Great opportunity for women in civil engineering:
Projects that have worked well as films include:
How engineering is used to overcome the elements when constructing an offshore wind turbine. This film included a demo by the presenter with a container of water and a model ship, which explained the challenges in transporting the huge turbine pillars out to sea. It then showed a 20,000 tonne sea installer ship with the pillars on deck, and explained how it transforms into a platform that elevates and lowers the pillars down into the sea.
How engineers are designing tall buildings and skyscrapers so that they avoid creating wind tunnels at pedestrian level, which blow people about on the streets below. This film shows the presenter on one of the top floors of The Shard in London and also at street level explaining how tall buildings can affect the weather. She then illustrates the phenomenon with a scaled model of central London’s Walkie-Talkie building in a lab alongside a wind engineer, who demonstrates with a smoke machine and a fan how wind travels around a building.
How engineers have assembled the Queensferry Crossing bridge in Edinburgh in such a way to prevent it from falling over during construction. This film shows the presenter demonstrating how the bridge stays up while the decking is installed with small wooden blocks and string.