Engineering Catastrophes (Science Channel) – Premieres 5th April
A show that is the like the reverse of Impossible Engineering. Where it shows four building projects that have either yet to be completed due to planning errors, or have design flaws discovered after construction that need to be fixed.
In the programme the two main structures featured are where the host visits the place, and is taken around the location by the people that work there. While being shown around, the engineering problem is explained. Where the people that look after the structure talk about the conditions that could cause fatalities, and why the decision to was taken in the building phase to incorporate it. Then after being shown around, the presenter reveals the plans being put into action to rectify the problems.
The other two segments go along the same lines, but are presented by local reporters in a more investigative guise. Where they try to get answers from the structures owners about the problems that are effecting the buildings. Only to find that they’re not too willing to talk to a person with a video camera strapped to their shoulder.
For a science/engineering show it does exactly what you’d expect, and while it’s not the greatest of programmes it is easy enough background viewing.