Man Made Marvels: Taiwan’s Prefab Magic

1 x 1 HR SD
Produced for Discovery Channel

Taiwan is under attack from earthquakes – unrelenting forces of nature that take lives and causes tremendous infrastructural damage, threatening to derail the ambitions of the Asian economic giant. To fight back, the country’s best minds race against time to engineer innovative ideas. And the answer could be advanced prefabrication technology. It sounds like the perfect plan but executing it is easier said than done. Buildings don’t come in one shape or size but in a multitude of designs. Taiwan’s unique prefab technology faces the daunting task of customising its method to construct a billion dollar hi-tech factory, a 20,000-seat stadium and a towering 38-storey residential block while making them earthquake proof.