What's On UEN-TV

 

Built to Last

Building a residential or commercial structure is a complicated process. This 13 episode television series gives us a comprehensive look at the professionals and practices that are involved in every level of construction from the ground up in order to give us insight to the construction process. Host Jana Petersen will guide us as we learn about the manufacture and installation of interior and exterior products, from foundations and siding to insulation and hardware finishes.

Built to Last  
  • Roofing & Shingles
    Sunday, July 22
    5:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    We are on the outside looking in at the latest innovative roofing materials available. We talk to experts and manufacturers about different types of shingles and how to fabricate and install new gutter systems on a new residential home construction.
  • Plugging the Holes Part 1: Tightening the Building Envelope
    Wednesday, July 25
    5:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    In this episode we are taking a look at the building envelope, which consists of all the perimeter components of a building working as one system to keep the elements out through advances in building materials and proper installation.
  • Plugging the Holes Part 1: Tightening the Building Envelope
    Sunday, July 29
    5:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    In this episode we are taking a look at the building envelope, which consists of all the perimeter components of a building working as one system to keep the elements out through advances in building materials and proper installation.
  • Plugging the Holes Part 2: Testing and Improving Building Performance
    Wednesday, August 1
    5:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    We are continuing our look at the building envelope as we talk to construction professionals in the building sciences as they explain the benefits of keeping a building envelope airtight and, thus, energy efficient.
  • Plugging the Holes Part 2: Testing and Improving Building Performance
    Sunday, August 5
    5:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    We are continuing our look at the building envelope as we talk to construction professionals in the building sciences as they explain the benefits of keeping a building envelope airtight and, thus, energy efficient.
  • Water Conservation and Management
    Wednesday, August 8
    5:31 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Architect Bruce Obora discusses with community planners how vital water is to us and visits several water treatment facilities. Later, we head to a training center to detail how millwrights play a critical role in machinery maintenance at the water-treatment facilities.
  • Water Conservation and Management
    Sunday, August 12
    5:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Architect Bruce Obora discusses with community planners how vital water is to us and visits several water treatment facilities. Later, we head to a training center to detail how millwrights play a critical role in machinery maintenance at the water-treatment facilities.
  • Green Building Interior Design
    Wednesday, August 15
    5:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    The building materials and finishes play an important role in the overall maintenance and efficiencies of the structure. In this episode of Built to Last we'll explore construction projects that incorporate the latest techniques for interior design.
  • Green Building Interior Design
    Sunday, August 19
    5:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    The building materials and finishes play an important role in the overall maintenance and efficiencies of the structure. In this episode of Built to Last we'll explore construction projects that incorporate the latest techniques for interior design.
  • Millwork and Commercial Interiors
    Wednesday, August 22
    5:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    In this episode we visit a union mill shop where craftsmanship and technology share the stage to produce fabricated custom cabinetry. Next we go on site to get a step-by-step explanation from skilled flooring professionals of the latest in flooring products, and the importance of flooring prep work and the installation process for commercial buildings.
  • Millwork and Commercial Interiors
    Sunday, August 26
    5:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    In this episode we visit a union mill shop where craftsmanship and technology share the stage to produce fabricated custom cabinetry. Next we go on site to get a step-by-step explanation from skilled flooring professionals of the latest in flooring products, and the importance of flooring prep work and the installation process for commercial buildings.
  • Renewable Energy Systems
    Wednesday, August 29
    5:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    The environmental effects and scarcity of fossil fuels have challenged us to find better ways of using energy and transitioning to renewable energy systems. This episode showcases how the skill training of the carpenters and millwrights within the construction industry helps maximize renewable energy systems. Later, we head to a skill-training facility to explain how the carpenters and millwrights work as a team constructing wind turbine systems.
  • Renewable Energy Systems
    Sunday, September 2
    5:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    The environmental effects and scarcity of fossil fuels have challenged us to find better ways of using energy and transitioning to renewable energy systems. This episode showcases how the skill training of the carpenters and millwrights within the construction industry helps maximize renewable energy systems. Later, we head to a skill-training facility to explain how the carpenters and millwrights work as a team constructing wind turbine systems.
  • Case Studies: Children's Center
    Wednesday, September 5
    5:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    In this episode we'll take an in-depth look at a building from its idea stage to completion, with a visit to a neighborhood where the LEED construction of a new children's center has leveraged sustainable materials to exceed design needs.
  • Case Studies: Children's Center
    Sunday, September 9
    5:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    In this episode we'll take an in-depth look at a building from its idea stage to completion, with a visit to a neighborhood where the LEED construction of a new children's center has leveraged sustainable materials to exceed design needs.
  • One Trade, Many Crafts
    Wednesday, September 12
    5:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    In this episode we will look at the various specialty trades and the training of the Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters as they work together using the newest and best practices, turning skill and hard work into the driving force of the sustainable building industry.
  • One Trade, Many Crafts
    Sunday, September 16
    5:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    In this episode we will look at the various specialty trades and the training of the Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters as they work together using the newest and best practices, turning skill and hard work into the driving force of the sustainable building industry.

 

Load All

  • Roofing & Shingles
    Wednesday, July 18
    5:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    We are on the outside looking in at the latest innovative roofing materials available. We talk to experts and manufacturers about different types of shingles and how to fabricate and install new gutter systems on a new residential home construction.
  • Framing Practices and Materials Architect
    Sunday, July 15
    5:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Bruce Obora takes viewers on site for the latest in carpentry framing techniques, showing how efficiently wall panel systems take shape. Later, we head to a Carpenters' training center for a demonstration of metal framing techniques.
  • Framing Practices and Materials Architect
    Wednesday, July 11
    5:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Bruce Obora takes viewers on site for the latest in carpentry framing techniques, showing how efficiently wall panel systems take shape. Later, we head to a Carpenters' training center for a demonstration of metal framing techniques.
  • Foundations
    Sunday, July 8
    5:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    In this episode we are starting from the bottom up to get a better understanding of structural foundations. We'll look at robotic total station technology and visit a job site where human skill and massive machinery come together to showcase the work of the pile driver.
  • Foundations
    Wednesday, July 4
    5:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    In this episode we are starting from the bottom up to get a better understanding of structural foundations. We'll look at robotic total station technology and visit a job site where human skill and massive machinery come together to showcase the work of the pile driver.
  • Why Build Green
    Sunday, July 1
    5:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    In the third-season premiere, host and architect Bruce Obora will take a closer look at the technologies and techniques in sustainable building through on-site demonstrations and interviews with design professionals from the building industry including the U.S. Green Building Council.
  • Why Build Green
    Wednesday, June 27
    5:31 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    In the third-season premiere, host and architect Bruce Obora will take a closer look at the technologies and techniques in sustainable building through on-site demonstrations and interviews with design professionals from the building industry including the U.S. Green Building Council.
  • One Trade, Many Crafts
    Sunday, June 24
    5:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    In this episode we will look at the various specialty trades and the training of the Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters as they work together using the newest and best practices, turning skill and hard work into the driving force of the sustainable building industry.
  • One Trade, Many Crafts
    Wednesday, June 20
    5:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    In this episode we will look at the various specialty trades and the training of the Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters as they work together using the newest and best practices, turning skill and hard work into the driving force of the sustainable building industry.
  • Case Studies: Children's Center
    Sunday, June 17
    5:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    In this episode we'll take an in-depth look at a building from its idea stage to completion, with a visit to a neighborhood where the LEED construction of a new children's center has leveraged sustainable materials to exceed design needs.
  • Case Studies: Children's Center
    Wednesday, June 13
    5:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    In this episode we'll take an in-depth look at a building from its idea stage to completion, with a visit to a neighborhood where the LEED construction of a new children's center has leveraged sustainable materials to exceed design needs.
  • Renewable Energy Systems
    Sunday, June 10
    5:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    The environmental effects and scarcity of fossil fuels have challenged us to find better ways of using energy and transitioning to renewable energy systems. This episode showcases how the skill training of the carpenters and millwrights within the construction industry helps maximize renewable energy systems. Later, we head to a skill-training facility to explain how the carpenters and millwrights work as a team constructing wind turbine systems.
  • Renewable Energy Systems
    Wednesday, June 6
    5:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    The environmental effects and scarcity of fossil fuels have challenged us to find better ways of using energy and transitioning to renewable energy systems. This episode showcases how the skill training of the carpenters and millwrights within the construction industry helps maximize renewable energy systems. Later, we head to a skill-training facility to explain how the carpenters and millwrights work as a team constructing wind turbine systems.
  • Millwork and Commercial Interiors
    Sunday, June 3
    5:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    In this episode we visit a union mill shop where craftsmanship and technology share the stage to produce fabricated custom cabinetry. Next we go on site to get a step-by-step explanation from skilled flooring professionals of the latest in flooring products, and the importance of flooring prep work and the installation process for commercial buildings.