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Science Channel Debuts All-New Episodes of the Hit Engineering Series Build It Bigger
The series returns Monday, April 20 at 10:00/9:00c.

[via press release from Science Channel]


-- World Premieres Begin Monday, April 20, 2009, at 10 PM (ET/PT) --

(Silver Spring, Md.) �- Professional architect Danny Forster is back to shed light on the engineering and science of the world�s largest and most complex construction projects in an all-new season of BUILD IT BIGGER exclusively on Science Channel. Airing Mondays at 10 PM (ET/PT) beginning Monday, April 20, 2009, Forster spans the globe to bring viewers an inside look at the creation of enormous bridges, skyscrapers, resorts, ships, stadiums and even beaches.

The first episode finds Forster in Texas at the site of the new Dallas Cowboys stadium. Featuring interviews with Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and on-site project managers, viewers are immersed in what is quickly being considered the biggest, boldest, most groundbreaking stadium in America. At three million square feet the stadium is setting a precedent in architectural design and construction and features 80,000 seats, the largest and longest retractable roof ever constructed, the largest operable glass door in the world and two 180 foot long HD video screens.

In true BUILD IT BIGGER style, the series puts viewers at the very heart of massive engineering projects from the manufacturing and fabrication of building materials to the multifaceted, meticulous process of putting the materials together into one complete structure. Along the way Forster breaks down the unique architectural challenges of each construction site by introducing viewers to the professionals responsible for making it all come together; trying his hand at some of their jobs; and interviewing architects, engineers and building crews on-site to get an inside perspective on the science behind each project. The latest computer graphics round out his explanations to help viewers gain a greater understanding of the scope and scale of each undertaking.

This season BUILD IT BIGGER also takes viewers on the U.S. Navy�s newest amphibious ship and the Pascagoula, Miss. shipyard where others like it are being built; to NASA in Cape Canaveral, Fla.; to Hong Kong as construction continues on Stone Cutters Bridge; to Panama for the widening of the Panama Canal; Peru; and the United Arab Emirates.

BUILD IT BIGGER is produced for Science Channel by Powderhouse Productions. Joel Olicker is the executive producer for Powderhouse. Christo Doyle is the executive producer for Science Channel.

About Science Channel

Science Channel is broadcast 24 hours a day and seven days a week to more than 56 million U.S. homes and simulcast on Science Channel HD. We immerse viewers in the incredible possibilities of science, from string theory and futuristic cities to accidental discoveries and outrageous inventions. We take things apart, peer inside and put things together in new and unexpected ways. We celebrate the trials, errors and brinking moments that change our lives forever. To find out more go to www.sciencechannel.com.

About Discovery Communications

Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is the world�s number one nonfiction media company reaching more than 1.5 billion cumulative subscribers in 170 countries. Discovery empowers people to explore their world and satisfy their curiosity through 100-plus worldwide networks, led by Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Science Channel, Planet Green, Investigation Discovery and HD Theater, as well as leading consumer and educational products and services, and a diversified portfolio of digital media services including HowStuffWorks.com. For more information, please visit www.discoverycommunications.com.

  [march 2009]  


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