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SCIP Construction- Stucco Sprayer vs. Stucco Pump vs Dry Gunite

There are a few options for applying stucco when working with Structural Concrete Insulated Panels. Issues like money, crew size, project size and time are a few factors that will determine which method is best for your project. Keep reading…

SCIP Construction Guide: Mix, Wire & Sprayer For Success

SCIP Panel construction is growing in popularity around the world. Read about the appropriate steps to assembling and spraying stucco over SCIP Panels. Keep reading…

Flying Concrete

Steve Kornher of Flying Concrete is one of the world’s best thin shell builders. He works with lightweight concrete and a wide range of sculptural mixes. Keep reading…

Lloyd Turner’s ballon Form Invention

As a young architect in the 1960′s, Lloyd Turner dreamed of curves and concrete in architecture.  He pursued an idea to step away from the widespread use of wood framing, and designed an inflated balloon form for thin shell concrete structures. Keep reading…

How to build a Lloyd Turner Balloon Form

We are dedicating this page to the do-it-yourself balloon form dome builder.  Owner / builder domes are possible, especially for those who want to build their own airforms. Keep reading…

Monolithic Dome Style Construction

We’ve also been following the construction of a Monolithic Dome south of Eugene, Oregon. This dome uses balloon form technology to make the shape of the structure. Keep reading…

Thin Shell Concrete Form Work

Thin shell concrete formwork is just one uses Mike has found for the stucco sprayer. He also uses the sprayer for vertical carved concrete and spraying pre-mixed GFRC. His creations have been inside and on the cover of Concrete Decor magazine and also achieved first place awards for national counter top competitions. Keep reading…

Wallace Neff, Airform Dome Pioneer

In the history of balloon forming, there are many people that have influenced my learning and appreciation of the possibilities.Wallace Neff was one of the most influential Southern California architects in the 1940′s. Keep reading…

Rebuilding Haiti with Emmedue Vertical Concrete panels

Over 600 linear ft of them fell during the earthquake in January and there is no security at the compound. They took 100 4′ x 8′ emmedue foam panels with welded wire mesh on each side and 1000 bags of 94 lb special cement/sand mix. Keep reading…

Stucco Sprayer for Walls

The Tirolessa USA Stucco Sprayer can be used for applying plaster, shotcrete, papercrete, earthen mixes, plastering a stucco house, traditional one coat or three coat stucco, GFRC, stamped concrete, stucco fences, organic sculptures, and more!

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