Impossible Engineering

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 revolutionized their field. This series is a tribute to their achievements and the history behind contemporary mega-structures. Each episode details how giant structures, record-beating buildings, warships and spacecrafts are built and work.


Air Date: April 17, 2019 - 48:26
In a remote part of the Gulf of Mexico, nearly 200 miles from the Texas shore and rising 30 stories out of the sea lies the floating oil platform of Perdido.
Air Date: April 10, 2019 - 47:35
The cutting edge factory in Fremont, California, has a footprint of 5.3 million square feet, and at one mile long, is one of the biggest buildings on earth.
Air Date: April 03, 2019 - 48:24
The 'Zumanjaro: Drop of Doom', built on the face of 'Kingda Ka', already the world tallest roller coaster, was opened in 2012. The ingenious design, creates 2 record breaking rides in one, and is an audacious example of cutting edge engineering.
Air Date: March 27, 2019 - 47:47
The aviation industry faces a seemingly impossible challenge; to sustain the increasing demand for cheap and efficient air travel and yet provide air transport that is quiet, has a low carbon footprint.