Discovery Channel - Extreme Engineering [Season 4]
Extreme Engineering is a documentary television series aired on the Discovery Channel and The Science Channel which features futuristic and ongoing engineering projects. As of 2007, the show aired its sixth season. The show has been hosted by Danny Forster since season 4. The show was renamed Build It Bigger in the US but retains its name when broadcast in Europe.
Engineering the Impossible was a ground-breaking 2-hour special, created and written by Alan Lindgren and produced by Powderhouse Productions for the Discovery Channel. It focused on three incredible, yet physically possible, engineering projects: the nine mile (14 km)-long Gibralter Bridge, the 170-story Millennium Tower and the 4000+-foot-long Freedom Ship. This program won the Beijing International Science Film Festival Silver Award, and earned Discovery’s second-highest, weeknight rating for 2002. After the success of this program, Discovery commissioned Powderhouse to produce the first season of the 10-part series, Extreme Engineering, whose episodes were written by Alan Lindgren, Ed Fields and several other Powderhouse writer-producers. Like Engineering the Impossible, the first season of Extreme Engineering focused on extreme projects of the future. Season 2 (and all seasons since) featured projects already in construction around the world.
This show sometimes airs under the name ‘Kings of Construction’ in countries outside of the USA.
Season 4: 2006
Powderhouse Productions produced 6 episodes for season 4 with host Danny Forster. It currently airs under the Build It Bigger name on HD Theater, The Science Channel & Discovery Channel.
4×26 SuperStadium University of Phoenix Stadium
4×27 MegaTunnel Storm Management And Road Tunnel (SMART) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
4×28 Biggest Warship USS George H. W. Bush (CVN-77)
4×29 Sakhalin Oil & Ice Sakhalin-II
4×30 Big Easy Rebuild Reconstruction of New Orleans
4×31 Space Tower Madrid’s Torre Espacio