Sounds Like Infrastructure

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16 - State-Of-The-Art Construction|Ferrovial
May 31, 2023

In 1765 the Scotsman James Watt invented the steam engine. In 4500 BC, humans from way back then invented the wheel. More than six thousand years of difference between one invention and the other, but both completely transformed society at the time and al

15 - AIVIA and the Future of Smart Highways | Ferrovial
May 24, 2022

Imagine the highways of the future with faster drive times, fewer accidents and reliable, instant safety alerts that are navigated by a mixture of connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs). As vehicles are getting smarter, so as the roads in which they cir

14 - Plaza Mayor Madrid | Ferrovial
April 22, 2022

On a warm August night in 1790, Madrid’s Plaza Mayor was home to one of the worst fires the city had ever seen. Over the course of nine days, the fire not only burned most of the square, but also wreaked havoc outside of it too. After the fire was

13 - Can a City Really Run Out of Water? | Ferrovial
March 21, 2022

This World Water Day, we take a look at what cities across the world are doing to diversify their water supplies and make sure they don’t face their very own ‘Day Zero’ - the apocalyptical sounding event that threatened Cape Town in earl

12- Conversations: Diversity, Inclusion and How to Implement Them in the Workplace | Ferrovial
March 08, 2022

Diversity and inclusion are terms we’ve been hearing a lot more of recently. But although their definitions are pretty straightforward, we don’t always know exactly what they mean when it comes to their use in the world of business. To help

11- Formula 1: Bad Surfaces (And How to Fix Them) | Ferrovial
February 23, 2022

On this episode of Sounds Like Infrastructure we get to grips with Formula 1 surfaces. We get to the root of the problem of what made the asphalt feel like ice at the Turkish Grand Prix in 2020, ask what caused a disastrous resurfacing of Silverstone in 2

10 - Megaprojects II | Hoover Dam| Ferrovial
January 12, 2022

The part of the story about Hoover Dam that most people don’t know is that the dam itself nearly didn’t happen at all. On this episode of Sounds Like Infrastructure, we talk to the author and LA Times journalist Michael Hiltzik, who’s

09 - Megaprojects I|Building the Golden Gate: The Impossible Bridge | Ferrovial
October 27, 2021

The bridge that we see today is not the bridge that chief engineer Joseph Strauss had in mind when he first pitched his idea for the Golden Gate. His 1921 design was big and clunky. Like one of those old metal railway bridges you see in the movies. Not

08 - IoT and Connected Highways | Ferrovial
September 30, 2021

Of all of the buzzwords to come out of the tech world over the last 20 years, there’s one in particular that’s really stuck around. IOT: The Internet of Things. Although you’ve probably heard of it, it’s a technology that never r

07 - The Floating Building: CaixaForum Madrid | Ferrovial
August 16, 2021

The Caixaforum Madrid is a building that makes you stop for one reason: it looks like it’s floating. Even after staring at it for a couple of minutes, it’s difficult to figure out. There are so many design decisions that just don’t seem