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If We Built It Today: Engineering the Home (S2EP8 Science Sun 16 May 2021)



Engineering the Home: From ancient cave dwellings to massive multi-winged estates, the home has never stopped evolving; now, experts mix modern materials with state-of-the-art technology to reveal if a modern home can be constructed to truly stand the test of time. 

Airdate: Sun 16 May 2021 at 22:00 on Science

Season 2 Episode 8

The Great Pyramid of Giza, the Colosseum, the Great Wall of China, the Notre Dame Cathedral. What would it take to build these remarkable super structures today? How long would it take? How much would it cost? How many workers would we need? In our modern era of glass and steel, could we even pull it off? If We Built It Today talks to architects, historians, engineers, and builders to find out if we could use modern day innovations to recreate these iconic masterpieces, or if fundamental techniques have been lost to time.