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Please consider supporting The WTS and becoming a WTS+ member.     Grady Hillhouse is a civil engineer and creator of Practical Engineering, a YouTube channel devoted to explaining the man-made infrastructure of the world surrounding us. His...

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Construction myths, with Grady from Practical Engineering (Ep. 45)

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