Although concrete domes have been around for a long time, they are still sometimes considered as unique or unusual structures. Insulated concrete domes have been built for a multitude of uses for many years throughout the world. An interest in concrete domes for architectural applications, however, has not been as great as for industrial domes, but that is changing. Domes provide tangible benefits”safety, durability, and economy”features which are desirable in all structures no matter what their shape. So why are domes now becoming the shape of the future?