Impossible Builds (PBS) – Premieres 7th February
A programme that in each episode documents the building of a project that pushes the limits of construction techniques.
The show begins with showing the architects plan for the construction as the narrator highlights the parts that are revolutionary to the build. It then switches to meeting the people who will be working on the site, where they interview them about how they see the build going and if any parts particularly worry them.
Then throughout the construction the programme highlight the pivotal parts of the build, explaining why they are doing certain things along with the logistical problems that will be encountered. Breaking up the footage of the construction the programme also shows how some of the aspects a formed off site, detailing the production process and benefits of why it is being used instead of the standard techniques.
The show is similar to Building Giants in the way it documents and explains the construction, though this one doesn’t actually show off the final reveal. And with it leaving the documenting of the project after the final troubling section, it gives the programme an unfinished feel.