Bridging the Gap / The Best Laid Plans

Synopsis
An introduction stress and materials, filmed at the construction site of the Waterloo International Terminal in London, showing the inter-relation of structural design and choice of materials, and the use of modelling techniques.
Series
Living with Technology: A Foundation Course, Course T102
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 49 min.
Year of production
1995
Availability
OUT OF DISTRIBUTION
Documentation
2: Practical advice on the interpretation and design of a house plan. Students design a single-floor dwelling, with guidance on mistakes to avoid and on the use of a computer spreadsheet model to calculate building and energy costs.
Subjects
Engineering; Technology
Keywords
arches; buildings; civil engineering; houses; stress in materials; structures

Credits

Producer
Gail Block; Philip Ashby
Cast
Adrian Demaid 
Bob Clark 
David Cooke 
John Naughton 

Sections

Title
Bridging the gap 2
Synopsis
1: Traces the historical development of the arch form in the UK, using examples from Stonehenge to Ironbridge and the Humber bridge.

Title
Best laid plans, The

Production Company

Name

BBC Open University Productions

Distributor

Name

Open University Worldwide

Web
http://www.ouw.co.uk External site opens in new window
Phone
+44 (0) 1908 274066
Address
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes
MK7 6AA
Notes
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