For building a private dome residence only the one or two owners themselves have to be convinced of Monolithic's claims. After the homeowner is sold and the dome decision is made, then comes the phalanx of impersonal faceless suits that can disapprove loans, deny permits, and demand changes after approving plans.
But with public funded projects there is a required prior
step that must be accomplished. Early on in the project the public dome is championed by a single (wise) individual. And long before the joy of construction can even begin, that dome-loving person has to convince yet another wide range of bureaucrats, unbelieving naysayers, and technical pencil pushers to get a project off the ground.
Selling the idea of public-use domes to a government body or church whose building funds will come from non profit donations and/or taxpayer money, is more difficult because now domes must answer to a higher power.*
So the forward thinking individual puts together a sales group (internal or hired out) who does the footwork gathering the proper documentation for months assembling enough of a "package" to pitch to the larger body. The goal is to get an agreement from constituents and parishioners on the validity of the dome concept. For the lone individual builder without access to that sales group, this task is much harder when trying to build publicly funded rental units.
The pitch does not consist of engineering documents that apply specifically to a particular dome project. Of course all domes are different. I'm talking about the sales package that is needed to convince bureaucrats to even order a RFP.
For every completed public dome project there has to have been some level of a challenging bureaucracy that was overcome. How many dome projects have failed because the champion and/or the sales team did not have the tools to push through the organizational quagmire?
With all the vast connections Monolithic has made over the years with local schools and places of worship, etc. they must have access to the documents that were required to get a publicly funded dome project off the ground. Documented reference that creates a strong bulletproof argument that domes live up to the claims purported.
The timing is right for a new entrepreneurial wave of dome builders that Monolithic can benefit from if they supply the materials to assist getting public and non profit funding for domes.
(churches have to answer to the highest