Season 1 Episode 4
Katrina hit on a Monday. By Sunday, workers were repairing the levee system to restore their defenses before the next one hits.
Turkey is making a clever move by harnessing the energy of the country′s powerful mountain waterfalls—a move that involves building a dizzyingly tall dam wedged between those very mountains.
Disasters can spark innovation and creativity. That′s one reason why Build It Bigger is doing its third Hurricane Katrina-related episode since the tragedy five years ago—each, thankfully, more hopeful than the one before.
In Kuala Lumpur, what protects from devastating floods also alleviates traffic congestion: the world′s first dual traffic/ water tunnel.
Safeway Homes uses the assembly line method to make inexpensive, hurricane-resistant homes in a hurry—much to the relief of the displaced victims of Hurricane Katrina.