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How Are Skyscrapers Engineered? - with Roma Agrawal

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Channel: The Royal Institution
Categories: Physics   |   Science   |   Technology  
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Roma Agrawal delves into the history of the materials that enabled immense construction, particularly concrete and steel, and the developments that made our structures what they are today. All while noting the accomplishments of key visionary engineers - Henry Bessemer, Fazlur Khan and Elisha Otis.

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Roma Agrawal MBE is a structural engineer, and author, who builds big. From footbridges and sculptures, to train stations and skyscrapers including The Shard her work has left an indelible mark on Londons landscape.

Roma has been awarded international awards for her technical prowess and success in promoting the profession, including the prestigious Royal Academy of Engineerings Rooke Award.

This talk and Q&A was filmed in the Ri on 17 September 2019.

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