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  1. Britannia - A Bridge (1973 Film)

    Director
    David C Lockner
    Producer
    John Shearman
    Subject
    Engineering
    Distribution
    Film (16mm)

    Robert Stephenson’s Britannia Bridge across the Menai Strait was almost completely destroyed by fire in 1970. Shows the reconstruction of the bridge, with steel arches supporting and eventually replacing...

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  2. Facts on Fracture (1973 Film, Video)

    Producer
    J G Poley
    Subject
    Engineering; Technology
    Distribution
    Film (16mm)

    A combination of factors such as load, temperature, stress concentration and others can lead to a brittle fracture failure. Uses simple animation sequences to explain the effects of stress concentrations and...

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  3. Deflection and Road Performance (1971 Video)

    Subject
    Engineering
    Distribution
    OUT OF DISTRIBUTION, Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 12 min.

    The structural strength of the road is revealed by its deflection as measured by the deflection beam or the deflectograph. Both methods of measurement are described.

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  4. Batching (1970 Video)

    Director
    Guy Fergusson
    Subject
    Engineering
    Distribution
    OUT OF DISTRIBUTION, Videocassette. VHS. col. 9 min.

    Shows how the batching operations are carried out on a site using a medium sized reversing drum mixer. It starts by examining the materials and equipment that will be used; it goes on to show how the...

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  5. Mixing (1970 Film, Video)

    Director
    Guy Fergusson
    Subject
    Technology
    Distribution
    Film (16mm)

    Shows the operation of various types of mixer, and explains how to achieve workability and strength in the concrete during the mixing process.

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  6. Matter of Span, A (1969 Film, Video)

    Subject
    Engineering
    Distribution
    Film (16mm)

    Shows the manufacture of factory-produced pre-stressed concrete beams. Demonstrates with the aid of diagrams, how each type of unit is used to form a bridge deck. These operations are then shown in the...

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  7. Hilton: Palacio del Rio (1968 Film)

    Subject
    Engineering
    Distribution
    Film (16mm)

    The 21-storey Hilton Hotel in San Antonio, Texas, was built in nine months. This short construction time was made possible by pre-casting each room unit at a nearby pre-casting yard. Before being...

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  8. Thomas Telford (1963 Film)

    Director
    Douglas Gray
    Subject
    Engineering
    Distribution
    Film (16mm)

    Shows a selection of Telford’s work, in the United Kingdom and abroad, and balances the relative importance of different aspects. The visual material is a mix of photography, contemporary prints and...

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  9. Ladder Drilling at Loch Awe (1960 Film)

    Subject
    Engineering
    Distribution
    Film (16mm)

    Shows how the Swedish ladder drilling method was applied by the British contractors George Wimpey and Co Ltd in driving the 3-mile long Inverawe tunnel which is a principal element of the Loch Awe...

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