National Geographic Documentary Megastructures - The Money Factory - BBC Documentary HistorynnNational Geographic MegastructuresnnMegastructures is a documentar...
National Geographic Documentary Megastructures - The Money Factory - BBC Documentary HistorynnNational Geographic MegastructuresnnMegastructures is a documentary television series appearing on the National Geographic Channel in the United States and the United Kingdom, Channel 5 in the United Kingdom, France 5 in France, and 7mate in Australia.nnEach episode is an educational look of varying depth into the construction, operation, and staffing of various structures or construction projects, but not ordinary construction products.nnGenerally containing interviews with designers and project managers, it presents the problems of construction and the methodology or techniques used to overcome obstacles.
In some cases (such as the Akashi-Kaikyo Bridge and Petronas Towers) this involved the development of new materials or products that are now in general use within the construction industry.nnMegastructures focuses on constructions that are extreme; in the sense that they are the biggest, tallest, longest, or deepest in the world.
Alternatively, a project may appear if it had an element of novelty or are a world first (such as Dubai's Palm Islands).
This type of project is known as a megaproject.nnThe series follows similar subjects as the History Channel's Modern Marvels and Discovery Channel's Extreme Engineering, covering areas of architecture, transport, construction and manufacturing.nnNational Geographic (formerly National Geographic Channel and also commercially abbreviated and trademarked as Nat Geo) is the American digital cable and satellite television channel that is owned by National Geographic Partners, majority-owned by 21st Century Fox with the remainder owned by the National Geographic Society.nnThe channel airs non-fiction television programs produced by National Geographic and other production companies.
Like History and Discovery Channel, the channel features documentaries with factual content involving nature, science, culture, and history, plus some reality and pseudo-scientific entertainment programming.
Its primary sister network worldwide, including the United States, is Nat Geo Wild, which focuses on animal-related programming, including the popular Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan.nnAs of February 2015, National Geographic Channel is available to approximately 86,144,000 pay television households (74% of households with television) in the United States.