SCIENCE

megastructures: steel, brick and concrete

From the concrete used in the Empire State Building to the steel used for disposable razors and safety cages in cars, the stars of this series are not the structures but what makes them.

programme information

Duration

3 x 60'

Production Company

KPI Productions

YOP

2006

Definitions

SD HD

Episode Information

Megastructures: Steel, Brick, Concrete highlights the most important building materials on the planet. All of the shows feature a main ingredient that has been the cornerstone for not only some of the greatest structures on the planet but also essential of everyday living. They cover everything from the steel used in the Empire State Building to the steel used for disposable razors and safety cages in cars. In this series the stars are not the structuresw but what makes the structure. Each hour will delve into the megamaterials that have allowed engineering "extremes'. When conventional wisdom says something is physically impossible, but scientist and engineers make it possible, that's extreme. We will show how the innovators workded with the materials that they have at their disposal - and push them to the limit.

Episode Titles

Steel Brick Concrete

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