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BBC One show seeks engineering stories

The ICE is calling on its members to share ideas on television-friendly Brtitish civil engineering projects, milestones or innovations as part of its ongoing work with the BBC’s One Show.

The One Show airs on weekdays on BBC 1 and regularly features science and engineering stories – some shared by the ICE as part of its work to increase public awareness of civil engineering. The programme is now looking for more potential projects to film between September 2016 and July 2017.

A typical One Show film is around 4 minutes long. The aim is to surprise the audience, showing how engineering makes a difference to people’s lives, or helping them to better understand the world around us. Films should have a “wow factor” – using ground-breaking technology, quirky solutions or have a visually dramatic aspect or milestone that works for TV. 

The One Show is also interested in revealing the “secrets” or engineering behind how things work, and often gets its presenters involved in simple demonstrations explaining things for a lay audience. 

The show has recently explored engineering innovations in glass which have accelerated the production of the flat glass which is used in skyscrapers. 

It has also looked at how engineers are designing tall buildings in a way that avoids creating wind tunnels at pedestrian level. These films were both presented by structural  engineer Roma Agrawal.  

Another film showed how engineers are building Scotland’s Queensferry Crossing in a way that prevents it from collapsing during construction.

The presenter used small wooden blocks and string to demonstrate how the bridge stays up while the deck is installed. The One Show has until 31 August to gather ideas, but the actual filming would take place between September 2016 and July 2017, so filming opportunities suggested should fall between these dates.

  • Click here for information on how to submit an idea 



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