Arnold Wilson, Ph.D, S.E., is a pioneer in engineering thin-shell concrete domes. Wilson, who retired after completing a 40-year career as Civil Engineering Professor at Brigham Young University was also Monolithic’s Senior Consulting Engineer for more than 30 years.
In 1961, Wilson became involved in the construction of a giant ice skating rink in Provo, Utah. He describes it as, “a tri-axial elliptical dome, constructed using an earth form. It is 240’ long, 160’ wide, and 40’ high at its center, but it’s only 3 1/2” thick. Additionally, Dr. Wilson wrote the much-needed reference text: Practical Design of Concrete Shells.
Related Links on Monolithic.org
- Dr. Arnold Wilson and Domes—Past, Present and Future
- Dr. Arnold Wilson: a Pioneer Heads for Retirement
- Dr. Arnold Wilson and the Ream’s Turtle
- Practical Design of Concrete Shells: an Invaluable Reference Text
- Building Survivability: the Strength of the Monolithic Dome
- Fema Design and Construction for Community Shelters and its Application to Domes
- Why Build a Concrete Dome?