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  1. Stitch in Time, A 1 (1993 Video)

    Subject
    Engineering
    Distribution
    Sale, Videocassette. VHS. col. 15 min., 1999 sale: £30.00 (+VAT inc. p&p)

    Describes how the performance of paved roads in tropical and sub-tropical climates differs from that of similar structures in temperate climates. Illustrates the more common forms of road deterioration and...

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  2. Builders Beat the Clock

    Date released
    23 Jan 1967
    Series name
    British Movietone News
    Issue no
    1964
    NoS ID
    026740
    Story no
    1 / 6

    MOVIETONE CARD TITLE: Builders Beat the Clock. DESCRIPTION: Using prefabrication techniques in the factory, British firm produces Instant Building. A two-storey office/school is erected in one day. SHOTLIST:...

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  3. Intermediate Technology: Rooftop Squelch

    Date released
    1981
    Series name
    Living Tomorrow
    Issue no
    268
    NoS ID
    326070
    Story no
    1 / 3

    COI synopsis: Our modern high tech society devours the landscape in an endless, thirsty quest for energy. The Intermediate Technology Group is determined that the developing world should not waste its...

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  4. How Are You Today?: The Risks of Asbestos in Buildings (2001 Video)

    Subject
    FE; Health & safety
    Distribution
    Sale, Videocassette. VHS. col. 27 min., 2004 sale: £42.12 (+VAT + p&p)

    Provides advice on undertaking a visual asbestos survey, preparing a location plan, and preparing and implementing a management plan. Also advises on the health risks associated with asbestos, the risks of...

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  5. It’s in the Box: Material Properties and Their Effect on Design (1991 Video)

    Subject
    Engineering
    Distribution
    Hire Sale, Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 16 min.

    Aims to develop an understanding of the way in which the properties of the engineering materials - steel, aluminium, timber and plastic - affect the design of large lorry-mounted containers. Different forms...

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  6. Men Under Pressure

    Date released
    1963
    Series name
    Look At Life
    Issue no
    242
    NoS ID
    350163
    Story no
    1 / 1

    BFI synopsis: Some of the jobs that men do under pressure include building tunnels underwater, examining petrol and oil storage tanks, decontaminating and cleaning instruments of radiated materials at...

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  7. Scranton Fire Test, The (1985 Video)

    Subject
    Engineering
    Distribution
    Sale, Videocassette. VHS. col. 26 min., 1995 sale: £85.00 (inclusive)

    Shows fire tests in an American car park, designed to show the effects of fire on exposed steel. With the aid of thermocouples on the girders, the temperature is measured and the resulting elongation is shown.

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  8. Flat Roofs (1998)

    Subject
    Civil Engineering & Building
    Distribution
    Sale, VHS (PAL, 27 minutes), £65.00

    Traces the development of flat roofs and identifies the principles and practice of modern construction. Extensive site footage follows the construction of several different types of flat roof and simple...

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  9. Globe Theatre reconstruction (1994)

    Genre
    News report; Interview

    Tanya Hines reports on the reconstruction of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre on Bankside near Southwark Bridge in London which the public will be able to tour from tomorrow. Includes interviews with John...

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  10. Spaghetti Bridges (1982 Video)

    Producer
    Peter Coltman
    Subject
    Engineering
    Distribution
    Sale, Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 8 min., 1999 sale: £22.00 (+VAT +p&p)

    Shows civil engineering students designing, building and testing bridges made of spaghetti. The materials may be novel but the lessons are the same as for conventional materials and full-size structural...

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