyon Road, Providence, Utah, the home will be open for tours from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. MST. The home is located on an elevated corner, offering views of the surrounding valley, and can be seen from the highway.

Hartshorne gymnasium and safe room grand opening

Hartshorne gymnasium interior

Earlier this summer, Hartshorne Public Schools opened its new Monolithic Dome gymnasium. Adrian O’Hanlon III of the McAlester News-Capital reports that the 150-foot diameter dome will seat over 1,100 people for sporting events. Moreover, the dome doubles as a FEMA rated safe room that can hold around 3,000 people during a tornado emergency.

Aerated concrete vs. thin-shell concrete

Aircrete up close

Aerated concrete is conventional concrete infused with air bubbles or styrofoam beads to make the concrete less dense and lighter — like pumice compared to granite. It’s often used to replace heavier concrete blocks in small to medium-sized buildings.

Could this lightweight material replace shotcrete in constructing a Monolithic Dome? No, because the dome is already “aerated” using an entirely different method.

Eye of the Storm for sale

Dome home from beach

This iconic beachfront dome home has come up for sale, offering potential buyers a million-dollar view.