Extreme Engineering


Extreme Engineering

Infobox Television
show_name = Extreme Engineering


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aka = Build It Bigger
Kings of Construction
genre = Documentary, Engineering
creator =
writer = Ed Fields
director = Peter Frumkin
Olympia Stone
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starring = Danny Forster
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country = USA
language = English
num_seasons = 6
num_episodes = 45
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location = Varies
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runtime = 60 min
channel = HD Theater
The Science Channel
Discovery Channel
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first_aired = April 1, 2003
last_aired = Present
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related = Engineering the Impossible (2002) TV
website = http://dsc.discovery.com/convergence/engineering/engineering.html
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imdb_id = 0364806
tv_com_id = 19831

"Extreme Engineering" is a documentary television series aired on the Discovery Channel and The Science Channel which features futuristic and ongoing engineering projects. As of 2007, the show aired its sixth season. The show has been hosted by Danny Forster since season 4. [cite web|url=http://dsc.discovery.com/convergence/engineering/meet/meet.html|title= Discovery Channel::Meet the Host|accessdate=2007-07-23|date=2007-07-23] The show was renamed "Build It Bigger" in the US but retains its name when broadcast in Europe Fact|date=December 2007.

Origins of the show

"Engineering the Impossible" was a ground-breaking 2-hour special, created and written by Alan Lindgren and produced by Powderhouse Productions for the Discovery Channel. It focused on three incredible, yet physically possible, engineering projects: the nine mile (14 km)-long Gibralter Bridge, the 170-story Millennium Tower and the 4000+-foot-long Freedom Ship. This program won the Beijing International Science Film Festival Silver Award, and earned Discovery's second-highest, weeknight rating for 2002. After the success of this program, Discovery commissioned Powderhouse to produce the first season of the 10-part series, "Extreme Engineering", whose episodes were written by Alan Lindgren, Ed Fields and several other Powderhouse writer-producers. Like "Engineering the Impossible", the first season of "Extreme Engineering" focused on extreme projects of the future. Season 2 (and all seasons since) featured projects already in construction around the world.

WAGtv Ltd. produced 6 episodes for Discovery Fact|date=April 2007 that were also broadcast in the US as part of the 4th season of "Extreme Engineering".


=Episode List [cite web|url=http://dsc.discovery.com/convergence/engineering/engineering.html|title=Discovery Channel::Extreme Engineering|accessdate=2007-07-23|date=2007-07-23] =

Engineering the Impossible

*Gibraltar Bridge (being proposed)
*Freedom Ship (being proposed)
*Millennium Tower (Hong Kong) (on-hold/cancelled due to Central Reclamation Phase III lawsuit)

eason 1: 2003

eason 4: 2006

Powderhouse Productions produced 6 episodes for season 4 with host Danny Forster. It currently airs under the Build It Bigger name on HD Theater, The Science Channel & Discovery Channel

ee also

*Building the Biggest
*Frontiers of Construction
*MegaStructures, a similar show on the National Geographic Channel
*Mega Builders
*Mega Machines

External links

* [http://www.powderhouse.net/ Powderhouse Productions homepage]
* [http://dsc.discovery.com/convergence/engineering/engineering.html Discovery Channel page]
* [http://shopping.discovery.com/product-41853.html?rel_productId=59639 Discovery Channel episode guide]
* [http://www.tv.com/extreme-engineering/show/19831/summary.html?om_act=convert&om_clk=tabssh&tag=tabs;summary Extreme Engineering at TV.com]
* [http://epguides.com/ExtremeEngineering/ Extreme Engineering at epguides.com]
* [http://blogs.washingtonpost.com/fairfaxfocus/2005/11/woodrow_wilson_.html Woodrow Wilson Bridge Featured On Discovery Channel Tonight] (Washington Post article)
* [http://www.wagtv.com/ WAGtv homepage]
* [http://www.simonstevin.tue.nl/symposium/ Symposium W.S.V Simon Stevin, student association of the Mechanical Engineering faculty of the Eindhoven University of Technology]

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