Recipe for a Skyscraper


In this episode, structural engineer and author of ‘Built, the Hidden Stories Behind our Structures’, Roma Agrawal, will bring you a step-by-step guide on how to build a skyscraper.

Roma will discuss the engineering, creativity and philosophy of sky scrapers and their designers.

Don’t try to build a skyscraper yourself without listening to this first.

About the Speaker

Roma Agrawal MBE is an award-winning engineer, author and broadcaster. From footbridges and sculptures, to train stations and skyscrapers – including The Shard – she has left an indelible mark on London’s landscape. She is a tireless promoter of engineering and technical careers to young people, particularly under-represented groups such as women. As an engineering story-teller, she presents documentaries, hosts podcast Building Stories, and is now excited to be writing her third book about engineering, Nuts & Bolts, which will be out in 2023. Her first book Built was published to glowing reviews in 2018, and she also has a children’s book out this year.

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