Hurricane Matthew

Haiti has once again suffered yet another natural disaster. Obviously our thoughts are with all the people affected by the Hurricane Matthew. News of the hurricane brings back memories of the time I spent in Maniche, just inland from Les Cays on the Southwest part of Haiti. I was there three years ago to construct a forty foot diameter EcoShell for the Haiti H.E.R.O. organization. I don't have any news yet about the area although I know the EcoShell will still be standing. 

Our changing global climate has increased the number and severity of natural disasters like these. Our passion at Hdomes.com is to provide as many people and communities as possible with safe and disaster-resistant shelter.  If we can be of service please contact us. 

As news becomes available I will post some updates.

Concrete Through The Ages

Dan Hildebrand, founder of HDomes Consultation & Construction recently visited the town of Mérida in Spain.  The town was founded in 25 BC, with the name of Emerita Augusta (meaning the veterans – discharged soldiers – of the army of Augustus, who founded the city; the name Mérida is an evolution of this) by order of Emperor Augustus, to protect a pass and a bridge over the Guadiana river  Mérida is probably the best preserved of all the Roman towns in Spain and use of concrete as one of the main building components is still visible everywhere.  An amphitheater - where gladiators fought, a theater - where plays were performed and the Circus Maximus - where chariot races were held, and a huge viaduct that supplied the town with water are all still visible.