Fall 2018 class

Fall 2018 class of the Monolithic Dome Builders Workshop with David B. South (center, white shirt with suspenders) and Gary Clark (front, right, in light blue shirt). (Mike South)

Different location, same great workshop for Fall 2018 attendees

There are so many domes around the Monolithic Dome Research Park that for the first time the Monolithic Dome Builders Workshop was held out-of-town — mostly. Over 20 students attended the Fall 2018 workshop. They built two, 20-foot diameter domes and one concrete-only Ecoshell in nearby Dawson, Texas.

“It was a little logistically different,” said Gary Clark, VP at Monolithic and a primary workshop instructor. “It worked out really well. We rented space in a local Baptist church that turned out to be a great facility.”

The Monolithic Dome Builders Workshop is more than a class about domes; it’s a hands-on experience like no other. “Everyone got an opportunity not only to build but to work in the Texas mud,” Gary added.

Thanks to everyone for coming. The next workshop will be April 9-13, 2019. Visit Monolithic Dome Builders Workshops to learn more.

Javie Figeroa

Javier Figueroa (front) and a workshop student. Javier heads up the crew and gives students hands-on training on real-world construction. (Mike South)

Preparing shotcrete

The muddy conditions never stopped the students as they prepare another batch of shotcrete. (Mike South)

Concrete pump

Students familiarize themselves with the peristaltic concrete pump. (Mike South)