Dome Building Manuals Online Courses
Our mission is to help people build their own strong, comfortable cost effective shelter or home using our simple methods. From using split bamboo, galvanized mesh, sand and cement through to engineer certified designs for anywhere in the world.
We specialize in developing simple engineered dome building technologies. Thin concrete shell structures utilize the least amount of material to build the strongest structures. Domes built this way offers a higher level of protection against all types of natural disaster.
Our Manuals & Online Course are designed to teach you a simple and effective method of constructing dome-shaped buildings using basic materials.
Benefits of Dome Buildings
Dome-shaped buildings have several advantages over traditional building methods. They are more energy-efficient, have better structural integrity, and are more resistant to natural disasters such as earthquakes and hurricanes. Additionally, they are aesthetically pleasing and can be customized to suit your needs.
The Benefits of Learning How to Build a Domeshell
1. Security and comfort: Knowing that at your finger tips you have the online instructions, manual, plans and specifications of how to build and emergency or storm shelter.
You learn how to build a simple structure that withstands extreme weather conditions, making them an ideal choice those seeking a safe shelter in case of natural disasters.
2. Scalable: The same system applies to larger domes and interconnected domes.
3. Sustainable & efficient: Use minimal materials and simple methods, making it an attractive option for those interested in off-grid, self-sufficient lifestyles.
4. We Are Here to Help: We want to help people help themselves and train others to train others by sharing our knowledge and experience.
5. Design and build shell structures into any shape you can imagine, small or large.
6. Structural Design – come back to us when you need an engineered design for your dome house
Online Dome Building Workshop
23 Videos covering every step of the way from the ground up.
Includes plans, formula, quantity spread sheets, materials list, tools required and everything you need to know.
Monthly, Annual and Lifetime Options
Course Curriculum Below – 23 narrated videos
Lesson 1 – Overview of the Dome Building Course
Lesson 2 – Shell Structures
Lesson 3 – 3.0m Dome Plans and Drawings Overview
Lesson 4 – Health and Safety
Lesson 5 – Materials and Quantities
Lesson 6 – Tools Required
Lesson 7 – Set out to Slabform
Lesson 8 – Relocatable Dome Formwork & Slab
Lesson 9 – Relocatable 3m Slab Time Lapse
Lesson 10 – Dome Slab on Ground
Lesson 11 – Fabricate Centre Pole Support System
Lesson 12 – Install Vertical Basalt Rebar.
Lesson 13 – Install the Horizontal Basalt Bar
Lesson 14 – Prefabricated Window and Door Frame Moulds
Lesson 15 – Place Fibre Reinforced Render Into Window & Door Moulds
Lesson 16 – Prefabricated Skylight Hob
Lesson 17 – Prefabricated Skylight Ring
Lesson 18 – Install Precast Window & Door Frames
Lesson 19 – Frame Basalt Rebar Door and Window Hoods
Lesson 20 – Fix Mesh Over Basalt Cage
Lesson 21 – Installing Electrical Conduit Into the Dome
Lesson 22 – Apply Render Layers
Lesson 23 – Final Finishes to the Dome
The online course is for: licensed builders – owner builders – DIY
(licensed builders needed for projects in all States 2023)
Frequently Asked Questions
When is the next hands-on workshop
There are no hands-on workshops scheduled for 2023 or 2024.
What is the cost of the hands-on workshop?
The cost of the next hands on workshop will be around $2500, which includes all materials, personal protective equipment and tools.
How long does the workshop last?
The hands-on workshop lasts for five days.
Do I need any prior construction experience?
Any prior construction experience would be very helpful. The instructions can be followed by anyone and if you are new to the game it may take a bit longer to understand some things. Prior experience is not a prerequisite. Our workshop is designed for beginners.
Can I build from the course at my own pace?
Yes, you can completely go at your own pace through the online course. Watch each video before you take the next step to make sure you understand every point.
What materials are used in the workshop?
We use basic materials such as sand, cement and basalt fibre rebar and mesh. Available in most cities.
Choose from Monthly, Yearly or Lifetime access.
Get access to all our course material and future courses and updates and includes video tutorials, step-by-step instructions, and access to our community of dome builders.
“What I love about dome concept is working with natural material that mimics nature.
It was an opportunity to learn a sustainable method of construction.
It was great being around people who are passionate with a vision for the future.
Chris is really passionate about building dome shells, its not just a money-making thing, he has been doing this for 20 years, you can trust him.” – Ben
“It’s the sort of thing that women can do. The shape, the curves of the dome are very feminine.
The best part was putting on the render. I loved the hands on of it.
The whole experience has been great for me. It’s been fantastic, I have enjoyed it thoroughly. I feel I could go and build one next week. I would do it again. I with I could do more.” – Joanne
Thank you for considering our Basalt Fiber Reinforced Concrete Dome Building Workshops or Online Courses. We believe that dome building is the future of sustainable and affordable housing, and we are excited to share our knowledge with you. Whether you choose to attend our workshop or become a member of our site, we look forward to helping you achieve your dome building goals.