The Monolithic Dome business is one of the fastest-growing applications of shotcrete. These domes are being used for homes, schools, churches, and storage facilities. As concrete producers take increasing responsibility for growing the market share of above-grade concrete for homes and buildings, these structures present an alternative to marketing insulating concrete forms.
Owners of these structures have reported utility savings of up to 70% vs. traditional structures.
The article describes the construction process, which involves inflating what's known as an Airform. It also describes applications such as storage facilities, schools, places of worship, sports facilities, and homes.
The article includes a shotcrete mix design typically used in Monolithic Dome construction.