Have you ever looked at something and asked, “How did they do that?” CKUA’s newest feature, “The How of Wow,” highlights marvels of innovation and technology that are all around us. The stuff Engineers and Geoscientists create can be beautiful, sometimes even iconic, but it has to work.
Imagine you punch your ticket to get on the Broadway LRT in Vancouver, and as you step on that train you want to know that it works, safely. An engineering challenge made all the more complicated by a curve ball thrown by mother nature. Earthquakes. How do you design around shifting tectonic plates?
Engineer Jim Montgomery, who happens to be working on that very problem, shares the answer:
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