Pabco dome after inflation

Pabco Gypsum is a vertically integrated mining and manufacturing plant of gypsum board — also known as wallboard, drywall, Sheetrock — east of Las Vegas, Nevada. The 4,000 acre (16.2 km²) complex includes the gypsum mine, ore processing, and the gypsum board manufacturing plant. Pabco Gypsum produces 110 million square meters of gypsum board annually — enough to build 120,000 new homes. … read more

Palapa Pineapple in Belize

The Palapa Pineapple is a beach-front Monolithic Dome home on Caye Caulker, Belize owned by David and Mary Spellings. It’s a tall, prolate ellipsoid — 25.5-feet (7.8 m) diameter by 40-feet (12.2 m) tall — divided into four levels plus a rooftop patio. … read more

Palapa Pineapple by Caribbean
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For the Spellings, a house on the beach was their dream. Inspired by a Monolithic Dome Island Resort, Dave Spellings decided that a dome would be the perfect abode for him and his wife. Overlooking the Caribbean Sea, the two-story dome home provides a comfortable place for the couple to enjoy their island life.  … read more

Directory of the people —builders, designers, engineers, architects, and more — involved in the Monolithic Dome industry and related industries. … read more

The President’s Sphere was the long-running column written by David B. South. Started in 1986 as part of The Monolithic Dome Roundup newsletter, it ran continuously in one form or another until 2015.  … read more

The Monolithic Dome Institute is the authoritative source for information, training, and news regarding the Monolithic Dome.  … read more

A prolate ellipsoid or prolate spheroid is a special general ellipsoid where it is elliptically shaped in the major or long axis and circularly shaped in the minor or short axis. Simply put, it looks like a watermelon or a rugby ball. … read more

A beautiful arched entrance to a Monolithic Dome Home

Monolithic offers Residential Feasibility Studies–a practical, helpful tool for those preparing to build their dream home. The study includes preliminary floor plans and a professional, detailed, evaluation of your project. It includes a comparison of the Monolithic Dome process to other building systems. It defines the design and intent of your project. It establishes a detailed, estimated budget, based on the best available information. … read more

RKETEK (pronounced architect) is an architecture firm in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin. … read more

Robin Intemann is a freelance writer living in Colorado Springs, Colorado, where she enjoys hiking, reading and spoiling her dog. … read more

This free evaluation is intended to give a general idea of the scope and cost for a potential Monolithic Dome safe room project. It will be based on the extensive files and experience of our staff and associated professionals. Of course, it is just a ballpark estimate to help start the process. This is a free service and you are under no obligation. … read more

Catoosa Cafeteria safe room

A Monolithic Dome safe room is designed to withstand tornadoes, hurricanes, and other disasters. It meets the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA P-361) standards for “near-absolute protection” for sheltering-in-place. But a Monolithic Dome safe room is more than a building. It’s comfort during the storm. It’s lives saved. It’s a place of recovery. … read more

Congressman Kevin Brady speaks about FEMA grant

Several Monolithic Dome safe rooms recently made it into the news. A nearly completed safe room in Mississippi was used for the first time as a large storm approached the community. Tuscaloosa, Alabama, opened its new community center and tornado shelter dome. A first responder safe room grant awarded to Covenant Christian School in Texas. And a Tennessee high school applies for FEMA grant for a combined gymnasium and safe room. … read more

This free evaluation is intended to give a general idea of the scope and cost for a potential Monolithic Dome school project. It will be based on the extensive files and experience of our staff and associated professionals. Of course, it is just a ballpark estimate to help start the process. This is a free service and you are under no obligation. … read more

A Monolithic Dome school is unique. Distinct. Different. It challenges the community to ask, why? Why build something so alien? Why can’t it look like other structures? Why does it have to be round? Why would anyone want that? And why are so many schools choosing to build a Monolithic Dome? What makes this building process so compelling? … read more

Shalom dome aerial view

The Shalom Dome home is a Monolithic Dome home located in Platte City, Missouri. The Small family has enjoyed the many benefits of living in a Monolithic Dome home.  … read more

Shalom dome family room
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After family lives in tornado-prone area of the United States, the move to a dome home has proven beneficial to their energy consumption and to their peace of mind. Feeling comfortable in their new space, family, friends, and strangers find their interest sparked by the new home. … read more

Shalom dome exterior
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After 20 years of dreaming, the Small family is finally seeing their desire for a dome home realized. The process of construction is underway, to their great excitement. They recount their journey in choosing to build a Monolithic Dome home. … read more