Learn to build a dome at the Spring 2022 Monolithic Dome Builders Workshop

Students learning to apply shotcrete.

Students take turns applying shotcrete to a Monolithic Dome they built during the workshop.

This workshop is over, but the memories remain. The next workshop is in September.

Last September we held the first Monolithic Dome Builders Workshop since the pandemic began in March 2020. Over a dozen students from across the US came to learn to build a real Monolithic Dome. After a winter of uncertainty, we can safely do it again at the Spring 2022 Monolithic Dome Builders Workshop.

Unlike most seminars, the Monolithic Dome Builders Workshop is more than just teaching the principles of construction. It’s about applying the principles with hands-on training while students build a real Monolithic Dome.

It’s one thing to hear about polyurethane foam and how it is the world’s greatest insulation. It’s quite another to spray the foam yourself and watch it expand into a firm yellow matrix. We will teach you the best patterns for rebar reinforcement, then you tie rebar yourself, laying it out in a criss-cross pattern. You will get an in-depth discussion on how to apply shotcrete, then you get your hands — and pretty much everything else — dirty by spraying shotcrete yourself.

It’s a week-long class you will long remember. Plus, you get to meet enthusiastic, hard-working people like yourself. You get to talk about your dream dome. And you can discuss your ideas and have your questions answered by the professionals at the Monolithic Dome Institute.

The Spring 2022 Monolithic Dome Builders Workshop begins on Tuesday, April 19, 2022, in Italy and Dawson, Texas. The five-day course is divided between classroom instruction and hands-on training. Lunch is provided. For more details — including travel instructions, hotel locations — please read our FAQs about the Monolithic Dome Builders Workshop.

On-site registration is $2495, but you can save $500 by signing up early. Space is limited, so sign up now.

For everyone’s safety, we require proof of vaccination against COVID-19 for all students. We will give full refunds for any COVID-19 related cancellations. Please read our COVID-19 FAQs page for more details.

Students of the Fall 2021 dome builders workshop.

The graduating class from the Fall 2021 Monolithic Dome Builders Workshop.

Dave South