Next Episode of Impossible Engineering is
Season 3 / Episode 1 and airs on 31 March 2017 01:00
Behind every seemingly impossible marvel of modern engineering is a cast of historic trailblazers who designed new building techniques, took risks on untested materials and revolutionised their field. Brand new series, ‘Impossible Engineering', is a tribute to their achievements. Each episode details how giant structures, record-beating buildings, war ships and space crafts are built and work. As the show revels in these modern day creations, it also leaps back in time to recount the stories of the exceptional engineers whose technological advances made it all possible. How would they have ever existed without the historical work of their ancestors? Interviews with their great advocates bring engineering history to life and retell how these incredible accomplishments shaped the modern world.
The Shard, a 73-story glass skyscraper in London, is an engineering marvel. 11,000 exterior glass panels form this mega tower's façade. Its colossal concrete core supports luxury apartments, a hotel, and nearly 600,000 square feet of office space.
How the Harmony of the Sea, the world's largest cruise ship, was built and operates. Also: the Virginia Class Attack submarine, the biggest submarine ever built.
How the fastest things in the universe were engineered.
The process of engineering of some of the toughest things on Earth.
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