Modern Marvels

Season 7 Episode 14


Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM May 31, 2000 on The History Channel
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Invented by the ancient Romans, concrete is a relatively simple formula that changed the world. Concrete has been used to divide an entire country, as in the Berlin Wall, and to unite nations, as in the Chunnel. We'll review the history of this building block of civilization and look at modern applicationsmoreless
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      • Narrator: It's a simple substance that's literally become the building block of our civilization. We pour it, mold it now we can even bend it. The main component of everything from roads and runways to buildings and bridges. Now: Concrete, on Modern Marvels.

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      • Anne Ellis
        Structural Engineer

        Ken Sears
        Standard Concrete Products

        Jenni Prokopy
        Industry Consultant

        Doug Smallwood
        Standard Concrete Products

        Dave Robinson
        Truck Driver, Standard Concrete Products

        David Moore
        Historian/Retired Engineer

        Robert Armbruster
        Armbruster Company

        Lionel Lemay
        National Ready Mixed Concrete Assn.

        David Bilow
        Portland Cement Association

        Paul Tikalsky
        Pennsylvania State University

        Eugene Figg
        Figg Engineering

        Rick Givan
        Recycled Materials Company

        Dr. Victor C. Li
        University of Michigan

        Executive Producer: Don Cambou
        Writer: Mark Mohr
        Writer: Kristina Djokic
        Producer: Mark Mohr
        Producer: Kristina Djokic
        Line Producer: Paul Dzilvelis
        Consulting Producer: Ron Nelson
        Associate Producer: Bob Petrella
        Editor: Joanne De Tora
        Editor: Andrew Corwin
        Narrator: Max Raphael
        Music: Alan Ett Music Group
        Producer: Bruce Nash
        Creator: Bruce Nash
        Production Manager: Shelia Collins
        Post Producer: Tim Knauff
        Clearance Supervisor: Charlotte Carpenter
        Clearance Supervisor: Katie Del Core
        Director of Researcher: Barry Hill
        Director of Research: Allison Boon
        Production Controller: Dani Eslin
        Accountant: Linda Scribner
        Accountant: Sheridan Liu
        Accountant: Lisa Casella
        Accountant: Paulette Pantoja
        Researcher: Anthony Lacques
        Researcher: Emily Lau
        Researcher: Uldis Balodis
        Researcher: John Knapp
        Coordinator: Terrence Hartwell
        Coordinator: Brad Skiles
        Voice over Coordinator: John Knapp
        Assistant Editor: Laura Steinhoff
        Assistant Editor: Josh Beckham
        Assistant Post Coordinator: Alexander Rubinow
        Post Assistant: Gaylen Kobayashi
        Post Assistant: Kevin McCartney
        Camera: Gary Hoffman
        Camera: Karl Knowles
        Camera: Peter Krajewski
        Camera: Dylan S. O'Brien
        Camera: Reid Riddell
        Camera: Jon Rohrer
        Camera: John Sandy
        Field Audio: Skip Davis
        Field Audio: Brad Godfrey
        Field Audio: Lex Matthews
        Field Audio: Tammy Sorter
        Online Editor: John Price
        Sound Mixer: Ed Thacker
        Animation: Flyingblue Studio
        Historical/Technical Consultant: Ward R. Malisch
        Historical/Technical Consultant: David Moore

        Special Thanks:
        David Ackers
        American Concrete Institute
        Scott Laplante
        Bruce McIntosh
        Marge O'Conner
        Portland Cement Institute
        Jenni Prokopy
        RTV - Riddell Television

        Executive Producer: Beth Dietrich-Segarra
        Actuality Productions, INC
        2000 & 2005

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