In the second episode of Inventive Podcast, Trevor meets award-winning structural engineer Roma Agrawal MBE – Mega Badass Engineer – that’s what Roma says! She designed the foundations of London’s iconic skyscraper The Shard and everything from train stations to footbridges. Roma’s book Built uncovers the stories behind iconic structures and her children’s book How Was That Built?: The Stories Behind Awesome Structures is available from September 2021. Roma’s love of concrete influenced writer CM Taylor‘s story The Nightbuilder featuring a Banksy-like character and amazing concrete structures that appear in the middle of the night.
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