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Monolithic Concrete Domes

Today, in this modern world, there are different types of structure they may be either a steel structure or concrete structure or the combination of both steel and concrete or structure made up of other material. Of these structures the Monolithic concrete dome is the latest and of great demand of structure constructed. In 1976 Mr. David B South and his brother Barry and Kandy South developed an effective method to develop Monolithic domes and in 1979 first monolithic dome was constructed in Shelley Idaho. Right now there are number of monolithic building in the world. There is a institute (chairman. David B.South) in the Italy, which are, doing research work on various aspect of the domes they also provide design of the monolithic domes. The monolithic word is made up of two words Monolithic= mono+lithic Mono means single Lithic is derived from a Greek word Lithos which means A large single upright block of stones. Domes are of roof shaped like the top half of ball. The Monolithic concrete dome is a super insulated, steel reinforced concrete structure. Monolithic domes have many advantage such as strength, permanence of the structure, energy efficiency, cost effectiveness, attractiveness and disaster resistance. Monolithic domes have been constructed for public buildings, schools, gymnasiums, churches, office, and bulk storage. .. .

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