1. 20:49 19th Aug 2014

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  2. 20:48

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  3. 20:48

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    Negroes,
    Sweet and docile,
    Meek, humble, and kind:
    Beware the day-
    They change their mind
    — Langston Hughes, “WARNING!” (via jetplanecinema)
     
  4. 20:47

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    fucktellievision:

    loveniaimani:

    Jay-Z’s reactions brings the BIGGEST smile to my face.

    Shid that’s all this nigga can do bc if he speak outta line his ass is grass. 😂😂

    (Source: brotherladies)

     
  5. 15:15

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    undertherainbowdome:

    The outside of the ring beam concrete footer showing one of the marks used to help line up the airform.  The actual inflation took place in about 20 minutes and was extremely exciting.  Our contractor is Amish, therefore quite a bit of the community was there to witness this!  

    The airform is attached to the ringbeam with a steal strap and concrete screws, then the airlock (wooden box with doors) and large squirrel cage fans are attached.  Once the fans are switched on, stand back and watch!  Check for significant leaks (it is NOT airtight) during the process and afterwards until the fans can be turned off (after shotcrete is applied).  

    Watching this go up was crazy!  

     
  6. 15:15

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    undertherainbowdome:

anengineersaspect:

The Monolithic Dome Construction Process
Monolithic Domes are constructed following a patented method that requires a tough, inflatable Airform, steel-reinforced concrete and a polyurethane foam insulation. Each of these ingredients is used in a technologically specific way.
Step One:
The Monolithic Dome starts as a concrete ring foundation, reinforced with steel rebar. Vertical steel bars embedded in the ring later attached to the steel reinforcing of the dome itself. Small domes may use an integrated floor/ring foundation. Otherwise, the floor is poured after completion of the dome.
Step Two:
An Airform – fabricated to the proper shape and size – is placed on the ring base. Using blower fans, it is inflated and the Airform creates the shape of the structure to be completed. The fans run throughout construction of the dome.
Step Three:
Polyurethane foam is applied to the interior surface of the Airform. Entrance into the air-structure is made through a double door airlock which keeps the air-pressure inside at a constant level. Approximately three inches of foam is applied. The foam is also the base for attaching the steel reinforcing rebar.
Step Four:
Steel reinforcing rebar is attached to the foam using a specially engineered layout of hoop (horizontal) and vertical steel rebar. Small domes need small diameter bars with wide spacing. Large domes require larger bars with closer spacing.
Step Five:
Shotcrete – a special spray mix of concrete – is applied to the interior surface of the dome. The steel rebar is embedded in the concrete and when about three inches of shotcrete is applied, the Monolithic Dome is finished. The blower fans are shut off after the concrete is set.

This is the basic steps of building a Monolithic Dome.  They’re definitely unique and seeing it done in person is amazing!

    undertherainbowdome:

    anengineersaspect:

    The Monolithic Dome Construction Process

    Monolithic Domes are constructed following a patented method that requires a tough, inflatable Airform, steel-reinforced concrete and a polyurethane foam insulation. Each of these ingredients is used in a technologically specific way.

    Step One:

    The Monolithic Dome starts as a concrete ring foundation, reinforced with steel rebar. Vertical steel bars embedded in the ring later attached to the steel reinforcing of the dome itself. Small domes may use an integrated floor/ring foundation. Otherwise, the floor is poured after completion of the dome.

    Step Two:

    An Airform – fabricated to the proper shape and size – is placed on the ring base. Using blower fans, it is inflated and the Airform creates the shape of the structure to be completed. The fans run throughout construction of the dome.

    Step Three:

    Polyurethane foam is applied to the interior surface of the Airform. Entrance into the air-structure is made through a double door airlock which keeps the air-pressure inside at a constant level. Approximately three inches of foam is applied. The foam is also the base for attaching the steel reinforcing rebar.

    Step Four:

    Steel reinforcing rebar is attached to the foam using a specially engineered layout of hoop (horizontal) and vertical steel rebar. Small domes need small diameter bars with wide spacing. Large domes require larger bars with closer spacing.

    Step Five:

    Shotcrete – a special spray mix of concrete – is applied to the interior surface of the dome. The steel rebar is embedded in the concrete and when about three inches of shotcrete is applied, the Monolithic Dome is finished. The blower fans are shut off after the concrete is set.

    This is the basic steps of building a Monolithic Dome. They’re definitely unique and seeing it done in person is amazing!

     
  7. 15:14

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    monolithicdomehomes:

Find more monolithic dome homes like this on our mls, go to Homes 4 Sale | Houses 4 Sale | Property 4 Sale
Home Appraisal | Property Values | Real Estate Appraisal | Renters Insurance| Home Insurance | Home Values | House Values
     
  8. 15:14

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    monolithicdomehomes:

Find more monolithic dome homes like this on our mls, go to Homes 4 Sale | Houses 4 Sale | Property 4 Sale
Home Appraisal | Property Values | Real Estate Appraisal | Renters Insurance| Home Insurance | Home Values | House Values
     
  9. 15:13

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    Reblogged from monolithicdomehomes

    monolithicdomehomes:

Find more monolithic dome homes like this on our mls, go to Homes 4 Sale | Houses 4 Sale | Property 4 Sale
Home Appraisal | Property Values | Real Estate Appraisal | Renters Insurance| Home Insurance | Home Values | House Values
     
  10. 09:54

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    greenival:

Monolithic dome homes are cost-efficient, earth-friendly, extremely durable and easily maintained. Most importantly, a Monolithic Dome uses about 50% less energy for heating and cooling than a same-size, conventionally constructed building.

    greenival:

    Monolithic dome homes are cost-efficient, earth-friendly, extremely durable and easily maintained. Most importantly, a Monolithic Dome uses about 50% less energy for heating and cooling than a same-size, conventionally constructed building.