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Build It Bigger
Each episode travels to a different location to examine engineering projects, including the Dallas Cowboys Stadium, Navy Amphibious Warship, Peru Dam & Tunnel, & more.
Publication Date: 2003-4
Turning Torso. Boston's big dig. Tunneling under the Alps. Holland's barriers to the sea. Millau Viaduct.
Building BIG by
This 5-part series shows how common sense and logic play just as important a part in architecture as do imagination and technology. Brings viewers the truth behind some of the greatest manmade wonders of the world. -WorldCat
Video Picks for Building Science & Construction
Publication Date: 2013
Throughout Europe, thousands of Passive House buildings are constructed in such a way that they require 90% less energy for heating and cooling than a traditional structure. As global temperatures and fuel costs continue to rise, so too does interest in this design method. But while Passive House architects in Europe build mammoth complexes and breathtaking villas, the idea has been slow to catch on in the United States. In Passive Passion, we meet the American builders hoping to open eyes with ambitious projects, including the first Passive House apartment building, as well as the European experts that helped launch the idea decades ago and continue to improve upon it today
The Science of Structures: Building a House by
Publication Date: 2007
"Building a house takes a lot more than concrete, wood, and glass. Discover the scientific principles used in every aspect of home construction from the foundation to the rafters." -Container
Mechanicals: rough-in & final by
This video will guide students through application guidelines and installation of many HVAC components, such as furnaces, warm-air perimeter systems, air exchangers, and central air-conditioning. (15 minutes)
Why the towers fell by
Publication Date: 2002
For most people the image of the collapse of the World Trade Center Towers on Sept. 11, 2001, was not only a scene of unforgettable horror, it was a moment of unimaginable consequence. This follows a blue ribbon team of forensic engineers as they begin searching for clues that would tell them why the towers fell. From detailed examination of the buildings original design to the relentless process of searching the scrap steel yards and Ground Zero itself for evidence.
Building the Great Cathedrals
Publication Date: 2010
Consuming the labor of entire towns, sometimes taking a hundred years to build, these architectural marvels were crafted from just hand tools and stone. Many now teeter on the brink of catastrophic collapse. To save them, an international team of engineers, architects, art historians, and computer scientists searches the naves, bays, and bell-towers for clues to how the dream of these heavenly temples on earth came true. --Amazon.com